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New ASCB Public Engagement Grants Target Science Literacy

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Apply for ASCB’s Public Engagement Grants. Grantees will receive from $10,000 to $35,000 for bold ideas that engage local communities with the process of science and increase public scientific literacy. The application deadline is March 31.

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Innovation Shines at CSU's 30th Biotech Symposium

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This year's symposium received 290 abstract submissions, representing research from faculty-led labs at 22 CSU campuses. Projects focused on topics ranging from developing an antiviral for the West Nile virus to targeting enzymes that contribute to Alzheimer's disease or cancer.

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Four to Beam Up

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Just months after completing a nine-year construction project to upgrade its research capabilities, the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has delivered its next technological success: For the first time, the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) has delivered electron beams simultaneously to all four experimental halls.

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A Survival Lesson From Bats – Eating Variety Keeps Species Multiplying

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A new study reveals that omnivorous New World noctilionoid bats, those species with diets including both plant and animal materials, produce more new species in the long run than specialized vegetarian or insectivorous species.

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Mothers and Young Struggle as Arctic Warms

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A new study from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and partners reveals for the first time the ways in which wild weather swings and extreme icing events are negatively impacting the largest land mammal of the Earth’s polar realms—the muskoxen. The paper demonstrates that while this denizen of the Arctic and other cold-adapted species have spectacular adaptations, the previously unknown effects of rain-on-snow events, winter precipitation, and ice tidal surges are costly for the animals, if not deadly.

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New Study of Vertebrate Genomes, Phenomes, Populations to Predict Response to Climate Change

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The project, led by Northern Arizona University professor Loren Buck, has the potential to change the way scientists understand life on Earth.

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New Method Uses DNA, Gold Nanoparticles and Top-Down Lithography to Fabricate Optically Active Structures

Northwestern University researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind technique for creating entirely new classes of optical materials and devices that could lead to light bending and cloaking devices — news to make the ears of Star Trek’s Spock perk up.

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NAU Scientists Lead DoD Project to Assess Environmental Impact of Changing Climate on Boreal Forests

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Professors Scott Goetz and Michelle Mack earned a $2 million grant to study the resiliency and vulnerability of the boreal forest in central Alaska.

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One Giant Step Behind for Mankind

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Researchers analyzed the archived mission reports from the Apollo moonwalks to see how well moonwalkers were able to stick to their expected timelines. On nearly every extravehicular activity, activities took longer than predicted to complete.

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Detect Locally, Protect Globally

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Argonne’s Cyber Fed Model provides a community-based system for near-real-time dissemination of cyberthreat indicators, defensive measures, and tools to simplify use of this information. Once the system detects an attack, it rapidly repairs the local damage while also preventing its spread.







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