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02-Dec-2019


How can soil scientists tell the history of a location from a soil pit?

One soil scientist’s journey through a soil pit leaves mystery – for now

– Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

01-Dec-2019


Post doc interviews in the life sciences may promote bias

Post-doctoral training is a critical career stage for researchers in the life sciences yet interviewing for a post-doctoral position is largely an unregulated process. Without regulation, interviews are susceptible to unconscious biases that may lead...

– Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB)

Embargo expired on 01-Dec-2019 at 13:00 ET


Antarctic ice sheets could be at greater risk of melting than previously thought

Antarctica is the largest reservoir of ice on Earth – but new research by the University of South Australia suggests it could be at greater risk of melting than previously thought.

– University of South Australia

Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems

29-Nov-2019


Structural changes of proteins help design shape-morphing materials

Two biophysicists at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have introduced a method that could turn protein hydrogels into smart materials with shape-memory capabilities. The work opens the door for a wider use of protein hydrogels in both convention...

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

NSF MCB-1846143

Embargo expired on 29-Nov-2019 at 05:00 ET


Armored With Plastic ‘Hair’ and Silica Shell, New Perovskite Nanocrystals Show Enhanced Durability

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have demonstrated a novel approach aimed at addressing perovskite's durability problem: encasing the perovskite inside a double-layer protection system made from plastic and silica.

– Georgia Institute of Technology

U.S. DOE, Nos. DE-SC0018611 and DE-FG02-90ER46604; Science Advances; NSF, Nos. CMMI 1727313, CMMI 1914713, CBET 1803495; AFOSR, No. FA9550-19-1-0317; DTRA, No. HDTRA1-18-1-0004...

Embargo expired on 29-Nov-2019 at 14:00 ET

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Starting drinking young predicts hospital admission for acute intoxication

In studies, younger age at first alcohol use has been associated with later alcohol problems in adult life, including heavy drinking and alcohol use disorder. That is the reason why around the world, as in the Netherlands, a key aim of alcohol policy...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 29-Nov-2019 at 10:00 ET


Looking at Atoms in Molecules to Make Cleaner Fuels from Petroleum

CFN staff and users from ExxonMobil have developed a new approach to identifying atoms that are neither carbon nor hydrogen within a specific type of molecule in crude oil.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

28-Nov-2019


When space travel is a blur

Working with the Canadian Space Agency and NASA, two Quebec-based researchers are keeping an eye on astronauts’ ocular health.

– Universite de Montreal

27-Nov-2019


Inbreeding, Small Populations, and Demographic Fluctuations Alone Could Have Led to Neanderthal Extinction

Small populations, inbreeding, and random demographic fluctuations could have been enough to cause Neanderthal extinction, according to a study published November 27, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Krist Vaesen from Eindhoven University ...

– PLOS

PLOS ONE

Embargo expired on 27-Nov-2019 at 14:00 ET


Atomic-scale manufacturing method could enable ultra-efficient computers

Researchers reporting in ACS Nano have developed a new manufacturing process that could enable ultra-efficient atomic computers that store more data and consume 100 times less power.

– American Chemical Society (ACS)

ACS Nano

Embargo expired on 27-Nov-2019 at 08:00 ET


On balance, some neonicotinoid pesticides could benefit bees

New research reported in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology on one of the permitted neonicotinoids indicates it effectively controls pests and might even help bees.

– American Chemical Society (ACS)

Environmental Science & Technology

Embargo expired on 27-Nov-2019 at 08:00 ET


How your drinking co-workers affect the workplace

Excessive drinking by workers can place a burden on colleagues, whether through absenteeism, reduced productivity or alcohol-related accidents in the workplace. Research in high-income countries has revealed the high economic cost of co-workers’ d...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 27-Nov-2019 at 10:00 ET


A method with roots in AI uncovers how humans make choices in groups and social media

Using a mathematical framework with roots in artificial intelligence and robotics, UW researchers were able to uncover the process for how a person makes choices in groups. And, they also found they were able to predict a person’s choice more often...

