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Space Scientists Reveal Secret Behind Jupiter’s ‘Energy Crisis’
University of Leicester

New research published in Nature has revealed the solution to Jupiter’s ‘energy crisis’, which has puzzled astronomers for decades.

5-Aug-2021 8:30 AM EDT
An action agenda for Africa’s electricity sector
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

A new scientific article outlines how to undertake the much needed expansion and modernization of Africa’s electricity sector.

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4-Aug-2021 4:10 PM EDT
Corn’s Genetic Diversity on Display in New Genome Study
Iowa State University

A new study details the genomes of 26 lines of corn from across the globe. The genomes can help scientists piece together the puzzle of corn genetics. Using these new genomes as references, plant scientists can better select for genes likely to lead to better crop yields or stress tolerance.

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29-Jul-2021 3:05 PM EDT
Understanding Alzheimer's Progression with Improvements to Imaging, Image Processing, Machine Learning
American Crystallographic Association (ACA)

Because there is no ethical way to extract brain tissue from patients to look for clues about how amyloid plaques and protein aggregates proliferate, supplementary techniques are needed to better understand the progression of Alzheimer's disease. During ACA's 71st annual meeting, Abdullah Al Bashit, from Northeastern University, will discuss using computational techniques to help address these challenges. His work demonstrates how using small and wide-angle scattering along with state-of-the-art detection techniques will help probe the molecular structure and proliferation.

Released: 5-Aug-2021 1:15 PM EDT
The First Real Snapshot of Algal Bloom Toxins in Lake Erie
Ohio State University

Remote-sensing technology produces detailed images of the size and density of the harmful algal bloom (HAB) in Lake Erie’s western basin each year, but determining the bloom’s toxicity relies on research that – literally – tests the waters.

Newswise: Now How Did That Get Up There?
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Now How Did That Get Up There?
University of Washington

New research is shedding light on how the nasal passage in dolphins and whales shifts during embryonic development, from emerging at the tip of the snout to emerging at the top of the head as a blowhole. The findings are an integrative model for this developmental transition for cetaceans.

Newswise: Dryer, Warmer Night Air Is Making Some Western Wildfires More Active at Night
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Dryer, Warmer Night Air Is Making Some Western Wildfires More Active at Night
University of Washington

Firefighters report that Western wildfires are starting earlier in the morning and dying down later at night, hampering their ability to recover and regroup before the next day’s flareup. A study shows why: The drying power of nighttime air over much of the Western U.S. has increased dramatically in the past 40 years.

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Scientists Printed a Comfortable 3D House for Cells Co-Living
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT)

Scientists of the MIPT Cell Signaling Regulation Laboratory have developed a new low cost reproducible system for the co-cultivation of cells.

Released: 5-Aug-2021 12:10 PM EDT
Department of Energy Announces $15.1 Million for Integrated Computational and Data Infrastructure for Science Research
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $15.1 million for three collaborative research projects, at five universities, to advance the development of a flexible multi-tiered data and computational infrastructure to support a diverse collection of on-demand scientific data processing tasks and computationally intensive simulations.

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Scientists Ensure High Resolution Measurements for Carbon Diplomacy
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT)

MIPT researchers have developed a multichannel laser heterodyne spectroradiometer for greenhouse gases remote sensing.

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The Final 25%: How to Tackle Hard-to-Reach Emissions
University of Oxford

Electricity, transport, and heating account for a massive 80% of greenhouse gas emissions and are at the forefront of the battle to achieve Net Zero.

Newswise: Helping India’s Smallholder Farmers
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Helping India’s Smallholder Farmers
University of Delaware

Instead of simply employing the practice of multiple cropping — producing crops multiple times during the year and not just in one growing season — a new study led by the University of Delaware’s Pinki Mondal shows that smallholder farmers in India should instead look toward different nutrition strategies. These strategies can be on the individual level, such as growing more diverse crops for personal consumption in their home gardens, or on a community-level, where individuals would work with their local communities and arrange to have farmers bring in different vegetables each week to the local markets.

Newswise: Verizon and Zurich Instruments Join Q-NEXT National Quantum Science Center
Released: 5-Aug-2021 11:30 AM EDT
Verizon and Zurich Instruments Join Q-NEXT National Quantum Science Center
Argonne National Laboratory

Q-NEXT adds two new corporate partners to its collaboration: Verizon and Zurich Instruments. Q-NEXT, a DOE National Quantum Information Science Research Center led by Argonne, aims to develop the technology to control and transmit quantum information.

