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Article ID: 702435

Estimating the Feeding Habits of Corals May Offer New Insights on Resilient Reefs

University of California San Diego

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and colleagues have found that corals living in more productive waters take advantage of the increased food availability. The findings reevaluate scientific understanding of how corals survive and could aid predictions on coral recovery in the face of climate change.

18-Oct-2018 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 702419

S&T Provides Real-Time Technology Solutions in Response to Major Hurricanes

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

As Hurricane Florence approached the United States East Coast this September and Hurricane Michael approached Florida, emergency managers and responders looked to predictive, situational awareness and decision support tools to help them prepare for the impending landfall and to respond once the storm arrived.

18-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

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

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