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Don’t Blame Hurricanes for Most Big Storm Surges in Northeast

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Hurricanes spawn most of the largest storm surges in the northeastern U.S., right? Wrong, according to a study by Rutgers University–New Brunswick scientists. Extratropical cyclones , including nor’easters and other non-tropical storms,...
15-Feb-2018 12:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Rutgers-Led Innovation Could Spur Faster, Cheaper, Nano-Based Manufacturing

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Engineers at Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Oregon State University are developing a new method of processing nanomaterials that could lead to faster and cheaper manufacturing of flexible thin film devices – from touch screens to window...
14-Feb-2018 12:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Rutgers Engineers 3D Print Shape-Shifting Smart Gel

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Rutgers engineers have invented a “4D printing” method for a smart gel that could lead to the development of “living” structures in human organs and tissues, soft robots and targeted drug delivery.
31-Jan-2018 5:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance Launches Social Media Campaign

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Did you know that New Jersey can expect higher temperatures, heavier rains, rising sea levels and more frequent and severe coastal flooding this century? The New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance – facilitated by Rutgers University–New...
24-Jan-2018 12:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Rutgers Scientists Discover 'Legos of Life'

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Rutgers scientists have found the “Legos of life” – four core chemical structures that can be stacked together to build the myriad proteins inside every organism – after smashing and dissecting nearly 10,000 proteins to understand their...
22-Jan-2018 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Climate Engineering, Once Started, Would Have Severe Impacts if Stopped

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Facing a climate crisis, we may someday spray sulfur dioxide into the upper atmosphere to form a cloud that cools the Earth, but suddenly stopping the spraying would have a severe global impact on animals and plants, according to the first study on...
18-Jan-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Meet “Alesi,” a 13-Million-Year-Old Ancestor, at Rutgers Geology Museum This Weekend

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About 13 million years ago, a distant ancestor of modern apes and humans suffered an untimely death on the arid landscape of northern Kenya. Last year, a Rutgers scientist helped bring its tiny skull to light, filling in a huge gap in the...
22-Jan-2018 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

A Call to Action to Decrease Maternal Mortality Rates

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A campaign by Rutgers University and the Tara Hansen Foundation prompts New Jersey to designate January 23 of each year as Maternal Health Awareness Day
11-Jan-2018 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Rutgers–New Brunswick Chancellor, Other University Leaders Join Governor-Elect Murphy’s Transition2018 Team

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More than 20 leaders at Rutgers University, including Rutgers University–New Brunswick Chancellor Deba Dutta, will join Governor-elect Philip D. Murphy’s Transition2018 committees to undertake policy analysis and recommendations on a host of...
26-Nov-2017 10:30 AM EST

Climate Report: Get Ready for More Surprises in Warming Climate

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The Climate Science Special Report, released last week by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, details the science behind global warming and its current and potential impacts on the American economy, communities, public health and...
8-Nov-2017 10:00 AM EST

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