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Fetal membranes may help transform regenerative medicine
A new review looks at the potential of fetal membranes, which make up the amniotic sac surrounding the fetus during pregnancy, for regenerative medicine. (2017-08-30)

Workshop to explore cooperative venture in optical wireless
Penn State, Tufts University and the University of California, Riverside, are exploring the potential for a National Science Foundation-sponsored Industry/University Cooperative Research Center in Optical Wireless Applications. (2010-04-27)

Metabolic Engineering VII
The aims of this metabolic engineering conference are to provide a forum for academic and industrial researchers in the field; to bring together the different scientific disciplines that contribute to the design, analysis and optimization of metabolic pathways; and to explore the role of metabolic engineering in the areas of health and sustainability. (2008-03-05)

Products that reversibly change shape with temperature may revolutionize medicine
New research highlights the capability of reversible shape-memory polymers to change their shape when heated to body temperature and then switch back to their original shape when cooled to room temperature. (2015-03-16)

Established journal Evolutionary Applications to publish under open-access model
Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, technical, medical and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons Inc., today announced that Evolutionary Applications has joined the Wiley Open Access publishing program. All newly published articles in the journal will be open access and free to view, download and share for non-commercial use. (2012-02-06)

The heat is on: Asylum-seeking into the EU will increase with climate change
Weather shocks in countries around the world have increased applications by asylum seekers hoping to enter the European Union -- a trend that could dramatically increase in the future because of climate change, a new study suggests. (2017-12-21)

Smartphone apps harvest, spread personal info
Publicly available cell phone applications from application markets are releasing consumers' private information to online advertisers, according to a joint study by Intel Labs, Penn State, and Duke University. (2010-09-29)

Smartphone applications assessing melanoma risk appear to be highly variable
Performance of smartphone applications in assessing melanoma risk is highly variable and 3 of 4 applications incorrectly classified 30 percent or more of melanomas as unconcerning. (2013-01-16)

Restrictions on research grant applications cause chaos
Mathematicians at the University of Kent, with input from the University of Sheffield, have established that current restrictions on academics applying for research grants are causing major problems, harming smaller institutions and minorities in the process. To reduce the time and money spent evaluating applications, many funding bodies responded by restricting the number they receive. (2018-07-16)

The first hyperspectral scanner in Spain
The Infotech Unit at TECNALIA has recently acquired a hyperspectral scanner from the Finnish SPECIM company, the first of its kind in Spain and which will enable the study in depth of applications that require the analysis of images with wavelengths that are not visible. (2009-05-27)

The Next Plastic
A new class of materials based on metal foams promises to be as revolutionary as plastic was in the 1970s (1999-02-01)

NSF Agreement Will Help Researchers Make The Most Of High Performance Network
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $2 million over 30 months to the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign to help university users with high performance networking applications. (1998-01-21)

New study spotlights National Institutes of Health grant outcomes for clinical research
Although the need to translate basic science discoveries into the clinical arena is widely acknowledged, a new study by researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin, in Milwaukee, and National Institutes of Health identified reasons why clinical science grant applications receive less positive peer reviews than basic science grant applications to the NIH. The findings were published in the July issue of the American Journal of Medicine. (2008-07-25)

New F1000 app identifies top research in biology and medicine covered in Elsevier's SciVerse
Faculty of 1000, today announced the launch of a new application that helps researchers explore the scientific content in biology and medicine included in Elsevier's SciVerse platform. (2012-02-16)

New protocol speeds up Internet resource sharing
A Penn State researcher has developed a faster method for more efficient sharing of widely distributed Internet resources such as Web services, databases and high performance computers. (2003-01-29)

Data visualization page illustrates the power consumption of smartphones
The infographic developed by University of Helsinki researchers presents the first side-by-side comparison of the power consumption and fragmentation of Android and iOS devices. (2014-09-16)

Mobile health applications put the personal data of millions of users at risk
This is the finding of a European study started in 2016 and involving Agustí Solanas, head of the Smart Health research group at the URV's Department of Computer Engineering and Mathematics, and researchers from the University of Piraeus (Greece) headed by Constantinos Patsakis. (2018-02-19)

Computer scientist seeks to improve portability of mobile device applications
Mobile computing devices will probably overtake the personal computer as the most common means for accessing the Internet worldwide sometime in 2013 and it may not be a seamless transition, according to Eli Tilevich, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science. (2012-08-03)

K computer takes first place on HPCG benchmark
The K computer has taken first place on the HPCG benchmark, which was developed to assess the power of supercomputers to perform in a wide array of applications. (2016-11-15)

A new 'Pyrex' nanoparticle
Researchers in Switzerland have developed a new method to fabricate borosilicate glass nanoparticles. Used in microfluidic systems, these (2008-09-07)

Becker to deliver plenary lecture at plasma science meeting
Stevens Institute of Technology Physics Professor Kurt H. Becker has been invited to deliver the opening lecture at the 16th Symposium on Applications of Plasma Processes (SAPP XVI). (2006-12-21)

Scientists create most powerful micro-scale bio-solar cell yet
Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have created a micro-scale biological solar cell that generates a higher power density for longer than any existing cell of its kind. (2017-10-17)

