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Eye-Catching Labels Stigmatize Many Healthy Foods


Labels such as organic, fair-trade and cage free may be eye-catching but are often free of any scientific basis and stigmatize many healthy foods, a new University of Delaware-led study found.
19-Oct-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

'Liquid Armor' Toughens Spacesuits

The technology, shear thickening fluid, permeates fabrics and layers of material and actually gets stronger when it is struck with increasing force, making the material highly puncture and ballistic-resistant. The nanocomposite material, sometimes...
12-Oct-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Coal Miners Shift to Beekeeping


Former coal miners or citizens whose lives have been shaped by the coal mining industry in southern West Virginia spent their summer learning how to establish and operate bee colonies thanks to help from a University of Delaware bee researcher.v
6-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Survey: Majority of Americans say Muslims are more "Them" than "Us"


A new University of Delaware Center for Political Communication/ RABA Research national poll found nearly three-fourths (71%) of Americans surveyed view Muslims as being more "them" than "us." The results underscore that there is confusion and lack...
29-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Examining the Lifestyles of Microbes


University of Delaware researchers are studying microbes called Parcubacteria that were found by James Cameron (director of "Terminator") during a recent deep sea expedition. They want to study the microbes' lifestyle and see how similar they are to...
28-Sep-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Aim to Improve Gut Health of Livestock Animals


Researchers at the University of Delaware are looking at ways to improve gut health of livestock animals. Many of the projects are funded by industry and look at mechanisms for antibiotic alternatives such as yeast cell wall extracts, feed enzymes...
26-Sep-2017 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Putting Smart Weapons to the Test


A University of Delaware professor’s small business is helping the Air Force bring its testing technology up to speed with the rapid advance of infrared sensor technology – research that could help today's troops take advantage of a new...
18-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Measuring a Crucial Mineral in the Mantle


New research led by the University of Delaware resolves debate over the strength of olivine, the most abundant mineral in the Earth's mantle. Measuring olivine’s strength is critical to understanding how strong tectonic plates are, which matters...
13-Sep-2017 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Expert on #metoo Movement: Response Overwhelming, but Just a First Step in Long Process


20-Oct-2017 9:05 AM EDT

Expert Can Comment on All Things Pumpkin, From Your Coffee to the Reason It Lives in Halloween Season

Cindy Ott, professor of history and material culture at the University of Delaware, offers five facts on the pumpkin as the orange gourd makes its return for Halloween and dominates everything from our coffee selection to the Thanksgiving table. She...
19-Oct-2017 1:05 PM EDT

Expert Can Discuss Trump's Push to Roll Back the Clean Power Plan


12-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT

Expert Discusses the Patching and PR Mistakes of Equifax

6-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT

Researcher Can Provide Insight for Stories on #Equifax Hack


11-Sep-2017 2:50 PM EDT

Expert on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery Available for Stories on Hurricane #Harvey


1-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT

Disaster Preparedness Expert Can Discuss Hurricane #Harvey


24-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT

Concussion Expert Can Discuss News That CTE Found in Most Deceased NFL Players' Brains


University of Delaware researcher Tom Buckley can discuss findings that chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, was found in 99 percent of deceased NFL players' brains.
25-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT

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