Honda begins joint research with Boston University in information security for AI; secure MPC

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Honda Research Institute (HRI), a Honda R&D subsidiary, and Boston University have agreed to begin joint research in the area of data security and privacy for artificial intelligence (AI) research. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering of Boston University as one strategic partner for joint research collaboration.

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MCCA and Zipcar introduce new Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrids, charging stations, and priority parking in Boston Common Garage

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The Boston Common Garage and Zipcar, Inc. introduced four new 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrids to Zipcar’s Boston fleet, as well as plug-in stations and priority parking for Zipcars and other hybrid vehicles at the Boston Common Garage. In addition, the BCG is branding priority parking spots for hybrids near each of the garage’s four entrances to Boston Common.

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Deep Learning Can’t be Trusted Brain Modelling Pioneer Says

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Grossberg—an endowed professor of cognitive and neural systems, and of mathematics and statistics, psychological and brain sciences, and biomedical engineering at Boston University —based ART on his theories about how the brain processes information.

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First 2014 BMW i3 Electric Car Delivered To Buyer, In Boston

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In a small ceremony inside the BMW of Boston dealership, the first retail buyer of an i3 took delivery of his keyfob yesterday afternoon. DON''T MISS: 2014 BMW i3 Electric Car Rated At 81 Miles, 124 MPGe He is Tufts University professor of practice Charles As of Friday, May 2, it''s official: the 2014 BMW i3 electric car is now on sale in the U.S.

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Li-ion battery maker Boston-Power announces $125M in new financing; focus on and support from China

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Boston-Power, Inc., Existing Boston-Power investors Oak Investment Partners and Foundation Asset Management (FAM) also participated in the round. As part of its plans, Boston-Power is establishing an R&D and EV battery engineering facility in China. This organization will build upon the current generation of Boston-Power’s lithium-ion battery technology to develop new energy storage products and solutions.

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A Robot for the Worst Job in the Warehouse

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A prime example is Stretch , a new robot from Boston Dynamics that can move heavy boxes where they need to go just as fast as an experienced warehouse worker. Boston dynamics Robotics

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How MIT’s Muriel Medard Pioneered the Universal Decoder

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As the head of the network coding group at the university’s Research Laboratory for Electronics , the IEEE Fellow led a team that created a silicon chip that eliminates the need for custom decoding hardware to spot signal errors.

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DOE announces 15 Phase 1 semifinalists of Geothermal Lithium Extraction Prize

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The Phase 1 semifinalists are: Boston University – Pober-Strauss. George Washington University – Ellexco. Oregon State University – Espiku. Rice University – LiSED. Texas Tech University – Tech Desal. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – SelectPureLi. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth – Lirix-nano Sengupta. University of Miami – Miami Solution. University of Texas at Austin – Freeman Lab.

BMW delivers first i3 EV in US

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BMW delivered the first all-electric BMW i3 (earlier post) in the US to Boston electric vehicle advocate and Tufts University professor of practice Charles Rabie at the BMW of Boston dealership. The company said that “hundreds” of BMW i3 vehicles are currently at US facilities and ready to be delivered to customers nationwide. The BMW i3 is the first of the BMW i vehicles constructed from the ground up primarily of carbon fiber to enter the US market.

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Study finds NSAIDs may lessen air pollution effects on lung function

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The team of researchers from the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, Harvard Chan School of Public Health, Boston University School of Medicine published their findings in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The researchers analyzed a subset of data collected from a cohort of 2,280 male veterans from the greater Boston area who were given tests to determine their lung function.

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See how emissions from driving have changed in your city

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Data compiled by Boston University shows that the majority of that growth has come from large metropolitan areas, and in most urbanized parts of. Despite advances in fuel efficiency and emissions control and the proliferation of hybrid and battery-electric cars over the past three decades, CO2 emissions from transportation sources continue to rise.

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Imperium3 New York produces its first full-sized prismatic cells

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The Imperium3 consortium, which is building the New York-based gigafactory, consists of Magnis Energy, Charge CCCV LLC (C4V), and Boston Energy and Innovation (BEI).

Will this metal recycling startup revolutionize the battery and clean energy sectors?

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Nth Cycle’s technology was developed at Harvard and Yale universities. million in seed funding led by Boston-based clean energy venture capital company Clean Energy Ventures. Most of the materials required for batteries and other clean energy technology are dirty to mine.

HEI study in Europe finds evidence of health effects at lower levels of air pollution

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Bert Brunekreef at the Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, the Netherlands, and colleagues reported that exposure to PM 2.5 , BC, and NO 2 showed significant associations of air pollution exposure with natural-cause, cardiovascular, respiratory, and lung cancer mortality. Boston, MA: Health Effects Institute.

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Carbon nanomembrane prevents dendrite formation in Li-metal batteries, doubles lifetime

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Scientists at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, together with colleagues from Boston University (BU) and Wayne State University (WSU), have now succeeded in preventing dendrite formation and thus at least doubling the lifetime of a lithium metal battery.

