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New discovery could highlight areas where earthquakes are less likely to occur
Cardiff University

Scientists from Cardiff University have discovered specific conditions that occur along the ocean floor where two tectonic plates are more likely to slowly creep past one another as opposed to drastically slipping and creating catastrophic earthquakes.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 4:40 PM EDT
UCI scientists engineer human cells with squid-like transparency
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., June 2, 2020 — Octopuses, squids and other sea creatures can perform a disappearing act by using specialized tissues in their bodies to manipulate the transmission and reflection of light, and now researchers at the University of California, Irvine have engineered human cells to have similar transparent abilities.

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VIDEO AVAILABLE: Police Brutality and BLM Protests: Newswise Live Expert Panel for June 2nd, 2PM EDT
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Demonstrations spread across the U.S. to confront the deaths of black men and women at the hands of police. Experts will discuss how to prevent more unarmed black men and women from being killed by police, and what can be done by individuals outside of law enforcement.

Newswise: New research deepens understanding of Earth’s interaction with the solar wind
Released: 2-Jun-2020 4:15 PM EDT
New research deepens understanding of Earth’s interaction with the solar wind
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

A team of scientists at PPPL and Princeton University has reproduced a process that occurs in space to deepen understanding of what happens when the Earth encounters the solar wind.

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New technique takes 3D imaging an octave higher
Colorado State University

A collaboration between Colorado State University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign resulted in a new, 3D imaging technique to visualize tissues and other biological samples on a microscopic scale, with potential to assist with cancer or other disease diagnoses.

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Piecing together the Dead Sea Scrolls with DNA evidence
Cell Press

The collection of more than 25,000 fragments of ancient manuscripts known as the Dead Sea Scrolls include, among other ancient texts, the oldest copies of books of the Hebrew Bible. But finding a way to piece them all together in order to understand their meaning has remained an incredibly difficult puzzle, especially given that most pieces weren't excavated in an orderly fashion.

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Discovery of long sought tiny explosions on the Sun
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)

The Sun is the brightest object in the sky and has been studied for hundreds of years, but it continues to hide some secrets. We all know that the visible Sun is extremely hot, at temperature of about 5500 degrees.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 1:55 PM EDT
How to build better highways in plants
Washington University in St. Louis

As a plant grows, it moves cellular material through transporter (motor) proteins along a highway system of microtubule tracks, moving cargo from its version of manufacturing sites to the cell wall construction zone. The Dixit lab found motor proteins necessary for track stability.

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Newswise: Intense Flash from Milky Way's Black Hole Illuminated Gas Far Outside of Our Galaxy
2-Jun-2020 11:15 AM EDT
Intense Flash from Milky Way's Black Hole Illuminated Gas Far Outside of Our Galaxy
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Not long ago, the center of our galaxy exploded. Our primitive ancestors, already afoot in Africa, probably saw the resulting flare. Now Hubble detects that flash's signature in a huge tail of gas orbiting the galaxy some 200,000 light-years away.

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29-May-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Promising New Method for Producing Tiny Liquid Capsules
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Microcapsules for the storage and delivery of substances are tiny versions of the type of capsule used for fish oil or other liquid supplements. A new method for synthesizing microcapsules, reported in AIP Advances, creates microcapsules with a liquid core that are ideal for the storage and delivery of oil-based materials in skin care products. They also show promise in some applications as tiny bioreactors. In this new method, a surfactant-free microfluidics process is used.

Newswise: Artificial Tissue Used to Research Uterine Contractions
28-May-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Artificial Tissue Used to Research Uterine Contractions
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Throughout an individual’s lifetime, the uterus undergoes spontaneous contractions of the uterine wall, which can induce uterine peristalsis, a specific wavelike contraction pattern. These contractions are important for many reproductive processes, but hyperperistalsis could impede fertility and lead to diseases, such as adenomyosis or endometriosis. In an APL Bioengineering article, researchers present two mechanobiology tools for experiments on synthetic or artificial uterine tissue. They wanted to study the negative effects of hyperperistalsis.

Newswise: Lab-Grown Miniature Human Livers Successfully Transplanted in Rats
28-May-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Lab-Grown Miniature Human Livers Successfully Transplanted in Rats
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Using skin cells from human volunteers, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have created fully functional mini livers, which they then transplanted into rats. In this proof-of-concept experiment, the lab-made organs survived for four days inside their animal hosts.

Newswise: Finding Balance Between Green Energy Storage, Harvesting
26-May-2020 9:50 AM EDT
Finding Balance Between Green Energy Storage, Harvesting
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Generating power through wind or solar energy is dependent on the abundance of the right weather conditions, making finding the optimal strategy for storage crucial to the future of sustainable energy usage. Research published in the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy identifies key indicators that will help achieve balance between green energy storage capacity and harvesting capability and determine the energy potential of a region.

