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St. Mary’s College Student Leo Boucher Named National Champion at Men’s Singlehanded Nationals

St. Mary's College of Maryland

St. Mary's College of Maryland student Leo Boucher ’22 represented St. Mary's College sailing the weekend of Nov. 9-10 at the LaserPerformance Men's Singlehanded Nationals hosted by UC Santa Barbara. Boucher returned to campus as a National Champion by taking first place in the regatta.

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Released:
5-Dec-2019 4:45 PM EST

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Newswise: S&T Studies How K9 First Responders Can Join the Team in Active Shooter Scenarios

S&T Studies How K9 First Responders Can Join the Team in Active Shooter Scenarios

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Canines are widely used by law enforcement agencies and first responders to protect the homeland in various ways. DHS S&T is studying how they might be used in new, non-traditional ways, like in active shooter scenarios, to detect potential explosive threats – clearing the way for responders to quickly engage hostile adversaries or administer aid to those who need it.

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5-Dec-2019 2:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Wichita State University tops national rankings for aeronautical R&D

Wichita State University tops national rankings for aeronautical R&D

Wichita State University

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released updated rankings for university research and development (R&D) expenditures, and Wichita State has held its position as the top university in the country for industry-funded aeronautical R&D with a total of $39 million in fiscal year 2018.

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5-Dec-2019 12:55 PM EST
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Newswise: Internships fuel research for engineering students from Puerto Rico

Internships fuel research for engineering students from Puerto Rico

Sandia National Laboratories

The Consortium for Integrating Energy Systems in Engineering and Science Education, CIESESE, internship program, sponsored by the National Nuclear Security Administration, connects engineering students from five Hispanic-serving institutions, including UPRM, with research at Sandia National Laboratories and the National Energy Technology Laboratory. The program has recently been extended through next summer.

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5-Dec-2019 11:45 AM EST
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New record set for cracking encryption keys

University of California San Diego

An international team of computer scientists had set a new record for two of the most important computational problems that are the basis for nearly all of the public-key cryptography that is currently used in the real world.

Channels: Engineering, Technology,

Released:
5-Dec-2019 8:05 AM EST
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High-speed fire footage reveals key insights for power plant safety

Sandia National Laboratories

Fire protection and optical engineers at Sandia National Laboratories are using high-speed cameras and advanced algorithms, imaging and analytic methods to understand these dangerous arc faults between two conductors, such as the high-voltage bus bars in a switchgear at a power plant. Flames in an arc fault experiment contain useful information that can help keep power plants operating safely.

Channels: Energy, Nuclear Power, Technology,

Released:
5-Dec-2019 3:05 AM EST
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Newswise: Environmental intelligence to better understand the changing Arctic

Environmental intelligence to better understand the changing Arctic

Sandia National Laboratories

Selected talks and posters presented by Arctic researchers from Sandia National Laboratories at the American Geophysical Union annual meeting on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019.

Channels: Climate Science, Environmental Science, Geology,

Released:
4-Dec-2019 6:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Early-career engineers learn about the wide variety of tasks in PPPL program

Early-career engineers learn about the wide variety of tasks in PPPL program

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory's new rotational engineering program allows early-career engineers to receive a variety of training as they rotate through four different engineering areas during the two-year program.

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4-Dec-2019 4:50 PM EST
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