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Bacterial defense systems have numerous clinical and research applications
A new review highlights the diverse ways in which genetic-based defense systems found in bacteria can be harnessed to manipulate the microbes for various clinical and research applications. The systems, called CRISPR-Cas systems, naturally protect bacteria by recognizing and cutting genetic elements from potential invaders. (2015-11-11)

Systems Analysis 2015
From Nov. 11-13, 2015, join us at this major international conference to explore the current state and future directions of systems analysis. (2015-07-08)

Scientists find common approach to self-organization problem
An international group of scientists, with the participation of University of Tyumen (UTMN), has presented an overview of cluster systems research, offering a fresh and generalized approach to the problem of self-organization. An article about this was published today by the world's oldest scientific magazine, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A. (2020-02-05)

Marshall Center awards $137 million contract option to Computer Sciences Corporation
NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., has exercised an option to continue an existing contract with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) to provide information services to Marshall and all other NASA facilities. (2000-05-04)

Embedded Systems Design Group hosts colloquium
Embedded computers are used in growing numbers of applications, from cars and traffic lights, to climate control systems and household appliances. Some experts estimate that each individual in a developed nation may unknowingly use more than 100 embedded computers daily. Virginia Tech researchers have formed a group to coordinate research and scheduled a colloquium with leaders in the field. (2003-10-22)

What might our health systems look like in 2020?
Doctors and machines will be (2004-05-13)

Comments sought on draft federal IT security standard
To help federal agencies improve their information technology security and comply with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) of 2002, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently released for public comment the draft of Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 200, Minimum Security Requirements for Federal Information and Information Systems. (2005-07-27)

Carnegie Mellon CASOS Conference June 21-23
This conference explores advances in computational social and organizational science. Of particular interest is recent work in any of the following areas: computational theorizing about complex social systems; computational or network based analysis tools for studying complex social or organizational systems, social-psychological, social, organizational, political and technological systems; empirical tests of computational, mathematical, or logical models; formal complex systems models; computational models of impact of new technologies and multi-agent network models. (2002-03-12)

The science and practice of people-centerd health systems
A unique collection of studies exploring the theme of the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research has been published today in a supplement to Health Policy and Planning. (2014-10-01)

The Lancet: Biggest public health challenge at London 2012 Olympics was reassuring politicians and the media that there were no health threats
In this review, researchers led by Dr. Brian McCloskey, who coordinated the Health Protection Agency's seven year preparations for the London 2012 Olympic Games, report that although no major public health incidents arose during the Games, the biggest challenge was reassuring the organizing committee, government, media, and the public that there were no health-protection concerns. (2014-05-20)

AIAA to present awards at 7th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is proud to announce that the following awards will be presented at an awards luncheon at noon on Aug. 5 as part of the 7th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, to be held August 25 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. (2009-08-04)

Computer prescribing systems risk patient safety
Computer prescribing systems are putting patients at risk by failing to warn of potentially serious errors, according to research in this week's BMJ. (2004-05-13)

Federal standard issued for improving IT security
Computer security specialists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new standard to help federal agencies better protect their computer networks. The standard provides a new way to categorize government information and information systems. (2004-02-13)

Latest Technology Brings Unwanted Chaos To Company Stock Controls And Supply Chains
The latest computerised stock control systems are quite literally causing chaos in company supply chains according to new research just published by Richard Wilding at the Warwick Manufacturing Group at the University of Warwick. (1997-11-28)

Biomimetic optics: Effective substitute for eyes
Scientists at University of Tyumen (UTMN) have presented a large-scale study of biomimetic optics, liquid elements that effectively imitate eye functions for use in various fields of industry and medicine, as well as in biochemical and biometric analysis. (2020-02-06)

Binarisation system based on FPGA for OCR in electronic voting
Many vision systems require text recognition captured at very high speed: vehicle registration identification devices, scanners, etc. Current technology enables the use of complex image pre-processing systems to enhance reading characteristics. This PhD thesis puts forward two binarisation algorithms that are suitable for high-precision applications in optical character reading (OCR). (2005-10-10)

United Kingdom ranked 24th in health systems of the world
Countries with the best levels of health do not always have efficient health systems, according to a study in this week's BMJ, which ranks the health systems of the world according to their efficiency in turning expenditure into health. The United Kingdom is ranked 24th out of 191 countries. (2001-08-09)

New NIST guidelines aim to help IT system developers build security in from the ground up
A new initiative by computer security experts at NIST seeks to bring widely recognized systems and software engineering principles to bear on the problem of information system security. The goal is to help establish processes that build security into IT systems from the beginning using sound design principles, rather than trying to tack it on at the end. (2014-05-22)

Australia needs right tools to build path to innovation
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is desperate for Australia to be innovative -- but do businesses have the technologies they need to truly transform? (2015-11-05)

New software spots, isolates cyber-attacks to protect networked control systems
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a software algorithm that detects and isolates cyber-attacks on networked control systems -- which are used to coordinate transportation, power and other infrastructure across the United States. (2013-05-14)

Gauging safety in the electronic age
Engineers at the University of Leicester are taking the unusual step of learning from architecture in order to design safer electrical systems. (2010-06-18)

Particulate vaccine delivery systems may help
Most traditional vaccines have safety and efficacy issues, whereas particulate vaccine delivery systems -- which utilize nano- or micro-particulate carriers to protect and deliver antigens--are efficient, stable, include molecules to bolster immune responses, and minimize adverse reactions due to the use of biocompatible biomaterials. A new review summarizes the current status of research efforts to develop particulate vaccine delivery systems against bioterrorism agents and emerging infectious pathogens. (2016-04-06)

