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( The Translational Genomics Research Institute) An international team of scientists from the Translational Genomics Research Institute and The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine have completed a first-of-its-kind microbial analysis of a biological waste water treatment plant that has broad implications for protecting the environment, energy recovery and human health. The study, published Nov. 26 in the scientific journal Nature Communications, describes in unprecedented detail the complex relationships within a model ecosystem.
( Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, the leading professional association for analytics professionals, today announced that the winner of the Daniel H. Wagner Prize judged by CPMS, the association's practice section, is Ford Motor for an innovative approach to an important issue facing companies with a global presence: Early identification of supply chain risks and a new process to respond when things go wrong.
( NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Two donuts of seething radiation that surround Earth, called the Van Allen radiation belts, have been found to contain a nearly impenetrable barrier that prevents the fastest, most energetic electrons from reaching Earth.
( Oregon State University) The use of renewable energy in the United States could take a significant leap forward with improved storage technologies or more efforts to 'match' different forms of alternative energy systems that provide an overall more steady flow of electricity, researchers say in a new report.
( NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite provided rainfall data as Tropical Depression 21W was making landfall in the southern Philippines on Nov. 26.
( University of Minnesota) University of Minnesota engineering researchers have developed a chip on which both sound wave and light wave are generated and confined together so that the sound can very efficiently control the light.
( University of Florida) Buck Rogers surely couldn't have seen this one coming, but at NASA's request, University of Florida researchers have figured out how to turn human waste -- yes, that kind -- into rocket fuel.
( Inderscience Publishers) Spam spreads much faster and to more people when it is being propagated by hacked, or otherwise compromised, email accounts rather than legitimate accounts, according to research published in the International Journal of Security and Networks.
( Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) For their calculations, researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) will now, starting in 2015, have access to the World's second-fastest computer. The Dresden research initiative is one of 56 projects the US Department of Energy has granted access to Titan as part of their INCITE program. HZDR's 3-D simulations of laser-accelerated ions is listed as one of their six 2015 highlights. Insights from the computations may prove useful in proton-based cancer therapy.
( University of the Basque Country ) Bluetooth technology is the most widespread standard wireless communication. One of its applications is the creation of electronic sensor networks. Researchers in the UPV/EHU's Electronic Design Research Group have studied the performance of Bluetooth networks and measured the delays taking place in information transmission time. Transmitting the information received quickly and effectively is essential if a sensor is to successfully carry out its function.
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