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Newswise: Parents and Teachers: International Competition Encourages Virtual Learning for K-12 Students Inspired by Sounds of the World
Released: 6-Apr-2020 2:45 PM EDT
Parents and Teachers: International Competition Encourages Virtual Learning for K-12 Students Inspired by Sounds of the World
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

The Acoustical Society of America is calling on U.S. students to submit acoustics-related art and lyrics as part of the International Year of Sound 2020 celebration. K-12 students across the U.S. can participate in an international competition for primary, middle and secondary students from all over the world. It is also an opportunity to include an element of STEM education for so many students in need of enriching curriculum while being away from school due to coronavirus concerns.

Released: 6-Apr-2020 2:40 PM EDT
Link between air pollution and corona mortality in Italy could be possible
Aarhus University

The world has been hit hard by coronavirus, and health services and authorities everywhere are struggling to reduce the spread, combat the disease and protect the population.

Newswise: Penn State engineer developing device that may be able to test for COVID-19
Released: 6-Apr-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Penn State engineer developing device that may be able to test for COVID-19
Penn State College of Engineering

A point-of-care testing device that may help diagnose the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is under development by Weihua Guan, assistant professor of electrical engineering in Penn State’s College of Engineering.

Newswise: The Milky Way’s Satellites Help Reveal Link Between Dark Matter Halos and Galaxy Formation
Released: 6-Apr-2020 1:15 PM EDT
The Milky Way’s Satellites Help Reveal Link Between Dark Matter Halos and Galaxy Formation
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Just like we orbit the sun and the moon orbits us, the Milky Way has satellite galaxies with their own satellites. Drawing from data on those galactic neighbors, a new model suggests the Milky Way should have an additional 100 or so very faint satellite galaxies awaiting discovery.

Newswise: Artificial Light in the Arctic
Released: 6-Apr-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Artificial Light in the Arctic
University of Delaware

A new study examines how artificial light during the polar night disrupts Arctic fish and zooplankton behavior down to 200 meters in depth, which could affect fish counts.

Newswise: IMSA High School Internship advances DUNE project and showcases unexplored potential of physics
Released: 6-Apr-2020 12:15 PM EDT
IMSA High School Internship advances DUNE project and showcases unexplored potential of physics
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne National Laboratory’s Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) High School Internship Program has this year’s exceptionally bright high school students working on the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE)’s world-changing research.

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Released: 6-Apr-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Brookhaven Lab Mobilizes Resources in Fight Against COVID-19
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Scientists and staff at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory are marshalling their expertise, unique facilities, and other key resources in the battle against COVID-19.

Released: 6-Apr-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Brown Fat Can Burn Energy in an Unexpected Way
Joslin Diabetes Center

Joslin researchers have found a pathway that can boost the production of (heat-generating, fat-burning) brown fat cells without also creating unhelpful white fat cells. This finding suggests that the pathway the Joslin team uncovered might offer a solution to that challenge.

Released: 6-Apr-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Rutgers Expert Discusses the Dangers of Homemade Cleaning and Disinfecting Products Amid Coronavirus Crisis
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Robert Laumbach, a Rutgers occupational and an environmental medicine expert, and associate professor at the Rutgers School of Public Health’s Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI), discusses the dangers of DIY cleaning products and how the public can safely make their own.


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