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Will this metal recycling startup revolutionize the battery and clean energy sectors? [Update]

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Nth Cycle’s technology was developed at Harvard and Yale universities. million in seed funding led by Boston-based clean energy venture capital company Clean Energy Ventures. Most of the materials required for batteries and other clean energy technology are dirty to mine.

XL Fleet partnering with Curbtender to develop all-electric and plug-in hybrid refuse trucks

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XL Fleet is a leading provider of vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets in North America, with more than 145 million miles driven by customers such as The Coca-Cola Company, Verizon, Yale University and the City of Boston. XL Fleet Corp.

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Study finds short-term exposure to air pollution may impede cognition; NSAIDs could help

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Exposure to air pollution, even over the course of just a few weeks, can impede mental performance, according to a new study led by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. The researchers examined the relationship between exposures to fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) and black carbon, a component of PM, and cognitive performance in 954 older white males from the Greater Boston Area enrolled in the Normative Aging Study.

New serpentine optical phased array could support medium- to long-range lidar

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University of Colorado Boulder researchers, with colleagues at Boston University, have developed a new optical phased array concept—the serpentine OPA (SOPA)—that could support medium- to long-range lidar.

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Study: 15% of US alcohol-related motor vehicle fatalities involve alcohol under the legal limit

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Naimi, MD, MPH, Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center, and Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health.

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Study forecasts even with modest warming, global energy demand to increase by mid-century

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A new study published in Nature Communications by researchers from IIASA, Boston University, and the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice found that by mid-century, climate change will increase the demand for energy globally, even with modest warming. —coauthor Enrica de Cian from the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC). —coauthor Ian Sue Wing, a researcher at Boston University.

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EPA awards $32M to fund 4 new Clean Air Research Centers

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The US Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $32 million to fund four new Clean Air Research Centers at universities conducting advanced air pollution research. They are located at: Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga. Harvard University, Boston, Mass. Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich. University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.

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INRIX study identifies routes with greatest potential for e-VTOL services

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By analyzing trillions of anonymous data points from hundreds of millions of connected devices, INRIX Research identified the current routes with the greatest market potential in the Atlanta, Austin, Boston and San Francisco metropolitan areas. A driving factor behind this potentially revolutionary disruption is the universal rule of commutes, Marchetti’s constant, which states people on average will spend one hour per day commuting. Boston.

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More customers opt for XL Hybrids system

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while existing customer The City of Boston has also reordered. Columbia University is a new XL Hybrids customer, while existing customers Yale University and Harvard University have reordered hybrid-electric upfits. XL Hybrids announced a new set of customers are installing its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive Systems. Fleets benefit from a 20% reduction in CO 2 emissions and an up to 25% increase in fuel economy.

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Chevrolet purchasing and retiring up to $5M in carbon credits to help 11 colleges pay for efficiency projects

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Chevrolet partnered with these colleges for their clean-energy performance: Ball State University; Valencia College; Portland State University; Spelman College; University of Illinois at Chicago; University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point; Boston University; Rochester Institute of Technology; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Grand Valley State University; and Southern Oregon University.

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DOE to award $10.2M to 16 solid oxide fuel cell projects

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Boston University. Core-Shell Heterostructures as Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Electrodes Boston University will research ways to synthesize and deploy core-shell heterostructures as SOFC cathodes that will improve SOFC performance by increasing oxygen reduction rates and improving cathode resistance to degradation. Boston University. Case Western Reserve University. Michigan State University. Montana State University.

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DOE, DOT collaborate to improve public transportation efficiency and effectiveness using data and technology

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The recipients of the cooperative research grants are Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Chattanooga Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA), and Utah State University. The MIT project will conduct field experiments to demonstrate the mobility and energy efficiency impacts in Boston and Chicago. Utah State University will develop a suite of planning and operations tools to enable public transportation transit bus electrification.

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Video Friday: Mini Pupper

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IROS 2021 – September 27-1, 2021 – [Online Event] Robo Boston – October 1-2, 2021 – Boston, MA, USA WearRAcon Europe 2021 – October 5-7, 2021 – [Online Event] ROSCon 2021 – October 20-21, 2021 – [Online Event] Let us know if you have suggestions for next week, and enjoy today's videos, more below!

Researchers report high thermoelectric performance for indium-doped tin telluride; waste heat recovery applications

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Researchers at the University of Houston’s physics department and the Texas Center for Superconductivity, MIT and Boston College have found that indium-doped tin telluride (SnTe) shows high thermoelectric performance, with a peak figure of merit (ZT) of ?1.1 Anderson Chair professor of physics at the University of Houston and one of the corresponding authors of the paper. Ren and his research team arrived at UH in January from Boston College.

