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Merging mathematical and physical models toward building a more perfect flying vehicle Friday October 19th, 2018 04:00:00 AM
(University of Illinois College of Engineering) When designing flying vehicles, there are many aspects of which we can be certain but there are also many uncertainties. Most are random, and others are just not well understood. University of Illinois Professor Harry Hilton brought together several mathematical and physical theories to help look at problems in more unified ways and solve physical engineering problems.

A new way to measure nearly nothing Friday October 19th, 2018 04:00:00 AM
(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) NIST scientists have designed a vacuum gauge, based on ultracold trapped atoms, is small enough to deploy in commonly used vacuum chambers.

New drug could sustain oxygen-starved hearts Friday October 19th, 2018 04:00:00 AM
(University of California - San Francisco) In new studies conducted at UC San Francisco, a novel oxygen-delivery therapeutic restored the function of oxygen-starved heart tissue in an animal model of global hypoxia. Unlike its experimental predecessors, the new drug does not appear to cause systemic side effects or overcorrect with excessive blood oxygenation, which can itself be toxic. Instead, the new drug delivers its precious oxygen cargo only to the tissues that need it most.

ORNL demonstrates 120-kilowatt wireless charging for vehicles Friday October 19th, 2018 04:00:00 AM
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a 120-kilowatt wireless charging system for vehicles--providing six times the power of previous ORNL technology and a big step toward charging times that rival the speed and convenience of a gas station fill-up.

Cleveland Clinic shows better cardiorespiratory fitness leads to longer life Friday October 19th, 2018 04:00:00 AM
(Cleveland Clinic) Cleveland Clinic researchers have found that better cardiorespiratory fitness leads to longer life, with no limit to the benefit of aerobic fitness. Researchers retrospectively studied 122,007 patients who underwent exercise treadmill testing at Cleveland Clinic between Jan. 1, 1991, and Dec. 31, 2014, to measure all-cause mortality relating to the benefits of exercise and fitness. The paper was published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open.

UMass Amherst computer scientist receives computer networking industry award Friday October 19th, 2018 04:00:00 AM
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Professor Ramesh Sitaraman of the University of Massachusetts Amherst's College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) is one of a large team of scientists and engineers who have been honored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) with its SIGCOMM Networking Systems Award for work that 'has had a significant impact on the world of computer networking,' the association says.

Clapping Music app reveals that changing rhythm isn't so easy Friday October 19th, 2018 04:00:00 AM
(Queen Mary University of London) Scientists at Queen Mary University of London have developed an app to understand why some rhythms are more difficult to perform than others.

European Commission launches online tool to measure how well Europe and Asia are connected Friday October 19th, 2018 04:00:00 AM
(European Commission Joint Research Centre) The ASEM Sustainable Connectivity Portal offers insights into the state of connectivity between 30 European countries, 19 Asian countries, Australia and New Zealand, together representing the ASEM countries.

Researchers suggest new model for measuring growth in students' proficiency in MOOCs Friday October 19th, 2018 04:00:00 AM
(National Research University Higher School of Economics) Researchers from the Higher School of Economics and KU Leuven have developed a method of measuring growth in students' proficiency in digital learning environments. It helps to see the progress of online course participants in dynamics, i.e., to understand how students study and how the course works. The results of the study have been published in the journal Behaviour Research Methods.

Dena Haritos Tsamitis secures $5 million NSF award for CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program Friday October 19th, 2018 04:00:00 AM
(College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University) At a time when demand for cybersecurity expertise has never been higher, Carnegie Mellon University has just been awarded a $5 million renewal of its National Science Foundation CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program through 2023. Led by Dr. Dena Haritos Tsamitis, the Barbara Lazarus Professor in Information Networking and director of Information Networking Institute, the SFS@CMU program provides students a full-tuition scholarship and a generous stipend ...

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