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bridges, transportation, infrastructure, roads, , Civil Engineering, Robotics, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Transportation Safety Expert Available to Discuss New Study on Deficient U.S. Roads and Bridges

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Solar Energy

Dream of Energy-Collecting Windows Is One Step Closer to Reality

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Researchers at the University of Minnesota and University of Milano-Bicocca are bringing the dream of windows that can efficiently collect solar energy one step closer to reality thanks to high tech silicon nanoparticles.

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Computation Institute, Institute for Molecular Engineering , Northwestern-Argonne Institute for Science and Engineering , Environmental Science, Technology, Integrated environmental assessments, Water Quality

Breakthrough Wireless Sensing System Attracts Industry and Government Agency Interest

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Top experts in environmental sensing explored existing and potential applications for Waggle and other sensing technologies during a two-day workshop held at Argonne last year. From researching deforestation in the Amazon to improving air quality for manned space missions, attendees revealed unique ways to apply sensing technology to improve our understanding of Earth and human health – and a number of these applications employed Waggle.

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Reseach, Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Surgery, Robot, Robotics, Robotic Assisted Surgery, Philadelphia, University City Science Center

Three University Technologies Receive $600,000 From Science Center’s QED Program

Researchers developing technologies to improve therapeutic success among radiotherapy patients, prevent chest wall collapses in pre-term infants with respiratory distress, and assist surgeons with pre-operative planning for femur fracture alignments will receive a total of $600,000 in funding through the ninth round of the University City Science Center’s QED Proof-of-Concept Program.

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NASA, spacecraft design, Space Travel, aerospace design, Engineeriing, Solar Power, Spacecraft technology, NASA Education, Tulane University

Tulane Team Wins NASA’s Big Idea Challenge for Spacecraft Design

Tulane University engineering students’ innovative idea for a flower-shaped, solar-powered space ferry won the top prize in NASA’s BIG Idea Challenge, a national contest to design better ways to assemble spacecraft in space.

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Business & Community, creative activity, Student Success, Community Outreach, Science And Technology, Mechanical Engineering, computer science and engineering, Computer Science, Amazon, Consumer Electronics Show, Consumer Electronics, Las Vegas, Street lights, Technology, technology and engineering, hackathon, Hackathons

Hacking the Way to Safer, Brighter City Streets

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Team Wingin' It, a five-member team of UNLV students and alumni, won the $10K grand prize at the Consumer Electronics Show life-hack competition for their clever approach to tracking City of Las Vegas streetlight outages. The city is now looking to implement their invention.

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University Of Texas At El Paso, cSETR, United Launch Alliance, Space, CubeCorps, Cubesat

UTEP and Local High School Students Win United Launch Alliance CubeSat Competition

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Students from the NASA MIRO Center for Space Exploration and Technology Research, or cSETR, at The University of Texas at El Paso have been selected as first place winners of the United Launch Alliance (ULA) CubeSat launch competition, known as CubeCorps. Their project, Orbital Factory II (OF2), will be launched on board the Atlas V rocket and placed into an elliptical orbit approximately 26,000 miles above Earth’s center. ULA President and CEO Tory Bruno traveled to El Paso and made the announcement Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 on the UTEP campus.

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Biomedical Engineering, Food, Digestion, Food Additive, Small Intestine, Intestines, body, Health, Candy, gum, Titanium Dioxide, Nutrients, Cells, Meals, Eating, Metabolism, Diet, Nanoparticles, Digestive System, Toothpaste, milk, Binghamton, Binghamton University, SUNY Binghamton, State University of New York at Binghamton

Food Additive Found in Candy, Chewing Gum Could Alter Digestive Cell Structure and Function

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The ability of small intestine cells to absorb nutrients and act as a barrier to pathogens is “significantly decreased” after chronic exposure to nanoparticles of titanium dioxide, a common food additive found in everything from chewing gum to bread, according to research from Binghamton University

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Neda Bagheri, National Science Foundation, NSF, Career Award, Nsf Career Award, Career, McCormick School of Engineering, Chemical Engineering, biological engineering

Neda Bagheri Receives Prestigious Honor for Young Faculty

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Northwestern University synthetic biologist Neda Bagheri has received a Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the foundation’s most prestigious honor for junior faculty members.

