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News Article | May 8, 2017
An innovative European training network, RESCUE, is to take on the key interdependent challenges in nanoelectronic systems design: reliability, security and quality In the IoT Era, electronic systems, ultimately, represent the physical backbone of our increasingly digitised world. They are being deployed in life-critical application domains, such as healthcare, transportation, automotive and security, serving societal needs in Europe. Here, the impact and consequences of in-field failures, security attacks or hardware defects could be catastrophic. Reliability, quality and security cannot be treated anymore as standalone aspects and have inherent tradeoffs with application constraints, cost-efficiency, energy consumption, performance of the system and its safety requirements. In order to underpin the next generation implementation technologies and rescue the steady growth of nanoelectronic systems’ performance, new concepts, methodologies and tools for interdisciplinary and multi-scale design are urgently needed. Do not just give a fish, but train fishing! Along with ambitious research goals, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie action H2020 RESCUE ITN ETN will provide an innovative interdisciplinary training for future European engineers and researchers, placing strong emphasis on developing their creative and entrepreneurial mentality. "Traditionally, the research and training in Europe for these highly interdependent challenges in nanoelectronic system design is fragmented and performed by scattered communities. RESCUE has an excellently balanced cross-sectoral consortium of reputable leading European research groups and companies competent to tackle the reliability, security and quality aspects in a holistic manner," says the action coordinator, Dr. Maksim Jenihhin. The industrial sector behind this initiative includes innovative and award-winning European SMEs from the areas of nanoelectronics reliability and security — IROC Technologies and Intrinsic-ID. The large companies on board are Cadence, the global electronic design automation company, and Robert Bosch, the European automotive electronics flagship, which will support the ETN as a partnering organisation. A cutting-edge research institution IHP serves as a bridge for knowledge transfer between the sectors. The academic sector is represented by four top tech universities, Politecnico di Torino and Delft, Brandenburg, Tallinn Universities of Technology. RESCUE was launched on April 1, 2017, and will last for 4 years with the total budget 3.76 MEUR, as a contribution by European Commission. As a first step, the project is recruiting 15 early-stage researchers to the RESCUE team (see more details at http://rescue-etn.eu/).
News Article | May 4, 2017
ITN newsreader Nina Hossain to host the Bathroom Manufacturers Association annual bathroom conference
News Article | May 1, 2017
Summit outcomes will be used to drive legislation and other actions to support gender equity in the community as well as to inform a local agenda for ITN's Network City Program. Launching in Denver simultaneously with the summit, the Network City Program is a national, cross-sector, inclusive network for individuals and organizations to work together on collective impact projects that protect and advance the rights of women and girls in their cities and beyond. "Denver has a powerful level of women's leadership and a social and political environment that recognizes and promotes gender equity" says It's Time Network founder and CEO Betsy McKinney. "The increased interest and engagement following the Women's Marches around the country in January means that a new level of collaborative impact is possible right now. At It's Time Network we are building long term infrastructure to advance progress for women and girls at the local level." About It's Time Network It's Time Network is an inclusive community of people and organizations working collaboratively to accelerate the full empowerment of women and girls in order to achieve gender equity, evolve democracy and build fair economies that regenerate the Earth. Through its Network City Program, ITN works to engage individuals and leaders at the local level, with the goal of achieving gender equity, one city at a time. About Denver's Office on Women and Families Denver's Office on Women and Families works toward enhancing the quality of life for women and families through collaboration and community and civic engagement. The