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Newswise: New Portable Tool Analyzes Microbes in the Environment

New Portable Tool Analyzes Microbes in the Environment

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Imagine a device that could swiftly analyze microbes in oceans and other aquatic environments, revealing the health of these organisms – too tiny to be seen by the naked eye – and their response to threats to their ecosystems. Rutgers researchers have created just such a tool, a portable device that could be used to assess microbes, screen for antibiotic-resistant bacteria and analyze algae that live in coral reefs. Their work is published in the journal Scientific Reports.

Channels: Cell Biology, Chemistry, Drug Resistance, Microbiome, Pollution, Environmental Science, Scientific Reports, All Journal News,

Released:
27-Jan-2020 5:00 AM EST
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Sea level rise to cause major economic impact in the absence of further climate action

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Rising sea levels, a direct impact of the Earth’s warming climate, is intensifying coastal flooding. The findings of a new study show that the projected negative economy-wide effects of coastal flooding are already significant until 2050, but are then predicted to increase substantially towards the end of the century if no further climate action on mitigation and adaptation is taken.

Channels: All Journal News, Climate Science, Economics, Environmental Science, Agriculture, Floods,

Released:
27-Jan-2020 4:05 AM EST
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Newswise: NSF Career Grant recipient advances physics research, outreach efforts at Mississippi State

NSF Career Grant recipient advances physics research, outreach efforts at Mississippi State

Mississippi State University

With help from a prestigious National Science Foundation Career Grant, a Mississippi State faculty member is working to advance his nuclear physics research and provide a new summer school experience for Mississippi students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Channels: Autism, Children's Health, Education, Nuclear Physics, Physics,

Released:
24-Jan-2020 5:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Supercomputer Simulations Reveal Details of Galaxy Clusters

Supercomputer Simulations Reveal Details of Galaxy Clusters

University of California San Diego

A new study published late last year in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society explored the molecular gas within and surrounding the intracluster medium, which fills the space between galaxies in a galaxy cluster.

Channels: All Journal News, Space and Astronomy, Supercomputing, Technology,

Released:
24-Jan-2020 4:35 PM EST
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Horror movies manipulate brain activity expertly to enhance excitement

University of Turku (Turun yliopisto)

Finnish research team maps neural activity in response to watching horror movies. A study conducted by the University of Turku shows the top horror movies of the past 100 years, and how they manipulate brain activity.

Channels: All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Neuro, Psychology and Psychiatry, Staff Picks,

Released:
24-Jan-2020 4:05 PM EST
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Dance of the honey bee reveals fondness for strawberries

University of Göttingen

Bees are pollinators of many wild and crop plants, but in many places their diversity and density is declining.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Environmental Science, Nature,

Released:
24-Jan-2020 3:45 PM EST
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Study: Commercial air travel is safer than ever

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

It has never been safer to fly on commercial airlines, according to a new study by an MIT professor that tracks the continued decrease in passenger fatalities around the globe.

Channels: All Journal News, Aviation and Aeronautics, Behavioral Science, Travel and Transportation, Staff Picks,

Released:
24-Jan-2020 3:25 PM EST
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Large Amounts of Oxygen Detected in Ancient Star’s Atmosphere

University of California San Diego

An international team of astronomers from the University of California San Diego, the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and the University of Cambridge have detected large amounts of oxygen in the atmosphere of one of the oldest and most elementally depleted stars known—a primitive star scientists call “J0815+4729.”

Channels: All Journal News, Physics, Space and Astronomy, Grant Funded News,

Released:
24-Jan-2020 1:15 PM EST
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Newswise: Lin Chen receives Award in Experimental Physical Chemistry

Lin Chen receives Award in Experimental Physical Chemistry

Argonne National Laboratory

The Physical Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society announces that Lin X. Chen has received the 2020 Award in Experimental Physical Chemistry. The award recognizes Chen for “fundamental contributions to the elucidation of excited state structures, dynamics and energetics of light harvesting systems.

Channels: Chemistry, DOE Science News, Energy, Engineering, In the Workplace, Physics, DOE Science News,

Released:
24-Jan-2020 12:55 PM EST
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