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  1. Landmark study suggests risks vary widely in drone-human impacts

    09.19 / 20:46 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (Virginia Tech) New Virginia Tech research suggests there's wide variation in the risk that unmanned aircraft pose to people on the…
  2. Researchers use Wikipedia to give AI context clues

    09.19 / 18:41 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (Brigham Young University) A team of BYU computer scientists is teaching artificial intelligence agents how to interact with the world in a way that makes…
  3. NASA data shows Otis devoid of precipitation, now a remnant

    09.19 / 18:41 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Former Hurricane Otis was not showing any thunderstorm development or precipitation on satellite imagery on Sept. 19. As a result, the National Hurricane Center declared Otis a remnant low pressure…
  4. NASA sees Tropical Depression Norma's small area of strength

    09.19 / 18:41 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite has revealed that the area of strongest storms within now Tropical Depression Norma has…
  5. NASA looks within category 5 Hurricane Maria before and after first landfall

    09.19 / 17:41 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Satellite data is enabling forecasters to look inside and outside of powerful Hurricane Maria. A NASA animation of satellite imagery shows Hurricane Maria's first landfall on the island of…
  6. Research sparks new way to predict movie-goers' facial expressions

    09.19 / 17:41 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (Simon Fraser University) Researchers in Simon Fraser University's School of Computing Science have been working with Disney Research to develop a new way to assess and predict the facial expressions of movie goers. This method could help to make artificial data created in animation look more…
  7. NASA tracking Jose meandering off US East Coast

    09.19 / 17:41 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Jose has been a named storm for nearly two weeks now as it continues to slowly move northward off the US East Coast east of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. NASA's GPM satellite and NOAA's GOES East satellites have provided a look at the rainfall and movement of this long-lived…
  8. Rogue wave analysis supports investigation of the El Faro sinking

    09.19 / 16:39 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (Georgia Institute of Technology) A new analysis done to support the investigation into the 2015 sinking of the El Faro cargo ship has calculated the likelihood of a massive rogue wave during Hurricane Joaquin in October of that year -- and demonstrated a new technique for evaluating the probability of rogue waves over space and…
  9. Fluorescence microscopy on a chip -- no lenses required

    09.19 / 16:39 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (American Institute of Physics) Fluorescence microscopy gives researchers power to illuminate the tiniest structures and capture the real-time activities of cells by tagging biological molecules with a rainbow of fluorescent dyes. Researchers have developed a system that enables scientists to rapidly image fluorescent cells grown inside the chip using a CMOS image sensor, the same technology found in the camera of a smartphone. The new system, described this week in AIP Advances, has…
  10. Fabric made from VTT's recycled fiber feels half way between cotton and viscose

    09.19 / 15:16 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) The method develop at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland involves dissolving worn and discarded cotton and using it as a raw material for new…
  11. Scientists from Russia and Germany implement a closed cycle algae processing mechanism

    09.19 / 15:16 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University) A unique cycle of processing algae into valuable materials and its residual biomass into sorbents for water purification with biogas generation was proposed by scientists of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) in collaboration with the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH). The project is to be implemented within 3 years'…
  12. VTT has developed a device for measuring inflammation value at home

    09.19 / 15:16 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a portable device for measuring inflammation levels quickly in home…
  13. Smart traffic signals will help blind cross streets

    09.19 / 14:02 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (Carnegie Mellon University) Smart traffic signals that are designed to improve the flow of traffic also could help pedestrians with visual or other disabilities safely cross streets, or even catch a bus. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have begun a two-year project, sponsored in large part by a $2 million grant from the Federal Highway Administration, to develop a system that relays information from a user's smartphone directly to the smart traffic…
  14. Third and fourth graders who own cell phones are more likely to be cyberbullied

    09.15 / 05:10 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (American Academy of Pediatrics) New research suggests elementary school-age children who own cell phones may be particularly vulnerable to cyberbullying. The study abstract, 'Cell Phone Ownership and Cyberbullying in 8-11 Year Olds: New Research,' will be presented Monday, Sept. 18 at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition in…
  15. Green schoolyards offer physical and mental health benefits for children

    09.15 / 05:10 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (American Academy of Pediatrics) A growing body of evidence suggests access to safe, natural areas improves health across a wide variety of areas, including heart health, mental health, weight management, ADHD, and stress among children. Researchers will present a summary of peer-reviewed scientific literature documenting the many benefits to students from 'green…
  16. NASA sees Eastern Pacific stir Up Tropical Storm Norma

    09.14 / 21:09 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Storm Norma is the newest addition to the tropical cyclones in the Eastern Pacific and NASA's Terra satellite caught it after it…
  17. NASA's robotic 'sniffer' confirms space station leak, repair

    09.14 / 21:09 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) In recent operations on the International Space Station, robotic operators were twice able to test and confirm the ability of the Robotic External Leak Locator (RELL) to 'smell' in…
  18. Wiley announces new Data Sharing and Citation policies to improve transparency in research

    09.14 / 20:02 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (Wiley) John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb), today announced the launch of new data sharing and citation policies that will be implemented across all participating Wiley…
  19. Hydrogen power moves a step closer

    09.14 / 17:53 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (Lancaster University) Physicists are developing methods of creating renewable fuel from water using quantum technology.Renewable hydrogen can already be produced by photoelectrolysis where solar power is used to split water molecules into oxygen and hydrogen. But fundamental problems remain before this can be adopted commercially due to inefficiency.The study demonstrates that the novel use of nanostructures could increase the maximum photovoltage generated in a photoelectrochemical…
  20. SLAC-led project will use AI to prevent or minimize electric grid failures

    09.14 / 17:53 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory) A project led by the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will combine artificial intelligence with massive amounts of data and industry experience from a dozen U.S. partners to identify places where the electric grid is vulnerable to disruption, reinforce those spots in advance and recover faster when failures do…