office advocates for equity, inclusivity and opportunity for women by partnering with nonprofits, businesses, government agencies and community-based organizations in Denver to address issues affecting women and families. About Denver Women's Commission Denver Women's Commission (DWC) works for women's equity in Denver in order to promote the social, economic and political quality of life in the city, by advocating for and empowering women, and monitoring and recommending legislation and proposed policy changes affecting women. About the Conference Format The Denver Gender Equity Summit will be conducted as a 21st Century Town Meeting™, originally developed by America Speaks, which has been used for more than 20 years around the US and the world to successfully engage citizen and key stakeholders in deliberations on a wide range of issues such as: To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/its-time-network-partners-with-mayor-hancock-and-city-and-county-of-denver-to-host-first-ever-gender-equity-summit-may-31-300448748.html
News Article | May 5, 2017
« Amyris announces much better than expected sales of farnesene to meet accelerated demand for liquid farnesene rubber by global tire brands | Main | U of Illinois researchers develop new capabilities for genome-wide engineering of yeast » Researchers at France-based battery major Saft, along with colleagues at Université Paris Est, have, for the first time, used a nanocomposite metal hydride as the anode in a complete solid-state battery with a sulfur cathode and LiBH electrolyte. The cell shows a high reversible capacity of 910 mAh g−1 with discharge plateaus at 1.8 V and 1.4 V. Capacity remains at 85% of the initial value over the 25 first charge/discharge cycles. A paper on their development is published in the Journal of Power Sources. Lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries are one of the most attractive candidates for the next generation of high-energy rechargeable Li batteries because of their high specific energy at a working voltage of ca. 2.2 V. For the assembly of Li-S batteries, metallic Li as negative electrode is commonly paired with S as positive active material due to their high theoretical capacities (Li, 3860 mAh g-1; S, 1672 mAh g-1). However, the use of metallic Li deals with serious safety hazards as fire or explosion of the battery, thus considering its substitution by high capacity anodes as an interesting approach. In the recent years, metal hydrides (MH) have been proposed as breakthrough negative electrode materials for lithium ion batteries (LiBs) owing to their high theoretical Li storage capacities, and suitable working potentials of 0.1-1.0 V vs. Li+/Li. MgH and TiH exhibit high theoretical capacities of 2038 mAh g-1 and 1074 mAh g-1 with average potentials of 0.5 and 0.16 V vs. Li+/Li, respectively. These hydrides exhibit excellent performance in half all-solid-state (ASS) cells with LiBH as solid electrolyte (SE) and metallic Li as anode. However, their implementation as negative active materials in complete cells has not been yet accomplished. It is necessary to find suitable lithium-based positive materials with similar theoretical capacities and chemical compatibility with the electrolyte to pair them. In this context, the Sulphur/Lithium sulfide (S/Li S) redox couple appears to be an ideal candidate. Indeed, it has been shown to offer an excellent compatibility and performance in ASS batteries using LiBH as solid electrolyte (~800 mAh g-1 after 50 cycles). From this inspiring background, we decided to evaluate the performance of MH anodes with the S/Li S couple integrated in an ASS battery. The team used a a hydride-based nanocomposite 0.8MgH2 -0.2TiH as the anode material and a Li S composite as the cathode. LiBH was used as the solid electrolyte due to its high Li+ conductivity of 10-3 S cm-1 at 120 ˚C. The redox reaction for this cell can be written as: This is, to the best of our knowledge, the first high capacity all-solid-state battery using metal hydrides as anode. The compatibility of other solid electrolytes with high Li+ conductivity at lower temperatures such as Li (BH ) X (X = Cl, Br, I) is envisaged for this redox system. Further studies on the cathode and anode composites will be investigated in order to improve the overall performance of the battery. The research was funded from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research technological development and demonstration under grant agreement Nº 607040 through the Marie Curie ITN ECOSTORE project.