Newswise: Scientists Detect Characteristics of the Birth of a Major Challenge to Harvesting Fusion Energy on Earth
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Scientists Detect Characteristics of the Birth of a Major Challenge to Harvesting Fusion Energy on Earth
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Novel camera detects the birth of high-energy runaway electrons, which may lead to determining how to prevent damage caused by the highly energetic particles.

Released: 5-Aug-2021 11:25 AM EDT
Key Improvements to Efficiency and Safety Will Enable Expansion of Nuclear Energy
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Nuclear power plants produce about 20% of the United States’ electricity. In order to increase the amount of carbon dioxide-free energy these plants can yield, improvements in efficiency and safety must be made. With support from $1.5 million in grants from the Department of Energy (DOE), researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will lead projects aimed at upgrading nuclear power plants with those goals in mind. The grants are part of more than $61 million in awards recently announced by the DOE to support nuclear energy research.

Newswise: Quantum Computing Enables Unprecedented Materials Science Simulations
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Quantum Computing Enables Unprecedented Materials Science Simulations
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Researchers have for the first time used a quantum computer to generate accurate results from materials science simulations that can be verified with practical techniques. Eventually, such simulations on quantum computers could be more accurate and complex than simulations on classical digital computers.

4-Aug-2021 8:50 AM EDT
Achieving Equitable Access to Energy in a Changing Climate
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

IIASA researchers used a novel bottom-up approach to analyze how access to energy services may evolve over time under different scenarios of socioeconomic growth and policy scenarios that meet climate mitigation goals.

Newswise: Scientists ID Enzyme for Making Key Industrial Chemical in Plants
2-Aug-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Scientists ID Enzyme for Making Key Industrial Chemical in Plants
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Scientists studying the biochemistry of plant cell walls have identified an enzyme that could turn woody poplar trees into a source for producing a major industrial chemical. The research, just published in Nature Plants, could lead to a new sustainable pathway for making “p-hydroxybenzoic acid,” a chemical building block currently derived from fossil fuels, in plant biomass.

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Newswise: Superflares May Be Less Harmful to Exoplanets Than Previously Thought, Study Shows
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Superflares May Be Less Harmful to Exoplanets Than Previously Thought, Study Shows
University of Washington

Astronomers have long suspected that superflares, extreme radiation bursts from stars, can cause lasting damage to the atmospheres — and thus habitability — of exoplanets. A new study published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society reports that they pose only a limited danger to planetary systems.

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Surprising Insights Into the Migration Pattern of World’s Farthest-Migrating Species
University of British Columbia

The Arctic tern—which has the world record for the longest annual migration—uses just a few select routes, a key finding that could help efforts to conserve the species, according to a new University of British Columbia study.

Newswise: Sticky Toes Unlock Life in the Trees
30-Jul-2021 2:20 PM EDT
Sticky Toes Unlock Life in the Trees
Washington University in St. Louis

Biologists analyzed data from 2,600 lizard species worldwide and discovered that, while hundreds of different types of lizards have independently evolved arboreal lifestyles, species that possessed sticky toepads prevailed.

Newswise: Toxin Sponges May Protect Poisonous Frogs and Birds From Their Own Poisons, Study Suggests
29-Jul-2021 9:50 AM EDT
Toxin Sponges May Protect Poisonous Frogs and Birds From Their Own Poisons, Study Suggests
The Rockefeller University Press

A team of researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Stanford University, and the California Academy of Sciences (CAS) has uncovered new clues as to how poisonous frogs and birds avoid intoxicating themselves.

Newswise: 2021 AIP Helleman Fellows to Study Intercellular Communication, History of String Theory, Dark Matter
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2021 AIP Helleman Fellows to Study Intercellular Communication, History of String Theory, Dark Matter
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

AIP's Center for History of Physics selects Robert van Leeuwen, Pepijn Moerman, and Jaco de Swart as the recipients of the 2021 AIP Robert H.G. Helleman Memorial Fellowships. The fellowships are made possible by a gift from Robert H.G. Helleman to establish an endowment for supporting young physicists with Dutch citizenship in their pursuit of research activities in physics in the United States.

