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Special Delivery: First Shipment of Magnetic Devices for Next-Gen X-Ray Laser

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The first shipment of powerful magnetic devices for a next-generation laser project arrived at their destination on Wednesday after a nearly 3,000-mile journey. Berkeley Lab is overseeing the development and delivery of these devices, called undulator segments.

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Popular iPhone App to Study Postpartum Depression Expands to New Countries, Modules and Android Version

The UNC School of Medicine today launched the Android version of PPD ACTTM, a mobile app-based study helping to further the understanding of why some women suffer from Postpartum Depression (PPD) and others do not – critical knowledge for researchers working to find more effective treatments.

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Can Early Experiences with Computers, Robots Increase STEM Interest Among Young Girls?

Girls start believing they aren't good at math, science and even computers at a young age — but providing fun STEM activities at school and home may spark interest and inspire confidence. A study from the University of Washington's Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) finds that, when exposed to a computer-programming activity, 6-year-old girls expressed greater interest in technology and more positive attitudes about their own skills and abilities than girls who didn't try the activity.

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Virtual Humans Help Aspiring Doctors Learn Empathy

How a revolutionary technology — which assesses a student's body language, facial expressions and communication strategies — is helping train more empathetic doctors.

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Integrated Reality Opening New Opportunities for Students and Users

Students in James Lathrop's class have spent the semester working in the world of integrated reality. They've developed a video game using the Microsoft Hololens, which allows gamers to interact with holograms in their own environment.

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UW-Milwaukee's Smiraglia Awarded “Digging Into Data” Grant

The primary goal of Digging into the Knowledge Graph is to address the challenge of using the Linked Open Data (LOD) Cloud and Semantic Web technologies properly. The team will enhance findability and storage for humanities and social science datasets that use Linked Open Data.

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Legendary IT Icon and Infosys Founder Narayana Murthy on Entreprenuership

Darden School of Business Dean Beardsley’s video interview with Narayana Murthy. They discuss entrepreneurship, the importance of respect, the opportunities to grow India’s economy and the responsibility of corporations to embrace innovation and ensure society does not suffer.

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More Small, Clean-Energy Businesses Will Tap Into Sandia Technical Expertise

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The Department of Energy has chosen five more small, clean-energy businesses to work with Sandia National Laboratories to speed the commercialization of next-generation technologies and gain a global competitive advantage for the U.S.

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Managing Disease Spread Through Accessible Modeling

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A new computer modeling study from Los Alamos National Laboratory is aimed at making epidemiological models more accessible and useful for public-health collaborators and improving disease-related decision making.







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