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Article ID: 698810

Rutgers Expert Available for Interviews on the Annual Perseid Meteor Shower

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

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10-Aug-2018 8:50 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698809

Nonnative zooplankton species found in Lake Erie

Cornell University

Cornell University aquatic taxonomists have detected two new nonnative zooplankton species in the Great Lakes – their fourth such discovery in the past two years.

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Article ID: 698807

Research on homemade mosquito repellants finds interesting alternatives

New Mexico State University (NMSU)

What do burning coffee, eating bananas and drinking gin and tonic have in common? They are among the unconventional mosquito repellents people say they use.

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9-Aug-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698796

For UW Physicists, the 2-D Form of Tungsten Ditelluride Is Full of Surprises

University of Washington

In a paper published online July 23 in Nature, a UW-led research team reports that the 2-D form of tungsten ditelluride can undergo "ferroelectric switching" — a first for a exfoliated 2-D material. Ferroelectric materials can have applications in memory storage, capacitors, RFID card technologies and even medical sensors.

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9-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698799

Four Argonne transportation and fuel experts collect Dept. of Energy honors

Argonne National Laboratory

Four researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have earned Distinguished Achievement awards for helping to reimagine transportation, sustainability and mobility.

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Article ID: 698800

A Video Game Can Change the Brain, May Improve Empathy in Middle Schoolers

University of Wisconsin-Madison

A fantastical scenario involving a space-exploring robot crashing on a distant planet is the premise of a video game developed for middle schoolers by University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers to study whether video games can boost kids’ empathy, and to understand how learning such skills can change neural connections in the brain.

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Article ID: 698797

Scientists Discover How to Protect Yeast From Damage in Biofuel Production

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Some chemicals used to speed up the breakdown of plants for production of biofuels like ethanol are poison to the yeasts that turn the plant sugars into fuel. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and several Department of Energy laboratories have identified two changes to a single gene that can make the yeast tolerate the pretreatment chemicals.

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9-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698792

Penalty Kick Research Hits the Spot

University of Portsmouth

New research from the University of Portsmouth could help footballers improve the accuracy of their penalty kicks.

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9-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698530

Marine Mammals Lack Functional Gene To Defend Against Popular Pesticide

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

As marine mammals evolved to make water their primary habitat, they lost the ability to make a protein that defends humans and other land-dwelling mammals from the neurotoxic effects of a popular man-made pesticide.

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5-Aug-2018 8:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698783

There and Back Again: Mantle Xenon Has a Story to Tell

Washington University in St. Louis

Study constrains the history of volatile transport from the atmosphere into the deep Earth

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9-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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