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Newswise: Leviathan Polymer Brush Made With E. coli Holds Bacteria at Bay

Leviathan Polymer Brush Made With E. coli Holds Bacteria at Bay

Georgia Institute of Technology

A lab accident produced a monster of a polymer brush, an emerging biocompatible material that staves off bacteria while coating and lubricating.

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13-Jan-2020 11:05 AM EST
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Influential Electrons? Physicists Uncover a Quantum Relationship

New York University

A team of physicists has mapped how electron energies vary from region to region in a particular quantum state with unprecedented clarity. This understanding reveals an underlying mechanism by which electrons influence one another, termed quantum “hybridization,” that had been invisible in previous experiments.

Channels: Materials Science, Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Nature (journal), All Journal News,

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10-Jan-2020 11:05 AM EST
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Department of Energy Announces $625 Million for New Quantum Centers

Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $625 million over the next five years to establish two to five multidisciplinary Quantum Information Science (QIS) Research Centers in support of the National Quantum Initiative.

Channels: DOE Science News, Energy, Quantum Mechanics, Technology, DOE Science News,

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13-Jan-2020 10:55 AM EST
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Department of Energy to Provide $75 Million for Bioenergy Crops Research

Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a plan to provide up to $75 million over five years for research to develop sustainable bioenergy crops tolerant of environmental stress and resilient to changing environmental conditions.

Channels: Agriculture, Biotech, DOE Science News, Energy, Environmental Science, Food Science, DOE Science News,

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13-Jan-2020 10:50 AM EST
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Newswise: Daniel Bardayan: Then and Now

Daniel Bardayan: Then and Now

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Daniel W. Bardayan is a professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame, formerly a senior research staff member in the Physics Division of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Tennessee.

Channels: DOE Science News, Energy, In the Workplace, Nuclear Physics, Physics, DOE Science News,

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13-Jan-2020 10:45 AM EST
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Beyond the binge: Extreme drinking common among working-age adults

Research Society on Alcoholism

Binge drinking is a common and harmful pattern of alcohol use, often defined as consuming at least four (for women) or five (for men) drinks in one drinking episode. However, some people drink well beyond this, consuming two or even three times the binge threshold, putting them at very high risk of acute harm. Previous research on such ‘high-intensity drinking’, or ‘HID’, has been mostly limited to college-age youth, with less known about HID in the mid-adult age group. A new study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research has evaluated the prevalence, consequences, and influences of HID among Australian adults of working age.

Channels: Addiction, Alcohol and Alcoholism, All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Psychology and Psychiatry,

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9-Jan-2020 5:05 PM EST
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Drinking among sport-playing college students is strongly influenced by peer perceptions

Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcohol misuse among college students remains a major public health concern. Students’ perceptions of how much their peers are drinking, and of peers’ attitudes to alcohol, are known to be a key influence on their own alcohol use. Two distinct types of social norms that can shape students’ drinking are recognized – ‘injunctive’ norms, namely perceptions of peers’ attitudes about how much a college student should drink, and ‘descriptive’ norms, which are perceptions of how much their peers do drink.

Channels: Addiction, Alcohol and Alcoholism, All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Psychology and Psychiatry, Public Health,

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Newswise: And on that farm, he had a robot

And on that farm, he had a robot

Oregon State University, College of Engineering

Will robots someday replace farm workers? Do we want them to? Oregon State University College of Engineering agricultural robotics expert Joe Davidson talks about the potential benefits of using robots in agriculture, and what goes into designing the perfect robotic apple picker.

Channels: Agriculture, Artificial Intelligence, Plants, Technology,

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13-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
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