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Category: Computer Engineering

New study describes method to save lives in chemical attacks

A new study by Kiran Bhaganagar, associate professor of mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio, and her research group, Laboratory of Turbulence Sensing & Intelligence Systems, is taking a closer look at the damage caused by chemical attacks in Syria. The Syrian Civil War, ongoing since 2011, has seen hundreds of people killed through the use of chemical weapons. Chemical agents are different from explosive chemicals, which cause localized destruction through force. Sarin gas, for example,…

Glioblastoma ‘ecosystem’ redefined for more effective immunotherapy trials — ScienceDaily

A research team has revealed the intrinsic gene expression patterns of glioblastoma (GBM) tumors, insights that could drive more effective treatments for GBM, the most common and deadly malignant primary brain tumors in adults. Jackson Laboratory (JAX) Professor Roel Verhaak, Ph.D., is the senior author of a paper published in Cancer Cell showing tumor gene expression patterns distinct from those of the surrounding immune cells, and characterizing the effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Verhaak was the first author of…

Researchers revolutionize brain-computer interfaces using silicon electronics

A flexible multielectrode array designed by Shepard and his team. If successful, this noninvasive device could alter the lives of people with hearing and visual impairments and neurodegenerative diseases. Credit: Ken Shepard Today, implanted electrode devices for stimulating the brain are extremely crude devices with only a handful of electrodes that are used to mitigate the effects of Parkinson’s, epilepsy, and other neurodegenerative conditions. The number of patients with these devices is merely tens of thousands because of the extreme…

Detecting short circuits by going back in time

Credit: Murielle Gerber – 2017 EPFL It took EPFL researchers only three minutes to detect and locate a short circuit triggered intentionally in the power grid serving Fribourg Canton. The researchers, using a computer and a single sensor, spotted it by “going back in time” to find the origin of the problem. Their highly promising method could make it easier to manage complicated power grids, especially those incorporating renewable energies. Swiss power utility Groupe E agreed to trigger a short…

Participate in the Net Neutrality Day of Action

We at Cloudflare strongly believe in network neutrality, the principle that networks should not discriminate against content that passes through them.  We’ve previously posted on our views on net neutrality and the role of the FCC here and here. In May, the FCC took a first step toward revoking bright-line rules it put in place in 2015 to require ISPs to treat all web content equally. The FCC is seeking public comment on its proposal to eliminate the legal underpinning of…

BC Wildfires 2017 – UrbanWorkbench

Mike Thomas Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of UrbanWorkbench.com and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. If I post something here that you find helpful as you navigate the world of engineering, planning and building communities, that’s wonderful. But when push comes to shove: This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer. Source link…

No Billing Postal Code? No Problem! – Square Corner Blog – Medium

How To Remove the Postal Code Field (Square Payment Form) As Square’s eCommerce platform expands outside the United States and Canada, we’ve heard feedback from developers in other countries (e.g. Japan & Australia), where requesting billing postal codes is uncommon, that they’d like to remove the postal code field in their eCommerce Payment Form. Good news! Effective today, to remove the postal code field, all you need to do is change one line of code. When you load the eCommerce Payment…

A new way to practice passing in soccer

Assists uses soccer-style goals, LED lights, and an electronics system to simulate professional passing trainers. Credit: Northwestern University In soccer, the ability to anticipate the arrival of teammates’ passes, receive the ball, and quickly and accurately redirect it is essential to executing a game plan. But it can be difficult for individual players to develop and measure these skills without multiple players to simulate game scenarios while training. “It’s difficult to practice the unpredictable nature of passing and recreate think-on-the-fly…

5 Ways to Give Your Blog Content More Visibility

Are you fond of writing? Is blogging your passion? Do you want to increase the views and shares of your blogs? We have created a guide to make your blog content more visible. Lets start! Social Media Sharing should be just a click away Social media is a powerful and well-known tool to spread the awareness on the blogs, post, content or information. Hence, on every blog or post, make sure that you have native social media sharing button available,…

Smarter control for border patrol

An Air Force Predator unmanned aerial vehicle, similar to those used by US Customs and Border Protection, goes out on patrol from Balad Air Base, Iraq. Credit: U.S. Air Force As the United States expands surveillance technologies on, above and below its 1,900-mile-long border with Mexico, operating them effectively grows more challenging. Systems and industrial engineers at the University of Arizona are building a framework for border surveillance that uses artificial intelligence, based on realistic computer simulations, to integrate data…