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Quantum Drag

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A study by an University of Iowa physicist proposes that a current in one iron magnetic sheet creates a current in a separate sheet. The finding could be important in the emerging field of spintronics, which seeks to channel energy from spin waves...
20-Jul-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Too Much Homework Can Lead to Bad Grades in Investing

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A new study from the University of Iowa finds that investors who do their own research and write down their investment predictions stick with their investment strategy even if subsequent information shows their original analysis was wrong.
7-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Does Discrimination Increase Drinking?

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Researchers at the University of Iowa have found another negative health outcome linked to discrimination: alcohol abuse.
30-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Jupiter Rendezvous

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On Independence Day, a NASA spacecraft will enter Jupiter's orbit, and the University of Iowa has an instrument along for the ride. The Plasma Waves Instrument, designed and built at the UI, will sample plasma waves and learn how Jupiter's intense...
29-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

U of Iowa Unveils New ATV Virtual Reality Simulator

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A new virtual reality simulator described as "a giant video game controller" will help University of Iowa researchers study how and why people lose control while driving all-terrain vehicles.
23-Jun-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Using Sunlight, Water to Make Clean Energy

University of Iowa researchers are working with a California-based startup company to make clean energy from sunlight and any source of water. The university recently renewed a one-year research agreement to further develop the technology with...
15-Jun-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Vitamin Nicotinamide Riboside Protects Mice From Diabetes Complications

A naturally occurring vitamin, nicotinamide riboside (NR), can lower blood sugar levels, reduce fatty liver, and prevent peripheral nerve damage in mouse models of diabetes, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Iowa and the...
31-May-2016 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Water-Quality Data on Impact of Corn, Soybeans on Nitrate in Iowa Streams

As Iowa farmers have planted more acres of corn to meet the demand driven by the corn-based ethanol industry, many models predicted that nitrate concentrations in Iowa streams would increase accordingly. However, recent IIHR research based on water...
24-May-2016 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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University of Iowa Virologist Developed First MERS Mouse Model. Says SARS Experience Has Helped with Rapid MERS Response

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6-May-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Peace Through Business Contract Resolution?

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A new international arbitration center will help Israelis and Palestinians settle commercial contract disputes to strengthen the regional economy and maybe help bring peace to the region.
21-Nov-2013 12:00 PM EST

How Math and Logistics Can Speed Relief Supplies to Disaster Zones

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12-Nov-2013 1:25 PM EST

Slaves Who Sued Their Masters and Captors

A University of Iowa law professor researches freedom suits, legal actions largely lost to history that were brought by slaves against their masters in hopes of gaining their freedom.
26-Sep-2013 5:00 PM EDT

UIowa Law Prof Researches Slaves Suing Their Masters, as In "12 Years a Slave"

23-Sep-2013 3:00 PM EDT

Study Finds Rooney Rule Does Little to Help Black NFL Head Coaches

Ten NFL head coaches were fired this week, but a study by a University of Iowa economist finds the league's Rooney Rule does little to help increase the number of African-American head coaches.
3-Jan-2013 2:00 PM EST

Robes, Suits and the Inauguration

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A University of Iowa law professor explains why President Barack Obama will dress for his inauguration like he's going to a wedding and Chief Justice John Roberts will dress like he's officiating at one.
3-Jan-2013 11:55 AM EST

Iowa Law Professor Says Regulation Needed for Lawsuits-as-Investments

Some invest their money in stocks, some in bonds, some in real estate. Now, investors are putting their money into lawsuits, and University of Iowa law professor Maya Steinitz said this growing market needs government regulation.
10-Jan-2012 11:45 AM EST

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