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Four ways scholars say we can cut the chances of nasty satellite data surprises

A team of Penn State researchers are reminding policy makers, industry, and citizens that satellite data, left unchecked, can be as dangerous as it is useful and as threatening to national security and civil liberties as it is helpful to the...
10-Jul-2019 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Pig-Pen effect: Mixing skin oil and ozone can produce a personal pollution cloud

When ozone and skin oils meet, the resulting reaction may help remove ozone from an indoor environment, but it can also produce a personal cloud of pollutants that affects indoor air quality.
27-Jun-2019 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Older adults can serve communities as engines of everyday innovation

A team of researchers found that older adults are often leaders in innovation, coupling their knowledge and creativity to, among other things, revitalize communities, improve the environment, and pass on skills and hobbies.
27-Jun-2019 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Despite dire predictions, levels of social support remain steady in the U.S.

Although Americans have faced waves of social, technological and economic disruption over the last few decades, a new study indicates that their perceptions of available social support have remained steady and, in some cases, may even be...
14-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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For many, friends and family, not doctors, serve as a gateway to opioid misuse

In a common narrative of the path to opioid misuse, people become addicted to painkillers after a doctor prescribed them pills to treat an injury and then, later, switch to harder drugs, such as heroin. However, nonmedical opioid users were more...
3-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientific Evidence Boosts Action for Activists, Decreases Action for Scientists

When a proposed policy has the backing of scientific evidence, it may boost the likelihood that activists will get involved with the issue. However, references to scientific evidence seem to dampen the activism of scientific experts, according to...
23-May-2019 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Interactive map reveals that lynching extended far beyond the deep South

An interactive map of lynchings that occurred in the United States from 1883 to 1941 reveals not just the extent of mob violence, but also underscores how the roles of economy, topography and law enforcement infrastructure
22-May-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Penn State Institute for CyberScience is an interdisciplinary research institute that brings researchers together to develop and apply innovative, high performance computation methods. ICS works with thousands of Penn State researchers and their collaborators on projects using artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data analysis, sophisticated modeling, complex simulations, and other research techniques that require high-performance computing. We operate Penn State's research supercomputer and also work to pair researchers from different fields to identify new solutions to pressing problems facing humanity.


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