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Article ID: 718979

Invite consumers to pop-up, and pop goes the spending — offline and online

Washington University in St. Louis

Two Washington University in St. Louis researchers along with a former fellow Olin Business School faculty member and Alibaba officials flipped the pop-up business model, and possibly more. Using 799,000-plus consumers as their study participants, the co-authors found that inviting potential customers via text message could increase buying with both a pop-up shop retailer and similar product vendors online... for weeks and months to come.

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13-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Paramagnetic Spins Take Electrons for a Ride, Produce Electricity from Heat

Article ID: 718974

Paramagnetic Spins Take Electrons for a Ride, Produce Electricity from Heat

North Carolina State University

Local thermal perturbations of spins in a solid can convert heat to energy even in a paramagnetic material – where spins weren’t thought to correlate long enough to do so. This effect, “paramagnon drag thermopower,” converts a temperature difference into an electrical voltage.

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13-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Cancer Protocols: A New Approach to Predicting Treatment Outcomes

Article ID: 718957

Cancer Protocols: A New Approach to Predicting Treatment Outcomes

Weizmann Institute of Science

Research by the Weizmann Institute of Science's Prof. Yardena Samuels shows that heterogeneity in melanoma tumors prevents effective immune responses

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13-Sep-2019 1:45 PM EDT
Newswise: $8M Grant Funds Cincinnati Children’s as Coordinating Center for Lung Mapping Program

Article ID: 718964

$8M Grant Funds Cincinnati Children’s as Coordinating Center for Lung Mapping Program

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Building upon the initial five-year plan, LungMAP 2 includes research on normal lung development in early adulthood and abnormal development in selected rare lung diseases.

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13-Sep-2019 1:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718970

Fuel of the Future

American Technion Society

Researchers at Israel's Technion have developed a clean, inexpensive, and safe technology for producing hydrogen. The technology significantly improves the efficiency of hydrogen production, from ~75% using current methods to an unprecedented 98.7% energy efficiency.

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13-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Gemini Observatory Captures Multicolor Image of First-ever Interstellar Comet

Article ID: 718969

Gemini Observatory Captures Multicolor Image of First-ever Interstellar Comet

Gemini Observatory

The first-ever comet from beyond our Solar System has been successfully imaged by the Gemini Observatory in multiple colors. The image of the newly discovered object, denoted C/2019 Q4 (Borisov), was obtained on the night of 9-10 September using the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph on the Gemini North Telescope on Hawaii’s Maunakea.

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13-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: UIC opens three new health care simulation centers

Article ID: 718968

UIC opens three new health care simulation centers

University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago opened three health care simulation centers that use specially trained actors, advanced and computerized manikins of all ages, and simulated environments to help students and health care professionals practice clinical skills, communication and decision-making skills, and get hands-on training in medical diagnosis, treatment and care.

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13-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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13-Sep-2019 12:40 PM EDT

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Article ID: 718962

Fredric Jameson donates personal, professional papers to UCI Libraries

University of California, Irvine

The University of California, Irvine Libraries are honored to announce that Fredric Jameson – the influential scholar and director of the Institute for Critical Theory at Duke University – has agreed to donate his personal papers and professional records to UCI Libraries’ Critical Theory Archive.

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13-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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