– University of Washington

Science Advances, Nov-2019


Neurons mirror hierarchy of behaviours

Neurobiologists solve long-standing question over how brains orchestrate complex behaviours. The scientists from the lab of Manuel Zimmer showed that such behaviours are controlled by hierarchical neural activity, as they now reported in the journal ...

– IMP - Research Institute of Molecular Pathology

Harris Kaplan et al. Nested neuronal dynamics orchestrate a behavioral hierarchy across timescales. Neuron, 28 November 2019.


Scientists find new way to identify, manipulate topological metals for spintronics

A recent study gives researchers an easier way of finding Weyl semimetals and manipulating them for potential spintronic devices.

– Argonne National Laboratory

Phys. Rev. Lett, Oct-2019


New technology makes internet memes accessible for people with visual impairments

People with visual impairments use social media like everyone else, often with the help of screen reader software.

– Carnegie Institution for Science

ACCESS conference


: The Greenest Diet: Bacteria Switch to Eating Carbon Dioxide

Weizmann Institute scientists have converted bacteria to consume CO2 – basically, to live on air – instead of sugar. Such bacteria may contribute to new, carbon-efficient technologies, from food production to green fuels.

– Weizmann Institute of Science

Cell, Nov-2019


Mercury Transit Observed at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory

About 13 times per century, fleeting Mercury can be seen passing directly in front of the Sun in what is called a transit. The most recent Mercury transit occurred on 11 November 11, 2019. While the path of Mercury across the Sun in fact traced a str...

– NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory


3D Printing Improves Tiny Electrodes for Medical Sensors

A new 3D-printing method allows manufacturers to better customize carbon microelectrodes used as biomedical implants. These implants are used to record signals from the brain or nervous system.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science


Student engineers to ply their green skills in NYC

Cornell University engineering students are working with an Ithaca, New York, engineering firm to help New York City lower its carbon footprint.

– Cornell University

26-Nov-2019


From Firearms to Fish -- Following Patterns to Discover Causality

Mathematicians have successfully applied a new, pictorial approach to answer complex questions that puzzle analysts, such as, do media stories on firearm legislation influence gun sales? Cause-and-effect queries like this pop up in various fields, fr...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Chaos

Embargo expired on 26-Nov-2019 at 11:00 ET


Saving Bats from Wind Turbine Death

Wind energy holds great promise as a source of renewable energy, but some have wondered addressing climate change has taken precedence over conservation of biodiversity. Wind turbines, for example, kill some birds, and the fatality rate for bats is e...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy

Embargo expired on 26-Nov-2019 at 11:00 ET


Industrial Bread Dough Kneaders Could Use Physics-Based Redesign

When making bread, it’s important not to overknead the dough, because this leads to a dense and tight dough due to a reduced water absorption capacity that impairs its ability to rise.

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Physics of Fluids

Embargo expired on 26-Nov-2019 at 11:00 ET


Harvesting Fog Can Provide Fresh Water in Desert Regions

Fog harvesting is a potential practical source of fresh water in foggy coastal deserts, and current solutions rely on meter scale nets/meshes. The mesh geometry, however, presents a physiologically inappropriate shape for millimeter scale bulk bodies...

– American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics

American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics 72nd Annual Meeting, Nov. 23-26, 2019

Embargo expired on 26-Nov-2019 at 10:30 ET


Chemical Herders Could Impact Oil Spill Cleanup

Oil spills in the ocean can cause devastation to wildlife, so effective cleanup is a top priority. Research shows the effects of chemical herders, which are agents that may be used to concentrate oil spills, on wave breaking.

– American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics

Embargo expired on 26-Nov-2019 at 11:00 ET


Leftover grain from breweries could be converted into fuel for homes

A Queen’s University Belfast researcher has developed a low cost technique to convert left over barley from alcohol breweries into carbon, which could be used as a renewable fuel for homes in winter, charcoal for summer barbecues or water filters i...

