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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Breaking News - Experts Needed, August 2014

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Give the media access to your experts on what’s happening in the world.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 08/14 at 12:51 PM
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Monday, January 20, 2014

Social and traditional media success with Newswise

A news release from Columbia University went viral late last week, resulting in over 70,000 hits on the release, and nearly two dozen media clips by mid-day Monday.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 01/20 at 12:57 PM
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Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Scientists Make A Mini Mona Lisa 30 Microns Wide

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Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have “painted” the Mona Lisa on a substrate surface approximately 30 microns in width – or one-third the width of a human hair. The team’s creation, the “Mini Lisa,” demonstrates a technique that could potentially be used to achieve nanomanufacturing of devices because the team was able to vary the surface concentration of molecules on such short-length scales.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 08/06 at 12:51 PM
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Hunt for Distant Planets Intensifies

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Armed with new tools, University of Chicago astronomers search for worlds like Earth.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 02/20 at 01:13 PM
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Monday, February 11, 2013

Placental Mammal Diversity Exploded After Age of Dinosaurs

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Scientists build new tree of life for placentals using ‘phylophenomics,’ visualize common ancestor.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 02/11 at 01:49 PM
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Monday, December 31, 2012

Scientists Help Explain Scarcity of Anti-Matter

A collaboration with major participation by physicists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has made a precise measurement of elusive, nearly massless particles, and obtained a crucial hint as to why the universe is dominated by matter, not by its close relative, anti-matter.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 12/31 at 12:00 PM
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Thursday, December 06, 2012

Dispersant Used to Clean Up 2010 BP Oil Spill Made Oil 52-times More Toxic

If the 4.9 million barrels of oil that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico during the 2010 Deep Water Horizon spill was a ecological disaster, the two million gallons of dispersant used to clean it up apparently made it even worse – 52-times more toxic. That’s according to new research from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes (UAA), Mexico.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 12/06 at 01:09 PM
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Friday, November 16, 2012

Oldest Spear Points Date to 500,000 Years

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A collaborative study involving researchers at Arizona State University, the University of Toronto, and the University of Cape Town found that human ancestors were making stone-tipped weapons 500,000 years ago at the South African archaeological site of Kathu Pan 1 – 200,000 years earlier than previously thought. This study, “Evidence for Early Hafted Hunting Technology,” is published in the Nov. 16 issue of the journal Science.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 11/16 at 09:14 AM
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

New Tool for CSI? Geographic Software Maps Distinctive Features Inside Bones

A common type of geographic mapping software offers a new way to study human remains

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Posted by Craig Jones on 09/26 at 02:10 PM
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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Mosquitoes Fly in Rain Thanks to Low Mass

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Even rain can’t deter mosquitoes. The blood-sucking insect can fly in a downpour because of its strong exoskeletons and low mass render it impervious to falling drops. Georgia Tech researchers determined this using high-speed videography.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 06/05 at 11:06 AM
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