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Article ID: 696396

Spectroscopic THz Sensors: the new technology for monitoring and detecting atmospheric pollutants.

Bakman Technologies

Bakman Technologies demonstrates the first truly portable frequency domain THz spectrometer capable of measuring Doppler-limited transitions in gas mixtures.

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24-Jun-2018 6:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696530

‘Flamingo’: High-Powered Microscopy Coming to a Scientist Near You

University of Wisconsin-Madison

A team at the University of Wisconsin has developed a portable, shareable light sheet microscope — an engineering feat that shrinks a tabletop-sized technology down to the weight and dimensions of a suitcase packed for a week’s vacation. The project can be mailed to a lab anywhere in the world, configured remotely by Morgridge Institute for Research engineers, and run one to three months of experiments.

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22-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695936

Notes & Words Rocks the Fox Theater

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

Dave Grohl, frontman of rock band Foo Fighters, joined renowned authors for the ninth annual Notes & Words on Saturday, May 12, at the historic Fox Theater. This one-night-only event raised more than $1.8 million for our Oakland campus.

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22-Jun-2018 8:35 AM EDT
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Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 696507

Expert Calls US Withdrawal From the UN Human Rights Council ‘Tragic’

West Virginia University

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21-Jun-2018 5:00 PM EDT
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Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 695954

Unusually High Levels of Herpesviruses Found in the Alzheimer’s Disease Brain

Mount Sinai Health System

Two strains of human herpesvirus—human herpesvirus 6A (HHV-6A) and human herpesvirus 7 (HHV-7) —are found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease at levels up to twice as high as in those without Alzheimer’s, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai report.

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14-Jun-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696450

Turning A Phage

University of California San Diego Health

With microbial resistance to antibiotics growing into a major global health crisis, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, in collaboration with national research institutions and private industry, are leveraging hard-won expertise to exploit a natural viral enemy of pathogenic bacteria, creating North America’s first Center for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapeutics (IPATH).

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21-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696421

Enhanced Detection of Nuclear Events, Thanks to Deep Learning

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are exploring deep learning to interpret data related to national security, the environment, the cosmos, and breast cancer. In one project a deep neural network is interpreting data about nuclear events as well as – sometimes better than – today’s best automated methods or human experts.

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21-Jun-2018 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696367

New ‘E-Dermis’ Brings Sense of Touch, Pain to Prosthetic Hands

Johns Hopkins University

Engineers have created an electronic skin that, when layered on top of prosthetic hands, can restore a sense of touch through the fingertips.

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Article ID: 696189

Scientists calculate impact of China’s ban on plastic waste imports

University of Georgia

Scientists from the University of Georgia have calculated the potential global impact of China's ban plastic waste imports and how the policy might affect efforts to reduce the amount of plastic waste entering the world’s landfills and natural environment.

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15-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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