– Queen's University Belfast

Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology

Embargo expired on 26-Nov-2019 at 04:00 ET


Fire Ants’ Raft Building Skills React as Fluid Forces Change

Fire ants build living rafts to survive floods and rainy seasons. Georgia Tech scientists are studying if a fire ant colony’s ability to respond to changes in their environment during a flood is an instinctual behavior and how fluid forces make the...

– American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics

Embargo expired on 26-Nov-2019 at 13:30 ET


Ternary Acceptor and Donor Materials Increase Photon Harvesting in Organic Solar Cells

Organic solar cells are steadily improving as new materials are developed for the active layer, and a paper published this week in Applied Physics Reviews presents a practical guide for selecting materials for ternary organic solar cells. The authors...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Applied Physics Reviews

Embargo expired on 26-Nov-2019 at 11:00 ET


IMAGE: Giant Magnetic Ropes in a Galaxy's Halo

VLA observations reveal large-scale magnetic field that spirals outward into a galaxy's extended halo.

– National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Astronomy & Astrophysics


Shape-shifting metals transform lunar missions

In preparation for another lunar landing, NASA is investing $2 million in cutting-edge thermal technology to be developed by a team of researchers from Texas A&M, Boeing and Paragon.

– Texas A&M University


New study analyzes viability of sustainable fuels developed through ORNL process

A technology developed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and scaled up by Vertimass LLC to convert ethanol into fuels suitable for aviation, shipping and other heavy-duty applications can be price-competitive with con...

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Nov. 25, 2019


Anchored by a dense neighbourhood: What stops cells from going astray

Researchers from the Mechanobiology Institute at the National University of Singapore have shown that cells can attach to the fibrous protein meshwork that surrounds them only if the fibres are spaced close enough. The team’s findings can explain t...

– National University of Singapore

Nature Materials volume 18, pages 1366–1375(2019), Sep 2019


What Keeps Cells in Shape? New Research Points to Two Types of Motion

The health of cells is maintained, in part, by two types of movement of their nucleoli. This dual motion within surrounding fluid, it reports, adds to our understanding of what contributes to healthy cellular function and points to how its disruption...

– New York University

eLife; R00-GM104152


Nuclear reactors with a newly proposed barrier could've withstood Chernobyl and Fukushima

In the aftermath of the notorious accidents in the history of nuclear energy at Three Mile Island (1979), Chernobyl (1986) and Fukushima (2011)

– Pensoft Publishers

Nuclear Energy and Technology


Extra-terrestrial impacts may have triggered 'bursts' of plate tectonics

When -- and how -- Earth's surface evolved from a hot, primordial mush into a rocky planet continually resurfaced by plate tectonics remain some of the biggest unanswered questions in earth science research. Now a new study, published in Geology, sug...

– Geological Society of America (GSA)

Geology


We love coffee, tea, chocolate and soft drinks so much, caffeine is literally in our blood

Scientists at Oregon State University may have proven how much people love coffee, tea, chocolate, soda and energy drinks as they validated their new method for studying how different drugs interact in the body.

– Oregon State University

Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis


McMaster researcher warns plastic pollution in the Great Lakes is a growing concern to ecosystem, human health

Research from a leading international expert on the health of the Great Lakes suggests that the growing intensity and scale of pollution from plastics poses serious risks to human health and will continue to have profound consequences on the ecosyste...

– McMaster University

Journal of Waste Resources and Recycling


Should Santa deliver by drone?

Santa has always run a one-sleigh operation, but a new analysis could help him speed deliveries and save energy, if he ever decided to add a drone to his route.

– Los Alamos National Laboratory


December’s SLAS Technology Cover Article Now Available

Oak Brook, IL – Next month’s SLAS Technology features the cover article, “Automated System for Small-Population Single-Particle Processing Enabled by Exclusive Liquid Repellency,” outlining research led by Chao Li, Ph.D., (University of Wisco...

