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Coronavirus SARS-CoV2: BESSY II data accelerate drug development
A coronavirus is keeping the world in suspense. SARS-CoV-2 is highly infectious and can cause severe pneumonia (COVID-19). A team from the University of Luebeck has now found a promising approach. Using the high-intensity X-ray light from the Berlin synchrotron source BESSY II, they have decoded the 3D architecture of the main protease of SARS-CoV-2. This protein plays a central role in the reproduction of the virus. (2020-03-20)

University Of Hawaii Adopts Professional Architecture Doctorate
The University of Hawaii School of Architecture has become the first in the country to establish a professional doctorate degree equivalent to the MD in medicine or JD in law, requiring professional practice and international experience. (1999-02-26)

APS tip sheet: Untangling neurons with scattered light
New analysis examines light scattering properties in brain tissue to better understand the three-dimensional structure of nerve fibers. (2020-03-30)

UCSB physicists demonstrate the quantum von Neumann architecture
A new paradigm in quantum information processing has been demonstrated by physicists at UC Santa Barbara. Their results are published in this week's issue of Science Express online. (2011-09-01)

KAIST unveils the hidden control architecture of brain networks
A KAIST research team identified the intrinsic control architecture of brain networks. The control properties will contribute to providing a fundamental basis for the exogenous control of brain networks and, therefore, has broad implications in cognitive and clinical neuroscience. (2019-04-23)

Dew helps ground cloud computing
The most obvious disadvantage of putting your data in the cloud is losing access when you have no internet connection. According to research publishes in the International Journal of Cloud Computing, this is where 'dew' could help. (2015-09-15)

Revealing the structure of axons
Recent studies have shown that under the axonal membrane, rings composed of actin filaments give the structure its flexibility. But those studies had not been able to define the precise architecture of these rings. By combining two microscopy techniques, optical and electronic, French researchers have now managed to observe these rings at the molecular scale. They are formed of long braided actin filaments, braided like a Christmas wreath. (2019-12-20)

Dozens of contributions to adaptable and sustainable building, brought together in a book
The 16th International Conference on Open and Sustainable Building was held from May 17-19 this year in Bilbao. Organized by the Tecnalia Technological Centre and the international CIB W104 network, more than 40 papers were presented at the event and have been published in a book entitled (2010-09-10)

A special issue on advances in new generation Internet architecture research
The latest special issue of Science in China Series F: Information Science focuses on the preliminary findings in exploring the fundamental issues of new generation Internet architecture. (2008-10-22)

Architects addressing coastal challenges During UH symposium
UH's Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture will host the symposium (2012-11-01)

A more robust, reliable Internet
A computer scientist at Washington University in St. Louis is part of a collaborative team that is one of four project teams chosen by the National Science Foundation to pursue ways to build a more robust, secure and reliable Internet. Patrick Crowley, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science & engineering and researchers from nine other institutions received one of NSF's (2010-09-07)

Evolvable internet architecture
The existing Internet architecture is facing more and more challenges in scalability, security, mobility and performance. A novel evolvable Internet architecture framework is proposed to meet the continuous changing application requirements, which relaxes the constraints that limit the development of the architecture while adhering to the core design principles of the Internet. This study has been published on SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences. (2014-12-29)

'Thick Infrastructure' proposes new amenities for Houston
Members of UH's Community Design Resource Center recently explored some of Houston's ditches, easements, Metro transit centers and park and rides. They then developed new ideas on how these components of the city can better serve its growing populations. They will share these visions during (2012-10-04)

NJIT architect's New Orleans design efforts featured in book on roles in disaster recovery
The post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans planning and design work of James Dart, AIA, university lecturer and director of the Siena Urban Design Studio at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (COAD) is featured in a new book that examines the roles and responsibilities of architects in disaster recovery. (2012-03-23)

VTT introduces new video streaming technology for mobile phones
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a new architecture for better-quality video streaming on mobile phones and across wireless networks. The new architecture is based on utilizing information gathered and combined from the video application, the network and the mobile phone. For example, information concerning quality, price and availability can be combined and utilized directly to better the service. This means better-quality videos and easier access for consumers, and users may even benefit from the new technology financially. (2013-07-10)

