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Acidification of Arctic Ocean May Threaten Marine Life, Fishing Industry

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An international research team found a rapid rise in acidification in the western Arctic Ocean, a potential threat to shellfish, the marine ecosystem and the fishing industry. Since the 1990s, acidified waters have expanded north about 300 nautical...
27-Feb-2017 1:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Electrical Grid Could Use Offshore Wind for 10 Million Homes

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Researchers from the University of Delaware and Princeton University have completed a first-of-its-kind computer simulation with the electric power industry. Results showed conservatively that, with some upgrades to transmission lines but without...
23-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Biden Institute Announced

Joseph R. Biden Jr., the 47th vice president of the United States, will serve as the founding chair of University of Delaware’s Biden Institute, a new research and policy center.
7-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Find That Some Feel an Invisible Touch

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University of Delaware researchers have found two out of 100 people have a condition called mirror-touch synesthesia (MTS) in which they feel like they’re being touched while watching someone else get touched. The team plans to use an fMRI to...
7-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Economic Sabotage Found in New Examination of Nixon Tapes

University of Delaware economics professors Burton Abrams and James Butkiewicz recently took another listen to recordings Richard Nixon made while in the White House. They emerged with evidence that Nixon knew his 1971 New Economic Policy was...
2-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Use Weather Radar to Track Migrating Waterfowl, Avian Influenza

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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

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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

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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

Our Experts on Newswise

Self-Driving Vehicle Development Needs a Moral GPS, Says University of Delaware Researcher

22-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST

Super Bowl Ad Expert: Don't Look for Super Commercials This Year, but There Will Be Highlights

University of Delaware marketing professor John Antil dug into the numbers and the advertisements planned for Super Bowl LI and says viewers who prefer the commercials to the game might be let down this year. Still, some spots will break new ground...
1-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST

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

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19-Aug-2016 10:05 AM EDT

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