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Newswise: Scientists Show a Single Catalyst Can Perform the First Step of Turning CO2 Into Fuel in Two Very Different Ways
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Scientists Show a Single Catalyst Can Perform the First Step of Turning CO2 Into Fuel in Two Very Different Ways
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Scientists at Stanford and SLAC made a new catalyst that works with either heat or electricity to accelerate a reaction for turning carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide. It's an important step toward unifying the understanding of catalytic reactions in these two very different conditions.

Newswise: Novel Model Predicts COVID-19 Outbreak Two Weeks Ahead of Time
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Novel Model Predicts COVID-19 Outbreak Two Weeks Ahead of Time
Florida Atlantic University

People’s social behavior, reflected in their mobility data, is providing scientists with a way to forecast the spread of COVID-19 nationwide at the county level. Researchers have developed the first data-driven deep learning model with the potential to predict an outbreak in COVID-19 cases two weeks in advance. Feeding the mobility data to epidemiological forecasting models helps to estimate COVID-19 growth as well as evaluating the effects of government policies such as mandating masks on the spread of COVID-19.

Newswise: Travis Sjostrom Honored for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research
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Travis Sjostrom Honored for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos scientist Travis Sjostrom has been selected for a 2021 John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research from the American Physical Society (APS).

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NASA Model Describes Nearby Star Which Resembles Ours in Its Youth
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

New research led by NASA provides a closer look at a nearby star thought to resemble our young Sun.

Released: 4-Aug-2021 1:55 PM EDT
The Waste Product Which Could Help Mitigate Climate Change
University of New South Wales

A product made from urban, agriculture and forestry waste has the added benefit of reducing the carbon footprint of modern farming, an international review involving UNSW has found.

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New Study Exposes Big Differences Amongst Amazonian Countries in Their Rates of Forest Recovery as Well as Deforestation
Bangor University

Large-scale forest restoration in the Amazon is an important “nature-based solution” to climate change, a major focus of the UK-hosted UN Climate Change COP26 Conference in November.

Released: 4-Aug-2021 1:15 PM EDT
New Approach Methodologies, Single Cell RNAseq, and More Featured in 2021 Toxicological Sciences
Society of Toxicology

Toxicological Sciences delivers cutting-edge research in toxicology in the areas of clinical and translational toxicology, emerging technologies, and more in the August 2021 issue.

Newswise: Green Diesel for the Road Ahead
Released: 4-Aug-2021 12:55 PM EDT
Green Diesel for the Road Ahead
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

A new report led by PNNL identifies the top 13 most promising waste- and biomass-derived diesel blendstocks for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, other pollutants, and overall system costs.

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Flood Risks Were Clearly Underestimated
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

To better estimate flood risks, risk maps should also consider historical data.

Released: 4-Aug-2021 12:35 PM EDT
Harmful Algal Blooms Jeopardize Health of Reptiles, Songbirds
University of Toledo

Toxic algal blooms in the Great Lakes region cause mixed reactions in wildlife, from higher stress levels to weaker immune systems.

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Wayne State Researcher Awarded $3.3 Million From DOE to Advance Quantum Science and Technology
Wayne State University Division of Research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced recently $73 million in funding to advance quantum information science research to aid in better understanding the physical world and harness nature to benefit people and society. Aaron Rury, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry in Wayne State’s College of Liberal Arts and Science, is the recipient of one of 29 projects funded by the DOE.

Released: 4-Aug-2021 9:50 AM EDT
Built-in Vibration Control May Help Soundproof Spaces
Ohio State University

A different kind of design for absorbing vibrations could help better soundproof walls and make vehicles more streamlined, a new study shows.

Released: 4-Aug-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Nova Medical Centers Expands into Fifth State with Announcement of Milwaukee Airport Center
Nova Medical Centers

Nova Medical Centers, the nation's leading occupational healthcare provider, announces the opening of its newest location in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Newswise: World-Renowned Data Science Experts to Discuss the Future of Digital Fairness
Released: 4-Aug-2021 9:00 AM EDT
World-Renowned Data Science Experts to Discuss the Future of Digital Fairness
Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences

ICDS's two-day Fall Symposium will be held Oct. 6 and 7, bringing together researchers from around the U.S. to discuss data, equity, reproducibility and other topics related to fairness in data science.

