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Article ID: 698893

From office windows to Mars: Scientists debut super-insulating gel

University of Colorado Boulder

A new, super-insulating gel developed by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder could dramatically increase the energy efficiency of skyscrapers and other buildings, and might one day help scientists to build greenhouse-like habitats for colonists on Mars.

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13-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 698811

NASA's Parker Solar Probe to lift off with U of Delaware team on hand

University of Delaware

University of Delaware team involved in Parker Solar Probe, ambitious effort to study sun's atmosphere

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10-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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    30-Jul-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 698135

Think Twice Before Moving to Mars—Planetary Scientist Refutes Terraforming in NASA Study

Northern Arizona University

Proponents of “terraforming” Mars to make it habitable propose releasing greenhouse gases from the planet’s surface such as carbon dioxide (CO2) to trap heat, warm the climate and ultimately increase the atmospheric pressure. The plausibility of achieving this with current technology is the focus of a new study sponsored by NASA just published in Nature Astronomy.

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27-Jul-2018 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 698177

WVU Expert Says Water on Mars Would Be Extremely Acidic but Could Host Life

West Virginia University

With new and compelling evidence for water existing beneath the south pole of Mars, a West Virginia University professor says this underground lake is likely to be extremely salty and more acidic than battery acid. Life forms that can survive in extreme physical and geochemical conditions are found in abundance in acid salt lakes such as those in Chile and western Australia, she said.

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27-Jul-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697822

Where Martian Dust Comes From

Johns Hopkins University

The dust that coats much of the surface of Mars originates largely from a single thousand-kilometer-long geological formation near the Red Planet’s equator,

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24-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697705

Leading Tennessee Hospital Lends a Helping Paw to Patients and Their Families

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Mars Petcare and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt announced a collaboration to create the Mars Petcare Pet Therapy Fund to support a dedicated facility dog and staff position at Children’s Hospital with a goal of showing how pet visits improve the health of patients — thus getting them home faster.

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20-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696986

Geologist to Research Environments Similar to Mars

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Is there life on Mars? One WVU researcher is discovering ways to improve the search for life on the desert planet.

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3-Jul-2018 1:20 PM EDT

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