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Article ID: 717818

127-year-old physics problem solved

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

"Seeing the pictures appear on the computer screen was the best day at work I've ever had," says Simen Ådnøy Ellingsen, an associate professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology's (NTNU) Department of Energy and Process Engineering.

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21-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Laser-Produced Uranium Plasma Evolves into More Complex Species

Article ID: 717814

Laser-Produced Uranium Plasma Evolves into More Complex Species

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

When energy is added to uranium under pressure, it creates a shock wave, and even a tiny sample will be vaporized like a small explosion. By using smaller, controlled explosions, physicists can test on a microscale what could previously be tested only in larger, more dangerous experiments. In a recent experiment, scientists used a laser to ablate atomic uranium while recording chemical reactions as the plasma cooled, oxidized and formed species of more complex uranium. They discuss their work in this week’s Physics of Plasmas.

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21-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: GW Researchers Develop First of Its Kind Mapping Model to Track How Hate Spreads and Adapts Online

Article ID: 717805

GW Researchers Develop First of Its Kind Mapping Model to Track How Hate Spreads and Adapts Online

George Washington University

Researchers at the George Washington University developed a mapping model, the first of its kind, to track how online hate clusters thrive globally. They believe it could help social media platforms and law enforcement in the battle against hate online.

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21-Aug-2019 1:00 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: Study Identifies Main Culprit Behind Lithium Metal Battery Failure
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Article ID: 717654

Study Identifies Main Culprit Behind Lithium Metal Battery Failure

University of California San Diego

UC San Diego researchers have discovered the root cause of why lithium metal batteries fail, challenging a long-held belief in the field. The study presents new ways to boost battery performance and brings research a step closer to incorporating lithium anodes into rechargeable batteries.

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19-Aug-2019 1:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 717561

Larger, more frequent fires in boreal forest threaten previously protected carbon stores, international research team reports in Nature

Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University postdoc Xanthe Walker led a team that found that legacy carbon, while it remained protected from combustion in older tree stands where the historical fire return interval persisted, it burned in tree stands younger than 60 years old, increasing the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere.

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15-Aug-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 717806

Link Between Brain Immune Cells and Alzheimer’s Disease Development Identified

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Aug. 21, 2019 — Scientists from the University of California, Irvine School of Biological Sciences have discovered how to forestall Alzheimer’s disease in a laboratory setting, a finding that could one day help in devising targeted drugs that prevent it. The researchers found that by removing brain immune cells known as microglia from rodent models of Alzheimer’s disease, beta-amyloid plaques – the hallmark pathology of AD – never formed.

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21-Aug-2019 12:50 PM EDT
Newswise: A new way to generate solar steam for cleaning water and reducing waste

Article ID: 717794

A new way to generate solar steam for cleaning water and reducing waste

Argonne National Laboratory

At the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, researchers are exploring affordable materials that could absorb the sunlight necessary to evaporate water and recapture it, leaving contaminants behind.

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21-Aug-2019 12:25 PM EDT

Article ID: 717788

DOE Issues Small Business Research and Development Funding Opportunity Announcement

Department of Energy, Office of Science

The Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs issued its first Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for Fiscal Year 2020.

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21-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 717787

Connected forest networks on oil palm plantations key to protecting endangered species

University of York

Connected areas of high-quality forest running through oil palm plantations could help support increased levels of biodiversity, new research suggests.

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21-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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