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  • University of Amsterdam: Scientists estimate more than half of palm species may be threatened with extinction October 5, 2022
    The international team of researchers from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the University of Zurich, and the University of Amsterdam combined existing data from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List with machine learning techniques to paint a clearer picture of how palms may be threatened. Although palms are taxonomically well-studied and […]
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  • University of Amsterdam: Viewing computer science through the lens of cryptography October 5, 2022
    Inaugural lecture‘To simply illustrate what cryptography is about, I will speak during my inaugural lecture a few sentences in Swiss-German’, says Christian Schaffner, himself of Swiss descent. ‘Then I know that only the few Swiss people in the audience will understand me, but non-Swiss people not.’ Of course, speaking in Swiss-German in general is not […]
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  • University of Amsterdam: Rare electrical recordings from within the human brain give new picture of neural activity October 5, 2022
    The human brain is an incredibly complex organ that is inherently dynamic. Even viewing a simple, static image on a screen unleashes a vast network of neural activity in our brains. But the invasive nature of the techniques necessary for examining such activity means that scientific studies frequently focus on non-human subjects. But now an […]
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  • University of Amsterdam: New rector Peter-Paul Verbeek fell for the DNA of the UvA October 5, 2022
    ‘An offer you can’t refuse’ is how Peter-Paul Verbeek describes the proposition that he leave his position of university professor of Philosophy of Humans and Technology at the University of Twente to become rector magnificus of the University of Amsterdam. Today, Monday, 3 October, is his first working day in his new job. Who is […]
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  • University of Amsterdam: UvA grants license on fast 3D-printing with sub-micrometre detail October 5, 2022
    The University of Amsterdam has reached a license agreement with the Gouda-based company atum3D on a method for fast, large-scale 3D-printing with sub-micron resolution. The method, developed at the university’s Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, combines photo- and stereo-lithography to produce high-resolution features at scale. Potential applications include tissue scaffolds for regenerative medicine, […]
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  • Tokyo Institute of Technology: 2022 Suematsu Award “Fundamentals and Developments of Digital Technology” Winners Announced October 5, 2022
    Three Tokyo Tech young researchers were awarded the 2022 Suematsu Digital Technology Award and a ceremony was held on September 1. The Suematsu Digital Technology Award was established in 2018 to provide a broad range of support for young researchers and their work in areas such as computers, robotics, networks, and the application of digital […]
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  • Tokyo Institute of Technology: Novel Carrier Doping in p-type Semiconductors Enhances Photovoltaic Device Performance by Increasing Hole Concentration October 5, 2022
    The carrier concentration and conductivity in p-type monovalent copper semiconductors can be significantly enhanced by adding alkali metal impurities, as shown recently by Tokyo Tech researchers. Doping with isovalent and larger-sized alkali metal ions effectively increased the free charge carrier concentration and the mechanism was unraveled by their theoretical calculations. Their carrier doping technology enables […]
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  • Tokyo Institute of Technology: Middle and high school students solve puzzles with quantum computing at 2022 science class October 5, 2022
    Tokyo Tech teamed up with the Minato Science Museum on September 3 to host a quantum computing-focused science class for middle and high school students. “Solving puzzles with quantum computers 2022,” the second in a series of workshops that began in January 2019, was held in hybrid format, attracting 70 participants to learn the computational […]
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  • Tokyo Institute of Technology: Students enjoy electronically assisted astronomy at evening seminar October 5, 2022
    The Student Support Center’s Student Success Support Section held the 7th Evening Seminar on August 23 on the plaza outside Hisao & Hiroko Taki Plaza on Ookayama Campus, hosting an electronically assisted astronomy (EAA) observation session organized by Tokyo Tech’s peer life coaches — volunteer students affiliated with the Section. Twelve Tokyo Tech students from […]
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  • Tokyo Institute of Technology: Novel Cell-Free Protein Crystallization Method to Advance Structural Biology October 5, 2022
    The new cell-free protein crystallization (CFPC) method developed by Tokyo Tech includes direct protein crystallization and is a major headway in the field of structural biology. This technique will enable the analysis of unstable proteins that could not be studied using conventional methods. Analyzing these will increase our knowledge of cellular processes and functions. While […]
