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Researchers Use Weather Radar to Track Migrating Waterfowl, Avian Influenza


University of Delaware researchers are part of an effort that will use weather radar to identify wetland hotspots used by waterfowl during the winter, which in turn can alert poultry growers about the potential risk of avian influenza. The lab at UD...
18-Jan-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

A Tectonic Shift in Predicting Earthquakes, Volcanic Hazards


A recent study by the University of Delaware's Jessica Warren and colleagues at two other universities provides a new data set that scientists can use to define a tectonic plate and predict future earthquake and volcanic hazards, where they might...
19-Dec-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

It's Basic: Alternative Fuel Cell Technology Reduces Cost


The University of Delaware's Yushan Yan believes that fuel-cell vehicles are the way to develop zero-emission vehicles. To make the process cheaper, they're developing alternative technology, the hydroxide exchange membrane fuel cell (HEMFC),...
12-Dec-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Oceans Act as A "Heat Sink"


Study by three universities, NASA, NOAA and NCAR, points to the prominent role global ocean played in absorbing extra heat from the atmosphere by acting as a “heat sink” as an explanation for the observed decrease in a key indicator of climate...
22-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Find a Cure for What's Ailing Rice Plants

University of Delaware researchers have found that rice plants can withstand attacks from arsenic in water and soil and a fungal disease called rice blast. They have discovered that a combination of beneficial soil microbes can be applied to the...
18-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Underwater Nightlights


A new study published today in Scientific Reports reveals that 100 feet below the surface of the ocean is a critical depth for ecological activity in the Arctic polar night — a period of near continuous winter darkness. There, atmospheric light...
2-Nov-2016 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

People Prefer Conservation as Way to Protect Drinking Water, Study Shows

A University of Delaware study suggests people prefer conservation as a way to protect drinking water. The study found that when given the choice, people prefer to invest their money in conservation, such as protecting key areas of a...
28-Oct-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Develop New Soap Molecule Cleaner Than Chemical Counterparts


A team of researchers has invented a new soap molecule made from renewable sources that could dramatically reduce the number of chemicals in cleaning products and their impact on the environment.
26-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Expert on the Ethics of Autonomous Vehicles Available for Comment on Stories, Including Those About Self-Driving Car Startup Waymo

11-Jan-2017 9:05 AM EST

Disaster Researcher Can Comment on Potential California Mega-Quake; Focuses on Evacuation Decision-Making and Response

8-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST

Expert in Evacuation Decision Making and Response Available for Stories on Hurricane Matthew

Tricia Wachtendorf, Director of the University of Delaware's Disaster Research Center, is an expert on evacuation decision making and response during disasters such as hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes and terrorist attacks. She has conducted field...
5-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT

University of Delaware Back-to-School Experts Can Comment on Educational Apps, the Value of Play, Students with Disabilities and More

29-Aug-2016 9:40 AM EDT

University of Delaware Expert Discusses Prospects of Life on Newly Discovered Planet

Sally Dodson-Robinson, a Physics and Astronomy professor at the University of Delaware, discusses the key differences between sunlike stars and the M dwarf that the newly discovered Proxima b is orbiting. Those and other factors are crucial to...
25-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT

#LAflood Victims Rescue by Citizens' Boats Similar to 9/11 Heroics @UDelaware Profs Say


19-Aug-2016 10:05 AM EDT

@ARod Retirement Could Benefit #Yankees, Says @UDelaware Biz Professor. Star's Selfish Behavior Created Dysfunction. #MLB


12-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT

@UDelaware Professors Dissect the Science of the Summer Games #Olympics

8-Aug-2016 9:05 AM EDT

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