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- Oct 17 Researchers study Iron Man-like exoskeletons to improve worker productivity, safety, and well-being With a $3 million award from the National Science Foundation, Virginia Tech researchers will perform fundamental research to develop whole-body powered exoskeletons for augmenting human performance in industrial use and to understand the dramatic impacts they may have on the socio-technological landscape of jobs.
- Oct 16 New machine learning framework could lead to breakthroughs in material design Chemical engineering professor Sanket Deshmukh and his team published research that may save hours of computer processing time for materials scientists.
- Oct 15 Researchers study water’s role in antibiotic resistance emergence and dissemination in Africa The researchers’ findings suggest that factors beyond industrial farming and medical facilities may be significant contributors to the global problem of antibiotic resistance dissemination.