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Public Release: 24-Oct-2014
Object-oriented Programming, Systems, Languages and Applications (OOPSLA)
New 'Surveyman' software promises to revolutionize survey design and accuracy
Doctoral student Emma Tosch of University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Computer Science won a Best Paper award this week at the premier international computer programming language design conference in Portland, Ore., for her work on 'Surveyman,' a first-of-its-kind software system for designing, deploying and automatically debugging surveys to improve their accuracy and trustworthiness.
NSF

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 24-Oct-2014
CDC charges Johns Hopkins to lead development of Ebola training module
Johns Hopkins Medicine has been tasked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to lead a group and to design an interactive Web-based learning program that guides health care workers, nurses and physicians through government-approved protocols to aid clinicians as they provide care to patients who may be at risk of contracting the Ebola virus. The program trains health care providers in three critical areas: proper donning of personal protective equipment, the safe removal of gear and active monitoring skills.

Contact: Lisa Broadhead
lbroadh1@jhmi.edu
410-502-9406
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 24-Oct-2014
UT Dallas team infuses science into 'Minecraft' modification
The 3-D world of the popular 'Minecraft' video game just became more entertaining, perilous and educational, thanks to a comprehensive code modification kit, 'Polycraft World,' created by UT Dallas professors, students and alumni

Contact: LaKisha Ladson
lakisha.ladson@UTDallas.edu
972-883-4183
University of Texas at Dallas

Public Release: 24-Oct-2014
Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages and Applications
Powerful new software plug-in detects bugs in spreadsheets
An effective new data-debugging software tool dubbed 'CheckCell' was released to the public this week in a presentation by University of Massachusetts Amherst computer science doctoral student Daniel Barowy. He spoke at the premier international computer programming language design conference known as OOPSLA, in Portland, Ore.

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 24-Oct-2014
Ambitious EU targets for renewable energies make economic sense
Even beyond the year 2020 European energy policy will require ambitious expansion targets for renewables but also scope for their national implementation. That is the result of an international study lead by environmental economists at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research. The German Renewable Energy Law which has been much criticised recently is also not inconsistent with the idea of a European internal market, say the scientists.
Helmholtz Association

Contact: Erik Gawel
erik.gawel@ufz.de
49-341-235-1940
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

Public Release: 24-Oct-2014
​NTU and UNESCO to create mini-lab kits for youths in developing countries
NTU is partnering the United Nations Organisation for Education, Science and Culture to create mini-laboratory kits for students in high schools and colleges with limited resources or without proper laboratories.

Contact: Amin Shah
aminshah@ntu.edu.sg
Nanyang Technological University

Public Release: 23-Oct-2014
InSilico Medicine announces collaboration -- Canada Cancer and Aging Research Laboratories
Insilico Medicine will fund CCARL's pilot research study in personalized medicine and aging research.

Contact: Michael Petr
michael.petr@insilicomedicine.com
InSilico Medicine, Inc.

Public Release: 23-Oct-2014
Seismic network will measure the effects of ocean waves on Antarctic ice shelves
Starting in November, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, researchers and colleagues will embark on an ambitious and arduous mission funded by the National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs to install a seismic array on Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf.

Contact: Robert Monroe or Mario Aguilera
scrippsnews@ucsd.edu
858-534-3624
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 23-Oct-2014
Springer partners with Beijing Jiaotong University
Springer and Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) have signed an agreement to jointly publish books, journals and digital databases covering the BJTU's strongest research disciplines. The first and most important project of the collaboration is the international book series 'Advances in High-speed Rail Technology.' Starting in 2015, three to five books will be published annually in the series.

Contact: Joan Robinson
joan.robinson@springer.com
49-622-148-78130
Springer

Public Release: 23-Oct-2014
Intelligent materials that work in space
ARQUIMEA, a company that began in the Business Incubator in the Science Park of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, will be testing technology it has developed in the International Space Station. The technology is based on intelligent materials that allow objects to be sent into orbit without the use of explosives.

Contact: Javier Alonso
oic@uc3m.es
Carlos III University of Madrid

Public Release: 23-Oct-2014
Polymer hybrid thin-film composites for food packaging and membrane filters
Juha Nikkola, Senior Scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, developed new hybrid materials in his doctoral research project for use in the manufacture and modification of thin-film composites.

Contact: Juha Nikkola
juha.nikkola@vtt.fi
358-405-358-169
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Public Release: 22-Oct-2014
The New York Stem Cell Foundation 9th Annual Translational Stem Cell Research Conference
The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute announces largest-ever stem cell repository
The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute, through the launch of its repository in 2015, will provide for the first time the largest-ever number of stem cell lines available to the scientific research community. Initially, over 600 induced pluripotent stem cell lines and 1,000 cultured fibroblasts from over 1,000 unique human subjects will be made available, with an increasing number available in the first year.

