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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

Research to Investigate Connection Between ACL Surgery and Osteoarthritis

Two University of Delaware professors are looking into the connection between ACL surgery and osteoarthritis with the help of a National Institutes of Health grant. They want to find ways to prevent wear and tear by figuring out what happens to the...
19-Oct-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Examine the Social Networks of Sharks

University of Delaware researchers studied the “social networks” of sand tiger sharks and found they spend a surprising amount of time together. The findings will assist future efforts to identify places where human impacts may be affecting one...
4-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Water Crisis in Bangladesh


Study: Overpumping of groundwater to supply one of the planet’s largest cities could be jeopardizing the future water supply for citizens living outside the city center.
28-Sep-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

UD Expert on NASA Mission to Jupiter: We'll Find Out Where and How Fast Jumbo Planet Formed


1-Jul-2016 2:05 PM EDT

Social Psychologist and Black American Studies Professor Yasser Payne Available to Discuss Freddie Gray Verdict


University of Delaware Black American Studies Professor Yasser Payne is available for interviews to discuss today's not guilty verdict for the van driver in the Freddie Gray case. Payne's interests include street violence, criminal justice and law...
23-Jun-2016 12:05 PM EDT

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