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UJ’s computer science and software engineering academy turns 50

Professor Basie von Solms, co-founder of the Academy for Computer Science and Software Engineering.

Professor Basie von Solms, co-founder of the Academy for Computer Science and Software Engineering.

One of SA’s first independent computer science schools, the Academy for Computer Science and Software Engineering (ACSSE) in the Faculty of Science at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), is celebrating 50 years.

Co-founded in 1970 by professors Sebastiaan “Basie” von Solms and Andries van der Walt, ACSSE has since attained global status for its programmes.

Van der Walt and Von Solms were the first two staff members of the academy and the latter was head of computer science for 27 years.

The academy has a strong international research record, and is currently concentrating on areas related to the fourth industrial revolution.

ACSSE is also now heavily involved in research, focusing on cyber security, cyber counter-intelligence, artificial intelligence, intelligent software agents, Web services and biometric applications.

Von Solms says the department has made significant progress in

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Zero Motorcycles Reveals New 2021 Lineup Featuring Updated Design and Engineering Elements for an Elevated Riding Experience

The company’s 2021 Model Year lineup is headlined by the category-defining SR/S and will feature updated colorways and graphics for each model

Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in electric motorcycles and powertrains, has announced the model year 2021 lineup. The updated product line is headlined by the reintroduction of the transformational SR/S, released earlier this year. The SR/S is Zero’s first fully-faired motorcycle, and is engineered to reward riders with 13% improvement in highway efficiency and range versus its un-faired sibling, the SR/F. The SR/S sets the benchmark in both technology and experience standards for premium motorcycles, and its most visible feature is the functionally advanced full-fairing. Along with this update, the aesthetic evolution for the brand can be seen in the updated colors and graphic options throughout the model line. Additionally, all Zero electric motorcycles for the 2021 line are powered by Zero’s cutting-edge Cypher II and Cypher III

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Engineering a battery fast enough to make recharging like refueling

Layers of phosphorene sheets form black carbon.
Enlarge / Layers of phosphorene sheets form black carbon.

Right now, electric vehicles are limited by the range that their batteries allow. That’s because recharging the vehicles, even under ideal situations, can’t be done as quickly as refueling an internal combustion vehicle. So far, most of the effort on extending the range has been focused on increasing a battery’s capacity. But it could be just as effective to create a battery that can charge much more quickly, making a recharge as fast and simple as filling your tank.

There are no shortage of ideas about how this might be arranged, but a paper published earlier this week in Science suggests an unusual way that it might be accomplished: using a material called black phosphorus, which forms atom-thick sheets with lithium-sized channels in it. On its own, black phosphorus isn’t a great material for batteries, but a Chinese-US team has figured

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STUART APPOINTED DEAN OF THE FRANK BATTEN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY AT OLD DOMINION …

Norfolk, Va., Oct. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Following an extensive national search, Old Dominion University announced that Ben Stuart has been named the eighth dean of the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology.

Stuart, who has served as interim dean since June of 2019, will start his new appointment on Oct. 25. Under his leadership, while facing the challenges of the pandemic, the College has continued to build its research enterprise and revamped its academic programs to better serve the needs of students. The College also celebrated the appointment of five faculty as Fellows in their respective professional societies, and for the first time in the history of the College, the promotion of two women to the rank of professor.

“Ben Stuart is a thoughtful leader and distinguished scholar who cares deeply about engineering students,” President John R. Broderick said. “Under his leadership, I am confident that the

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Automotive Engineering Service Providers Market | Increasing Vehicle Digitization and Electrification to Boost the Market Growth

The global automotive engineering service providers market size is poised to grow by USD 5.31 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 6% throughout the forecast period, according to the latest report by Technavio. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download a Free Sample of REPORT with COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery Analysis.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Automotive Engineering Service Providers (ESP) Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire).

Disruptive technology-driven trends in the automotive industry have been propelling automotive OEMs to incorporate advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) primarily for product differentiation and gain competitive advantage. The significant demand from the consumer end for increased

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Apple wins an Engineering Emmy for its ProRes video codec

The Television Academy has awarded Apple with an Engineering Emmy for its ProRes video codec, which has seen widespread adoption in the film and TV industries since debuting in 2007.

Engineering Emmys are given to companies for developments that “are either so extensive an improvement on existing methods or so innovative in nature that they materially affect the production, recording, transmission or reception of television,” according to the academy.

For the 72nd Engineering Emmys, Apple earned an award for the ubiquitous use of the ProRes video in both the film and television industry. The academy praised the codec’s preservation of source video quality and Apple’s innovative algorithm design, which offers fast encoding and ultra-fast decoding.

“These two properties— combined with Apple’s industry licensing and certification support— make ProRes among the most widely used codecs for end-to-end content-creation workflows: from high-quality acquisition to high-performance editing, color correction, broadcast ingest and playout,

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Call for Award Applicants: Johnson & Johnson Seeks Female Researchers Working in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design | India Education,Education News India,Education News

Mumbai: Johnson & Johnson today announced that it is accepting applications for its 2021 Women in STEM2D (WiSTEM2D) Scholars Award, aimed at supporting assistant or associate academic professors in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design. For three years, each recipient will receive mentorship from leaders at Johnson & Johnson and a total $150,000 ($50,000 each year). The deadline for applications is Oct. 15, 2020 at 9 a.m. HST, and guidelines and additional details are available here: https://www.jnj.com/wistem2d-university-scholars.

Launched in June 2017, the Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award aspires to fuel development of female STEM2D leaders, and inspire career paths in STEM2D, by supporting the research of the awarded women in their respective STEM2D fields.

Dr. Naama Geva-Zatorsky, one of the 2019 winners of the Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award, along with her team of researchers at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, have

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Materials Science and Engineering undergraduates earn prestigious scholarships

Zachary Wolff has always been interested in the STEM fields. In fact, in high school in his hometown of Las Vegas, Wolff spent four years studying biotechnology, an academic course that would indirectly lead him to his ultimate career choice.

“At the end of that, I found that I liked the technology part more than the bio part,” he explained.

With that self-realization, Wolff came to the University and dove into his studies in engineering.

“It was really a stroke of luck that I found material sciences and engineering,” he said. “I wanted to pick something interesting and challenging, and I loved it. I haven’t regretted it any semester so far.”

With single-minded focus, Wolff threw himself into his studies, combining a dedication in the classroom and laboratory with a drive to gain real-world experience through internships at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). For the NNSS, Wolff has performed

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argenx Expands Capabilities In Antibody Engineering Through Key Technology Partnerships

  • New partnerships with Chugai and the Clayton Foundation for Research provide access to innovative antibody engineering technologies
     
  • Extension of Halozyme collaboration supports long-term commitment to subcutaneous delivery options for patients

             

October 6, 2020

Breda, the Netherlands / Ghent, Belgium – argenx (Euronext & Nasdaq: ARGX), a global immunology company committed to improving the lives of people suffering from severe autoimmune diseases and cancer, today announced the expansion of its technology capabilities in antibody engineering through new partnerships with Chugai and the Clayton Foundation. The Company is also broadening its collaboration with Halozyme to enable subcutaneous delivery for three additional current or future argenx product candidates. Through these partnerships, argenx gains access to innovative technologies to advance its differentiated pipeline and strengthen its position as a leader in immunology.

“Our Immunology Innovation Program, through which we partner with leading academic researchers, has been foundational in building our pipeline. In keeping with

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