Newswise: Ludwig Cancer Research Welcomes Mikaël Pittet to Ludwig Lausanne
Released: 4-Aug-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Ludwig Cancer Research Welcomes Mikaël Pittet to Ludwig Lausanne
Ludwig Cancer Research

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Mikaël Pittet as a full Member of the Lausanne Branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.

28-Jul-2021 1:30 PM EDT
Hydrogen Technologies Take Leading Role Toward Net Zero
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Achieving Net Zero energy, where the total amount of energy used is equal to the amount of renewable energy created, is closer than ever before, and hydrogen technologies will play an important role in achieving that goal, but needs and gaps need to be addressed before a true hydrogen-powered future can take form. There are many opportunities in the global public and private sectors for research, development, and deployment collaboration.

28-Jul-2021 11:15 AM EDT
LEDs Light the Way to Coronavirus Disinfection
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

LEDs are commonly used for sterilization, and in the continued effort to combat the coronavirus pandemic, LEDs can also help inactivate SARS-CoV-2. A team in Pakistan designed far-ultraviolet LEDs at a targeted wavelength of 222 nanometers, chosen both for its ability to inactivate the virus and for being safe on human skin. They based their design on the material aluminum gallium nitride, part of a set of materials called III-nitrides which are efficient, inexpensive, and environmentally friendly.

Newswise: Powering Navigational Buoys With Help of Ocean Waves
28-Jul-2021 9:50 AM EDT
Powering Navigational Buoys With Help of Ocean Waves
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Traditionally used energy harvesting technologies, like photovoltaic panels or wind turbines, suffer from several limitations. In the absence of daylight and wind, neither of the two can supply any power. In the case of ocean buoys, a potential solution is omnipresent: wave energy. Abundant, predictable, and consistent, the ocean's waves can be used to power navigation buoys. Researchers have developed sphere-based triboelectric nanogenerators that can be incorporated directly into navigational buoys to provide electricity from ocean waves.

Newswise: Indoor Lighting Creates Power for Rechargeable Devices, Sensors
27-Jul-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Indoor Lighting Creates Power for Rechargeable Devices, Sensors
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

As more devices require recharging their batteries, researchers are looking to ambient lighting as a potential source of generating small amounts of power for indoor devices. The researchers used one lighting source, a white LED akin to normal brightness for indoor lights, to test three different modules -- a gallium indium phosphide semiconductor, a gallium arsenide semiconductor, and a silicon semiconductor. The light source peaked in intensity on the shorter wavelengths of light.

Newswise: Batteryless Pacemaker Could Use Heart's Energy for Power
27-Jul-2021 3:20 PM EDT
Batteryless Pacemaker Could Use Heart's Energy for Power
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

The cardiac pacemaker of the future could be powered by the heart itself, according to researchers in China. Current cardiac pacemakers use a battery power supply and leads to keep hearts beating regularly. Yi Zhiran and his group are investing batteryless powering and leadless pacing, harvesting kinetic energy from the heart to power the lifesaving device. The energy is harvested by the buckling of the encapsulated structure of the pacemaker, creating buckled piezoelectric energy.

Newswise: Measuring Photovoltaic Performance Indoors
27-Jul-2021 1:30 PM EDT
Measuring Photovoltaic Performance Indoors
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

As photovoltaic technology continues to progress, PV devices' applications in harvesting energy from indoor ambient light have become more realistic. Some combinations of PV material and light source can be more efficient in converting power than the same material under solar illumination, and a better understanding of these relationships is needed to fully characterize the behavior of solar cells under very low illumination conditions.

Released: 4-Aug-2021 8:50 AM EDT
’Til the Cows Come Home
Washington University in St. Louis

Meat and dairy played a more significant role in human diets in Bronze Age China than previously thought. A new analysis also suggests that farmers and herders tended to sheep and goats differently than they did their cows, unlike in other parts of the world — keeping cows closer to home and feeding them the byproducts of grains that they were growing for their own consumption, like the grass stalks from millet plants.

Newswise: A Call to Rethink Electricity Measurement
Released: 4-Aug-2021 8:45 AM EDT
A Call to Rethink Electricity Measurement
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

PNNL researcher's proposed overhaul of outdated electricity measurements could mean fewer blackouts, better automation, and more clean energy resources.


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