Software agents in automobile production
Control systems map the entire production flow and make it possible to see the whole factory at a glance. The new control system ProVis.Agent, which controls the Mercedes C-class production, for the first time provides an overall view of the impact of disruptions. (2008-07-10)

Theoreticians show which quantum systems are suitable for quantum simulations
A joint research group led by Prof. Jens Eisert of Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) has shown a way to simulate the quantum physical properties of complex solid state systems. This is done with the help of complex solid state systems that can be studied experimentally. The study was published in the renowned journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS). (2020-10-27)

Syndromic surveillance for bioterrorism following World Trade Center attack
This report describes the operational and maintenance aspects of conducting syndromic surveillance for bioterrorism and demonstrates the limitations of drop-in systems that rely on manual data collection. (2003-02-27)

Inter-dependent networks stress test
Energy production systems are good examples of complex systems. Their infrastructure equipment requires ancillary sub-systems structured like a network -- including water for cooling, transport to supply fuel, and ICT systems for control and management. Every step in the network chain is interconnected with a wider network and they are all mutually dependent. Gaihua Fu and colleagues have studied various aspects of inter-network dependencies, not previously explored, and their findings have been published in EPJ B. (2014-08-28)

New research program at the interface of solid state physics and quantum physics
Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler and Ron Folman initiate a research program looking at quantum phenomena. (2015-02-12)

NIST standard adopted for across-the-road radar
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new performance standard for (2004-07-15)

Dutch barnacle geese have more active immune system than same species in the North
Bird migration is an impressive phenomenon, but why birds often travel huge distances to and from their breeding grounds in the far North is still very unclear. Suggestions include that the birds profit from longer daylight hours, or that there are fewer predators. Researchers from the University of Groningen and the NIOO-KNAW Vogeltrekstation, the Dutch center for bird migration and demographics, have discovered a new explanation. (2014-12-17)

Conference program: Energy systems and energy technologies for the next century
The next international energy conference takes place at Risoe DTU from May 10-12, 2011. (2011-01-07)

Draft federal guidelines issued for computer security
NIST computer scientists released on Nov. 3 an initial public draft of Recommended Security Controls for Federal Information Systems (NIST SP 800-53). The publication, which details controls that will become mandatory for most federal systems in 2005, is expected to have a wide audience beyond the federal government. (2003-11-06)

The Second Conference on the History and Heritage of Scientific and Technical Information Systems
Emphasis for this conference will be on scientific and technical information systems in the period from the Second World War up through the early 1990s. Forty historians of science and technology, information scientists and scientists in other fields will be delivering papers on a wide range of topics: informatics in chemistry, biology and medicine; information developments in multi-national, industrial and military settings; biographical studies of pioneering individuals; and the transformation of information systems. (2002-10-16)

Norhealth leads the way for public health information systems
Norhealth is an interactive web-based health information system that has created a knowledge base for health promotion and prevention strategies in Norway. An article about Norhealth has been published in the September issue of Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. (2008-10-22)

Physician burnout: Resilience training is only part of the solution
Although many health systems have turned to resilience training as a solution to physician burnout, quality/safety researcher Alan Card, Ph.D., MPH, argues that such training alone is not enough. (2018-05-14)

Researchers develop data bus for quantum computer
The quantum world is fragile; error correction codes are needed to protect the information stored in a quantum object from the deteriorating effects of noise. Quantum physicists in Innsbruck have developed a protocol to pass quantum information between differently encoded building blocks of a future quantum computer, such as processors and memories. Scientists may use this protocol in the future to build a data bus for quantum computers. The researchers have published their work in the journal Nature Communications. (2017-11-06)

NC State awarded $9 million to make installing home solar energy systems easier, less expensive
A new grant to North Carolina State University and several partners could make installing rooftop solar energy systems much less expensive and time consuming. (2012-12-19)

First global conference on systems and enterprises at new Stevens location, Washington, D.C., Dec. 3-4
The inaugural Global Conference on Systems & Enterprises, to be held Dec. 3-4, 2009, in Washington, D.C., focuses on the convergence of complex large-scale systems and enterprises of critical importance to society. (2009-11-30)

ECDC report shows strong potential of E-health to increase vaccination coverage in Europe
Twenty one EU/EEA countries have developed or are in the process of developing systems to digitally record information about vaccination, according to a new 'ECDC survey report on immunization information systems implementation and system characteristics'. Fourteen of these countries already have a system in place, whereas innovative systems are being piloted in 7 countries. (2017-04-27)

Eftekharnejad secures grant to protect power systems from cyberattacks
Professor Sara Eftekharnejad has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to investigate securing the smart grid from cyber threats. The findings of this research will establish the foundations for protecting the most critical assets in power grids. (2016-01-11)

Using 'minutiae' to match fingerprints can be accurate
A study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) shows that computerized systems that match fingerprints using interoperable minutiae templates -- mathematical representations of a fingerprint image -- can be highly accurate as an alternative to the full fingerprint image. NIST conducted the study, called the Minutiae Interoperability Exchange Test (MINEX), to determine whether fingerprint system vendors could successfully use a recently approved standard* for minutiae data rather than images of actual prints as the medium for exchanging data between different fingerprint matching systems. (2006-03-20)

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