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Microbes From Ships May Help Distinguish One Port From Another

Much the way every person has a unique microbial cloud around them, ships might also carry distinct microbial signatures. The key is testing the right waters--the bilge water from the bottoms of ships.
26-Jun-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Merelaniite Named Mineral of the Year


Named for the region in Tanzania where it comes from, the International Mineralogical Association has declared merelaniite Mineral of the Year for 2016. An international team of mineral enthusiasts and scientists unraveled the mysterious layers that...
22-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Still Taking Paris Seriously


Several social scientists explain why, despite the US exit from the Paris climate agreement, policy analysis reveals states and agencies continue to take climate change seriously.
21-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Forget the Red Hot Blob: Volcanic Zircon Crystals Give a New View of Magma


The classic red teardrop of magma underneath a volcano peak is too simplistic. Magma chambers are chemically and physically complex structures that new evidence, published this week in Science, suggests may be cooler and more solid than expected.
13-Jun-2017 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Biosensors Abroad: Students Join Danish Research Labs This Summer


This International Research Experience for Students (IRES) program focuses on developing interdisciplinary teams to meet the global challenges of health research. Specifically, the students are looking at biosensor technology and its use in...
8-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Saving Lives and Money: The Potential of Solar to Replace Coal


By swapping solar photovoltaics for coal, the US could prevent 51,999 premature deaths a year, potentially making as much as $2.5 million for each life saved. A team from Michigan Technological University calculated US deaths per kilowatt hour per...
1-Jun-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Physical Keyboards Make Virtual Reality Typing Easier


What's better than a holographic keyboard? A real one, apparently. New research from computer scientists at Michigan Technological University delves into the different ways to type in a virtual reality (VR) space. They're presenting their work at...
8-May-2017 12:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Installing Solar to Combat National Security Risks in the Power Grid


Power grid vulnerabilities are one of the most prevalent national security threats. The technical community calls for building up grid resiliency using distributed energy and microgrids for stabilization as multiple sources increases the difficulty...
8-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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