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The Algorithm of Writing


University of Delaware researcher Joshua Wilson explores the promise and peril of computer-based writing assessment software.
24-Jul-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Changing the Color of Light


University of Delaware researchers have developed a method that could improve medical imaging and cancer treatments and increase the efficiency of commercial solar cells by 25 to 30 percent.
23-Jul-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Cataract Culprits


When cataracts encroach on the eyes, the only effective remedy is to surgically replace the eyes' lenses with synthetic substitutes. But what if scientists found a way to delay or prevent cataracts from forming in the first place? Researchers...
18-Jun-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Microbe Mobilizes 'Iron Shield' to Block Arsenic Uptake in Rice


University of Delaware researchers have discovered a soil microbe that mobilizes an “iron shield” to block the uptake of toxic arsenic in rice. The UD finding gives hope that a natural, low-cost solution — a probiotic for rice plants — may...
15-Jun-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Hitchhiking to Caribbean Coral


PNAS Article reports new evidence that microbial algae in Caribbean came from the Pacific likely via the Panama Canal. Algae offers short term benefits to coral communities but could do long-term damage.
29-May-2015 3:00 PM EDT

Corporate Greed


University of Delaware researcher Katalin Takacs Haynes and collaborators from Texas A&M University and the University of Cincinnati--test the assumption that self-interest is a universal trait of CEOs, show that too much altruism can harm company...
15-May-2015 7:05 AM EDT

Soil Security and Food Productivity: Researchers Outline Increasing Threats


A group of leading soil scientists points out the precarious state of the world’s soil resources and the possible ramifications for human security in a paper published Thursday, May 7, in the journal Science.
7-May-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Study Shows That News Coverage of Clinton’s Tweets Can Influence Voters to See Her as More Likeable – the Challenge Now Is to Influence Voting Behavior

The study, led by Professor Paul Brewer from the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication suggests that her earlier use of Twitter successfully generated TV coverage, and that TV coverage helped her image among viewers.
10-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT

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