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The Mathematikado: A Math-inspired Parody of a Parody

In 1886, female students at Vassar College put on a parody of the opera "The Mikado" by Gilbert and Sullivan. The work reveals notions about who can or cannot do math. Sci comm researchers discovered the libretto in a used bookstore in 2005 as...
11-Sep-2019 7:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Secret Strength of Gnashing Teeth

Teeth and seashells can help make super strong glass., offering insight into finite element modeling for materials microarchitecture. Engineers use complex models to study the breaking point of brittle materials; the secret is found in the grinding...
11-Sep-2019 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Mumbai Students Look for Geohazards on the Horizon

A U.S. team is in Mumbai this month working on disaster management curriculum with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). TISS is the only institution in all of Mumbai — one of the world's largest cities with 19 million people — to offer...
23-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Poo’s Clues: Moose Droppings Indicate Isle Royale Ecosystem Health

Moose are picky eaters, and that’s a good thing for their ecosystems.
12-Aug-2019 4:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Whole-tree Harvesting Could Boost Biomass Production

Making the shift to renewable energy sources requires biomass, too.
29-Jul-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Clearing the Decks: MTRI Zooms in on Bridge Damage

A hitch-mounted, cinema-quality camera on a pick-up truck can make bridge inspections safer and faster, developed by the Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI) and Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).
18-Jun-2019 9:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Genomics of Isle Royale Wolves Reveal Impacts of Inbreeding

A new paper explores the genetic signatures of a pair of wolves isolated on Isle Royale, a remote national park in Lake Superior. The pair are father-daughter and share the same mother. Such close inbreeding leads to genetic anomalies, which likely...
26-May-2019 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Better Microring Sensors for Optical Applications

Tweaking the design of microring sensors enhances their sensitivity without adding more implementation complexity.
10-May-2019 9:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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