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Data Driven Discoveries

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The Array of Things, The Internet of Things, ultimately, “smart” cities have to feature hundreds, maybe thousands, of strategically placed sensors. These devices would record everything from air pressure and temperature to microbial content. The newly developed Waggle platform is the system on a chip that will enable this to happen.

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Tiger Dad: Rare Family Portrait of Amur Tigers the First-Ever to Include an Adult Male

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The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Russia Program, in partnership with the Sikhote-Alin Biosphere Reserve and Udegeiskaya Legenda National Park, released a camera trap slideshow of a family of Amur tigers in the wild showing an adult male with family. Shown following the “tiger dad” along the Russian forest is an adult female and three cubs. Scientists note this is a first in terms of photographing this behavior, as adult male tigers are usually solitary. Also included was a photo composite of a series of images showing the entire family as they walked past the a camera trap over a period of two minutes.

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NBAF Construction Projected for May, to Be Completed in 2020​

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Construction on the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility, or NBAF, is projected to begin in May and will be completed in December 2020.

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Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research Turns Yogurt Waste Into New Products

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With exploding consumer demand for Greek yogurt, production is up. That’s great for food companies’ bottom lines, but it also leaves them dealing with a lot more acid whey, a problematic byproduct of the Greek yogurt-making process. Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are developing a way to transform this trash into treasure.

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Chromosomal Rearrangement Is the Key to Progress Against Aggressive Infant Leukemia

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The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital—Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project reports that a highly aggressive form of leukemia in infants has surprisingly few mutations beyond the chromosomal rearrangement that affects the MLL gene. The findings suggest that targeting the alteration is likely the key to improved survival. The research appeared online ahead of print this week in the scientific journal Nature Genetics.

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Rapid Changes in Lovejoy Comet’s Tail Observed

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A team of astronomy researchers from Stony Brook University, the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, and Tsuru University are the first to reveal clear details about the rapidly changing plasma tail of the comet C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy). The observation and details behind the discovery are published in a paper in the March 2015 edition of the Astronomical Journal.

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Two Texas Tech Nutritional Sciences Professors Receive National Awards

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The American Society for Nutrition recognized Dr. Nikhil Dhurandar and Naima Moustaid-Moussa, professors in Texas Tech University's Department of Nutritional Sciences, for their research in obesity.