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NASA's Fermi finds a 'Transformer' pulsar Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 04:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) In late June 2013, an exceptional binary containing a rapidly spinning neutron star underwent a dramatic change in behavior never before observed. The pulsar's radio beacon vanished, while at the same time the system brightened fivefold in gamma rays, the most powerful form of light, according to measurements by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.

Essays in English yield information about other languages Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 04:00:00 AM
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Grammatical habits in written English reveal linguistic features of non-native speakers' languages.

Art of Science 2014 Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 04:00:00 AM
(Princeton University, Engineering School) The Princeton University Art of Science 2014 exhibit galleries of images and video are now online. The galleries feature the top award winners in a juried competition as well as the top 'People's Choice' award.

The dopamine transporter Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 04:00:00 AM
(University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center) Michelle Sahai of the Weill Cornell Medical College uses the XSEDE-allocated Stampede supercomputer to study the dopamine transporter. Stampede is ranked seventh on the Top 500 list of supercomputers. Her research links altered dopamine signaling and dopamine transporter function to neurological and psychiatric diseases including early-onset Parkinsonism, ADHD, and cocaine addiction.

UT Arlington big data team wins $600,000 NSF grant to build gene expression database Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 04:00:00 AM
(University of Texas at Arlington) Heng Huang, an associate professor of computer and science engineering at UT Arlington, and professor Chris Ding, also of the UT Arlington Computer Science and Engineering department, will develop an interactive database of gene expressions of the fruit fly.

Carlton Fire Complex, Washington -- July 22, 2014 Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 04:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The Carlton Complex fires started on July 14, 2014, by lightning from a weather system that moved through the Methow Valley.

NASA provides double vision on Typhoon Matmo Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 04:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Two instruments aboard NASA's Aqua satellite provided different views of Typhoon Matmo on its approach to Taiwan today, July 22.

Whole-genome sequencing of bulls in key beef and dairy breeds Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 04:00:00 AM
(Technische Universitaet Muenchen) An international collaboration known as the '1000 Bull Genomes Project' aims to accelerate breeding for desired traits in beef and dairy cattle while also improving animal health and welfare. Results of the project's first phase -- based on sequencing the whole genomes of 234 individual bulls whose direct descendants number in the tens of millions -- are reported in the journal Nature Genetics.

Search for more accurate system reliability and failure prediction in auto industry Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 04:00:00 AM
(Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) A team of researchers from Wayne State University recently received a $350,000 award from the National Science Foundation for the project, 'Failure Prediction and Reliability Analysis of Ultra-High Strength Steel Autobody Manufacturing Systems by Utilizing Material Microstructure Properties.'The research is the first attempt to incorporate material microstructure and micro-damage information into a reliability study that fundamentally improves ...

UT Dallas professor receives Engineer of the Year award Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 04:00:00 AM
(University of Texas at Dallas) Dr. Terry Baughn, a senior lecturer in mechanical engineering at UT Dallas, has been named Engineer of the Year by the North Texas section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He mentors teams of senior design students with their capstone projects

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