Tech

(University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center) DesignSafe is a web-based research platform that provides the computational tools needed to manage, analyze, and understand critical data for natural hazards research. In 2017, engineers used DesignSafe to assist with post-hurricane reconnaissance in Texas, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, speeding up analyses and allowing researchers to provide insights that can help with the rebuilding. DesignSafe's developers recently unveiled a tool that integrates diverse datasets across a range of scales to determine which homes flooded.
August 02, 2018
(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) Increasing healthy brown fat might help weight management and reduce symptoms of diabetes. Columbia Engineers have developed a simple, innovative method to directly convert white fat to brown fat outside the body and then reimplant it in a patient. The technique uses fat-grafting procedures commonly performed by plastic surgeons, in which fat is harvested from under the skin and then retransplanted into the same patient for cosmetic or reconstructive purposes.
August 01, 2018
(Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) ) For his research relating to the search for sources of highest-energy particles of cosmic rays from the Milky Way, Dr. Frank Schröder, scientist of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and assistant professor at the University of Delaware, USA, is award-ed an ERC Starting Grant: The European Research Council will fund his project with EUR 1.6 million for a period of five years.
August 01, 2018
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Many city drinking water systems add softening agents to keep plumbing free of pipe-clogging mineral buildup. According to new research, these additives may amplify the risk of pathogen release into drinking water by weakening the grip that bacteria -- like those responsible for Legionnaires' disease -- have on pipe interiors.
July 25, 2018
(The University of Hong Kong) Chair Professor in GIS in Urban Planning Professor Anthony Yeh and his research team invented the world's first Smart Address Plate (SAP) which when installed in buildings or shops, can help users determine their location and find outdoor and indoor destinations easily via one mobile application.
July 25, 2018
(Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - IIT) Researchers at IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia completed the realization, assembly and testing of a new disaster response robot: the Centauro, consisting of a four-legged base and an anthropomorphic upper body. The robot is capable of performing robust locomotion, high strength manipulation and harsh interactions that may be necessary during the execution of disaster relief tasks. The development of the robot is within the framework of the research project Centauro funded by the European Commission
July 25, 2018