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Released: 31-Mar-2021 1:50 PM EDT
UNH Research: New Hampshire Coastal Recreationists Support Offshore Wind
University of New Hampshire

As the Biden administration announces a plan to expand the development of offshore wind energy development (OWD) along the East Coast, research from the University of New Hampshire shows significant support from an unlikely group, coastal recreation visitors. From boat enthusiasts to anglers, researchers found surprisingly widespread support with close to 77% of coastal recreation visitors supporting potential OWD along the N.H. Seacoast.

Released: 6-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
UNH Research Finds Shrinking Population in More Than a Third of Rural Counties
University of New Hampshire

Nearly 35 percent of rural counties in the United States are experiencing protracted and significant population loss, according to new research released by the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. Those counties are now home to 6.2 million residents, a third fewer than lived there in 1950.

Released: 6-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
UNH Research Pulls Back the Veil on Historical Portrayal of Downton Abbey
University of New Hampshire

Ask any “Downton Abbey” fan about the wildly popular historical television drama and they will wistfully reminisce about being whisked away to a more gentile and elegant time in post-Edwardian England. With a majestic castle as the backdrop and actors adorned in lavish costumes, audiences were immersed into life as it was in the early 1900’s. Or, were they? A historian at the University of New Hampshire takes a closer look at the beloved show to reveal that it may have been preserving history not as it actually was but as fans believe it ought to have been.

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Released: 4-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
Engineers harvest heart's energy to power life-saving devices
Dartmouth College

The heart's motion is so powerful that it can recharge devices that save our lives, according to new research from Dartmouth College.

Newswise: UNH Expert Available on Women Leading The Pack For 2020 Presidential Election
Released: 28-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST
UNH Expert Available on Women Leading The Pack For 2020 Presidential Election
University of New Hampshire

Ellen Fitzpatrick, a historian from the University of New Hampshire and author of “The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency,” is available to talk about the arduous road to the White House for women candidates.

Released: 22-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST
UNH Research Finds Youth with Certain Types of Disability have Increased Risk for Technology-Involved Peer Harassment
University of New Hampshire

New research from the University of New Hampshire finds that while youths with disabilities, mental health diagnoses and special education services experience peer harassment or bullying at similar rates as other youth, understanding differences in how they experience it may lead to solutions that minimize risk to all youth.

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Released: 18-Jan-2019 11:40 AM EST
Understanding our early human ancestors: Australopithecus sediba
Dartmouth College

The fossil site of Malapa in the Cradle of Humankind, South Africa, discovered by Lee Berger of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in August 2008, has been one of the most productive sites of the 21st century for fossils of early human ancestors or hominins. A new hominin species, Australopithecus sediba (Au. sediba), was named by Berger and his colleagues, following the discovery of two partial skeletons just under two million years old, a juvenile male individual-- Malapa Hominin 1 (MH1)-- and an adult female, Malapa Hominin 2 (MH2). The skeletons are under the custodianship of the University of the Witwatersrand, where they are being kept.

Newswise: UNH Research Finds Recreationists Support Offshore Wind Energy Development
Released: 19-Dec-2018 8:05 AM EST
UNH Research Finds Recreationists Support Offshore Wind Energy Development
University of New Hampshire

From boat enthusiasts to anglers, researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found surprisingly widespread support for offshore wind energy development (OWD) among outdoor recreationists. Also unanticipated was the strong support across the entire political spectrum, from liberals to moderates and conservatives, with respondents seeing OWD as a positive impact upon their recreation experience.

Released: 19-Dec-2018 8:05 AM EST
UNH Researchers Find Lasting Impact of Concussions on Young Adults
University of New Hampshire

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found that young adults who experienced repetitive mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), or concussions, can experience persistent cognitive changes as well as altered brain activity.

Newswise: UNH Researchers Find Unexpected Impact of Hurricanes on Puerto Rico’s Watershed
Released: 10-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST
UNH Researchers Find Unexpected Impact of Hurricanes on Puerto Rico’s Watershed
University of New Hampshire

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found unprecedentedly high levels of nitrate, an essential plant nutrient, in streams and watersheds of Puerto Rico for a year after two consecutive major hurricanes in 2017. This high amount of nitrate may have important climate change implications that could harm forest recovery and threaten ecosystems along Puerto Rico’s coastline by escalating algal blooms and dead zones.

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Released: 29-Nov-2018 12:10 PM EST
Dartmouth College

HANOVER, N.H. - November 29, 2018 - A new theory based on the physics of cloud formation and neutron scattering could help animators create more lifelike movies, according to a Dartmouth-led study. Software developed using the technique focuses on how light interacts with microscopic particles to develop computer-generated images.

