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The dispossessed

Howard Cohen relates the story of one of his students at an engineering college in the Negev struggling to keep up with his studies after Israeli police killed his father, demolished his home: " He wasn't interested in making a political statement to me, he was making an existential one. Show More Summary

Senior's published research could enhance water treatment processes

Jenna Bishop, a senior majoring in environmental systems engineering in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), has taken advantage of several opportunities as an undergraduate. From serving as president of the EMS Student Council,...Show More Summary

New Software Tool Powers Up Genomic Research

A group of computational biological researchers, led by Stony Brook University's Rob Patro, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has developed a new software tool, Salmon -- a lightweight method to provide fast and bias-aware quantification from RNA-sequencing reads. Show More Summary

Carnegie Mellon University launches carbon emissions index

(College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University) Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems and Carnegie Mellon University today announced the creation of a new index that will measure carbon dioxide emissions from the US electrical power generation sector.

Marine engineer denied 40 jobs because of something his parents did

A marine engineer who excelled in college has watched his friends all get lucrative jobs in similar fields, but for one reason, this man cannot get hired anywhere he applies.

Experiment aboard space station studies 'space weather'

(Cornell University) To study conditions in the ionosphere, Cornell University research engineer Steven Powell and others in the College of Engineering have developed the FOTON (Fast Orbital TEC for Orbit and Navigation) GPS receiver. This year, the FOTON hitched a ride aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to begin a long-term project at the International Space Station.

Illinois researchers create first exact model for diffusion in magnesium alloys

(University of Illinois College of Engineering) In order to develop new materials, material engineers need to be able to predict how fast impurity atoms diffuse, or spread, in a crystal over a range of temperatures. Using new computational...Show More Summary

OU professor receives NSF Early CAREER Award

(University of Oklahoma) A University of Oklahoma Gallogly College of Engineering professor, Steven P. Crossley, is the recipient of a five-year, National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award in the amount of $548,829 for research that...Show More Summary

Research improves solar cell performance

The team at SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre at Swansea University's College of Engineering investigated Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 (CZTS) which is based on Earth-abundant-elements, has shown great potential as an alternative to conventional Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS) in solar cells. Show More Summary

Staying a heartbeat ahead of hackers

(University of Arizona College of Engineering) Nearly a million new forms of malware are unleashed on the world every day. Manufacturers of software for smartphones, laptops and security cameras, as well as banks, retailers and government...Show More Summary

The average starting salaries at San Francisco tech companies

You're fresh out of college with a newly minted engineering degree and the big city is calling. The only problem? The median rent for a two-bedroom in San Francisco is a whopping $4,730. With prices like these (not to mention the infamous...Show More Summary

MSU's Bagley College of Engineering Launches Biomedical Engineering Degree Program

The Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University has expanded its undergraduate degree offerings to include a new opportunity in biomedical engineering.

Inhaler users get about half as much medicine as they should from each puff

(Rice University) Tens of millions of Americans use aerosol inhalers each day, and new studies by Rice University electrical engineers and pulmonologists from Baylor College of Medicine have identified critical errors that are causing many inhaler users to get only about half as much medicine as they should from each puff.

Science builds bridges, not walls, diplomacy experts tell UA audience

(University of Arizona College of Engineering) From eradicating weapons of mass destruction to the scourge of malaria, the speakers at a recent University of Arizona conference -- including a Nobel laureate, ambassadors and advisers to secretaries of state -- know firsthand how science can build trust where politics cannot.

UC researchers teach drones to land themselves on moving targets

(University of Cincinnati) Researchers at the University of Cincinnati's College of Engineering and Applied Science are using artificial intelligence called fuzzy logic to get drones to navigate and land themselves on moving platforms. This holds promise for commercial uses such as delivering packages from moving vehicles.

OU professor awarded highest recognition by Society for mined land reclamation work

(University of Oklahoma) University of Oklahoma Gallogly College of Engineering professor, Robert W. Nairn, is the recipient of the prestigious William T. Plass Award from the American Society of Mining and Reclamation. Nairn pioneered...Show More Summary

Iowa State engineer addresses need for scientists, engineers to engage the public

It's no longer enough for scientists and engineers to communicate their work by publishing in technical journals, says an associate dean for Iowa State University's College of Engineering.

Sensors embedded in sports equipment could provide real-time analytics to your smartphone

(University of Illinois College of Engineering) In an effort to make big data analytics more accessible for the sports industry, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have utilized IoT devices -- low-cost sensors and radios -- that can be embedded into sports equipment (e.g., balls, rackets, and shoes), as well as in wearable devices.

Joseph Moskal elected to medical and biological engineering elite

(Northwestern University) Northwestern University's Joseph R. Moskal has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering's (AIMBE) College of Fellows. Moskal was cited for his studies of the NMDA receptor, which have led to the design and development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of depression.

Researchers engineer 'thubber,' a stretchable rubber that packs a thermal conductive punch

(College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University) Carmel Majidi and Jonathan Malen of Carnegie Mellon University have developed a thermally conductive rubber material that represents a breakthrough for creating soft, stretchable machines and electronics. The findings were published in PNAS this week.

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