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Newswise: Creating a diverse pipeline

Article ID: 716094

Creating a diverse pipeline

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

PPPL's Undergraduate Workshop in Plasma Physics is aimed at creating a more diverse pipeline into the plasma physics and fusion energy fields by offering students workshops in plasma physics, coding, and vector calculus as well as hands-on experiments in electromagnetism and plasma physics.

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19-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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Newswise: Smart irrigation model predicts rainfall to conserve water

Article ID: 716098

Smart irrigation model predicts rainfall to conserve water

Cornell University

A predictive model combining information about plant physiology, real-time soil conditions and weather forecasts can help make more informed decisions about when and how much to irrigate. This could save 40 percent of the water consumed by more traditional methods, according to new Cornell University research.

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19-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Newswise: UA Little Rock researcher receives $2.4 million for cybersecurity research

Article ID: 716087

UA Little Rock researcher receives $2.4 million for cybersecurity research

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Dr. Nitin Agarwal, director of the Collaboratorium for Social Media and Online Behavioral Studies (COSMOS) at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has been awarded a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop ways to track emerging cyber-social threats and strengthen social cybersecurity research infrastructure.

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19-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 716071

Space research helps patients on Earth with low blood pressure condition

UT Southwestern Medical Center

With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing approaching, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers are publishing heart-related space research that helps us to understand the problem of low blood pressure.

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18-Jul-2019 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 716067

Findings from CARE Consortium added to global repository for brain injury data

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Data from the world’s most comprehensive concussion study are now publicly available in a repository aimed at providing traumatic brain injury researchers access to a wealth of new knowledge.

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18-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 716077

Old rocks, new science: Why Apollo 11 samples are still as relevant as ever

Washington University in St. Louis

In September 1969, Washington University in St. Louis scientists were among the first to receive samples collected from the historic Apollo 11 moon mission. At this year's Lunar and Planetary Science Convention, a student, a faculty member and an alum remind us of the value of these samples and share cutting edge research on decades-old rocks.

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18-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Underwater gliders and marine robots improve hurricane predictions

Article ID: 716055

Underwater gliders and marine robots improve hurricane predictions

University of Georgia

Underwater gliders are being used to more accurately predict a storm’s intensity.

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18-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: S&T Labs Partner with Responders to Assess Handheld Explosives Trace Detectors

Article ID: 716052

S&T Labs Partner with Responders to Assess Handheld Explosives Trace Detectors

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

In order to provide information to the responder community, two federal laboratories under the DHS S&T—NUSTL—primarily a testing and evaluation laboratory for first responders—and TSL—known for its experience in explosives detection—collaborated to use their respective expertise to assess handheld ETDs.

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18-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 716054

6 things we know--and don't--about the Moon, 50 years later

Ohio State University

As the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, Wayne Schlingman, director of the Arne Slettebak Planetarium at The Ohio State University, explains what that first moon landing taught us and what we still have to learn about our moon. With video.

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18-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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