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On the Brink of Chaos: Physicists Find Phase Transition in Visual Cortex

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Physicists have found that intense visual input forces the brain into a brief moment of chaos, but the visual cortex spontaneously returns the brain to its optimal function.
29-Jun-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Study Examines How Companies Can Reduce Sovereign Risk

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In a new study of five-year spreads on credit default swap contracts for more than 2,000 U.S. and international firms, a finance researcher at the University of Arkansas found that strong property rights and transparency are key in securing a stable...
25-Jun-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Researcher Finds Color of Urine to Be Valid Gauge for Hydration in Children

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More than half of American children are dehydrated, and a University of Arkansas researcher has found an easy way for children to gauge hydration using established protocols already in place for athletes. The research also shows that children can...
24-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Maritime Transportation Center Receives Additional $923,700 Grant

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The Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center (MarTREC), a consortium of researchers focused on maritime and multimodal transportation research, has received $923,700 from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funding is an...
16-Jun-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Earth Organisms Survive Under Low-Pressure Martian Conditions

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New research suggests that methanogens – among the simplest and oldest organisms on Earth – could survive on Mars.
2-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT

University of Arkansas Acquires New Supercomputer for Research Support

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The National Science Foundation and the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego, have agreed to transfer ownership of the computer cluster known as “Trestles” to the Arkansas High Performance Computing Center.
5-May-2015 12:05 PM EDT

NSF Grant Will Further Development of High-Temperature Integrated Circuits

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Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas have received an additional $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue developing integrated circuits that can survive and operate at temperatures greater than 300 degrees...
5-May-2015 8:00 AM EDT

U of A Researcher and Alumnus Find Evidence of Briny Water on Mars

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Data collected on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity rover and analyzed by University of Arkansas researchers indicate that water, in the form of brine, may exist under certain conditions on the planet’s surface.
4-May-2015 11:45 AM EDT

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