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Two Children's Hospital Boston researchers win top presidential awards

...e and nurture outstanding beginning scientists and engineers who "show exceptional potential for leadership at the frontiers of scientific knowledge during the twenty-first century." Awardees receive up to five years of funding to further their research....

Penn receives $9.5 mllion NIH grant to create center for molecular discovery

...ents a truly multidisciplinary exercise, involving engineers with skills in robotics from Penn's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, chemists from Penn's School of Arts and Sciences and biomedical researchers from Penn's School of Medicine. "The integration across Penn's campus is enhanced by its co...

Jet skis and quad bikes help scientists predict and monitor storm damage

... computer models, are being used by scientists and engineers to measure and predict storm damage. Every winter ...n coastline in the future. This will help coastal engineers improve flood defences....

Ultra-fast camera captures how hummingbirds hover

...scription of hummingbird aerodynamics will provide engineers with a refined model for developing future miniature autonomous flying vehicles. Hummingbirds seem to garner a universal appeal, something that was largely spurred by former DuPont company president, Crawford Greenewalt, who, in the 1960s, used novel...

Geologist receives prestigious National Science Foundation award for research and teaching

...s recognition of accomplishments by scientists and engineers whose roles as educators and mentors are considered as important as their ground-breaking results in research," said NSF director, Arden Bement, Jr. "We're proud of these scholars' deep sense of dedication to spreading their special research talents ...

National Academies Keck Futures Initiative to co-sponsor life engineering symposium

...ll morphology. Computer scientists and electrical engineers will describe robotics based on biological systems, and speakers will explore legal and ethical issues surrounding synthetic biology. There is no registration fee to attend the symposium, but participants need to register at http://qb3.org/lifeengi...

San Francisco State University receives JavaOne award

... and distributed. The team of computer scientists, engineers and oceanographers has developed a sensor-based system to monitor and transmit information about ocean conditions via cell phone to other wireless networks. The technology provides a secure integration and dissemination of information that could be a...

Hurricane hazard briefing on Capitol Hill

...cover the same content, including what scientists, engineers and first responders have learned from tracking storm movements, responding to emergencies, and surveying coastal and infrastructure damage. The first briefing will be held at 10:00 am in room 253 of the Russell Senate Office Building, and the second...

Top young African-American scholars in science and engineering to meet in Monterey, Calif.

...ial to recruit and cultivate future scientists and engineers from the broadest possible pool of talent. Currently, however, African Americans comprise only a small percentage of the students earning advanced degrees in the science, technology and engineering fields. Students in the Graduate Scholars Program ar...

DFG establishes 11 new research units

...emists, theoretical physicists and fluid mechanics engineers from the University of Bayreuth will cooperate to study specific complex fluids whose motion equations are currently still being modelled and for which a unified description is sought. The Research Unit "Dated Speleothems: Records of the Paleozoic...

Engineers create optoelectronic tweezers to round up cells, microparticles

...d flexibility of optical tweezers. The UC Berkeley engineers found a way to get the best of both worlds by transforming optical energy to electrical energy through the use of a photoconductive surface. The idea is similar to that used in the ubiquitous office copier machine. In xerography, a document is scanne...

World-record magnet to pull in scientific breakthroughs

...5 tons, was no overnight accomplishment. A team of engineers based at the magnet lab worked for 13 years to develop, design, manufacture and test it at the laboratory. Several outside companies, including Intermagnetics General Corporation, collaborated with the magnet lab. Now, with its commissioning, scient...

Deep thinking: Scientists sequence a cold-loving marine microbe

...hort supply in the extreme cold. The organism also engineers cold-hardy versions of ordinary enzymes found in free-living bacteria, such as enzymes that break down organic matter. C. psychrerythraea possesses genes that may break down complex compounds, including pollutants, as well. Collectively, Meth sugg...

New method shows it is possible to grow bone for grafts within a patient's body

An international team of biomedical engineers has demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to grow healthy new bone reliably in one part of the body and use it to repair damaged bone at a different location. The research, which is based on a dramatic departure from the current practic...

Improving artificial heart top goal of award-winning research at UH

..."I think it's also important because at some point engineers and engineering students have to become involved s...owship from the graduate students and professional engineers category at the organization's 51st annual conference titled "Enabling the Future through Discovery ...

North Atlantic right whales headed toward extinction

... and state agencies are working with fishermen and engineers to create a rope that breaks at a tension point suitable for whales. The agencies will supply this rope free to fishermen and are instituting mandatory requirements for breakaway gear. Efforts are also under way to reduce vertical lines from buoys o...

Pitt to teach green building in the tropics

...lude a capstone sustainable design course, so that engineers from different specialties can learn a common framework for sustainable design. Created in 2003 through the generous sponsorship of John C. Mascaro (CEE '66, '80) of Mascaro Construction Co. LP, the Heinz Endowments, the Dominion Foundation, and the...

The doctor is in: UH engineering students find medical mentors

...are creating the next generation of scientists and engineers and physicians, and it's a labor of love. This is a cross-disciplinary experience and an interdisciplinary education where students are the clear winner, and because the students win, society does, too." The University of Houston System and The Me...

Nano coalition unveils environmental, health and safety database

...plication developers, toxicologists, environmental engineers and nanomaterials scientists, we are helping researchers and government funding agencies to see the big picture." This need to collect currently available knowledge on EHS issues of nanoscale materials was recognized by the Environmental Safety and ...

Allergy-busting worms, cold water corals and the science of Irishness

...ver 300 of the UK and Ireland's top scientists and engineers to discuss the latest developments in science with the public. In addition to talks and debates at Trinity College Dublin, there will be a host of events throughout the city as part of the Science in the City programme. Each year, the Festival genera...

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