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Newswise: Former PPPL intern honored for outstanding machine learning poster

Former PPPL intern honored for outstanding machine learning poster

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

The American Physical Society (APS) has recognized a former PPPL summer intern for producing an outstanding research poster at the world-wide APS Division of Plasma Physics (DPP) gathering last October. The student used machine learning to accelerate a leading PPPL computer code known as XGC.

Channels: All Journal News, Artificial Intelligence, Energy, Fusion, In the Workplace, Physics, DOE Science News,

Released:
23-Jan-2020 10:45 AM EST
Newswise: For now, river deltas gain land worldwide

For now, river deltas gain land worldwide

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Researchers from Utrecht University in the Netherlands, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), and colleagues found that delta areas worldwide have actually gained land in the past 30 years, despite river damming. However, recent land gains are unlikely to last throughout the 21st century due to expected, accelerated sea level rise. The researchers published their findings in the journal Nature.

Channels: Environmental Science, Geology, Nature, All Journal News, Nature (journal),

Released:
23-Jan-2020 10:25 AM EST
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Efforts to improve vehicle fuel efficiency may come at a high cost to the climate, public health

University of Georgia

New automotive technology that promises enhanced fuel efficiency may have a serious downside, including significant climate and public health impacts, according to research from the University of Georgia College of Engineering.

Channels: Automotive, Climate Science, Engineering, Environmental Health, Pollution, Public Health, Technology, All Journal News,

Released:
23-Jan-2020 10:20 AM EST
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Newswise: 'Sex Tech' Study Finds Technology Facilitates Sexual and Emotional Interactions

'Sex Tech' Study Finds Technology Facilitates Sexual and Emotional Interactions

Indiana University

Advances in technology have allowed us to interact with others across the globe, and a new study of adults who engage with "sex tech"—innovative technologies used to enhance sexuality—announced by the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University reveals that technology increasingly connects people at their most intimate moments.

Channels: Apps, Internet Trends, Psychology and Psychiatry, Sex and Relationships, Technology, Staff Picks,

Released:
23-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Mechanical engineering professor receives grant to explore soft smart materials

Mechanical engineering professor receives grant to explore soft smart materials

Penn State College of Engineering

Zoubeida Ounaies, professor and associate head for administration in the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded a $1.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct fundamental research into a new class of soft responsive materials, in collaboration with the University of Illinois.

Channels: Engineering, Materials Science,

Released:
23-Jan-2020 8:50 AM EST
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Newswise: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore Lab Foundation, ClimateWorks to unveil report on California’s road to carbon neutrality

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore Lab Foundation, ClimateWorks to unveil report on California’s road to carbon neutrality

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

LLNL will host a briefing to unveil the new report “Getting to Neutral: Options for Negative Carbon Emissions in California,” which identifies a robust suite of technologies to help California clear the last hurdle and become carbon neutral by 2045.

Channels: Climate Science, Environmental Health, Environmental Science, Local - California,

Released:
23-Jan-2020 6:05 AM EST
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Newswise: CAREER award to help researcher understand, optimize walking for stroke patients

CAREER award to help researcher understand, optimize walking for stroke patients

Penn State College of Engineering

To design better assistive exoskeletons, a wearable device that helps those with disabilities walk, researchers need to further understand the complexities of walking. The National Science Foundation recently awarded Anne Martin, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State, a $500,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant to study how both healthy and post-stroke individuals walk.

Channels: Engineering, Neuro, Physics,

Released:
22-Jan-2020 4:35 PM EST
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