Released: 29-Nov-2018 11:55 AM EST
Dartmouth College

HANOVER, N.H. - November 29, 2018 - A new theory based on the physics of cloud formation and neutron scattering could help animators create more lifelike movies, according to a Dartmouth-led study. Software developed using the technique focuses on how light interacts with microscopic particles to develop computer-generated images.

Released: 26-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST
Researchers Discover New Materials to Generate Solar Fuel Production
University of New Hampshire

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have identified new, readily available materials that convert sunlight and carbon dioxide (CO2) into building blocks for liquid fuels that could one day heat homes and power cars.

Newswise: UNH Researchers Create a More Effective Hydrogel For Healing Wounds
Released: 20-Nov-2018 12:00 PM EST
UNH Researchers Create a More Effective Hydrogel For Healing Wounds
University of New Hampshire

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have created an easy-to-make, low-cost injectable hydrogel that could help wounds heal faster, especially for patients with compromised health issues.

Newswise: UNH Scientists Help Provide First-Ever Views of Elusive Energy Explosion
Released: 15-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST
UNH Scientists Help Provide First-Ever Views of Elusive Energy Explosion
University of New Hampshire

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have captured a difficult-to-view singular event involving “magnetic reconnection”—the process by which sparse particles and energy around Earth collide producing a quick but mighty explosion—in the Earth’s magnetotail, the magnetic environment that trails behind the planet.

Newswise: UNH Receives Federal Funding to Create the Self-Driving Office of the Future
Released: 6-Nov-2018 10:30 AM EST
UNH Receives Federal Funding to Create the Self-Driving Office of the Future
University of New Hampshire

As cars become more automated, could commutes become productive—and safe—office hours? That’s the question University of New Hampshire researcher Andrew Kun and colleagues from four other institutions will explore with a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Newswise: UNH Researchers Say Winter Ticks Killing Moose at Alarming Rate
Released: 17-Oct-2018 8:30 AM EDT
UNH Researchers Say Winter Ticks Killing Moose at Alarming Rate
University of New Hampshire

As winter in New England seems to get warmer, fall lingers longer and spring comes into bloom earlier, areas like northern New Hampshire and western Maine are seeing an unusual continued increase in winter ticks which are endangering the moose population. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found that the swell of infestations of this parasite, which attaches itself to moose during the fall and feeds throughout the winter, is the primary cause of an unprecedented 70 percent death rate of calves over a three-year period.

Newswise: UNH Researchers Find Video Games Effective for Bystander Intervention in Sexual Assaults
Released: 11-Oct-2018 10:20 AM EDT
UNH Researchers Find Video Games Effective for Bystander Intervention in Sexual Assaults
University of New Hampshire

As recent news headlines have shown, bystanders can play a pivotal role when it comes to sexual assault and relationship violence. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire found that video games show promise as a tool to share information and influence bystander attitudes and efficacy in situations of sexual violence.

Released: 13-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT
UNH to Study Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Sexual Minority College Students
University of New Hampshire

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire will undertake the largest study ever conducted on intimate partner violence among lesbian, gay, bisexual and other sexual minority college students thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Newswise: New UNH Research Aims to Help Humans Survive Dehydration
Released: 5-Sep-2018 10:00 AM EDT
New UNH Research Aims to Help Humans Survive Dehydration
University of New Hampshire

A grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will help a University of New Hampshire researcher better understand dehydration and ultimately help humans better survive it by studying a tiny desert rodent that’s adapted to survive both acute and chronic dehydration.

Newswise: Solar Eruptions May Not Have Slinky-like Shapes After All
Released: 30-Aug-2018 9:30 AM EDT
Solar Eruptions May Not Have Slinky-like Shapes After All
University of New Hampshire

Revisiting some older data, University of New Hampshire researchers discovered new information about the shape of coronal mass ejections (CMEs) – large-scale eruptions of plasma and magnetic field from the sun – that could one day help protect satellites in space as well as the electrical grid on Earth.

Released: 28-Aug-2018 10:00 AM EDT
UNH Researchers Find Chaos at Home Can Adversely Affect Adolescents
University of New Hampshire

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found that youth living in chaotic households, characterized by confusion, disorganization and lack of routines, were more likely to be depressed, have poorer physical health and engage in problematic substance use.

Released: 9-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT
New UNH Research Identifies Need for Title IX Tune Up on College Campuses
University of New Hampshire

A mystery shopper approach uncovered a need for more education about Title IX regulations and sexual assault on college campuses, according to new research from the University of New Hampshire. In particular, there is confusion about which individuals on campus are and are not confidential resources.

