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Article ID: 703909

Seismic Study Reveals Huge Amount of Water Dragged Into Earth’s Interior

Washington University in St. Louis

Slow-motion collisions of tectonic plates under the ocean drag about three times more water down into the deep Earth than previously estimated, according to a first-of-its-kind seismic study that spans the Mariana Trench.The observations from the deepest ocean trench in the world have important implications for the global water cycle, according to researchers in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St.

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Article ID: 703858

Climate Simulations Project Wetter, Windier Hurricanes

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

New supercomputer simulations by climate scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have shown that climate change intensified the amount of rainfall in recent hurricanes such as Katrina, Irma, and Maria by 5 to 10 percent. They further found that if those hurricanes were to occur in a future world that is warmer than present, those storms would have even more rainfall and stronger winds.

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13-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 704004

SDSC Receives HPCwire Awards for Top HPC Achievement, Life Sciences

University of California San Diego

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego has received two key HPCwire annual awards for 2018, recognizing the use of its Comet supercomputer in assisting scientists in finding the first evidence of a source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos, and for Comet’s role in a recent autism study led by a team of researchers at the university’s School of Medicine.

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Article ID: 703981

Penn State Mechanical, Nuclear Engineering to become independent departments

Penn State College of Engineering

Justin Schwartz, the Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering, said separating the programs will allow each to grow, as well as focus on their individual strengths.

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14-Nov-2018 12:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 703989

World’s Biggest Student-Led Cybersecurity Games Announce Winners of CSAW 2018

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

A team of four computer science students from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) once again took home top honors at the 15th anniversary edition of Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW), the world’s largest student-run cyber security event.

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14-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST

Education

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Article ID: 703992

S&T-sponsored Technology Assesses Bridge Safety after Powerful Storms

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

Loose or loosening soil is often the culprit in weakening bridge stability. Thus, an instrument that can quickly assess the soil conditions around bridge pillars became a top priority for DHS S&T, as well as state and local governments.

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14-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 703980

UF/IFAS-led “Healthy Gulf, Healthy Communities” Team Wins Prestigious Kellogg Award

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

For seven years, the Healthy Gulf, Healthy Communities project helped Florida and Alabama residents recover from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and provided research opportunities for faculty members with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and collaborating institutions. Now, Healthy Gulf, Healthy Communities has been honored with a prestigious W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award, which recognizes collaborative efforts between university personnel and members of individual communities.

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14-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST

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Article ID: 703978

UF/IFAS Extension Teaches Food Pantry Staff, Clients About Better Food

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

As we begin Farm City Week, UF/IFAS faculty are teaching food pantry clients how to make their food more nutritious

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14-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST

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