– SLAS

SLAS Technology


Cornell nutrition research will inform WHO guidelines, policy

A Cochrane systematic review on the benefits and safety of fortifying wheat or maize flour with folic acid and population health outcomes, led by scientists in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell, found that fortification with folic acid ...

– Cornell University

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews


A Record-Setting Transistor

A transistor that could be the key to higher bandwidth wireless communications…while requiring less battery life. A UD research team has created a high-electron mobility transistor with record-setting properties. It’s an innovation in both materi...

– University of Delaware

Applied Physics Express


Study Finds Children Log Excessive Screen-Time

A study conducted by the University at Albany, the National Institutes of Health and New York University Langone Medical Center uncovered several new findings about the amount of time children spend watching television or using a computer or mobile d...

– University at Albany, State University of New York

JAMA Pediatrics


Clownfish can’t adapt to rapid environmental changes

The beloved anemone fish popularized by the movies “Finding Nemo” and “Finding Dory” don’t have the genetic capacity to adapt to rapid changes in their environment, according to a new study.

– Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Ecology Letters


Argonne and TAE Technologies heating up plasma energy research

Fusion power researchers at TAE Technologies employ Argonne supercomputers to develop magnetic fusion plasma confinement devices as a means to generate unlimited electricity.

– Argonne National Laboratory

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Simulating amino acid starvation may improve dengue vaccines

In a new paper in Science Signaling, researchers at the University of Hyderabad in India and the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine show that a plant-based compound called halofuginone improves the immune response to a potential vaccin...

– Cornell University

Science Signaling


Big trucks, little emissions

Researchers reveal a new integrated, cost-efficient way of converting ethanol for fuel blends that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

– Argonne National Laboratory

PNAS, Nov-2019


How to measure inequality as 'experienced difference'

Researchers propose a novel twist on the widely used Gini coefficient—a workhorse statistical measure for gauging the gap between haves and have-nots.

– Santa Fe Institute

Economics Letters


Building a better battery with machine learning

In two new papers, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have turned to the power of machine learning and artificial intelligence to dramatically accelerate battery discovery.

– Argonne National Laboratory

Chemical Science, June-2019; MRS Communications, Aug-2019


Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors

The Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) list of the 25 most dangerous software errors is a compilation of the most frequent and critical errors that can lead to serious vulnerabilities in software.

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

National Vulnerability Database


10 Steps to a More Sustainable Christmas

A consumer-friendly listicle.

– Furman University

New York Times


Cornell research drives NYSEG electric car charging pilot

NYSEG, in collaboration with Eilyan Bitar, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Cornell University, is piloting a new approach to coordinate electric vehicle power use by encouraging owners to delay charging times in exchange...

– Cornell University


Pulsed Electron Beams Provide a Softer Touch for Atomic-Scale Imaging

A team developed a method to apply pulsed-electron beams to image the beam-sensitive material with atomic resolution.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science


Why It Matters: STEMinism

Women and girls are excluded from career paths in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This gender gap is causing the world to lose out on “the genius of half the population,” according to former U.S. Chief Technology Officer...

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

"STEMinism", Why It Matters


Veterinary clinicians’ ‘house call’ saves beloved Chihuahua

Dr. Jared Baum from the Cornell University Hospital for Animals took a recent late-night road trip east to help save the life of Mabel, a 16-year-old Chihuahua, whose owners run a shelter for aging dogs.

– Cornell University

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Bridging Climate Change Disconnects

There is overwhelming evidentiary support and consensus within the scientific community related to climate change, but an NMU professor says the keys to meaningful change include effective communication that recognizes the sources of resistance and c...

Expert Available

– Northern Michigan University

25-Nov-2019


Reports of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Demise Greatly Exaggerated

The shrinking of the clouds of the Great Red Spot on Jupiter has been well documented with photographic evidence from the last decade. However, researchers said there is no evidence the vortex itself has changed in size or intensity.

