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    3-Oct-2018 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 701474

Revolutionary Ultra-thin “Meta-lens” Enables Full-color Imaging

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Columbia Engineers have created the first flat lens capable of correctly focusing a large range of colors of any polarization to the same focal spot without the need for any additional elements. Only a micron thick, their revolutionary "flat" lens is much thinner than a sheet of paper and offers performance comparable to top-of-the-line compound lens systems. UPenn nanophotonics expert Nader Engheta, who was not involved with this study, notes: "This…is an exciting development in the field of flat optics.”

2-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 701487

Pathology Test Uses Artificial Intelligence to Predict Prostate Cancer Progression Following Surgery

Mount Sinai Health System

A pathology test that applies artificial intelligence (AI) to characterize tissue samples can accurately predict clinically significant prostate cancer disease progression following surgery.

2-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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    2-Oct-2018 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 701160

Making SNAP Healthier with Food Incentives and Disincentives Could Improve Health and Save Costs

Tufts University

A new Food-PRICE study from researchers at Tufts and Harvard estimates that up to one million cardiovascular and diabetes events and $42 billion could be saved in healthcare costs using incentives and/or disincentives to improve food choices among participants in SNAP.

26-Sep-2018 1:50 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 701483

DOE’s Energy Storage Summit convenes at SLAC

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Nearly 300 representatives from industry, the Department of Energy, DOE national laboratories and the investment sector gathered to discuss energy storage innovation at the inaugural Department of Energy InnovationXLab Summit Sept.18-19 at DOE’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

2-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 701399

Story Tips From the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, October 2018

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORNL story tips: Recycled hard drives give magnets new life in motors; new organ-on-a-chip design to test radiation effects on cells that mimic breathing; supercomputers analyze molecules that could increase yield of certain rare earth elements important for energy applications

1-Oct-2018 1:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 701385

Should My Employer Require Me to Get a Flu Shot?

Ohio State University

Efthimios Parasidis, associate professor of law and public health at The Ohio State University, talks about whether or not it's a good idea for companies to mandate that their employees get a flu shot. Status of House Bill 193:

1-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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    1-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 701341

Drinking More Water Reduces Bladder Infections in Women

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Drinking an additional 1.5 liters of water daily can reduce recurring bladder infections in premenopausal women by nearly half, a yearlong study of otherwise healthy women with a history of repeated infections has found.

1-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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    27-Sep-2018 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 701186

Polymer Coating Cools Down Buildings

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Columbia Engineers have invented a high-performance exterior PDRC polymer coating with nano-to-microscale air voids that acts as a spontaneous air cooler and can be fabricated, dyed, and applied like paint on rooftops, buildings, water tanks, vehicles, even spacecraft--anything that can be painted. They used a solution-based phase-inversion technique that gives the polymer a porous foam-like structure.

26-Sep-2018 4:50 PM EDT

Article ID: 701260

Everybody Hurts: Caring for California

California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

The CSU Institute for Palliative Care is preparing nurses, social workers and other health care professionals to provide the compassionate care so many of us will need.

27-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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