The surprising results of a Northern Arizona University astronomer's new study find that there are 3.5 million house-sized meteoroids whose orbits bring them close enough to Earth to pose potential impact hazards—ten times fewer than previously...
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Using FEWSion, a new mapping system funded by the National Science Foundation that allows scientists to quickly analyze changing information, a team of researchers were able to see how Hurricane Harvey will impact food and energy production and...
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Bioengineer’s Study Shows Wearable Robotic Exoskeletons Improve Walking for Children with Cerebral Palsy
A study lead by Northern Arizona University bioengineer Zach Lerner found that wearing a robotic exoskeleton—a leg brace powered by small motors—could alleviate crouch gait in children with cerebral palsy.
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The ecological footprint of a city spreads far beyond its city limits, resulting in local and total extinction of hundreds of aquatic species in North America. Recent research quantifies the adverse effects while looking ahead to how cities can...
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Scientists Urge Further Study of “the Beasts in All of us”—Colonizing Opportunistic Pathogens (COPs)
A new paper published in PLOS Pathogens by a team of researchers comprised of Bruce Hungate and Ben Koch from Northern Arizona University; Lance Price from George Washington University and the Translational Genomics Research Institute; and Gregg...
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Climate Scientist’s Study, Published in Nature, Finds More Frequent Droughts May Endanger Land Carbon Sink
In a new paper published in Nature, Research Assistant Professor Christopher Schwalm of NAU’s Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (Ecoss) shares the results of a study investigating the impact of more frequent droughts on ecosystem...
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A grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse is funding an innovative, experiential learning program at Northern Arizona University that has successfully trained dozens of students in specialized research methods in the area of adolescent drug...
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By Kerry Bennett Office of the Vice President for ResearchHigh rates of overweight and obesity—as well as related diseases such as Type 2 diabetes—are serious public health concerns for the Navajo Nation. With more than 300,000 enrolled members...
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U.S. Permafrost Expert Selected to Be Lead Author for Global Report on Cryosphere, Dangers of Its Thawing
Ecologist Ted Schuur studies the frozen lands in the Arctic that are thawing as the climate warms, releasing previously captured greenhouse gases into the environment and continuing the cycle.
6-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Manic Moonday: Astronomer Discusses #solareclipse2017, Why People Should Experience the Celestial Scenery
Ty Robinson talks about what eclipses demonstrate about the movement of exoplanets and touches on how alien life may fit into this celestial event.
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Tick Talk: Bloodsucker Present, but Likely Not in Unusually Large Numbers, in Northern Arizona This Summer
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