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Article ID: 702427

UAH to Host Space Commercialization Workshop on Oct. 23 from 2 to 6 p.m.

University of Alabama Huntsville

The workshop, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Charger Union Theater on the UAH campus. It will feature two panel discussions and a keynote address from Kevin O’Connell, Director, Office of Space Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce.

18-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702401

Scientists Uncover How Rare Gene Mutation Affects Brain Development and Memory

University of California, Irvine

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, have found that a rare gene mutation alters brain development in mice, impairing memory and disrupting the communication between nerve cells. They also show memory problems could be improved by transplanting a specific type of nerve cell into the brain. The findings were published today in Neuron.

18-Oct-2018 9:10 AM EDT

Article ID: 702415

Prof. Karen Kasza Wins Packard Fellowship

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Mechanical Engineering Prof. Karen Kasza has won a Packard Fellowship for her research on developing new ways to engineer tissue and treat disease.

18-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 702414

New Tool Uses Your Smartphone Camera to Track Your Alertness at Work

Cornell University

Our level of alertness rises and falls over the course of a workday, sometimes causing our energy to drop and our minds to wander just as we need to perform important tasks. To help understand these patterns and improve productivity, Cornell University researchers have developed a tool that tracks alertness by measuring pupil size, captured through a burst of photographs taken every time users unlock their smartphones.

18-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 702251

Using Money to Encourage Alcohol Abstinence Can Be Effective

Research Society on Alcoholism

It is estimated that only 20 to 24 percent of individuals with an alcohol use disorder (AUD) ever receive treatment of any kind for their disease. Most of the reasons given for not seeking treatment relate to the person’s inability or unwillingness to attend traditional in-person treatment. One alternative may be “contingency management.” This is a method in which a reward is given – for example, money, privileges, or prizes – once abstinence from alcohol or the drug in question is verified. This study examined the effectiveness of providing a financial reward for alcohol abstinence.

15-Oct-2018 5:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 702399

Scientists Find Unusual Behavior in Topological Material

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne scientists have identified a new class of topological materials made by inserting transition metal atoms into the atomic lattice of a well-known two-dimensional material.

18-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 702406

New Data Science Method Makes Charts Easier to Read at a Glance

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Researchers have developed a new method—“Pixel Approximate Entropy”—that measures the complexity of a data visualization and can be used to develop easier to read visualizations. “In fast-paced settings, it is important to know if the visualization is going to be so complex that the signals may be obscured. The ability to quantify complexity is the first step towards automatically doing something about this.”

18-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 702405

UF/IFAS Earns Record $166 Million for Research to Help Solve Critical Issues

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Grant support underwrites programs that include feeding a hungry world, improving nutrition among at-risk populations and ensuring sufficient safe water for a growing global population.

18-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 702403

Nanocages in the Lab and in the Computer: How DNA-Based Dendrimers Transport Nanoparticles

University of Vienna

How to create nanocages, i.e., robust and stable objects with regular voids and tunable properties? Short segments of DNA molecules are perfect candidates for the controllable design of novel complex structures. Physicists from the University of Vienna, the Technical University of Vienna, the Foschungszentrum Jülich in Germany and Cornell University in the U.

18-Oct-2018 7:05 AM EDT

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