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DHS S&T Awards $750K to Maryland Company for Cybersecurity of Emergency Communicators

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T awarded $750,000 to SecuLore Solutions, an Odenton, Md.-based cybersecurity company, to improve and increase the resiliency of the nation’s emergency communications infrastructure, including Next Generation 911 (NG911) technologies.

Channels: Budgets and Funding, Technology, Cybersecurity,

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17-Jan-2020 2:15 PM EST
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New dog, old tricks? Stray dogs can understand human cues

Frontiers

If you have a dog, hopefully you're lucky enough to know that they are highly attuned to their owners and can readily understand a wide range of commands and gestures. But are these abilities innate or are they exclusively learned through training?

Channels: Cognition and Learning, Pets, Psychology and Psychiatry,

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17-Jan-2020 1:40 PM EST
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Call for Entries: Awards for Science Writing

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

The American Institute of Physics is accepting submissions for the 2020 AIP Science Communication Awards. The awards were established in 1968 to recognize the best examples of science writing in the previous year. Entries should be intended for a general audience and will be judged on their ability to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of physics and related fields. The four categories are books; magazine, newspaper or online articles; writing for children; and broadcast and new media productions. The deadline for entries is March 31, 2020.

Channels: In the Workplace, Media and Journalism, Physics,

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17-Jan-2020 1:35 PM EST
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Human-caused biodiversity decline started millions of years ago

University of Gothenburg

The human-caused biodiversity decline started much earlier than researchers used to believe. According to a new study published in the scientific journal Ecology Letters the process was not started by our own species but by some of our ancestors.

Channels: Environmental Science, Nature, Paleontology, Archaeology and Anthropology, History,

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17-Jan-2020 1:20 PM EST
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Newswise: UC San Diego-led Study Finds Close Evolutionary Proximity Between Microbial Domains in the ‘Tree of Life’

UC San Diego-led Study Finds Close Evolutionary Proximity Between Microbial Domains in the ‘Tree of Life’

University of California San Diego

A comprehensive analysis of 10,575 genomes as part of a multi-national study led by researchers at UC San Diego has revealed close evolutionary proximity between the microbial domains at the base of the tree of life, the branching pattern of evolution described by Charles Darwin more than 160 years ago in his book, On the Origin of Species.

Channels: All Journal News, Evolution and Darwin, Genetics, Microbiome, Supercomputing, Technology,

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17-Jan-2020 1:15 PM EST
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Newswise: 2020 Economic Report to the Governor shows uncertainty and moderation, but still healthy growth

2020 Economic Report to the Governor shows uncertainty and moderation, but still healthy growth

Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute today presented the 32nd Economic Report to the Governor to Utah Gov. Gary Herbert at the 2020 Economic Outlook & Public Policy Summit, hosted by the Salt Lake Chamber. The report has been the preeminent source for data and commentary on Utah’s economy for over 30 years. The consensus forecast predicts increased uncertainty and moderation, but still healthy growth for the state in the coming year.

Channels: Business Ethics, Economics, Government/Law,

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17-Jan-2020 1:05 PM EST
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Newswise: American Association of Endodontists Announces its 2020 Award Winners

American Association of Endodontists Announces its 2020 Award Winners

American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

The AAE is announcing the recipients of its highly prestigious awards to formally be presented at the Association’s annual meeting in Nashville this April.

Channels: Healthcare, In the Workplace, Oral Health,

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17-Jan-2020 1:00 PM EST
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Newswise: Securing Radiological Sources on the Go

Securing Radiological Sources on the Go

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Radioactive materials are a critical tool in a number of industrial applications particularly oil and gas drilling and welding. While these sources are safe and well-regulated for their intended use; if lost or stolen the materials could be used by terrorists to make dirty bombs. The Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed and licensed a technology system to keep track of and secure radiological material on the road or at job sites.

Channels: Engineering, Nuclear Power, Technology, Terrorism,

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17-Jan-2020 12:55 PM EST
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Newswise: Human fetal lungs harbor a microbiome signature

Human fetal lungs harbor a microbiome signature

University of Alabama at Birmingham

The lungs and placentas of fetuses in the womb — as young as 11 weeks after conception — already show a bacterial microbiome signature, which suggests that bacteria may colonize the lungs well before birth. How the microbes or microbial products reach those organs before birth is not known.

Channels: All Journal News, Immunology, Microbiome, OBGYN, National Institutes of Health (NIH),

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17-Jan-2020 12:50 PM EST
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