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Winners of the 2018 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest announced

( Association for Computing Machinery) The 2018 World Finals of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) culminated today at Peking University in Beijing, China. Three students from Moscow State University earned the title of 2018 World Champions. Teams from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Peking University and The University of Tokyo placed in second, third and fourth places and were recognized with gold medals in the prestigious competition.

NASA GPM data used to evaluate Hawaii's flooding rainfall

( NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) A weather system moving slowly westward through the northwestern Hawaiian Islands has caused destructive flooding and mudslides and NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM satellite analyzed the heavy rainfall.

Clinical trial tests tattoo sensor as needleless glucose monitor for diabetes patients

( University of California - San Diego) A phase I clinical trial at UC San Diego Health is testing the accuracy of a needleless glucose monitor that adheres to the skin like a temporary tattoo to read blood sugar levels. The sensor was developed by University of California San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering researchers.

Hydrogenation of levulinic acid over carbon supported small ruthenium nanoparticles

( Bentham Science Publishers) An improved performance (activity, selectivity and stability) catalyst for the LA hydrogenation reaction is developed based on carbon supported ruthenium with low metal particle size (1.2 nm).

A novel way of creating gold nanoparticles in water

( Stanford University) The discovery that water microdroplets can replace potentially toxic agents in the creation of gold nanoparticles and nanowires could help usher in a new era of 'green chemistry.'

Toward a new water paradigm

( Stanford University) Four-year $1.9 million grant to Stanford program renews a partnership aimed at accelerating access to safe, reliable and affordable water services.

Algorithm tool works to silence online chatroom sex predators

( Purdue University) An algorithm tool developed by Purdue Polytechnic Institute faculty will help law enforcement filter out and focus on sex offenders most likely to set up face-to-face meetings with child victims.

Mount Sinai partners with Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to bring big data solution to biology

( The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Uri Laserson, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics and Genomics Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and collaborators have been awarded one of 85 grants announced today from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative DAF (CZI). The grants totaling $15 million are dedicated to research projects aimed at building tools and technologies to support the goals of Human Cell Atlas.

Researchers use imaging technology to screen for colorectal cancer in young adults

( Boston Medical Center) Researchers at Boston Medical Center, in collaboration with Northwestern University, are using imaging technology to create an effective and inexpensive way to screen for colorectal cancer among young adults. The research is part of the R33 Cancer Moonshot Project, and is a 3 year $1.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute. Once researchers create this test and achieve quality goals, they will begin a clinical trial, which can then lead to regulatory approval and launch in clinical practice.

Largest ever database of US wind turbines released

( DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), in collaboration with public and private partners, has released the most comprehensive publicly available database yet of US wind turbine locations and characteristics. The United States Wind Turbine Database (USWTDB) will allow unparalleled ability for government agencies and others to make planning decisions.


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