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Released: 15-Jul-2024 12:05 PM EDT
You're just a stick figure to this camera
University of Michigan

A new camera could prevent companies from collecting embarrassing and identifiable photos and videos from devices like smart home cameras and robotic vacuums. It's called PrivacyLens and was made by University of Michigan engineers.

Newswise: Localization of anion exchange membrane water electrolysis is a step forward!
Released: 15-Jul-2024 12:00 AM EDT
Localization of anion exchange membrane water electrolysis is a step forward!
National Research Council of Science and Technology

A research team led by Dr. Sung Mook Choi of the Korea Institute of Materials Science(KIMS) has developed a one-step electrode fabrication process for the first time in South Korea.

Newswise: Atomically controlled MXenes enable cost-effective green hydrogen production
Released: 15-Jul-2024 12:00 AM EDT
Atomically controlled MXenes enable cost-effective green hydrogen production
National Research Council of Science and Technology

A research team led by Dr. Albert Sung Soo Lee at Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) with collaboration with Professor Chong Min Koo’s group at Sungkyunkwan University has developed an oxidatively stable molybdenum-based MXene as electrocatalyst support in anion exchange membrane water electrolyzers.

Newswise: New method for simultaneous high-resolution measurement of chiral molecules
Released: 12-Jul-2024 9:05 AM EDT
New method for simultaneous high-resolution measurement of chiral molecules
Chinese Academy of Sciences

A new study introduces a method for sensitive, simultaneous measurement of optical rotary dispersion (ORD) and circular dichroism (CD) from weak chiroptical signals. The technique utilizes a bowtie optical cavity with moderate finesse, eliminating the need for complex frequency locking or magnetic fields.

Newswise: Birth of a new photovoltaic module technology
optimised for urban environment
Released: 12-Jul-2024 12:00 AM EDT
Birth of a new photovoltaic module technology optimised for urban environment
National Research Council of Science and Technology

Dr. Seung-il Cha's electric conversion material R&D team in Korea and Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI) developed a 'New photovoltaic module technology' can perform self-power generation for urban environment.

Newswise: Entrepreneurship program at Argonne announces newest cohort of embedded startup founders
Released: 11-Jul-2024 11:30 AM EDT
Entrepreneurship program at Argonne announces newest cohort of embedded startup founders
Argonne National Laboratory

Five new innovators will join Chain Reaction Innovations, the entrepreneurship program at Argonne, and develop their startup technologies as part of the elite program’s eighth cohort.

   
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Released: 11-Jul-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Learning dance moves could help humanoid robots work better with humans
University of California San Diego

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have trained a humanoid robot to perform a variety of expressive movements, from simple dance routines to gestures like waving, high-fiving and hugging, all while maintaining a steady gait on diverse terrains. This work marks a step towards building robots that perform more complex and human-like motions.

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Released: 11-Jul-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Novel Pre-Treatment Process Enhances PFAS Removal from Drinking Water
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)

In a groundbreaking effort to tackle the pervasive issue of PFAS contamination in drinking water, a research team at New Jersey Institute of Technology has received funding from the Bureau of Reclamation's Desalination and Water Purification Research program.

Newswise: Biological Science Helps Fuel the Future of Electric Air Travel
Released: 11-Jul-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Biological Science Helps Fuel the Future of Electric Air Travel
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

In a new study, a team of researchers led by Berkeley Lab used a bioscience technique to study the intricate interactions within the anode, cathode, and electrolyte of electric aircraft batteries. One of the most significant findings was the discovery that certain salts mixed into the battery electrolyte formed a protective coating on cathode particles, making them far more resistant to corrosion, thereby enhancing battery life.

Newswise: New Co-STAR Receptor Shows Promise Treating Cancers in Laboratory Study
9-Jul-2024 11:05 AM EDT
New Co-STAR Receptor Shows Promise Treating Cancers in Laboratory Study
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Using genetic engineering techniques, investigators at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and its Ludwig Center, the Lustgarten Laboratory and Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy have designed a novel type of cell to recognize and fight cancer.

