Challenges and Opportunities

Controlling Evolution: The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018

Controlling Evolution: The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018

Author(s): Debadrita Paria, Pooyath Lekshmy Venugopalan
Controlling Evolution: The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018 620 375 IEEE Pulse

2019 was a revolutionary year in the field of chemistry as the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018 to three brilliant chemists (Figure 1):…

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The Power of Light: Nobel Prize in Physics 2018

Author(s): Katarzyna Tych, Vera Katharina Hechtl, Subhamoy Mandal
The Power of Light: Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 620 375 IEEE Pulse

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to three scientists in the field of laser science: Dr. Arthur Ashkin for his invention of the optical tweezers and their application…

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50 Years to Gender Parity in STEM: Can We Afford to Wait?

50 Years to Gender Parity in STEM: Can We Afford to Wait?

Author(s): Hannah A. Valantine
50 Years to Gender Parity in STEM: Can We Afford to Wait? 620 372 IEEE Pulse

The first spark of my desire to become a cardiologist came, believe it or not, in a third-grade art class where I was asked to draw and color the circulation…

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While other engineering disciplines stumble, BME represents a success story in attracting American women to a male-dominated field.

Women Break an Engineering Barrier

Author(s): Claudia Gutierrez, Meaghan Paulosky, Angeline Aguinaldo, Jackie Gerhart
Women Break an Engineering Barrier 618 371 IEEE Pulse

While the field of engineering as a whole is largely male-dominated, biomedical engineering (BME) is one area poised to overturn this trend. Women in the United States were awarded only…

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Measuring Human Energy Intake and Ingestive Behavior

Author(s): Adam Hoover, Edward Sazonov
Measuring Human Energy Intake and Ingestive Behavior 150 150 IEEE Pulse

From the Technical Committees According to the World Health Organization, more than half of the people in the world are overweight (39%) or obese (13%). Obesity is associated with increased…

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Sleep Quality Assessment

Author(s): Thomas Penzel
Sleep Quality Assessment 150 150 IEEE Pulse

For a long time, sleep researchers have asked why we sleep and what physiological and mental needs require sleep [1]. Today, we understand that sleep is important for productivity, health,…

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Sleep Quality Assessment: Challenges and Opportunities

Author(s): Thomas Penzel
Sleep Quality Assessment: Challenges and Opportunities 150 150 IEEE Pulse

For a long time, sleep researchers have asked why we sleep and what are the physiological and mental needs which require sleep [1]. Today we understand that sleep is important…

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Challenges in Patient-Specific Computer Simulations of Image-Guided Therapies

Author(s): Dieter Haemmerich
Challenges in Patient-Specific Computer Simulations of Image-Guided Therapies 150 150 IEEE Pulse

For many therapeutic interventions, imaging has become an essential component of initial diagnosis, as well as the monitoring of treatment progress and outcome. Imaging data can now be acquired in…

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