Lasers see red
The first room-temperature operation of an interband III-V laser diode emitting at a wavelength beyond three microns was demonstrated recently at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. (1999-10-06)

Apps help integration and health of migrants
A new study has found that mobile apps can play a vital role in helping immigrants integrate into new cultures, as well as provide physical and mental health benefits. (2021-01-29)

Researchers develop low-power, low-cost network for 5G connectivity
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a cheaper and more efficient method for Internet-of-Things devices to receive high-speed wireless connectivity. (2019-08-29)

New technology using silver may hold key to electronics advances
Engineers have invented a way to fabricate silver, a highly conductive metal, for printed electronics that are produced at room temperature. There may be broad applications in microelectronics, sensors, energy devices, low emissivity coatings and even transparent displays. (2015-07-02)

McMaster, NVIDIA establish first CUDA Teaching Centre in Canada
McMaster University is establishing the first NVIDIA CUDA Teaching Centre in Canada. The center, one of only 12 worldwide, will teach electrical and computer engineering students how to tap into the processing resources available in graphics processing units and use them in computationally demanding applications. (2010-09-22)

Essential informatics methods and tools for analyzing the explosion of NGS data
Next-generation DNA sequencing technology has revolutionized biomedical research, making complete genome sequencing an affordable and frequently used tool for a wide variety of research applications. Next-Generation DNA Sequencing Informatics, published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, is the first book of its kind to address the informatics needs of scientists who wish to take advantage of the explosion of research opportunities offered by new DNA sequencing technologies. (2013-02-08)

Confectionery and chocolate engineering: Principles and applications
The manufacture of chocolate and confectionery owes as much to art as it does science with commercial production representing the union of traditional handcraft with large scale industry. (2010-09-08)

Finnish study: Appeal of well-being applications often short-lived
According to a doctoral thesis by Research Scientist Kirsikka Kaipainen from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, online and mobile applications for stress management and healthy eating reach a large number of users but their appeal tends to be short-lived. (2014-05-30)

Personal digital assistants in space
Can tiny and ubiquitous devices like Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) be of use for space applications? The answer is a definite yes. Recent tests have demonstrated current and future uses for PDAs on board the International Space Station. (2007-01-26)

CFAED presents the new microchip 'Tomahawk 2' at the DATE'14 in Dresden
The Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden presents its new microchip 'Tomahawk 2' at the DATE'14 Conference in the International Congress Center Dresden from March 24-28, 2014. (2014-03-21)

Research points to ways to improve the therapeutic potential of stem cells
Stem cells hold great promise for transforming medical care related to a diverse range of conditions, but the cells often lose some of their therapeutic potential when scientists try to grow and expand them in the laboratory. A new study, however, provides insights on the cellular mechanisms that might be targeted to help certain stem cells -- called human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) -- maintain properties needed to make them clinically useful. (2016-10-11)

Dual-energy CT imaging improves pancreatic cancer assessment
Dual-energy CT scans have several potential applications in the detection, characterization, staging and follow-up of pancreatic cancer patients, according to a new study conducted at Johns Hopkins University. (2015-04-20)

Is graphene the new silicon?
Research results from University of Maryland physicists show that graphene, a new material that combines aspects of semiconductors and metals, could be a leading candidate to replace silicon in applications ranging from high-speed computer chips to biochemical sensors. (2008-03-27)

Finnish drivers use WhatsApp, PokémonGo and Tinder while driving
Researchers at the University of Jyväskylä tracked how Finnish drivers use their smartphones while driving. Drivers seem to use the same applications in traffic as elsewhere, without much moderation. Unexpectedly, heavy smartphone users even increased their phone use in dense traffic. It seems that some of the heavy users accept the risks resulting from the high levels of visual-manual distraction. The greatest smartphone-based risks in traffic seem to be caused by messaging applications. (2018-03-26)

How is computer vision applied in robotics and the industry?
'Human-computer interfacing has become a major scientific aspect in the design of systems and machines that are capable of performing complex and possibly even autonomous tasks,' said Dominik Sankowski and Jacek Nowakowski, authors of World Scientific's latest book 'Computer Vision in Robotics and Industrial Applications.' (2014-08-13)

McMaster University engineering professor receives Humboldt Research Award
Dr. Jamal Deen, professor of electrical and computer engineering at McMaster University, has been awarded a prestigious Humboldt Research Award for his work in electrical, electronic and communications engineering. (2008-04-22)

Scientists at TU Dresden discover new phenomenon in the field of gas-solid interactions
Prof. Dr. Stefan Kaskel and his team of scientists at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry I at TU Dresden discovered in cooperation with the Helmholtz-Centre Berlin (HZB) and French researchers a new phenomenon in the field of gas-solid interactions: the so-called Negative Gas Adsorption (NGA). The renowned scientific journal 'Nature' thereon publishes a paper of the participating scientists under the title 'A pressure-amplifying framework material with negative gas adsorption transitions.' (2016-04-07)

DOE Plasma Science Center Annual Meeting at Princeton Plasma Lab
More than 50 plasma physicists from across the country will assemble at the US Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory on Thursday, May 17, and Friday, May 18, for the third annual meeting of the Plasma Science Center for Predictive Control of Plasma Kinetics. (2012-05-11)

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