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Article ID: 702518

MSU Sociologist Investigates Community Impacts of Reduction of Goose Population

Mississippi State University

A Mississippi State sociologist’s upcoming book explores how one rural community is adapting as shifting climatological conditions have eliminated more than 100,000 geese from a traditional wintering ground.

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19-Oct-2018 4:10 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 702510

Inaugural Demo Day Showcases Entrepreneur-National Laboratory Relationships

Argonne National Laboratory

As part of a culmination of a program that matches budding entrepreneurs with technical experts at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) national laboratories, innovators from seven start-up companies recently underwent a rite of passage in their journeys to commercialize their technology. Half-trade show, half-Shark Tank, this event – called Demo Day – gave these innovators an opportunity to prove the value of their products, technologies and burgeoning companies to an audience of potential investors and fellow technologists.

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19-Oct-2018 3:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702516

Study Aims to Build a Better Model for Brain Tumors

University of Alabama at Birmingham

A research team led by UAB is launching a study to find a better model for glioblastoma, a particularly devastating type of brain tumor, to help determine the most appropriate treatment modality.

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19-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702512

Researchers switch material from one state to another with a single flash of light

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Scientists from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have demonstrated a surprisingly simple way of flipping a material from one state into another, and then back again, with single flashes of laser light.

Released:
19-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 702513

Novel Space-Detecting Algorithm May Prove to Be a Panacea for Parking Problems

University of Alabama Huntsville

Sai Nikhil Reddy Mettupally, a computer science master’s student at UAH, is developing a novel space-detecting algorithm that relies on Big Data analytics and deep-learning techniques to lead drivers directly to an empty parking spot.

Released:
19-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 702498

ORNL demonstrates 120-kilowatt wireless charging for vehicles

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a 120-kilowatt wireless charging system for vehicles—providing six times the power of previous ORNL technology and a big step toward charging times that rival the speed and convenience of a gas station fill-up.

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19-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702502

The Stories Behind the Science: How Does the Ocean’s Saltiness Affect Tropical Storms?

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Two researchers with personal experience of hurricanes set out to investigate the role of an underestimated factor in storm’s strength – salinity. They found that salinity plays a larger role than anyone thought, including them.

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19-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

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