University of Nottingham Ningbo China Scholar Earns Patent for Intellectual Property Protection in 3D Printing

Hing Kai Chan, Professor of Operations Management at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC), and his team recently gained authorisation from the National Intellectual Property Office for the patent “Digital watermarking method for 3D printing models”. The new patent tracks and protects intellectual property in 3D printing.

“The toughest problem in 3D printing is not technology, but the protection of intellectual property,” Professor Chan introduces. At present, the anti-counterfeiting of 3D printing model is mainly achieved by embedding digital watermark into triangular mesh data, but not all the model files are in triangular mesh format, and the embedded digital watermark may be lost in printing and manufacturing.

The model invented by Professor Chan’s team uses the algorithm to transform the 3D spatial matrix similarity problem into 2D image matching problem with high accuracy in the detection result. Moreover, the digital watermark is almost invisible to the naked eye, which

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Davenport University earns $650k in scholarships for 20 Computer Science majors with a new National Science Foundation Grant

LANSING, Mich. — Davenport University, the beneficiary of 3 National Science Foundation grants in 3 years, has been awarded a new S-STEM grant for $647,527 to recruit, retain, graduate, and prepare 20 low-income, academically talented students earning a B.S. in Computer Information Systems (CIS) or Computer Science (CS) for employment.

Over the next five years, twelve students will enter as freshmen and receive scholarship support for four years, and eight transfer students will enter as juniors and receive scholarships for two years. Using a cohort-based model, Davenport will utilize flexible delivery of courses and mentoring to a­­ssist and promote success for students who have intermittent external conflicts that pose barriers to consistent in-person attendance.

S-STEM scholars will receive an average of $7,000 annually, not to exceed unmet need. The scholarships funds are applied towards their two or four-year tuition costs for a total savings of between $14,000 and $28,000, respectively.

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ASU master’s degree student earns AAAS fellowship researching sustainability in emerging technology

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The Arizona State University Child Study Lab shifted its fall and winter curriculum to be an entirely online experience to help children learn the important skills that support a successful launch into elementary school and beyond, even during a pandemic.

“Parents are starting to see how challenging it is to engage their children and immerse them in learning materials at home without the interaction with other kids their age,” said Anne Kupfer, director of the Child Study Lab. “It is difficult to replicate the preschool experience while trying to juggle the normal stress of working from home.”
The Child Study Lab is Online this FallThe Arizona State University Child Study Lab shifted its fall and winter curriculum to be an entirely online experience to help children learn the important skills that support a successful launch into elementary school and beyond, even during a pandemic.
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Hexaware Becomes a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Provider (MSP) and Earns Advanced Certification for Data Warehouse Migration to Azure

MUMBAI, India, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Hexaware, one of the fastest growing next-generation digital transformation partners, today announced that it has become a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Provider (MSP). Hexaware has also earned the Advanced Specialization for Data Warehouse Migration to Azure

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Hexaware successfully achieved the Azure Expert MSP designation through a rigorous third-party audit by demonstrating depth of knowledge and proficiency across their Azure capabilities. The Azure Expert MSP program recognizes Hexaware’s investment in resources, training, and technology and their ability to successfully enable digital transformation for their customers globally. Similarly, Hexaware’s endorsement from Microsoft for Advanced Specialization in Data Warehouse Migration to Azure was through an external audit.

To provide accelerated, smarter and cost effective solutions, Hexaware leverages its AMAZE™ product suite consisting of AMAZE™ for Infrastructure for automated lift and shift migration, AMAZE™ for Data and AI for migrating on-premise

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Rayburn earns 2020 ISTE Arts and Technology Network Creativity Award




Josh Rayburn, a doctoral candidate in Morehead State University’s Doctor of Education in Educational Technology program and District STEM Learning Coach for Fayette County Public Schools, was honored with the 2020 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Arts and Technology Network Creativity Award.  


“I feel like this award represents me as a whole,” Rayburn said. “I am a member of ISTE and submitted my material, not thinking I would win. I am very excited about this award and proud to be one of the few that have won the awards.”  


Originally from Dry Ridge, now a resident of Lexington, Rayburn said he knew from an early age he wanted to be someone who shapes people the same way his favorite teachers shaped him.  


“I had great teachers growing up that made a huge impact on me

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Social media deal earns advertisers’ ‘likes’, but not yet all their dollars

By Martinne Geller



text: 3D-printed Facebook and Twitter logos are seen in this picture illustration made in Zenica


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3D-printed Facebook and Twitter logos are seen in this picture illustration made in Zenica

LONDON (Reuters) – Advertisers who boycotted social media are not all rushing back, despite an agreement by Facebook, YouTube and Twitter on how to curb harmful content online.

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Unilever, one of the world’s biggest advertisers, told Reuters the move this week was “a good step in the right direction,” but would not say whether it would resume paid advertising on Facebook in the United States next year after stopping over the summer.

Coca-Cola also remains paused on Facebook and Instagram and declined to say if this changed its view. Beam Suntory, maker of Jim Beam bourbon and Courvoisier Cognac, plans to stay away from paid advertising for the rest of 2020 and reassess in 2021 based on how Facebook adjusts its approach.

Over 1,000 advertisers joined a Facebook

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3-D camera earns its stripes

3D camera earns its stripes at Rice
Patterns adorns a static model used to test Rice University’s Hyperspectral Stripe Projector, which combines spectroscopic and 3D imaging. Barcode-like black and white patterns are displayed on the DMD to generate the hyperspectral stripes. Credit: Kelly Lab/Rice University

Stripes are in fashion this season at a Rice University lab, where researchers use them to make images that plain cameras could never capture.


Their compact Hyperspectral Stripe Projector (HSP) is a step toward a new method to collect the spatial and spectral information required for self-driving cars, machine vision, crop monitoring, surface wear and corrosion detection and other applications.

“I can envision this technology in the hands of a farmer, or on a drone, to look at a field and see not only the nutrients and water content of plants but also, because of the 3-D aspect, the height of the crops,” said Kevin Kelly, an associate professor of electrical and

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UF professor earns national honors for Smartphone-base saliva test for COVID-19

Larry Savage
 
| The Gainesville Sun

A University of Florida professor earned national recognition for his smartphone-based, rapid saliva test he and his industry collaborators developed that can be used to diagnose COVID-19, along with malaria and anemia.

Rhoel Dinglasan, a professor of infectious diseases with UF’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and his team took second place in the National Institutes of Health’s Technology Accelerator Challenge.

The first-time competition encouraged design and development of innovative ways to assess two major vascular diseases, one of which had to include malaria, anemia or sickle cell disease. It also had to be low cost for consumers, accessible and use a mobile device or a portable attachment to the device.

Dinglasan, who is also director of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention’s Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases, said he didn’t follow the contest rules completely only because at the time

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