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Empowerment of Women Worldwide Key to Achieving Competing Goals of Food Sufficiency and Biodiversity Protection

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An interdisciplinary teams of experts argue that world hunger and biodiversity loss can both be addressed by ensuring that women worldwide have access to education and contraception.

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HPC, High Performance Computing, graphics processing unit, graphics cards

Changing the Game

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High performance computing researcher Shuaiwen Leon Song asked if hardware called 3D stacked memory could do something it was never designed to do—help render 3D graphics.

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Falls, Elderly, Neurodegenative Disease, Virtual Reality

Can Virtual Reality Help Us Prevent Falls in the Elderly and Others?

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Every year, falls lead to hospitalization or death for many elderly Americans. Standard clinical techniques generally cannot diagnose balance impairments before they lead to falls. But researchers now think virtual reality could be a big help in detecting and possibly reversing balance impairments.

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Spasticity, Robotics, Wearable Sensors, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, Neuromuscular Disorders, muscle stiffness

Sensor-Filled Glove Could Help Doctors Take Guesswork Out of Physical Exams

Researchers have developed a sensor-filled glove that doctors could wear to accurately measure muscle stiffness, known as spasticity, in patients suffering from stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and other muscle control disorders.

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Cassini Mission, Space, Cornell University, Astronomy, Technology

It’s Too Early to Mourn Cassini, the ‘Quintessential Discovery’ Machine

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high-performance computing , parallel programming

Brookhaven Lab Joins the OpenMP Architecture Review Board

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Working with a consortium of leading software and hardware vendors and research organizations, the Lab will help evolve the standard for OpenMP, the most popularly used shared-memory parallel programming model.

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Associate Missouri S&T Engineering Dean Earns Outstanding Educator Award

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Dr. John Myers selected as a top educator by the Architectural Engineering Institute.

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Johns Hopkins APL Collaborates with Facebook’s Building 8 to Develop Breakthrough Brain–Computer Interface Technologies

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The Lab has been designing noninvasive optical imaging methods to increase the reach of neural prosthetics, and ultimately produce technologies that could offer high-speed, thought-driven interfaces.

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Webcam Service Enables Parents to have “Virtual Visits” with their Newborns in the NICU

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Being apart from your newborn while he or she is cared for the in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) can be heart-wrenching. To make the separation a little bit easier, The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ, has introduced an innovative system that allows parents and extended family members to conduct “virtual visits” with their little ones via webcam.

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, , RPI, Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship, Thomas Begley , Jason Kuruzovich, Entrepreneur, Change the World Challenge Student Innovation Competition, , Nextbillion.org, Ray Parker, Disabililty, Mentorship

Rensselaer Student Entrepreneur Launches Nextbillion.org to Help Those with Disabilities Through Mentorship

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Winners announced for spring 2017 and “Best of the Best” in the Rensselaer Change the World Challenge; Class of 1951 Student Entrepreneurship Award winners also announced







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