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Columbia team organizes available scientific evidence on the effects of air pollution on children’s health

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Researchers at Columbia University, with colleagues at Boston University and Abt Associates, have identified concentration-response (C-R) functions for a number of adverse health outcomes in children associated with air pollutants largely from fossil fuel combustion.

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Study: 25% EV adoption would save US $17B annually from avoided climate change & pollution damages

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A new study led by researchers from Northwestern University projects that if electric vehicles replaced 25% of combustion engine cars currently on the road, the United States would save approximately $17 billion annually by avoiding damages from climate change and air pollution.

Scientists Build Ventricle-on-a-Chip To Study Heart Disease

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And just like a real heart, the tissue beats spontaneously, says Christos Michas , a biomedical researcher at Boston University, lead author of the study. Jackie Ricciardi/Boston University One of the biggest challenges for the team was replicating the pumping function of the heart.

Study associates in-utero exposure to PM2.5 pollution with higher blood pressure in childhood

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air pollution during the third trimester of their mother’s pregnancy had a higher risk of elevated blood pressure in childhood, according to new research by a team led by researchers from Johns Hopkins University in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension. Researchers examined 1,293 mothers and their children who were part of the large, ongoing Boston Birth Cohort study. Children who were exposed to higher levels of PM 2.5

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MIT creates new Center for Graphene Devices and Systems

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The Center coordinates the work of the more than 15 MIT research groups working on graphene, and leverages several existing collaborative efforts in graphene science that currently exist on campus, including a Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative grant (MURI) from the Office of Naval Research with Harvard and Boston University, as well as a regular Boston-Area CarbOn Nanoscience (BACON) Meeting.

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Tufts team finds aviation impact on particle number concentrations downwind of airport; correlation with flight activity

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In a study with implications for populated areas near airports, a team from Tufts University in Boston has found that the impact of aviation on ambient ultrafine particle number concentrations (PNCs) extend many kilometers downwind of Boston’s Logan airport. We were motivated to examine newly available PNC data sets, collected as part of two near-roadway health studies in Boston, for evidence of airport-related emission impact on ambient PNCs.

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Video Friday: Robotics After Hours

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Boston Dynamics put together a behind-the-scenes video of sorts about the Super Bowl commercial they did in collaboration with some beer company or other. YouTube ] The Apellix Opus X8 Softwash (SW) system cleaning the University of Florida Shands Hospital building in Jacksonville, Florida.

Zipcar introduces Honda Fit EV into UC Davis West Village fleet

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Zipcar has introduced a 2014 Honda Fit battery electric vehicle (EV) at The University of California, Davis’ (UC Davis) West Village , the largest planned zero net energy community in the United States. Zipcar was the first car-sharing company in the United States to introduce electric vehicles, starting in Boston in 2002, and the first to offer hybrid vehicles through a partnership with Honda in Seattle in 2003.

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FAA launches new Center of Excellence for alternative jet fuels; $40M in funding over 10 years

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The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected a team of universities to lead a new Air Transportation Center of Excellence ( COE ) for alternative jet fuels and the environment. Led by Washington State University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the COE will explore ways to meet the environmental and energy goals that are part of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen).

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MIT study: people globally follow a “visitation law”; inverse relationship between distance and frequency of visits

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To conduct the study, the researchers used anonymized cellphone data from large communications providers to track the movement of people in the metro areas of Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Boston; Braga, Lisbon, and Porto, Portugal; Dakar, Senegal; and Singapore. This generalized behavior is not just something you observe in Boston. 2021) “The universal visitation law of human mobility.”

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XL Hybrids introduces cloud-based fleet vehicle connectivity and analytics system

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XL Link is currently measuring key performance indicators in vehicles equipped with XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive Systems for major fleets such as The City of Boston, Yale University, AmeriPride Services and Montgomery County Maryland. XL Hybrids has introduced the XL Link cloud-based big data analytics system, which measures key performance indicators—including MPG performance—and reports carbon dioxide emissions reductions in clients’ hybrid-electric fleet vehicles.

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Niobium-based battery start-up Nyobolt opens US office

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Nyobolt owns the exclusive IP rights to the original niobium anode invention by leading Cambridge University battery scientist Professor Clare Gray; the company now has a presence in the UK, the US and Asia.

DOE to award up $2.4M to four new solid oxide fuel cell projects

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Processing of SOFC Anodes for Enhanced Intermediate Temperature Catalytic Activity at High Fuel Utilization — Boston University will demonstrate advancements to SOFC technology including the ability to deposit fine nano-sized nickel catalyst particles into full-sized SOFCs. Scalable Nano-Scaffold Architecture on the Internal Surface of SOFC Anode for Direct Hydrocarbon Utilization — West Virginia University’s research aims to design a SOFC that is compatible with hydrocarbon use.

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Video Friday: No Time to Dance

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Working in collaboration with domestic appliances manufacturer Beko, researchers from the University of Cambridge trained their robot chef to assess the saltiness of a dish at different stages of the chewing process, imitating a similar process in humans.