Contact: David McKeon
dmckeon@nyscf.org
212-365-7440
New York Stem Cell Foundation

Public Release: 22-Oct-2014
NIH begins early human clinical trial of VSV Ebola vaccine
Human testing of a second investigational Ebola vaccine candidate is under way at the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center. Researchers at NIAID are conducting the early phase trial to evaluate the vaccine, called VSV-ZEBOV, for safety and its ability to generate an immune system response in healthy adults who are given two intramuscular doses, called a prime-boost strategy. The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research is simultaneously testing the vaccine candidate as a single dose at its Clinical Trials Center.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Kathy Stover
niaidnews@niaid.nih.gov
301-402-1663
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 22-Oct-2014
The Rockefeller University Press offers free access to books
The Rockefeller University Press has expanded access to its book collection, with nearly 50 titles available for free download in multiple e-book formats at books.rupress.org. The collection dates back to 1959 and includes works by Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning authors.

Contact: Rita Sullivan King
news@rupress.org
212-327-8603
Rockefeller University Press

Public Release: 22-Oct-2014
Adaptive zoom riflescope prototype has push-button magnification
Sandia National Laboratories announces a prototype of a Rapid Adaptive Zoom for Assault Rifles that would enable the user to zoom in and out at the push of a button without having to remove their eyes from their rifles. The prototype uses a patented adaptive zoom that changes the focal length of the lenses by varying their curvature.

Contact: Heather Clark
hclark@sandia.gov
505-844-3511
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 22-Oct-2014
Nanoparticle technology triples the production of biogas
Researchers of the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence, and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona have developed the new BiogàsPlus, a technology which allows increasing the production of biogas by 200 percent with a controlled introduction of iron oxide nanoparticles to the process of organic waste treatment.

Contact: Maria Jesus Delgado
MariaJesus.Delgado@uab.cat
34-935-814-049
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Public Release: 22-Oct-2014
Frontiers launches new open-access journal: Frontiers in ICT
Frontiers -- a community-driven open-access publisher and research networking platform -- is pleased to launch Frontiers in ICT.

Contact: Gozde Zorlu
communications@frontiersin.org
Frontiers

Public Release: 22-Oct-2014
Baden-Wuerttemberg Consortium signs pioneering agreement with Springer
Starting January 2015, researchers, faculty members and students affiliated with colleges and universities in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg will have convenient access to 1,917 electronic journals published by Springer. The license will continue through the end of 2017. Furthermore, the state has purchased permanent archival rights to these journals back to 2003 for inclusion in the Baden-Wuerttemberg Archive. This will provide comprehensive, seamless and permanent access, directly complementing the Springer national license with Germany.

Contact: Renate Bayaz
renate.bayaz@springer.com
49-622-148-78531
Springer

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
Solar energy prices see double-digit declines in 2013; Trend expected to continue
Distributed solar photovoltaic system prices dropped by 12-19 percent nationwide in 2013, according to the third edition of a jointly written report on PV pricing trends from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In addition, 2014 prices are expected to drop another 3-12 percent, depending on system location and market segment.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
Journal of Biological Chemistry
YEDA-XL-Protein GmbH agreement
Combining two technologies makes a drug compound stronger and longer lasting.

Contact: Yivsam Azgad
news@weizmann.ac.il
972-893-43856
Weizmann Institute of Science

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
A different kind of green movement: Seedling growth in space
An international team of NASA and European Space Agency researchers are studying the growth and development of Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings aboard the space station to gain a better understanding of how plants adapt to weightless environments.

Contact: Laura Niles
Laura.E.Niles@nasa.gov
281-244-7069
NASA/Johnson Space Center

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Cold Atom Laboratory creates atomic dance
The goal of NASA's Cold Atom Laboratory is to study ultra-cold quantum gases in a facility instrument developed for use on the space station.

Contact: Laura Niles
Laura.E.Niles@nasa.gov
281-244-7069
NASA/Johnson Space Center

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
New research software automates DNA analysis
A new tool called PrimerGenesis automates the design of primers for site-directed mutagenesis. This is a common, time-consuming task performed in research laboratories around the world.

Contact: Adrienne Vienneau
avienneau@cheo.on.ca
613-737-7600 x4144
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Promise put to the test
With three first-in-human clinical trials launched, and more in the pipeline, University of California San Diego Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center is pushing therapeutic stem cell-based science out of the laboratory and closer to real-world medical applications. The unprecedented trials involve potential therapies for spinal cord injuries, Type 1 diabetes and chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Contact: Scott LaFee
slafee@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Electromobility, efficient and safe
An attractive electric vehicle at an affordable price that provides safety and comfort combined with a reasonable driving range: that was the goal of the Visio.M project. The participating researchers at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen who put together the car in collaboration with specialists from industry are now unveiling it to the public.
Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Contact: Dr. Andreas Battenberg
battenberg@zv.tum.de
49-892-891-0510
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

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