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  • UC San Diego: UC San Diego Announces Second Cohort for Blue Economy Accelerator October 5, 2022
    University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management and Scripps Institution of Oceanography have selected the second cohort for the StartBlue program, an accelerator for startups dedicated to tackling ocean-focused challenges and solutions. The announcement builds on the success of the inaugural StartBlue cohort and contributes to the region’s growing blue economy. “There’s a […]
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  • UC San Diego: UC San Diego’s Scripps Oceanography Awarded $5.6 Million for DDT Ocean Dumpsite Research October 5, 2022
    Decades ago, the San Pedro Basin off the coast of Los Angeles was a dumpsite used by various industries. Recent research and reporting has found the dumping of waste from byproducts of the pesticide dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and other industrial wastes may be larger than previously thought. New congressionally-directed funding awarding $5.6 million to Scripps Institution […]
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  • UC San Diego: New $12 Million NIMH Grant Funds Center to Improve Delivery of Child Mental Health Services October 5, 2022
    Researchers in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine received a five-year, $12 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to launch a new research center focused on improving access to and delivery of child mental health services. Directed by Lauren Brookman-Frazee, PhD and Gregory […]
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  • UC San Diego: Annual Convocation Inspires New Tritons to Embrace Their Curiosity October 5, 2022
    Hundreds of new Tritons gathered on RIMAC Field last Tuesday, Sept. 20, to take part in the 17th annual New Student Welcome Convocation ceremony, a campus tradition that marks new first-year and transfer students’ entry into UC San Diego’s scholarly community. Speakers from across the university shared words of inspiration and called on the new […]
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  • UC San Diego: Triton Weeks of Welcome Sparks Student Spirit October 5, 2022
    With more than 150 activities to choose from, UC San Diego’s newest students had no shortage of social opportunities when they arrived on campus to start the fall quarter. Triton Weeks of Welcome, an all-encompassing welcome program that began during move-in and included college orientations as well as a full suite of fun activities, is […]
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  • UC San Diego: UC San Diego among 16 U.S. Teams Selected to Accelerate 5G Solutions October 5, 2022
    The National Science Foundation is accelerating 5G solutions to assist the U.S. government and critical infrastructure operators with secure, anywhere-anytime communications. Partnering with the Department of Defense Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, or DOD OUSD(R&E), on an investment of $12 million, the NSF has selected 16 multidisciplinary teams for […]
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  • UC San Diego: Physicists Receive $12.6M From Department of Energy to Continue Exploring Next-Generation Computing October 5, 2022
    The first generation of computers used vacuum tubes. The second, transistors and the third, integrated circuits. Each new generation allowed computers to be faster, smaller and more energy efficient. Now, as the world stretches beyond the limits of integrated circuits, what does the fourth generation of computing look like? The answer may lie with quantum […]
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  • UC San Diego: First-Ever Mycobiome Atlas Describes Associations between Cancers and Fungi October 5, 2022
    An international team of scientists, co-led by researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, has created the first pan-cancer mycobiome atlas — a survey of 35 types of cancer and their associated fungi. Cancer cells and microbes have a long and enduring association. Both have coevolved within the ecosystems of the […]
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  • UC San Diego: First Winner of ITA Sally Ride STEM Award Shares Astronaut’s UC San Diego Connection October 5, 2022
    Before Sally Ride became America’s first woman in space, she was an accomplished college tennis player who considered turning pro. Ride decided instead to earn her doctorate in physics and later to join NASA, but athletics remained important to her throughout her life. Now Tam O’Shaughnessy, Ride’s life partner, has endowed a national award in […]
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  • UC San Diego: World Premiere Brings the Haunting Music of the Arctic to San Diego October 5, 2022
    On Saturday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m., renowned composer Lei Liang unveils a new composition evoking cycles of life and change in the Arctic at UC San Diego’s Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater. The new piece, “Six Seasons,” represents the culmination of a years-long collaboration between Liang, the inaugural Research Artist in Residence at […]
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