News Article | May 17, 2017
A Democratic congressman has become the first to call for Donald Trump’s impeachment from the floor of the House. Al Green, of Texas, told fellow representatives in Congress: "This is where I stand. I will not be moved. The President must be impeached," he said. "The American people do not participate in democracy just on election day. I'm speaking to the American people. It's time to tell us where you stand. It's time to let us know." Paul Ryan says 'we need the facts' on explosive Comey memo It signals mounting pressure on the President, following revelations he had pressured James Comey, then the director of the FBI, to drop the investigation into General Mike Flynn. Mr Flynn, formerly the national security adviser, resigned over undisclosed contact with a Russian diplomat. Detail of Mr Trump's intervention came in a memo, written by Mr Comey and read by the New York Times, in which he said the President had also suggested he try to imprison journalists who published classified information. During a news conference on Monday afternoon, Mr Green accused the President of obstructing the ongoing investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia and said "the mantra should be ITN: impeach Trump now". The congressman initially said he would wait a few weeks before starting the impeachment process. "It’s not the political expedient thing to do, this is what we must do to maintain our democracy," Mr Green said. Earlier on Wednesday a former adviser to three presidents said Mr Trump was in "impeachment territory". David Gergen, who advised presidents Clinton, Reagan and Nixon, told CNN: "After watching the Clinton impeachment, I thought I would never see another one. But I think we’re in impeachment territory for the first time. I think that the obstruction of justice was the number one charge against Nixon that brought him down. "I'm a lapsed lawyer, I can not tell you if it meets all of the legal definitions, but I can tell you from a lay point of view, it looks like [Mr Trump] was trying to impede the investigation, he was using his power to do that, and when James Comey didn't go along with him, he wasn't his boy, he fired him, which I think is also relevant to the question of what he was trying to do. "So, from my point of view, this is of enormous consequence for his presidency." Meanwhile, David Axelrod, Barack Obama's campaign manager and former adviser, tweeted: "I've been resistant to impeachment talk until now, but if Comey memo is true - and Comey is very credible - we are into a whole new deal here." The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee is requesting the FBI turn over all documents and recordings that detail communications between Mr Comey and President Trump. Representative Jason Chaffetz, Republican-Utah, says in a letter to the FBI that he's making the request to determine whether the president attempted to influence or impede the bureau's investigation into Mr Flynn. Mr Chaffetz's letter came just hours after the disclosure of Mr Comey's memo. His letter to acting FBI director Andrew McCabe requests all memoranda, notes, summaries and recordings that relate to any communications between Mr Comey and the President. The letter gave the FBI a week to produce the records.
Itn | Date: 2016-11-28
The present invention concerns a method for the removal of radionuclides from water, wherein at least one absorption additive that has an absorptive effect on the nuclides and at least one filter device that is impermeable to the adsorption additive and the nuclides absorbed thereon are used. An improved removal rate is achieved with reduced equipment expenditure when an adsorption layer is formed from the adsorption additive on an inflow-side surface of the respective filter device.
Free radical research | Year: 2013
An involvement of oxidative stress (OS) was found in recent studies of Sjøgren's syndrome (SS) that reported significant changes in protein oxidation, myeloperoxidase activity, TNF-α, nitrotyrosine, and GSH levels in plasma from SS patients. Excess levels of OS markers, as oxidative DNA damage and propanoyl-lysine, were reported in saliva from SS patients. Previous reports concurred with a role of OS in SS pathogenesis, by showing a decreased expression of antioxidant activities in conjunctival epithelial cells of SS patients and in parotid gland tissue samples from SS patients. A link between OS and mitochondrial dysfunction (MDF) is recognized both on the grounds of the established role of mitochondria in reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation and by the occurrence of MDF in a set of OS-related disorders. Earlier studies detected mitochondrial alterations in cells from SS patients, related to the action of antimitochondrial autoantibodies, and affecting specific mitochondrial activities. Thus, a link between MDF and OS may be postulated in SS, prompting studies aimed at elucidating SS pathogenesis and in the prospect of chemoprevention trials in SS clinical management.
Itn | Date: 2012-06-20
An approach for providing event management is disclosed. A near field communication (NFC) mobile communication device may be linked to a predetermined event. A NFC transmission from the NFC mobile communication device may also be received. A user of the mobile communication device may further be registered to the event.
Itn | Date: 2012-12-18
A multi-barrier system for cleaning waste water, in particular for the removal of pathogenic microbes from waste water, and a method for the removal of pathogenic microbes from waste water with the multi-barrier system. The multi-barrier system includes an enclosed containment that comprises a first water container, an adjustable ozonation unit, a second water container and a UV unit. In addition, the first water container comprises an ozone-resistant filtration unit.
Itn | Date: 2014-09-15
An electrochromic insert adapted to be fitted into an existing window frame allowing an existing window to be retrofit to have the benefits of electrochromics. The insert may have a scaffold that fits into a window frame. Securing the insert to the frame may occur through a variety of ways including a bracket, a flexible tab, a brace, a screw, a bolt, a projection, a detent, and an adhesive. The technology allows for the electrochromic insert to include an electrochromic device, energy collection device, an energy storage device, and an electrochromic device controller. Such a configuration may be considered autonoumous such that it need not draw power from another source.