– American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics

American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics 72nd Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 25-Nov-2019 at 16:45 ET


Fluid Dynamics Taught Through Dance

A collaboration at University of Michigan is taking a unique approach to fluid mechanics by teaching it through dance, creating Kármán Vortex Street, a dance improvisation guided by physics properties.

– American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics

Embargo expired on 25-Nov-2019 at 11:30 ET


Low Frequency Sound May Predict Tornado Formation

How can you tell when a storm is going to produce a tornado even before the twister forms? Research from Oklahoma State University and University of Nebraska-Lincoln indicates prior to tornado formation, storms emit low-frequency sounds.

– American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics

Embargo expired on 25-Nov-2019 at 18:00 ET


Fossils Reveal Swimming Patterns of Long Extinct Cephalopod

Computational fluid dynamics can be used to study how extinct animals used to swim. Scientists studied 65 million-year-old cephalopod fossils to gain deeper understanding of modern-day cephalopod ecosystems.

– American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics

American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics 72nd Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 25-Nov-2019 at 18:30 ET


U.S. Public Views on Climate and Energy

Majorities of Americans say the federal government is doing too little for key aspects of the environment. And most believe the U.S. should focus on development of alternative sources of energy over expansion of fossil fuels, according to a new Pew R...

– Pew Research Center

Public Views on Climate and Energy

Embargo expired on 25-Nov-2019 at 12:00 ET


Fertility Treatment, Not Maternal Age, Causes Epigenetic Changes in Mouse Offspring

Epigenetic disorders are more common among children born through assisted reproductive technology. A new mouse study suggests that the fertility treatments themselves are to blame, not the age of the mother.

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Clinical Epigenetics; 2018 Health Research Formula Fund; Medical Fellows Research Program

Embargo expired on 25-Nov-2019 at 20:00 ET

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NASA’s Webb to Unveil the Secrets of Nearby Dwarf Galaxies

In two separate studies using NASA’s upcoming James Webb Space Telescope, a team of astronomers will observe dwarf galaxy companions to the Milky Way and the nearby Andromeda galaxy. Studying these small companions will help scientists learn about ...

– Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)


Climate Change is Reshaping Communities of Ocean Organisms

Climate change is reshaping communities of fish and other sea life, according to a pioneering study on how ocean warming is affecting the mix of species. The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, covers species that are important f...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Nature Climate Change; Rutgers Today


Self-assembling system uses magnets to mimic specific binding in DNA

A team led by Cornell University physics professors Itai Cohen and Paul McEuen is using the binding power of magnets to design self-assembling systems that potentially can be created in nanoscale form.

– Cornell University

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nov. 2019


Structurally Designed DNA Star Creates Ultra-Sensitive Test for Dengue Virus

By folding snippets of DNA into the shape of a five-pointed star using structural DNA nanotechnology, researchers have created a trap that captures Dengue virus as it floats in the bloodstream. Once sprung, the trap lights up. in the most sensitive t...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Nature Chemistry


Planets around a black hole?

Theoreticians in two different fields defied the common knowledge that planets orbit stars like the Sun. They proposed the possibility of thousands of planets around a supermassive black hole.

– National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS)

Astrophysical Journal


Drought impact study shows new issues for plants and carbon dioxide

Extreme drought’s impact on plants will become more dominant under future climate change, as noted in a paper out today in the journal Nature Climate Change. Analysis shows that not only will droughts become more frequent under future climates, but...

– Los Alamos National Laboratory

Nature Climate Change


Study Shows Evolution Turns Genes Back On to Regain Function

Genes often mutate and lose their function over long-term evolution, which could be good if that stops drug resistance or cancer. A study by Stony Brook University researchers, published online in PNAS, shows that evolution can exploit positive feedb...

