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Tag: solution-driven research

strands of DNA in the shape of a computer chip

Jun 12, 2020

New Approach to DNA Data Storage Makes System More Dynamic, Scalable

Researchers are laying out a fundamentally new approach to DNA data storage systems. 

photos of glasses and video equipment, as well as different types of terrain

May 27, 2020

Researchers Incorporate Computer Vision, Uncertainty Into AI for Robotic Prosthetics

New software aims to improve robotic prosthetics. 

radiation warning sign

May 11, 2020

Study Suggests a Polymer Composite Could Serve as Lighter, Non-Toxic Radiation Shielding

Polymer may be a light, strong, non-toxic alternative to traditional radiation shields. 

fabric sleeve that is also a video game controller

Apr 30, 2020

‘Breathable’ Electronics Pave the Way for More Functional Wearable Tech

Stretchable electronic material can 'breathe' – making it more comfortable for users. 

Two images of composite metal foam

Mar 19, 2020

Pool Fire Testing Moves Composite Metal Foams Closer to Widespread Applications

Study finds composite metal foams can handle the heat. A lot of heat. 

noncombatants boarding a military transport helicopter

Feb 28, 2020

New Tool Aims to Assist Military Logistics in Evacuating Noncombatants

A new computer model aims to expedite military operations aimed at evacuating noncombatants, disaster response or humanitarian relief. 

comparison of batch to microfluidic platforms

Feb 18, 2020

Green Approach Accelerates Process Optimization and Retrieval of ‘Switchable’ Solvents

Green tech accelerates screening and retrieval of “switchable” solvents. 

anaerobic digester on a dairy farm with rainbow in background

Feb 10, 2020

Model Shows Users How to Make On-Farm Sustainable Energy Projects More Profitable

Model can predict when farm-based sustainable energy projects will turn a profit. 

student studies at computer

Feb 5, 2020

Improving AI’s Ability to Identify Students Who Need Help

A new AI model is better able to predict how much students are learning in educational games. 

wristwatch-like sensor being worn on someone's arm

Feb 3, 2020

‘Wristwatch’ Monitors Body Chemistry to Boost Athletic Performance, Prevent Injury

A device the size of a wristwatch can monitor body chemistry to help improve athletic performance and identify potential health problems. 

graphic of bone with osteoporosis compared to normal bone

Sep 17, 2019

Novel Approach to Ultrasound Raises Possibility of New Medical Applications

A new ultrasound technique provides a non-invasive way of assessing bone structure on the microscale. 

water droplets on a reflective surface

Aug 2, 2019

Self-Sterilizing Polymer Proves Effective Against Drug-Resistant Pathogens

Researchers have found an elastic polymer that possesses broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties, allowing it to kill a range of viruses and drug-resistant bacteria in just minutes – including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). 

hands hold smartphone and sampling container for plant disease detection tech

Jul 29, 2019

Portable Tech Sniffs Out Plant Disease In The Field

Researchers have developed portable technology that allows farmers to identify plant diseases in the field. The handheld device, which is plugged into a smartphone, works by sampling the airborne volatile organic compounds that plants release through their leaves. 

firefighter with streaming data on facemask

Jul 25, 2019

Using Virtual Reality to Create New Tech for First Responders

Virtual reality allows researchers to develop and test new technologies for first responders without putting lives at risk. 

military personnel maneuver equipment into an airplane for transport

Jul 17, 2019

New Tool Tackles Uncertainty in Military Logistics Planning

A new model can help military leaders better account for logistical risk and uncertainty during operational planning and execution.