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    16-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST

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How Do We Conserve and Restore Computer-Based Art in a Changing Technological Environment?

New York University

Just as conservators have developed methods to protect traditional artworks, computer scientists, in collaboration with time-based media conservators, have created means to safeguard computer- or time-based art by following the same preservation principles.

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12-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST

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Can we trust scientific discoveries made using machine learning?

Rice University

Rice University statistician Genevera Allen says scientists must keep questioning the accuracy and reproducibility of scientific discoveries made by machine-learning techniques until researchers develop new computational systems that can critique themselves.

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15-Feb-2019 11:10 AM EST
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Lynbrook High wins 2019 SLAC Regional Science Bowl competition

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Twenty-eight teams from 17 Bay Area high schools faced off Feb. 9 in the SLAC Regional DOE Science Bowl, a series of fast-paced question-and-answer matches that test knowledge in biology, chemistry, physics, earth and space sciences, energy and math. The competition is hosted annually by the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

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13-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST

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Article ID: 707708

Dominican University Receives Clare Boothe Luce Scholarships for Undergraduate Women Pursuing Sciences

Dominican University

Clare Boothe Luce funding will support four two-year, full-ride scholarships for undergraduate women pursuing majors in chemistry, mathematics and computer science.

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7-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST

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Article ID: 707429

Researchers Find Overdose Deaths Are Likely to Increase with ‘Changing Nature’ of Opioid Epidemic

Penn State College of Engineering

The opioid epidemic could be responsible for 700,000 overdose deaths in the United States between 2016 and 2025, according to a new study published today in JAMA Network Open.

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1-Feb-2019 4:55 PM EST

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Article ID: 707380

Variations in Seafloor Create Freak Ocean Waves

Florida State University

Florida State University researchers have found that abrupt variations in the seafloor can cause dangerous ocean waves known as rogue or freak waves — waves so catastrophic that they were once thought to be the figments of seafarers’ imaginations.

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1-Feb-2019 9:15 AM EST

Article ID: 707347

Rainfall extremes are connected across continents: Nature study

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Extreme rainfall events in one city or region are connected to the same kind of events thousands of kilometers away, an international team of experts finds in a study now published in one of the world's leading scientific journals, Nature.

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31-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST
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    29-Jan-2019 7:00 PM EST

Article ID: 707116

Researchers Wing It in Mimicking Evolution to Discover Best Shape for Flight

New York University

A team of mathematicians has determined the ideal wing shape for fast flapping flight—a discovery that offers promise for better methods for harvesting energy from water as well as for enhancing air speed.

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28-Jan-2019 7:05 AM EST
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Equipping the next generation for a technological revolution

Argonne National Laboratory

How do we prepare the next generation of scientists and engineers for future success when the problems they will solve have yet to be defined? Meridith Bruozas, the Education Programs and Outreach Division Director at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, recently responded to this question with a Keynote presentation at TechCon: Technology and Financial Issues for the 21st Century. The talk, titled “Preparing the next generation for a future unknown”, addressed how Argonne is connecting today’s students to the laboratory’s world-class research and preparing them for futures in STEM.

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24-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST

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Rethinking how we teach mathematics

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

As an undergraduate student, Krista Bresock never imagined that she would pursue a degree in mathematics. However, after an eye-opening conversation with a teaching assistant during an office hour visit, Bresock decided to take additional math courses and quickly developed a passion for the subject.

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23-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST

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