Easy to print test tube opener designed to make sample handling easier. The model is open source.
Jiří Kubík designed a test tube opener manufactured on a 3D printer. Protection shields are used for decreasing the probability of contamination. The design has been tested on FL Medical Sterile test tube used in a local hospital, where laborants suffer from blisters and calluses caused by a huge number of samples being processed every day. The tool, originally designed for the Na Bulovce Hospital, is already used by seven Czech laboratories.
Two recent research articles published in the prestigious journal Automatica (January 2023) provide insights into how not to perform load aggregation in power systems and on the flip side, how to formulate the conditions for ergodic behavior in terms of incremental input-to-state stability and related concepts from non-linear control.
The manner in which agents contribute to a social-computing platform (e.g., social sensing, social media) is often governed by distributed algorithms. We explore the guarantees available in situations, where fairness among the agents contributing to the platform is needed.
Many optimization problems in binary decision variables are hard to solve. In this work, we demonstrate how to leverage decades of research in classical optimization algorithms to warm-start quantum optimization algorithms. This allows the quantum algorithm to inherit the performance guarantees from the classical algorithm used in the warm-start.