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Tissue Engineering, Nervous System, Intestinal, Diabetes

Researchers Engineer Intestinal Tissue with Functioning Nervous System

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For the first time, NIH-funded researchers have used stem cells to grow intestinal tissues with a functioning nervous system. The advance creates new opportunities for studying intestinal diseases, nutritional health, and diabetes. It also brings researchers one step closer to growing patient-specific human intestines for transplant.

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clean energy, Tech Transfer, energy innovation, Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Cleantech, Materials Science

New Clean Energy Facility Accelerates Testing of Cleantech Innovations and Launching of Companies

The Clean Energy Institute (CEI), a research unit at the University of Washington (UW), has opened the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds to increase the rate at which breakthrough science and engineering discoveries turn into market-adopted clean energy technologies.

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Hydrogen, Hydrogen Reforming, Methane, four-stroke engine, reforming reactor

Four-Stroke Engine Cycle Produces Hydrogen from Methane and Captures CO2

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When is an internal combustion engine not an internal combustion engine? When it’s been transformed into a modular reforming reactor that could make hydrogen available to power fuel cells wherever there’s a natural gas supply available.

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Oroville, Oroville Dam, Flood Control, Flooding, Natural Disasters, dam failure, dam safety

Natural Disasters Expert Available to Discuss Oroville Dam Spillway Incident

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Michigan Technological University, Michigan Tech, Deep Sea Pollution, Mariana Trench, PCBS, Pollution, Ocean Pollution

Environmental Engineer Helps Explain How Deep Sea Pollution Could Happen

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Environmental Engineering, Forcast, storm damage

Virginia Tech Expert Says Collapse of Oroville Dam in California Is Virtually Impossible

Virginia Tech expert says the danger at Oroville Dam in California is confined to the spillway. While forecasters expect additional storms into next week, damage to the dam itself is highly unlikely.

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flu, Influenza, Virus, Health, Virology, Medicine, Science, Rutgers, Rutgers University, New Jersey, NJ, HIV, Ebola, therapeutic interfering particles, tips, Materials Science, Engineering, Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering, Nanoparticles, GOLD

Attacking the Flu by Hijacking Infected Cells

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They’re called TIPs and their task would be to infiltrate and outcompete influenza, HIV, Ebola and other viruses. Soon, Rutgers’ Laura Fabris will play a key role in a project aimed at designing TIPs – therapeutic interfering particles to defuse the flu. For the first time in virology, Fabris and her team will use imaging tools with gold nanoparticles to monitor mutations in the influenza virus, with unprecedented sensitivity, when it enters cells. Fabris will soon receive a $820,000 grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). It’s part of a four-year, $5.2 million INTERfering and Co-Evolving Prevention and Therapy (INTERCEPT) program.

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Levitation, material chemistry, driven gases, manufactuing

New Method Uses Heat Flow to Levitate Variety of Objects

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Although scientists have been able to levitate specific types of material, a pair of UChicago undergraduate physics students helped take the science to a new level. Third-year Frankie Fung and fourth-year Mykhaylo Usatyuk led a team of UChicago researchers who demonstrated how to levitate a variety of objects—ceramic and polyethylene spheres, glass bubbles, ice particles, lint strands and thistle seeds—between a warm plate and a cold plate in a vacuum chamber.

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nano devices, Engineering, Electronics, stretchable electronics

Is a Stretchable Smart Tablet in Our Future?

Engineering researchers at Michigan State University have developed the first stretchable integrated circuit that is made entirely using an inkjet printer, raising the possibility of inexpensive mass production of smart fabric.

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Research at Sandia Looking at How Brittle Materials Fail

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Sandia National Laboratories' Brittle Materials Assurance Performance Program is working to understand how brittle materials inside devices behave and fail.

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ASU Expert Available to Speak on Federal Policy for Self-Driving Cars

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