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8-Aug-2018 8:30 AM EDT
UNH Researchers Find Seed Coats Could Lead to Strong, Tough, Yet Flexible Materials
University of New Hampshire

Inspired by elements found in nature, researchers at the University of New Hampshire say the puzzle-like wavy structure of the delicate seed coat, found in plants like succulents and some grasses, could hold the secret to creating new smart materials strong enough to be used in items like body armor, screens, and airplane panels.

Released: 24-Jul-2018 9:05 AM EDT
UNH Research Shows Climate Change Affects Recreational Behavior
University of New Hampshire

Whether it’s casting a fishing line, launching a boat, or taking a dip to cool off, most people heading to a lake rarely think about how climate change is impacting their overall recreation experience. However, more often than not, it does. Research at the University of New Hampshire shows that as unfavorable water quality conditions in lakes continue to rise, anglers, boaters and beach goers are using various coping mechanisms that can alter their behavior, from switching to a different location or activity to simply abandoning the experience altogether.

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Released: 17-Jul-2018 8:05 AM EDT
Researchers Show Impact of Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare More Lasting
University of New Hampshire

Mental health and substance abuse issues in adolescents have become major societal problems, forcing parents and health providers to look for innovative treatment options that may better suit some teens. However, some proven therapy programs, like Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare (OBH), can be challenging to access because many are not covered by insurance companies – creating an enormous cost burden for parents. Now, a landmark study by researchers at the University of New Hampshire has found that parents of youth who went through an outdoor behavioral program report that their children showed almost three times the improvement after one year than youth who remained in their communities for more traditional treatment.

Newswise: UNH Researcher Captures Best Ever Evidence of Rare Black Hole
Released: 18-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
UNH Researcher Captures Best Ever Evidence of Rare Black Hole
University of New Hampshire

Scientists have been able to prove the existence of small black holes and those that are super-massive but the existence of an elusive type of black hole, known as intermediate-mass black holes (IMBHs) is hotly debated. New research coming out of the Space Science Center at the University of New Hampshire shows the strongest evidence to date that this middle-of-the-road black hole exists, by serendipitously capturing one in action devouring an encountering star.

Released: 7-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT
UNH Researchers Land Roles in NASA Mission to Study Outer Solar System
University of New Hampshire

Researchers and engineers from the University of New Hampshire's Space Science Center (SSC) have been selected to be a part of a science mission by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to sample, analyze, and map particles streaming to Earth from the edges of interstellar space.

Newswise: UNH Researchers Shine a Light on More Accurate Way to Estimate Climate Change
Released: 5-Jun-2018 10:45 AM EDT
UNH Researchers Shine a Light on More Accurate Way to Estimate Climate Change
University of New Hampshire

All plants take up carbon dioxide during photosynthesis. During this changeover, the plants emit an energy “glow” that is not visible to the human eye, but can be detected by satellites in space. Now, researchers at the University of New Hampshire have taken that one step further. By using satellite data from different major land-based ecosystems around the globe, they have found that the photosynthesis glow is the same across all vegetation, no matter the location. This first-of-its-kind global analysis could have significance in providing more accurate data for scientists working to model carbon cycle and eventually help better project climate change.

Newswise: UNH Researchers Find Invasive Seaweed Makes Fish Change Their Behavior
Released: 22-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
UNH Researchers Find Invasive Seaweed Makes Fish Change Their Behavior
University of New Hampshire

When it comes to finding protection and a safe feeding ground, fish rely on towering blades of seaweed, like kelp, to create a three-dimensional hiding space. Kelp forests have been shown to be one of the most productive systems in the ocean with high biodiversity and ecological function. However, in recent decades, many kelp habitats have been taken over and replaced by lower turf-dominated seaweed species. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found that this change in the seascape may impact the behavior of fish and could be leaving them less options for refuge and more vulnerable to predators.

Released: 12-Apr-2018 11:00 AM EDT
UNH Researchers Find Combination For Small Data Storage and Tinier Computers
University of New Hampshire

It may sound like a futuristic device out of a spy novel, a computer the size of a pinhead, but according to new research from the University of New Hampshire, it might be a reality sooner than once thought. Researchers have discovered that using an easily made combination of materials might be the way to offer a more stable environment for smaller and safer data storage, ultimately leading to miniature computers.

Newswise: Research Finds Dramatic Increase in Flooding on Coastal Roads
Released: 28-Mar-2018 9:05 AM EDT
Research Finds Dramatic Increase in Flooding on Coastal Roads
University of New Hampshire

High tide floods, or so-called “nuisance flooding,” that happen along shore roadways during seasonal high tides or minor wind events are occurring far more frequently than ever before. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found that in the past 20 years roads along the East Coast have experienced a 90 percent increase in flooding – often making the roads in these communities impassable, causing delays, as well as stress, and impacting transportation of goods and services.

