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Lab develops world’s first 3-D volumetric circuit

Raymond C. Rumpf, Ph.D., working with a student in the EM Lab in The University of Texas at El Paso’s College of Engineering. Credit: UTEP Communications Raymond C. Rumpf, Ph.D., and his EM Lab team are motivated by extreme challenges that others may consider to be impossible. The Schellenger Professor in Electrical Research in The University of Texas at El Paso’s College of Engineering leads the EM Lab, a space dedicated to pioneering high-risk, high-payoff concepts in electromagnetics and photonic…

Engineering knowledge leads Mizzou alumnus to State Department

A degree from Mizzou Engineering can take you a lot of places. It’s taken more than 500 alumni to titles such as CEO and president of their respective companies. Still others to various departments of transportation, engineering firms, construction companies and down many other great career paths. For Kyler Turner, his set of MU Engineering degrees took him to the U.S. Department of State. For students who may be looking to follow a similar career path, Kyler Turner suggested building…

Preview 7 Open Source Projects from the Uber Open Summit

By Wayne Cunningham Open source software pervades the work we do at Uber. On the infrastructure side, we have contributed projects like Jaeger, which lets engineers trace complex architectures, and M3, a metrics platform that works with Prometheus. For front-end development, we built RIBs, a cross-platform architecture for mobile apps, along with Fusion.js, a plugin-based web framework. In the rapidly advancing area of machine learning, we have open source tools such as Horovod, a distributed training framework, and Pyro, a…

Lead-free bearings for greener large-bore engines

Credit: Aun Photographer, Shutterstock Lead-free bearings are one of the missing pieces in the technological shift that will eventually allow large-bore engine manufacturers to reduce their emissions, while not compromising on reliability and lifespan. Research and development under the BeLEADFREE project could be the breakthrough they expected. Whilst lead disappeared from most engines a long time ago, some sectors still have no choice but to use it. These include manufacturers of large-bore engines for the likes of boats and power…

How do VPNs Work & Why Do They Require A Lot Of Data Analysis?

As popular as the Internet has become, it is not safe. Hackers are always prying on your moves to steal data and sensitive information. Totalitarian governments don’t want you having the freedom to access the World Wide Web as you wish. To be safe, the digital savvy use VPNs. What is a VPN? Short for a virtual private network, a VPN lets you access the Internet securely by hiding your Internet activities. Providers use servers located in different geographical points…

Memory steel—a new material for the strengthening of buildings

Reinforcement of an intermediate slab with memory-steel. Credit: Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology A new building material called memory steel, developed at Empa is about to be launched on the market. The material can be used to reinforce new and existing concrete structures. When the material is heated (one-time), prestressing occurs automatically. Today, the steel reinforcements in concrete structures are mostly prestressed hydraulically. This requires ducts for guiding the tension cables, anchors for force transfer and oil-filled…

An NJIT vision therapy team wins ‘most innovative’ in worldwide VR competition

The NJIT project, VERVE (Virtual Eye Rotation Vision Exercises), employs virtual reality games to correct an eye motor disorder called convergence insufficiency, in which the muscles that control eye movements do not coordinate to focus on near objects. The NJIT-led team of engineers, game designers, artists and clinicians won two major international awards for the vision therapy platform, including “most innovative breakthrough,” at the 2018 Augmented World Expo Europe (AWE EU), the leading industry conference for augmented reality technology. Credit:…

New insight into why galaxies stop forming stars — ScienceDaily

Galaxy clusters are rare regions of the universe consisting of hundreds of galaxies containing trillions of stars, as well as hot gas and dark matter. It has long been known that when a galaxy falls into a cluster, star formation is fairly rapidly shut off in a process known as “quenching.” What actually causes the stars to quench, however, is a mystery, despite several plausible explanations having been proposed by astronomers. A new international study led by astronomer Ryan Foltz,…

To see what’s right in front of you, your brain may need some rewiring — ScienceDaily

Life-changing moments are also brain-changing moments: everything from a first kiss to a last goodbye modifies cells within the skull. The capacity to learn and remember, however, extends beyond the profound experiences that we lament or treasure. In fact, a new study led by Rockefeller scientist Charles D. Gilbert suggests that even when we’re not consciously forming new memories, our brains can change in important ways, altering how we interpret and interact with the world. “Some connections in brain are…

Army Ants high schoolers named National Merit semifinalists

A quartet of participants from the Army Ants FIRST Robotics high school team, hosted by Mizzou Engineering in the Agricultural Engineering building, were selected as National Merit semifinalists recently. Four of the 18 in the city of Columbia participate in the program, which is led by MU Biomedical, Biological and Chemical Engineering Professor Kevin Gillis. Teresa Tang (Hickman High School), Louise Schul and Leo Zhuang (Rock Bridge), and Nick Slusher (Tolton) are one step closer to earning a prestigious scholarship,…