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Released: 10-Jul-2024 12:05 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins Researchers Develop AI-Enhanced Navigation System for Visually Impaired
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Johns Hopkins Researchers Develop AI-Enhanced Navigation System for Visually Impaired

Newswise: ARPA-E IGNIITE award launches new initiatives of ORNL researchers Yang and Westover
Released: 10-Jul-2024 10:05 AM EDT
ARPA-E IGNIITE award launches new initiatives of ORNL researchers Yang and Westover
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Guang Yang and Andrew Westover of Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been selected to join the first cohort of the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E, Inspiring Generations of New Innovators to Impact Technologies in Energy 2024, or IGNIITE 2024, program.

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Released: 10-Jul-2024 9:05 AM EDT
As Paris 2024 Summer Olympic Games approach, experts give tips for athletes, weekend warriors, and travelers
Virginia Tech

With less than a month until the Summer Olympic Games in Paris, and with Olympic Trials taking place all around the world in different sports, Virginia Tech experts offer perspective on aspects of the competitions, applying Olympic habits to our own lives, and how the Games are impacting both travel to and life on the ground in Paris.

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Released: 10-Jul-2024 9:05 AM EDT
Safety concerns for construction workers go beyond physical injuries, says expert
Virginia Tech

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the construction industry has one of the highest rates of suicide among professions with 6,000 workers dying by suicide in 2022 compared to 1,000 who died from a construction-related work injury. 

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Released: 10-Jul-2024 8:00 AM EDT
Producing ‘Space Brick’ for Moon Base Using Microwave
National Research Council of Science and Technology

Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT), has developed technology for producing construction materials using in-situ resources from the moon.

9-Jul-2024 8:00 AM EDT
A simple firmware update completely hides a device’s Bluetooth fingerprint
University of California San Diego

A smartphone's unique Bluetooth fingerprint could be used to track the device's user--until now. A team of researchers have developed a simple firmware update that can completely hide the Bluetooth fingerprint, eliminating the vulnerability. The method was developed by a team of researchers at the University of California San Diego.

Newswise: Rapid Joule-heating synthesis of metal/carbon-based electrocatalysts for efficient carbon dioxide reduction
Released: 10-Jul-2024 7:05 AM EDT
Rapid Joule-heating synthesis of metal/carbon-based electrocatalysts for efficient carbon dioxide reduction
Chinese Academy of Sciences

In comparison with conventional pyrolysis processes, the researchers developed a rapid thermal shock method to achieve a uniform dispersion of metal nanoparticles on carbon supports. This approach effectively prevented nanoparticle aggregation, ensuring the full utilization of active sites.

Newswise: Engineering eco-friendly solvents
Released: 9-Jul-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Engineering eco-friendly solvents
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists have developed a method leveraging artificial intelligence to accelerate the identification of environmentally friendly solvents for industrial carbon capture, biomass processing, rechargeable batteries and other applications.

Newswise: Simulating blood flow dynamics for improved nanoparticle drug delivery
Released: 9-Jul-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Simulating blood flow dynamics for improved nanoparticle drug delivery
University Of Illinois Grainger College Of Engineering

Despite gaining a bad rap in mainstream media in recent years, nanoparticles have been successfully used for decades in targeted drug delivery systems. Drug molecules can be encapsulated within biodegradable nanoparticles to be delivered to specific cells or diseased tissues.

Newswise: Laura Boon’s accelerator experience moves beyond the Advanced Photon Source
Released: 9-Jul-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Laura Boon’s accelerator experience moves beyond the Advanced Photon Source
Argonne National Laboratory

The Advanced Photon Source (APS) recently went through a year’s long shut down and upgrade. Technical facilities and systems specialist Laura Boon is applying the skills from her experience working on the APS Upgrade Project to other accelerators across Argonne’s campus.



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