– Stony Brook University

PNAS


Tracking medications, finding tumors easier with new technique

A novel method produces a new class of radioactive tracers that are used for medical imaging. The method allows them to attach radioactive atoms to compounds that have previously been difficult or even impossible to label. The advance will make it e...

– National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Science; EB014354; GM120186


Scientists Identify Underlying Molecular Mechanisms of Alexander Disease

This research marks the first time scientists have been able to model very specific chemical changes to the protein GFAP that occur inside the Alexander disease brain using an in vitro system derived from patient cells. This is allowing researchers t...

– University of North Carolina School of Medicine

eLife


DHS S&T to Engage Innovators on Detection Canine Research

Innovators, researchers and canine training experts are invited to learn about funding opportunities in the detection canine field on December 10, 2019.

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

SciWire Announcement


ACSESS names Nick Goeser as CEO

The Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies (ACSESS), announced that Nicholas J. Goeser has been named Chief Executive Officer.

– American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)


Four UIC researchers recognized as AAAS fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science recognizes four University of Illinois at Chicago researchers.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

2020 AAAS Annual Meeting, February


Schedule for ASA Press Conferences with Live Webcasts from San Diego

Press conferences for the 178th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America will be held Tuesday, Dec. 3, in Hospitality Suite 3103 of the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego. They will focus on research into sounds from virtual reality to the deep ocea...

– Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

178th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Dec. 3, Hospitality Suite 3103 Hotel del Coronado San Diego


Two Rutgers Professors Named Fellows of AAAS

Two Rutgers professors have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) this year, an honor awarded to AAAS members by their peers. They join 441 other AAAS members named new fellows because of their scientifi...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Today


Six Berkeley Lab Scientists Named AAAS Fellows

Six scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

AAAS Fellow

Embargo expired on 26-Nov-2019 at 11:00 ET


NMU and Shimadzu Dedicate Medicinal Plant Chemistry Lab

Northern Michigan University students enrolled in the nation's first medicinal plant chemistry program have access to cutting-edge instrumentation used in and beyond the cannabis industry through NMU's partnership with Shimadzu. Representatives of bo...

– Northern Michigan University


December’s SLAS Discovery Special Issue Now Available

In this issue, Guest Editor Veli-Pekka Jaakola, Ph.D., (Confo Therapeutics, Belgium) includes a series of articles focused on new screening tools and assays that find new chemical matter for medically relevant membrane protein targets. In addition, a...

– SLAS

SLAS Discovery


Nine UCI researchers named AAAS fellows

Irvine, Calif., Nov. 26, 2019 — Nine University of California, Irvine researchers in areas ranging from neurodevelopment and chemical synthesis to labor economics and library sciences have been named fellows of the American Association for the Adva...

– University of California, Irvine

Science


MRS Bulletin Editor Gopal R. Rao Named AAAS Fellow

The Materials Research Society (MRS) congratulates MRS Bulletin Editor Gopal R. Rao, recently named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

– Materials Research Society (MRS)

Science; 2020 AAAS Annual Meeting


52 UC San Diego Researchers Are Most Highly Cited in Their Fields

Fifty-two faculty members and researchers at the University of California San Diego are among the world’s most influential in their fields, according to Web of Science Group's 2019 listing.

– University of California San Diego


FAU Receives $1.3 Million Grant from Florida Division of Emergency Management

The goals of this project are to help communities guide future mitigation projects as well as to assist local communities in moving up in the Community Rating System (CRS) of the National Flood Insurance Program.

– Florida Atlantic University


FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science Professor Appointed Member of Prestigious Academia Europaea

Borivoje “Borko” Furht, Ph.D., a professor in FAU's Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and director of the National Science Foundation Research Center (CAKE) in FAU’s College of Engineering and Computer Scie...

– Florida Atlantic University

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Black Hole Eats Star

Join Melissa Hoffman of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory for a tour of one of the most disruptive events in Universe.

– National Radio Astronomy Observatory

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