Newswise: UNH Researchers Find Landscape Ridges May Hold Clues about Ice Age and Climate Change
Released: 22-Mar-2018 10:00 AM EDT
UNH Researchers Find Landscape Ridges May Hold Clues about Ice Age and Climate Change
University of New Hampshire

While the repeating pattern of ridges along New Hampshire's Seacoast may be eye-catching for drivers, and sometimes challenging for bicycle riders, researchers at the University of New Hampshire say they may also hold answers to how glaciers helped form the current terrain and provide insight into the progression of climate change.

Released: 15-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EDT
UNH Researchers Find Space Radiation is Increasingly More Hazardous
University of New Hampshire

As missions with human crews are planned for deep-space, new research from the University of New Hampshire’s Space Science Center cautions that radiation exposure is much higher than previously thought and could have serious implications on both satellites and future astronauts.

Newswise: UNH Researchers Find Warmer Oceans Could Increase Invasive ‘Sea Squirts’
Released: 8-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST
UNH Researchers Find Warmer Oceans Could Increase Invasive ‘Sea Squirts’
University of New Hampshire

They’re lovingly called ‘sea squirts’, but certain marine soft-bodied animals, or tunicates, could cause a giant-sized problem in cold water areas like the Gulf of Maine. New research shows that with a water temperature increase of just two degrees Celsius predicted in the coming years, the invasive tunicate species Botrylloides violaceus will be able to double their reproduction.

Newswise: UNH Researchers Find Beetles Make Way For Baby Similar To Humans
Released: 8-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST
UNH Researchers Find Beetles Make Way For Baby Similar To Humans
University of New Hampshire

Before having a baby, most human parents determine if they are able to feed them, give them a good home and provide them with the best chance to grow up. Researchers have found a similar behavior pattern in the beetle world - specifically with burying beetles who may choose the number of their offspring based on available resources like food.

Newswise: UNH Researchers Find Human Impact on Forest Still Evident After 500 Years
Released: 18-Jan-2018 9:15 AM EST
UNH Researchers Find Human Impact on Forest Still Evident After 500 Years
University of New Hampshire

Tropical forests span a huge area, harbor a wide diversity of species, and are important to water and nutrient cycling. Researchers used high-tech tools to more precisely view where these cleared sites were and the lasting impact they had on the rainforest in the South American Amazon Basin.

19-Dec-2017 2:00 PM EST
UNH Research Finds Increase in Number of Babies Born Drug Exposed in N.H.
University of New Hampshire

From 2005 to 2015 the number of infants diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) in the Granite State increased fivefold, from 52 to 269, according to new research by the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire.

Released: 14-Dec-2017 10:05 AM EST
UNH Researchers Find Effects of Climate Change Could Accelerate By Mid-Century
University of New Hampshire

Environmental models are showing that the effects of climate change could be much stronger by the middle of the 21st century. If carbon dioxide emissions continue at the current rate, scenarios point to a significant decrease in snow days, and an increase in the number of summer days over 90 degrees.

Released: 29-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST
Eruption Clues: UNH Researchers Create Snapshot of Volcano Plumbing
University of New Hampshire

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire are using scientific sleuthing to better understand the journey of magma in Mount Etna, to create a more accurate picture of the volcano’s plumbing system and determine how quickly the magma rises to the top to cause an eruption. Their findings contribute to our understanding of how and when volcanoes erupt.

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Released: 19-Oct-2017 1:55 PM EDT
UNH Researchers Create New Concept That Could Lead to Improved Drug Delivery
University of New Hampshire

Inspired by a color changing mechanism found in cephalopods, like squid, cuttlefish and octopus, researchers at the University of New Hampshire have conceived a design for a unique sequential cell-opening mechanism that has many potential applications from drug delivery to color altering camouflage materials.

Newswise: UNH Earns Highest National Rating for Sustainability
Released: 27-Sep-2017 9:05 AM EDT
UNH Earns Highest National Rating for Sustainability
University of New Hampshire

The University of New Hampshire is one of only three higher education institutions in the world to have earned a STARS Platinum rating--the highest possible--in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Released: 25-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT
UNH Receives NIH Grant to Advance Its Biomedical Research to the Bedside
University of New Hampshire

The University of New Hampshire has been awarded a five-year, $10 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant to accelerate the translation of its basic biomedical and bioengineering research into clinical and commercialization opportunities leading to improved diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

Released: 6-Sep-2017 10:30 AM EDT
UNH Researchers Find Campus Sexual Violence Significantly Affects Academics
University of New Hampshire

While much needed programs, and past studies, have predominately focused on the mental health effects of such violent acts on students, new research by the University of New Hampshire shows that aggressive sexual acts can also adversely impact school work and overall college experience.


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