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Pedestrians at serious risk when drivers are 'permitted' to turn left

Technology Innovation - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 21:00
(Oregon State University) A study to examine driver behavior in permitted left turns has identified what researchers call an "alarming" level of risk to pedestrians crossing the street -- about 4-9 percent of the time, drivers don't even bother to look and see if there are people in the way. The danger to pedestrians, who have a false sense of security, is far higher than had been realized.

NRC panel advises US DOD on green buildings

Technology Innovation - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 21:00
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Paul Fisette, a nationally recognized sustainable building expert at UMass Amherst and six other NRC panel members considered whether nearly 500,000 structures owned by the US Department of Defense worldwide are being operated as sustainably and as efficiently as possible according to a number of green building standards, including Green Globes, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.

UC San Diego team achieves petaflop-level earthquake simulations on GPU-powered supercomputers

Technology Innovation - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 21:00
(University of California - San Diego) A team of researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center and the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of California, San Diego, has developed a highly scalable computer code that promises to dramatically cut both research times and energy costs in simulating seismic hazards throughout California and elsewhere.

AngioDynamics pledges $500,000 to Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation

Technology Innovation - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 21:00
(Society of Interventional Radiology) The Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation's Discovery campaign will benefit from a $500,000 pledge by new "Futurist" level supporter, medical device manufacturer AngioDynamics.

New BRAIN initiative announced at White House

Technology Innovation - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 21:00
(The Kavli Foundation) The Kavli Foundation applauds today's launch by President Obama of his Administration's ambitious research effort to understand the brain by deciphering the brain's activity that gives rise to our perceptions, our experiences and our consciousness.

Chapman University to host Interface Symposium on Big Data and Analytics April 4-6

Technology Innovation - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 21:00
(Chapman University) Chapman University is hosting Interface 2013 -- A Symposium on Big Data and Analytics. The main themes of the symposium are data science theory and practice, earth systems science data and health care data systems.

April 2013 story tips

Technology Innovation - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 21:00
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) This release includes these topics: Analytics -- Device has ORNL pedigree, Climate -- Going small with big computers, Transportation -- Highway to green, Energy -- Extending reactor life, Environment -- Seeing through soil.

Fighting listeria and other food-borne illnesses with nanobiotechnology

Technology Innovation - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 21:00
(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new method to kill deadly pathogenic bacteria, including listeria, in food handling and packaging. This innovation represents an alternative to the use of antibiotics or chemical decontamination in food supply systems.

PhD training given £84 million boost -- Minister announces investment in doctoral training

Technology Innovation - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 21:00
(Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is this year investing £84.2 million in postgraduate training through its annual Doctoral Training Grants (DTGs). This year's investment is the largest ever round of DTGs made by EPSRC, it includes £10 million for Doctoral Prizes and £1 million for Vacation Bursaries. The announcement comes hard on the heels of last month's £350 million call for proposals for a new tranche of Centres for Doctoral Training.

3-D scaffolds a new tool to fight cancer

Technology Innovation - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 21:00
(Rice University) Polymer scaffolds used to engineer tissues may also be useful for testing cancer therapeutics.

Cells culled from adults may grow human bone

Technology Innovation - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 21:00
(University of Michigan) Preparations are underway for the first known human trial to use embryonic-like stem cells collected from adult cells to grow bone.

Fast track to mouse modeling

Technology Innovation - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 21:00
(Technische Universitaet Muenchen) What genes are responsible for the development of breast cancer? What are the brain cell mutations that lead to the onset of Alzheimer's? To find new therapies, scientists have to understand how diseases are triggered at cell level. Experiments on genetically modified mice are an indispensable part of basic medical research. Now a method has been found to help laboratories carry out their work with fewer test animals.

Sampling of embryonic DNA after IVF without biopsy

Technology Innovation - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 21:00
(Elsevier) Preimplantation genetic diagnosis technologies allow identification of genetic disorders in human preimplantation embryos after in vitro fertilization and before the embryo is transferred back to the patient.

31st International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory

Technology Innovation - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 21:00
(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) The international conference will be held at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany from July 29 to Aug. 3, 2013. Online registration is available.

NYSCF scientists develop 3-D stem cell culture technique to better understand Alzheimer's disease

Technology Innovation - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 21:00
(New York Stem Cell Foundation) A team of researchers at The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute led by Scott Noggle, Ph.D., Director of the NYSCF Laboratory and the NYSCF -- Charles Evans Senior Research Fellow for Alzheimer's Disease, and Michael W. Nestor, Ph.D., a NYSCF Postdoctoral Research Fellow, has developed a technique to produce three-dimensional cultures of induced pluripotent stem cells called embryoid bodies, amenable to live cell imaging and to electrical activity measurement.

New instrument will quickly detect botulinum, ricin, other biothreat agents

Technology Innovation - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 21:00
(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are developing a medical instrument that will be able to quickly detect a suite of biothreat agents, including anthrax, ricin, botulinum, shiga and SEB toxin. Sandia's work is funded by a recent grant -- nearly $4 million over four years -- from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health.

Bioglass helping to mend bones

Technology Innovation - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 21:00
(Elhuyar Fundazioa) Jose Ramon Sarasua and Aitor Larrañaga, researchers in the materials engineering department of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, have been studying new materials or implants that are of interest in medicine and in helping to mend bones, in particular. They have in fact measured the effect that the bioglass has on the thermal degradation of polymers currently used in medicine. The results have been published in the journal Polymer Degradation and Stability.

Geckos keep firm grip in wet natural habitat

Technology Innovation - Sun, 03/31/2013 - 21:00
(University of Akron) Geckos' ability to stick to trees and leaves during rainforest downpours has fascinated scientists for decades, leading a group of University of Akron researchers to solve the mystery.

Research deciphers HIV attack plan

Technology Innovation - Sun, 03/31/2013 - 21:00
(DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) A new study by Los Alamos National Laboratory and University of Pennsylvania scientists defines previously unknown properties of transmitted HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS. The viruses that successfully pass from a chronically infected person to a new individual are both remarkably resistant to a powerful initial human immune-response mechanism, and they are blanketed in a greater amount of envelope protein that helps them access and enter host cells.

Models will enable safer deepwater oil production

Technology Innovation - Sun, 03/31/2013 - 21:00
(Rice University) Rice scientists are part of an effort to help make ultra-deepwater development safer and more successful by creating models of scale and corrosion. Their computational models will analyze site conditions on a molecular scale to predict problems and suggest remediation strategies.
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