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Newswise: Story Tips: Shuffling atoms, thinning forests, fusion assembly and nuclear medicine
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Story Tips: Shuffling atoms, thinning forests, fusion assembly and nuclear medicine
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORNL Story Tips: Shuffling atoms, thinning forests, fusion assembly and nuclear medicine

Newswise: Smart Farms of the Future: Making Bioenergy Crops More Environmentally Friendly
Released: 2-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Smart Farms of the Future: Making Bioenergy Crops More Environmentally Friendly
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Farmers have enough worries – between bad weather, rising costs, and shifting market demands – without having to stress about the carbon footprint of their operations. But now a new set of projects by scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) could make agriculture both more sustainable and more profitable.

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Good Night? Satellite Data Uncovers Dolphins on the Move at Nighttime
Florida Atlantic University

More than 1,000 bottlenose dolphins live in Florida’s Indian River Lagoon year-round. Although extensively studied, what they do at nighttime is still a mystery. Using satellite telemetry, scientists provide the first documentation that these dolphins have a larger range that encompasses more habitats than previously thought. They regularly leave the brackish waters of the estuarine system and, not only travel into the ocean, but swim substantial distances – up to 20 kilometers – up freshwater rivers, creeks, and canals.

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Joined nano-triangles pave the way to magnetic carbon materials
Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

Graphene triangles with an edge length of only a few atoms behave like peculiar quantum magnets. When two of these nano-triangles are joined, a "quantum entanglement" of their magnetic moments takes place: the structure becomes antiferromagnetic. This could be a breakthrough for future magnetic materials, and another step towards spintronics. An international group led by Empa researchers recently published the results in the journal "Angewandte Chemie".

Newswise: Are natural toxins in fish harmful?
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Are natural toxins in fish harmful?
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Researchers investigate ‘PCB-like’ chemicals made by Mother Nature

Newswise: Argonne’s new menu of data storage software helps scientists realize findings earlier
Released: 1-Jun-2020 7:25 PM EDT
Argonne’s new menu of data storage software helps scientists realize findings earlier
Argonne National Laboratory

A research team, led by Argonne, is developing a new data navigation system called Mochi that will provide scientists with a menu of data services they can rapidly combine and customize to suit the particular needs of a specific science domain.

Newswise: New Biosensor Visualizes Stress in Living Plant Cells in Real Time
Released: 1-Jun-2020 6:05 PM EDT
New Biosensor Visualizes Stress in Living Plant Cells in Real Time
University of California San Diego

Plant biologists have developed a nanosensor that monitors mechanisms related to stress and drought. The new biosensor allows researchers to analyze changes in real time involving specific kinases, which are known to be activated in response to drought conditions.

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Climate change an imminent threat to glass sponge reefs
University of British Columbia

Warming ocean temperatures and acidification drastically reduce the skeletal strength and filter-feeding capacity of glass sponges, according to new UBC research.

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The world on their backs: Loggerhead sea turtles host diverse community of miniature organisms
Florida State University

There is a world of life on the backs of loggerhead sea turtles, and it’s more abundant and diverse than scientists knew. An international team led by Florida State University researchers found that more than double the number of organisms than previously observed live on the shells of these oceanic reptiles, raising important questions about loggerhead sea turtle ecology and conservation.

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Rebuilding New Jersey after COVID-19: Advancing a Healthy, Resilient, Sustainable and Fair Garden State
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The New Jersey Climate Change Resource Center (CCRC), New Jersey Climate Change Alliance, and Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University-New Brunswick will co-host Rebuilding New Jersey after COVID-19: Advancing a Healthy, Resilient, Sustainable and Fair Garden State to discuss opportunities for restarting New Jersey’s economy, post COVID-19, in ways that intersect health equity and social well-being with addressing climate change, building inclusive and vibrant communities, and expanding opportunities for civic engagement

Newswise: Living Walls: University Researchers Develop Green Tech for Treating Wastewater from Microbreweries
Released: 1-Jun-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Living Walls: University Researchers Develop Green Tech for Treating Wastewater from Microbreweries
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) researchers received a patent for green wall technology that will provide craft breweries cost-effective and sustainable options for wastewater treatment. The team found a way to make the common Pothos and recycled glass an environmental solution to support the growing microbrewery trend in the region.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Global glacier melt raises sea levels and depletes once-reliable water source
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., June 1, 2020 – The melting of glaciers and ice caps in places as diverse as the Himalayas and Andes mountain ranges, the Svalbard island group and the Canadian Arctic Archipelago has the dual effect of raising global sea levels and depleting freshwater resources that serve millions of people around the world.

Newswise: Peering into Functioning Batteries with Sooyeon Hwang
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Peering into Functioning Batteries with Sooyeon Hwang
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Using electron microscopes, Hwang—a materials scientist at Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)—characterizes the structure and chemistry of operating battery electrode materials.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Monitoring Environmental Exposures in Dogs Could be Early Warning System for Human Health
North Carolina State University

Man’s best friend may also be man’s best bet for figuring out how environmental chemicals could impact our health.

