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Unlocking the Secrets of Ebola

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Scientists have identified a set of biomarkers that indicate which patients infected with the Ebola virus are most at risk of dying from the disease. The results come from one of the most in-depth studies ever of blood samples from patients with Ebola.

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University Of Chicago, Geophysics, Fossil, fossil species, Paleontology, bryozoan, marine and freshwater biology, Evolution Biology

Fossil That Fills Missing Evolutionary Link Named After UChicago Professors

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Scientists recently announced the discovery of a fossil that fills a missing evolutionary link—the first known member of the modern bryozoans to grow up into a structure. Called Jablonskipora kidwellae, it is named after UChicago geophysical scientists David Jablonski and Susan Kidwell.

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NYSERDA and Clarkson University Announce Discovery of New Process to Reduce Carbon Monoxide Emissions from Stored Wood Pellets

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New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and Clarkson University discovered a new process to eliminate the release of dangerous carbon monoxide gas from wood pellets in storage. The use of wood pellet boilers and stoves to replace heating oil, propane or older wood boilers supports Governor Cuomo's energy goals.

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Where to Catch Engineers? In Their Inboxes

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Engineers and technical professionals overwhelmingly find value in work-related emails and e-newsletters from publications and vendors, according to new research from IEEE GlobalSpec Media Solutions and Trew Marketing, “Smart Marketing for Engineers.”

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Penn State Team Wins $7M Award to Enlist Insects as Allies for Food Security

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A Penn State-led research team is hoping to enlist insects as allies in an effort to make crops more tolerant of environmental stressors, after the crops are already growing in the greenhouse or field.

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The ACR Data Science Institute™ Structures Artificial Intelligence Development to Optimize Radiology Care

The American College of Radiology Data Science Institute™ (DSI) will provide the framework, strategy and focus to move artificial intelligence (AI) from concept into everyday radiology practice.

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On the Origins of Star Stuff: HAWC Collaboration Sheds Light on Origin of Anti-Matter

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Michigan Tech team and others use a high-altitude observatory in Mexico to better understand where gamma rays come from.

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Observatory in Mexico Sheds Light on Origin of Excess Positrons in Outer Space

Using new data from the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Gamma-Ray Observatory in Mexico, researchers have ruled out two pulsars previously believed to be the source of excess positrons just above the Earth’s atmosphere.

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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Meteor, Silica, Science, Ultrafast, X-ray science, lightsource, LCLS , Linac Coherent Light Source

Scientists Make First Observations of How a Meteor-Like Shock Turns Silica Into Glass

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Studies at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have made the first real-time observations of how silica – an abundant material in the Earth’s crust – easily transforms into a dense glass when hit with a massive shock wave like one generated from a meteor impact.

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New Deposition Technique Puts the Heat on Silicon

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Research offers cost-effective development of germanium, more efficient semiconductor than silicon







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