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Virginia Tech Engineering Professor Develops Potential Method of Objectively Detecting ADHD

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Despite the growing number of children and adolescents identified as having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), there is no objective diagnosis protocol. A Virginia Tech professor is changing that process.

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Piling on Pressure Solves Enduring Mystery About Metal’s Makeup

Scientists have solved a decade-long puzzle about lithium, an essential metal in cellphone and computer batteries. Using extreme pressure experiments and powerful supercomputing, the international team has unraveled the mystery of the structure of lithium.

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The Advent of Intelligent Robots and Their Role in Society

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Through the Integrative Seed Grant Program, offered through the Penn State Office for General Education, Alan Wagner, assistant professor of aerospace engineering, will develop and teach a course titled "Robots and Their Role in Society."

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System Detects & Translates Sarcasm on Social Media

Researchers have developed a machine translation system for interpreting sarcastic statements in social media. It could one day help people on the autism spectrum, who often have difficulty interpreting sarcasm, irony and humor.

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A Simple Solution to Protect Critical Infrastructure

DHS S&T has a solution for stopping flooding in subway tunnels in the form of a giant inflatable plug that will seal them off and stop water from flowing throughout the subway system into stations and other subway lines.

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Basic Energy Sciences, Basic Energy Research, Department Of Energy, Department of Energy (DOE), Oxygen, oxygen atom, Biofuels, Biofuel, Biofuel Production, Photosynthesis, Photosynthetic, LBNL, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Louisiana State University, University Of Pennsylvania, Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation, Energy Frontier Research Cen

Oxygen: The Jekyll and Hyde of Biofuels

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Scientists are devising ways to protect plants, biofuels and, ultimately, the atmosphere itself from damage caused by an element that sustains life on earth.

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KU Engineering Grad Loral O’Hara Becomes New NASA Astronaut

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O’Hara becomes the fourth graduate of KU to become a NASA astronaut, joining Joe Engle, Ron Evans and current KU Professor of Physics and Astronomy Steven Hawley.

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How Six Cups of Ground Coffee Can Improve Nose, Throat Surgery

Vanderbilt engineers have designed a “granular jamming cap” filled with coffee grounds that can improve the accuracy of the sophisticated “GPS” system that surgeons use for nose and throat surgery.







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