NJIT to salute smart grid expert, Sotirios G. Ziavras
Sotirios G. Ziavras, Ph.D, a professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, and director of the NJIT Computer Architecture and Parallel Processing Laboratory recently received the Excellence in Graduate Instruction Award at NJIT's University Convocation. (2011-09-27)

Landscape architecture study places value on Klyde Warren Park, other urban spaces
A UT Arlington landscape architect and his graduate students have published three case studies for the 2013 Case Study Investigation Series for the Landscape Architecture Foundation that help show environmental, economic and social benefits of notable projects in that sector. (2013-12-19)

Architecture professors receive honors for PV-POD solar mounting system
Solar panel mounting device, the PV-Pod, earned a Research and Development Award from Architect, the magazine of the American Institute of Architects. The product was developed by University of Houston architecture professors Joe Meppelink and Andrew Vrana. (2012-07-23)

African Americans, especially women, build up their numbers in architecture
The informal sorority of black, female architects may be the nation's smallest profession. But hope is building. In about the last 10 years, African American women have more than tripled their numbers as licensed architects. The percentage of African American men becoming licensed architects has seen slower - but steady - growth. (2004-01-02)

How technology is changing the practice of architecture will be forum subject
NJIT's College of Architecture and Design will host a public forum on the changing status of technology in architectural practice and the emerging potential for the role of architecture in the design of the built environment. The NJ Chapter of the American Institute of Architects will sponsor the free event, open to the public, set for Oct. 28, 2009, 1:15-7 p.m. (2009-10-23)

UH Architecture Program earns Mayor's Proud Partner Award
UH's Graduate Design/Build Studio soon will be presented with the Mayor's Proud Partner Award by Keep Houston Beautiful for its work on an outdoor solar-powered outdoor classroom/butterfly pavilion. (2012-10-23)

Inside the BIM revolution
BIM CON!FAB 2009 is two-day symposium on the information technology-based techniques that are drastically improving productivity and speeding the process of building large structures. It is being hosted by the University of Southern California's School of Architecture and Viterbi School of Engineering. (2009-07-06)

Notre Dame professor examines mathematics and the world's greatest buildings
Notre Dame mathematician Alex Hahn examines the mathematics at work in great buildings in a compelling and richly illustrated new book (2012-10-18)

NICS announces strategic engagement with Intel
The National Center for Computational Sciences will work with the world's leader in silicon innovation to develop future solutions for high-end computing based on Intel's MIC architecture. (2011-11-15)

A bird-pollinated flower with a rather ingenious twist
When researchers studying several bird-pollinated species of Impatiens flowers in the mountains of western Cameroon noticed one with an odd, upwardly curving nectar spur, they couldn't imagine how any sunbird could ever sip from it. After recording visitors to the flower continuously for a period of days, they had their answer, which they report in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on Sept. 8. (2014-09-08)

UH's Thomas Colbert addressing Galveston Bay's Challenges at Rotterdam Biennale
Thomas Colbert, professor at the University of Houston's Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, dedicates his research to discovering ways to protect coastlines and delta regions from severe weather threats and other dangers. This week, he joins a roster of international scholars, designers and architects at the 2014 International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) in the Netherlands. (2014-06-13)

Sea sponges stay put with anchors that bend but don't break
The anchors that hold Venus' flower basket sea sponges to the ocean floor have an internal architecture that increases their ability to bend, according to a new study. Understanding that natural architecture could inform future human-made materials. (2017-06-22)

Protein production: Going viral
A research team of scientists from EMBL Grenoble and the IGBMC in Strasbourg, France, have, for the first time, described in molecular detail the architecture of the central scaffold of TFIID: the human protein complex essential for transcription from DNA to mRNA. The study, published today in Nature, opens new perspectives in the study of transcription and of the structure and mechanism of other large multi-protein assemblies involved in gene regulation. (2013-01-07)

