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Agroindustrial waste can be used as material for housing and infrastructure Thursday August 17th, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) Converting waste into resources, substituting toxic raw materials for healthy inputs, migrating from harmful to sustainable production processes. These are some of the guidelines for a research project about agroindustrial wastes and their potential use as appropriate materials for housing and infrastructure.

Journalists successfully used secure computing to expose Panama Papers, researchers say Thursday August 17th, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(Clemson University) A team of researchers from Clemson University, Columbia University and the University of Washington has discovered a security success in an unlikely place: the 'Panama Papers.' "Success stories in computer security are rare,'" said Franzi Roesner, assistant professor at the University of Washington and one of the principal investigators on this project. "But we discovered that the journalists involved in the Panama Papers project seem to have achieved their security goals."

AI implications: Engineer's model lays groundwork for machine-learning device Thursday August 17th, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(Washington University in St. Louis) In what could be a small step for science potentially leading to a breakthrough, an engineer at Washington University in St. Louis has taken steps toward using nanocrystal networks for artificial intelligence applications.

UMass Amherst computer scientists offer new techniques to measure social bias in software Thursday August 17th, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Brun says, "Unchecked, biases in data and software run the risk of perpetuating biases in society. For example, prior work has demonstrated that racial bias exists in online advertising delivery systems, where online searches for traditionally-minority names were more likely to yield ads related to arrest records. Such software behavior can contribute to racial stereotypes and other grave societal consequences."

Gold nanostars and immunotherapy vaccinate mice against cancer Thursday August 17th, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(Duke University) By combining an FDA-approved cancer immunotherapy with an emerging tumor-roasting nanotechnology, Duke researchers improved the efficacy of both therapies in a proof-of-concept study using mice. The potent combination also attacked satellite tumors and distant cancerous cells, completely curing two mice and effectively vaccinating one against the disease.

RIT astrophysics Ph.D. student wins competitive NASA fellowship Thursday August 17th, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(Rochester Institute of Technology) Rochester Institute of Technology graduate student Chi Nguyen was selected for a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship in Astrophysics Research. She is one of eight fellowship recipients selected from 141 applicants to the Astrophysics Science Research Program, a division of the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship Program.

Army researcher's paper named 'Editor's Pick' in journal Optics Letters Thursday August 17th, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(U.S. Army Research Laboratory) A recently published paper by Army Research Laboratory Scientist Dr. Fredrik Fatemi was chosen as 'Editor's Pick' in the journal Optics Letters.

New study challenges long-accepted views on human-autonomy interaction Thursday August 17th, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(U.S. Army Research Laboratory) A team of Army scientists and engineers have challenged long-held views in the area of human-autonomy interaction to change the way science involves people, especially in developing advanced technical systems that involve artificial intelligence and autonomy.

University of Florids, US Army develop model for lighter armor Thursday August 17th, 2017 04:00:00 AM
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Smithsonian manatee count informs policy recommendations Thursday August 17th, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) Smithsonian scientists use sonar to estimate Antillean Manatee populations in the murky waters of Panama's internationally protected San San Pond Sak wetlands.








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