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Assembling Offshore Wind Turbines

To meet the current and anticipated demand for offshore wind, we’re going to need marshalling ports, large waterside sites with the acreage and weight-carrying capacity necessary to assemble, house and deploy the huge wind turbines ready to ship...
5-Aug-2020 12:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Young Investigator

Tingyi Gu, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Delaware, has been selected for the Army Research Office Young Investigator Program. This prestigious award goes to early-career researchers pursuing...
27-Jul-2020 12:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Men are more likely than women to endorse COVID-19 conspiracy theories

In a new study, men were more likely than women to endorse conspiracy theories connected to COVID-19. This important research will help debunk potentially dangerous falsehoods regarding the pandemic and enhance public health practices.
27-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Battling harmful algae blooms

In two separate studies, the University of Delaware’s Kathryn Coyne is looking at why one species of algae has some strains that can cause fish kills and others that are non-toxic, while examining an algicidal bacterium found in Delaware’s...
23-Jul-2020 12:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A New Look at Deep-Sea Microbes

Microbes found deeper in the ocean are believed to have slow population turnover rates and low amounts of available energy. But microbial communities found deeper in seafloor sediments and around hydrocarbon seepage sites have now been found to have...
9-Jul-2020 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Making a Material Impact

It’s called CHARM—the University of Delaware’s new Center for Hybrid, Active and Responsive Materials. It will drive fundamental materials science research and enable critical innovations in biomedicine, security, sensing and more.
8-Jul-2020 10:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A New Understanding of Protein Movement

A team of UD engineers has uncovered the role of surface diffusion in protein transport, which could aid biopharmaceutical processing. This work will lead to the creation of new ways to reduce waste during the expensive drug manufacturing process,...
7-Jul-2020 12:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sneaky salmonella finds a backdoor into plants

Researchers have discovered that bacteria such as salmonella and E.coli have a backdoor to capitalize on our reliance on leafy greens for a healthy diet. Wild strains of salmonella are delivering foodborne illnesses by circumventing a plant’s...
30-Jun-2020 1:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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