$2 million endowment will expand architecture exchange program
A $2 million gift from University of Colorado alumnus and Saudi Arabian businessman Zuhair Fayez will enable the expansion and extension of an innovative exchange program that builds cultural understanding among graduate architecture students from the University of Colorado Denver and Dar Al-Hekma University, a women's college in Saudi Arabia. (2015-02-10)

In Grids we trust
The importance of understanding the process by which a result was generated is fundamental to many real-life applications in science, engineering, medical domain, supply management, etc. Without such information, users cannot reproduce, analyse or validate processes or experiments. Provenance is therefore important to enable users, scientists and engineers to trace how a particular result came about. (2006-01-26)

Root system architecture arises from coupling cell shape to auxin transport
What determines the pattern of root growth has until now been a mystery, but a new paper published this week in PLoS Biology shows that the shape of the existing root can determine how further roots branch from it because shape determines hormone concentration. The work also suggests that the root-patterning system shares a deep evolutionary relationship to the patterning system of plant shoots, something that had not been realized previously. (2008-12-15)

NJIT sustainability expert to discuss high performance schools at seminar
NJIT sustainability expert Deane Evans will provide an introduction to the basics of building green, high performance primary and secondary schools at a free seminar, open to the public, at NJIT. (2008-10-29)

Gearing up for the next generation of Europe's cars
More than 20 partners from all areas of the European car industry worked together in the EUREKA ITEA Cluster EAST-EEA project to develop a common software interface for electronic devices to be used in all cars from 2009. This will make the next generation of vehicles quicker to design and cheaper to bring to market, while maintaining high quality standards. (2005-03-29)

ISG15: A novel therapeutic target to slow breast cancer cell motility
Interferon-stimulated gene 15, a ubiquitin like protein, is highly elevated in a variety of cancers including breast cancer. How the elevated ISG15 pathway contributes to tumorigenic phenotypes remains unclear and is the subject of a study published in the January 2012 issue of Experimental Biology and Medicine. (2012-01-11)

Universities collaborate to to reduce development impact on the James River
The James River is a major natural feature in an area of Virginia that attracts new residents and businesses each year. To protect the river as new housing and commercial developments are constructed, the James River Association has organized this collaborative study to launch Building a Cleaner James River. The project will initiate a dialogue among local governments, universities, conservation organizations and developers to reduce water pollution impacts by encouraging environmentally friendly development practices and codes. (2006-03-28)

UK hosts international digital design conference
Agenda is set for ACADIA 2006, four-day digital design event that will include lectures, workshops in cutting-edge software, an international exhibition featuring models and visualizations, research papers, works-in-progress presentations and plenary session paper presentations by leading-edge researchers and academics from over eighteen different countries. (2006-07-26)

Quantum scientists demonstrate world-first 3D atomic-scale quantum chip architecture
UNSW scientists have shown that their pioneering single atom technology can be adapted to building 3D silicon quantum chips -- with precise interlayer alignment and highly accurate measurement of spin states. The 3D architecture is considered a major step in the development of a blueprint to build a large-scale quantum computer. (2019-01-07)

For the first time, researchers see structure that allows brain cells to communicate
For more than a century, neuroscientists have known that nerve cells talk to one another across the small gaps between them, a process known as synaptic transmission. But the details of how this crucial aspect of brain function occurs have remained elusive. Now, new research has for the first time elucidated details about the architecture that Allows Brain Cells to Communicate. The paper was published today in the journal Nature. (2016-07-27)

University of Miami received high rankings in the Urban Land Institute student competition
A team of students from the University of Miami School of Architecture and the School of Business placed among the top four at the prestigious annual Urban Land Institute/Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition '09. UM's entry, titled (2009-05-26)

Enzyme controls transport of genomic building blocks
Our DNA and its architecture are duplicated every time our cells divide. Histone proteins are key building blocks of this architecture and contain gene regulatory information. Danish researchers show how an enzyme controls reliable and high-speed delivery of histones to DNA copying hubs in our cells. This shuttling mechanism is crucial to maintain normal function of our genes and prevent diseases as cancer. The results are published in the journal Nature Communications. (2014-03-06)

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