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Article ID: 695506

NOvA experiment sees strong evidence for antineutrino oscillation

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

The NOvA collaboration has announced its first results using antineutrinos, and has seen strong evidence of muon antineutrinos oscillating into electron antineutrinos over long distances, a phenomenon that has never been unambiguously observed.

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4-Jun-2018 4:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694854

Nutrition 2018 Preview: Hot Topics in Research and Practice

American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Journalists and bloggers are invited to join top scientists and practitioners as they discuss the latest nutrition research findings during Nutrition 2018, the inaugural flagship meeting of the American Society for Nutrition. The meeting will be held June 9-12, 2018 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

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21-May-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693731

Cloaking Devices -- It’s Not Just ‘Star Trek’ Anymore

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Scientists are now working to take cloaking devices from the dramatic realm of science fiction and make them real. Amanda D. Hanford, at Pennsylvania State University, is taking the introductory steps to make acoustic ground cloaks. These materials redirect approaching waves around an object without scattering the wave energy, concealing the object from the sound waves. During the 175th ASA Meeting, Hanford will describe the physics behind an underwater acoustic shield designed in her lab.

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30-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693567

Ultrasonic Attack is Unlikely, But Incidental Exposure Presents Plenty of Problems

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

New technologies for mobile devices may use ultrasonic sound waves, and these devices have varying effects on different subsets of the population. Regulation of these technologies is in many ways “the wild west,” according to Timothy Leighton, who wrote a guide for moving forward in today’s new world of ultrasonic exposure. He will describe his work uncovering the strange history and uncertain future of the use of ultrasonic sound waves during the 175th ASA Meeting.

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26-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693821

Virtual Reality Technology Opens New Doors of (Spatial) Perception

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Locating and discriminating sound sources is extremely complex because the brain must process spatial information from many, sometimes conflicting, cues. Using virtual reality and other immersive technologies, researchers can use new methods to investigate how we make sense of the word with sound. At the 175th ASA Meeting, G. Christopher Stecker will survey his team’s use of virtual reality and augmented auditory reality to study how people use explicit and implicit sound cues.

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1-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693548

Decoding Tornadoes’ Infrasound Waves

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Tornado-producing storms can emit infrasound more than an hour before tornadogenesis, which inspired a group of researchers to develop a long-range, passive way of listening in on storms. During the 175th ASA Meeting, Brian Elbing will present his group’s work collecting infrasound measurements from tornadoes to decode information contained in waves about the formation processes and life cycle before potentially devastating storms hit.

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26-Apr-2018 10:10 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693596

Can Chimpanzee Vocalizations Reveal the Origins of Human Language?

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Fossil primates provide important clues about human evolution, but the sounds they made and the soft tissue involved in making those sounds weren’t preserved. So chimpanzees can provide important points of comparison for inferring the sorts of sounds our early ancestors may have made. During the 175th ASA Meeting, Michael Wilson, an associate professor at the University of Minnesota, will present his group’s work searching for similarities between the vocal communications of chimpanzees and humans.

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26-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693712

Marine Animals Can Hear Us Swim, Kayak and Scuba Dive

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

While it is obvious that things like boats can be heard by marine life under the water, what about human activities like swimming, canoeing and scuba diving? During the 175th ASA Meeting, Christine Erbe, director of the Centre for Marine Science & Technology at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia, will describe her work exploring the impact of man-made underwater noise on marine life.

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30-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693818

Apps for Children Should Emphasize Parent and Child Choice, Researchers Say

University of Washington

Parents don’t need to fear their children playing with iPads and other devices, researchers say. Mindful play with an adult, combined with thoughtful design features, can prove beneficial to young developing minds. New research shows that thoughtfully designed content that intentionally supports parent-child interactions facilitated the same kind of play and development as analog toys.

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1-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693706

AACC Announces 2018 Award Winners; Celebrates Achievements in Laboratory Medicine

American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 AACC and AACC Academy Awards. These annual awards recognize laboratory medicine professionals worldwide for their exceptional research, scholarship, and service in the field, while also raising awareness that laboratory testing is essential to high quality patient care.

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30-Apr-2018 10:45 AM EDT
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