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Newswise: Americans used less energy in 2019
Released: 8-Apr-2020 6:05 AM EDT
Americans used less energy in 2019
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

In 2019, Americans used less energy than in 2018, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).

Newswise:Video Embedded hidden-army-how-starfish-could-build-up-numbers-to-attack-coral-reefs
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7-Apr-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Hidden army: how starfish could build up numbers to attack coral reefs
University of Sydney

The coral-eating crown of thorns starfish that devastate tropical reefs can lie in wait as harmless young herbivores for more than six years while coral populations recover from previous attacks or coral bleaching, new research has shown.

Released: 7-Apr-2020 6:40 PM EDT
UW Medicine recruiting for app to predict next outbreak
University of Washington School of Medicine

UW Medicine is recruiting 25,000 people nationwide to test out a smartphone app that's intended to predict outbreaks of infections such as cold, flu, or other virus outbreaks. The app is a project funded by the Defense Department’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which makes investments in technologies that support national security.

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Embargo will expire: 8-Apr-2020 10:00 AM EDT Released to reporters: 7-Apr-2020 5:40 PM EDT

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Newswise: Be proactive about mental health during
COVID isolation, clinical psychologist says
Released: 7-Apr-2020 5:25 PM EDT
Be proactive about mental health during COVID isolation, clinical psychologist says
University of Alabama Huntsville

Seeking out good news is a great way to keep mentally balanced during the long period of social isolation imposed by the COVID-19 battle, says a clinical psychologist who is an associate professor of psychology at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).

Released: 7-Apr-2020 5:20 PM EDT
Treatment relieves depression in 90% of participants in small study
Stanford University School of Medicine

A new form of magnetic brain stimulation rapidly relieved symptoms of severe depression in 90% of participants in a small study conducted by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Newswise: Supercomputers Assist International Engineering Team on Wave Energy Project
Released: 7-Apr-2020 5:10 PM EDT
Supercomputers Assist International Engineering Team on Wave Energy Project
University of California San Diego

Researchers at Sand Diego State University and the Polytechnic University of Turin in Italy used supercomputer simulations to study how ocean wave energy converters can harness energy and turn it into into electricity, offering the potential to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.

Newswise: Engineer uses metal-oxide nanomaterials deposited on cloth to wipe out microbes
Released: 7-Apr-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Engineer uses metal-oxide nanomaterials deposited on cloth to wipe out microbes
Iowa State University

Sonal Padalkar, an Iowa State mechanical engineer, is studying how metal-oxide nanomaterials can be deposited on cloth and paper for use as an antimicrobial agent.

Newswise: UCLA web app will enlist public’s help in slowing the spread of COVID-19
Released: 7-Apr-2020 5:05 PM EDT
UCLA web app will enlist public’s help in slowing the spread of COVID-19
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA researchers have launched an app called Stop COVID-19 Together, which is designed to predict the spread of COVID-19 throughout the community and to assess the effectiveness of current measures in that community, including physical distancing. The app will build a map of possible hotspots where there may be a higher risk for accelerated spread of the disease.

Newswise: It’s now or never: Visual events have 100 milliseconds to hit brain target or go unnoticed
Released: 7-Apr-2020 4:40 PM EDT
It’s now or never: Visual events have 100 milliseconds to hit brain target or go unnoticed
NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

Researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have defined a crucial window of time that mice need to key in on visual events.


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