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Funding for New DOE Energy Frontier Research Center at Brookhaven Lab

Brookhaven National Laboratory

UPTON, NY—The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced funding for a new Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) to be led by DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory. The Brookhaven EFRC, named “Molten Salts in Extreme Environments,” will focus on understanding the properties of a class of materials with potential applications in energy technologies—particularly in nuclear power.

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Two Stony Brook Researchers Receive Energy Frontier Research Center Awards Totaling $21.75M

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University received notification from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that two proposals directed by SBU faculty to expand or develop Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) designed to accelerate scientific breakthroughs needed to strengthen U.S. economic leadership and energy security will receive funding totaling $21.75 million. The two Stony Brook EFRCs are the Center for Mesoscale Transport Properties (m2M), led by renowned energy storage researcher, Esther Takeuchi, PhD, which will receive a four-year $12 million grant for the existing center; and the creation of a new EFRC, A Next Generation Synthesis Center (GENESIS) led by John Parise, PhD, which will receive a four-year $9.75 million grant.

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Interactive Web Site Aims To Reduce Yoga Injuries

Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Emergency room visits for yoga injuries have increased 70% in the past five years for over 36 million Americans who practice yoga. To make yoga safer for everyone and to prevent yoga-related injuries, Loren Fishman, MD, has launched YIP—Yoga Injury Prevention (YIP.Guru), a searchable interactive web site.

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CRF Skirball Center for Innovation Partners with Siemens Healthineers to Advance Imaging Capabilities for Structural Heart Disease Research

Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF)

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) is pleased to announce that its premier translational research facility, the CRF Skirball Center for Innovation (SCI), is partnering with Siemens Healthineers to advance their imaging capabilities for structural heart disease research. SCI is dedicated to guiding early ideas and innovations in cardiology through comprehensive preclinical research programs to introduce practical clinical therapies to patients. As part of this collaboration, SCI will now offer a Siemens Healthineers SOMATOM Definition Flash CT scanner, which will help expand SCI’s research capabilities and maximize efficiencies for its sponsors.

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Article ID: 697459

STUDY: Indigenous Peoples Own or Manage at Least One Quarter of World’s Land Surface

Wildlife Conservation Society

Indigenous Peoples have ownership, use and management rights over at least a quarter of the world’s land surface according to a new study published this week in the journal Nature Sustainability.

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Emotional robot lets you feel how it's ‘feeling’

Cornell University

Cornell University researchers have developed a prototype of a robot that can express “emotions” through changes in its outer surface. The robot’s skin covers a grid of texture units whose shapes change based on the robot’s feelings.

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Article ID: 697233

Professor Comments on Heightened Immigration Enforcement

Ithaca College

In a Portland Press Herald article about the increased presence of federal immigration authorities in Maine, Ithaca College associate professor Donathan Brown said that controversial enforcement methods alongside hostile political rhetoric can affect even immigrants with legal documentation or citizenship.

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NYU Study Uncovers Connections Between Early Childhood Program and Teenage Outcomes

New York University

A new study published in PLOS ONE by researchers from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development examined the long-term impacts of an early childhood program in Chicago, IL called the Chicago School Readiness Project (CSRP) and found evidence suggesting that the program positively affected children’s executive function and academic achievement during adolescence.

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