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◗ CONTENTS June 2017 Vol. 59, No. 2
5 Five Facilities Take Home Honors in 2017 Laboratory
of the Year Awards
The Francis Crick Institute wins 2017 Laboratory of the Year.
10 Virtual Reality for Decommissioning Nuclear Reactors
Engineers are using virtual reality to `enter’ a facility housing a
Cold War-era production nuclear reactor.
12 Brain-Inspired Computing Pushes the Boundaries of Technology
Computer scientists strive to replicate the cognitive function,
circuitry and the unique properties of the brain.
14 How Next-Gen Thermal Imaging Can Help Keep Firefighters Safe
Advancements in thermal imaging cameras gives firefighters an
increased ability see in the dark and through thick smoke.
16 Printable Electronics: Novel Technique Offers a World
Printable electronics—made from inks that can conduct electricity
—are capable of being flexible or even stretchable.
19 Electronically Functional Yarns Transform Wearable Device
In this next-generation of textiles, electronics are an integral
component of the individual yarns that make up the garment.
22 Novel Seismic Software Sheds Light on Earthquake Paths
Researchers achieve record performance in new seismic simulations.
24 Proteogenomics: A Research Rocket Ship for the Cancer
This approach to medical care uses precise information about the
genes and proteins in an individual’s tissues to inform treatment.
27 Advertisers’ Index
Cover photo: Exterior view from Southeast showing dichroic
glass feature at entry of the Francis Crick Institute
Credit: Chris Ansell
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