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Why Nanowires Lose Their Superpowers

Scientists uncovered the microscopic process by which metal wires can lose their superconductivity. The ability to control this transition in nanowires could lead to a new class of energy-efficient information technologies based on tiny...
10-Jul-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Study: Lack of Inquiry-Oriented Instruction by Eighth-Grade Science Teachers Without Educational Backgrounds in Science Offers Insight Into Why U.S. Students Lag Behind Global Peers in Scientific Literacy, Stem Jobs

A new study shows that eighth-grade science teachers without an educational background in science are less likely to practice inquiry-oriented science instruction, a pedagogical approach that develops students’ understanding of scientific concepts...
29-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


GE, Harvard Professor Advocate for More College-Corporate Partnerships to Build Workforce of Tomorrow

For the first time in two decades there are more job opening in the United States than unemployed Americans. A lack of college-educated workers, however, could result in 20 million high-paying jobs going unfilled over the next decade. Leaders in...
29-Jun-2018 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mandatory Labels Reduce GMO Food Fears

As national regulators work to develop mandatory GMO food labels, new research by UVM’s Jane Kolodinsky finds that consumer opposition to GMOs dropped significantly after Vermont adopted mandatory labels.
24-Jun-2018 9:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Making Quantum Puddles

A team of physicists at the University of Vermont have discovered a fundamentally new way surfaces can get wet. Their study may allow scientists to create the thinnest films of liquid ever made—and engineer a new class of surface coatings and...
12-Jun-2018 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Vermont Start-Up’s Small Packets a Big Deal for Energy Industry

The innovative products developed by the University of Vermont spinoff company Packetized Energy take a new approach to helping utilities tap the power of renewables. The rapidly growing company is being watched by the utility industry as...
5-Jun-2018 4:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Surprising Recovery of Red Spruce Shows Value of Clean Air Act

Surprising new research shows that red spruce are making a comeback—and that a combination of reduced pollution mandated by the 1990 Amendments to the Clean Air Act and changing climate are behind the resurgence.
5-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


New Map Shows Many Old-growth Forests Remain In Europe

A team of researchers created the first map of Europe’s last wild forests. The map identifies more than 3.4 million acres in 34 European countries, showing that more old growth remains than previously understood.
29-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Terrorism Expert Calls Alexandria Shootings an Attempt at the Creation of Fear for Political Means Through Violence by a Domestic Lone Wolf Terrorist.

14-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT

Allergist Betsy Jaffe MD: Intro Solids Before Peanut Foods w/ Infants; Thin Smooth PB w/ Pureed Fruit or Warm Water

13-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST

Presidential Transitions Expert John Burke can discuss why Trump transition like no other, coming into a highly polarized situation

14-Nov-2016 11:15 AM EST


Paris, China, Refugees, Coal, ISIS, Campaign, Russia, Economy and More: University of Vermont Experts Weigh in on Trump’s First 100 Days.

14-Nov-2016 9:50 AM EST


Foremost Presidential Transitions Expert Talks Trump

Every four years, John Burke, the John G. McCullough Professor of Political Science, is in high demand as the foremost expert on presidential transitions. His book Presidential Transitions: From Politics to Practice about the Carter, Reagan, Bush...
14-Nov-2016 9:05 AM EST


University of Vermont Professor in High Demand as Vermont Becomes First State to Label GMOs

1-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT


Bee Experts For U.S. Pollinator Week

15-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT


Can Athletes Get Abnormal Blood Clots? Yes!

University of Vermont blood-clotting expert Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., talks about the reasons why sometimes fatal blood clots occur in elite athletes like the Portland Trail Blazers' Jerome Kersey, tennis great Serena Williams and most recently,...
5-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT

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