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Article ID: 702324

Scientists uncover secret structure to safer explosives

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have shown that the structure of microscopic pores in high explosive materials can significantly impact performance and safety. These findings open the door to the possibility of tuning high explosives by engineering their microstructure.

Released:
17-Oct-2018 6:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702323

Cellular clean-up crews linked to how body handles sugar

University of Chicago

How our bodies handle glucose—the simple sugar that provides energy from the food we eat—appears to be intertwined with how cells keep themselves functioning normally, according to new University of Chicago research.

Released:
16-Oct-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702320

Researchers Develop, Test New System for Making Biorenewable Chemicals

Iowa State University

The U.S. Department of Energy is supporting development of a system for producing biobased chemicals that's based on the idea of "bioprivileged molecules." Researchers at the Center for Biorenewable Chemicals based at Iowa State University say such molecules have new and valuable properties.

Released:
16-Oct-2018 4:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702318

Protein Derived From Cottonseed for Human Nutrition One Step Closer to Reality

Texas A&M AgriLife

Dr. Keerti Rathore, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant biotechnologist, received word that Texas A&M’s “Petition for Determination of Non-regulated Status for Ultra-Low Gossypol Cottonseed TAM66274” has been approved by the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Released:
16-Oct-2018 4:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702317

NAU Geneticist Awarded $500,000 USDA Grant to Prevent Tick-Borne Cattle Fever

Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University professor Joe Busch studies the ticks that carry cattle fever, where were largely eradicated in the United States but are crossing the southern border and infecting cattle.

Released:
16-Oct-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702311

Alligators Shed Light on Reproductive Disorders

University of Georgia

Researchers from the University of Georgia have discovered that timing of exposure is a key factor in how certain contaminants affect the reproductive system—information that may help scientists understand the causes of reproductive disorders in wildlife and women.

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16-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702289

Any way the wind blows

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne researchers recently partnered in a project to improve short-term wind forecasting in complex terrains in an effort to make wind energy a more reliable resource. They are currently seeking funding to pursue further studies with the data collected.

Released:
16-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 702290

American Roads Not Ready for Self-Driving Vehicles, HFES Policy Statement Says

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Congress press for removing safety regulations in order to fast-track the introduction of highly automated vehicles, human factors/ergonomics experts recommend requiring important testing and driver support. A newly released statement from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) shows how to make autonomous vehicles safer.

Released:
16-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT

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