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Newswise: Measuring Climate Change
Released: 1-Jun-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Measuring Climate Change
University of Delaware

University of Delaware professor Wei-Jun Cai teamed with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists, as well as professors and professionals from numerous research institutes, to conduct an in-depth study that looks at carbon dioxide uptake and ocean acidification in the coastal oceans of North America.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 12:05 PM EDT
UNH Space Science Center Offers Out of This World Experience
University of New Hampshire

Scientists from the University of New Hampshire’s Space Science Center will use a $4.6 million grant from NASA to create the Student Collaboration Project that will offer a diverse group of college students from across the country hands-on research experience designing and building small satellites that will be launched into outer space and collect data for one of NASA’s space missions.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Study: Paper-thin gallium oxide transistor handles more than 8,000 volts
University at Buffalo

In a study published in the June edition of IEEE Electron Device Letters, University at Buffalo electrical engineers describe how a gallium oxide transistor they created can handle more than 8,000 volts. The transistor could lead to smaller and more efficient electronic systems that control and convert electric power in electric cars, locomotives and airplanes. In turn, this could help improve how far these vehicles can travel.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 11:30 AM EDT
Simulations Indicate Heightened Risks When Pandemic and Hurricane Season Overlap
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

As coastal communities prepare for the possibility of hurricanes this summer and fall, they are doing so amid the uncertain landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic — a crisis that has already taxed health care systems, governments, and supply chains. A faculty and student team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been modeling how the combined disasters may make community recovery vastly more difficult. What they have found serves as a stark warning to policymakers preparing for hurricane season.

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29-May-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Now Complete, Telescope Instrument is Poised to Begin Its Search for Answers About Dark Energy
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Even as the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, or DESI, lies dormant within a telescope dome on a mountaintop in Arizona, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DESI project has moved forward in reaching the final formal approval milestone prior to startup.

Newswise: These flexible feet help robots walk faster
Released: 1-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT
These flexible feet help robots walk faster
University of California San Diego

Roboticists at the University of California San Diego have developed flexible feet that can help robots walk up to 40 percent faster on uneven terrain such as pebbles and wood chips. The work has applications for search-and-rescue missions as well as space exploration.

Newswise: What’s being done to restore wetlands?
Released: 1-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT
What’s being done to restore wetlands?
American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Restoration projects bring back the ecological and societal benefits of wetland ecosystems

28-May-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Lessening water quality problems caused by hurricane-related flooding
American Chemical Society (ACS)

June 1 is the start of hurricane season in the Atlantic, with flooding often the most damaging effect of tropical storms. Now, in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology, researchers study water quality impacts of two recent hurricanes in North Carolina and suggest interventions to protect susceptible areas.

Newswise: Making matter out of light: high-power laser simulations point the way
Released: 1-Jun-2020 6:00 AM EDT
Making matter out of light: high-power laser simulations point the way
University of California San Diego

Engineers at UC San Diego developed a set of simulations involving high-power lasers that could help us recreate the transformation of light into matter, and better understand what happened at the very beginning of the universe.

Newswise: Killing Coronavirus with UV Light
31-May-2020 11:05 PM EDT
Killing Coronavirus with UV Light
Penn State Materials Research Institute

A personal, handheld device emitting high intensity ultraviolet light to disinfect areas by killing the Corona virus is now feasible, according to researchers at Penn State, the University of Minnesota and two Japanese universities.

Newswise: Disorder in fish shoals may reap rewards at dinner time
29-May-2020 8:10 AM EDT
Disorder in fish shoals may reap rewards at dinner time
University of Bristol

The advantages of animals foraging in an orderly group are well-known, but research by the University of Bristol has found an element of unruly adventure can help fish in the quest for food.

Newswise: New Therapeutic Possibilities on the Horizon—Targeted Protein Destruction Made Better
29-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
New Therapeutic Possibilities on the Horizon—Targeted Protein Destruction Made Better
Tokyo University of Science

Scientists open doors to new treatment possibilities by using a metal complex to accelerate serum albumin protein destruction with infrared laser beams

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NUS researchers develop stretchable, self-healing and illuminating material for ‘invincible’ light-emitting devices
National University of Singapore

Researchers from the National University of Singapore have developed a new stretchable material that can self-heal and light up. The novel material has promising applications that include damage-proof flexible display screens and illuminating electronic skin for autonomous soft robots.

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Released: 29-May-2020 11:20 PM EDT
Theoretical breakthrough shows quantum fluids rotate by corkscrew mechanism
Argonne National Laboratory

Scientists performed simulations of merging rotating superfluids, revealing a peculiar corkscrew-shaped mechanism that drives the fluids into rotation without the need for viscosity.

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Released: 29-May-2020 4:40 PM EDT
Modelling predicts COVID-19 resurgence if physical distancing relaxed
University of Guelph

If physical distancing measures in Ontario are relaxed too much or too quickly, the province could see hospitals overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients as well as exponential growth in deaths, concludes new research involving a University of Guelph infectious disease modeller.

Released: 29-May-2020 4:10 PM EDT
Algorithm quickly simulates a roll of loaded dice
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The fast and efficient generation of random numbers has long been an important challenge. For centuries, games of chance have relied on the roll of a die, the flip of a coin, or the shuffling of cards to bring some randomness into the proceedings.


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