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Article ID: 701575

Crowdsourced App Gauges Flood Waters

Michigan Technological University

Communicating flood risk can be more streamlined and an interdisciplinary team of engineers, hydrologists, and computer scientists plan to develop apps to improve monitoring and predictions.

3-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 701560

Flowing salt water over this super-hydrophobic surface can generate electricity

University of California San Diego

Engineers have developed a super-hydrophobic surface that can be used to generate electrical voltage. When salt water flows over this specially patterned surface, it can produce at least 50 millivolts. The proof-of-concept work could lead to the development of new power sources for lab-on-a-chip platforms and other microfluidics devices. It could someday be extended to energy harvesting methods in water desalination plants, researchers said.

3-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 701499

Glassy Wildfire Soot Remains Longer in the Atmosphere

Michigan Technological University

Light-absorbing brown carbon aerosols, emitted by wildfires, remain longer in the atmosphere than expected, which could have implications for climate predictions.

2-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 701160

Making SNAP Healthier with Food Incentives and Disincentives Could Improve Health and Save Costs

Tufts University

A new Food-PRICE study from researchers at Tufts and Harvard estimates that up to one million cardiovascular and diabetes events and $42 billion could be saved in healthcare costs using incentives and/or disincentives to improve food choices among participants in SNAP.

26-Sep-2018 1:50 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 701479

Metabolomics for the masses

Washington University in St. Louis

Gary Patti, the Michael and Tana Powell Associate Professor of Chemistry in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has been awarded $4.8 million in two separate National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants focused on improving the accessibility of metabolomics — the study of the biochemical reactions that underlie metabolism.

2-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 701256

Text Messages Quickly Track Health Care Use During Ebola Outbreak

New York University

A new study from the NYU College of Global Public Health and NYU Tandon School of Engineering, published in Nature Digital Medicine, used text message surveys to determine in real time how people used maternal health services during a recent Ebola outbreak and measured a drop in hospital-based births during the outbreak.

27-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 701337

Psychiatrists Work to Alleviate the Mental Health Burden of Discrimination and Hate Crimes

NYU Langone Health

With reports of discrimination and hate crimes on the rise, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals say they feel compelled to retool their practices as “safe spaces” where they can better attend to the needs of traumatized patients.

2-Oct-2018 12:05 AM EDT

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