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Research sheds new light on forces that threaten sensitive coastlines Friday April 21st, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(Indiana University) Wind-driven expansion of marsh ponds on the Mississippi River Delta is a significant factor in the loss of crucial land in the Delta region, according to research published by scientists at Indiana University and North Carolina State University. The study found that 17 percent of land loss in the area resulted from pond expansion, much of it caused by waves that eroded away the edges of the pond.

Wonder material? Novel nanotube structure strengthens thin films for flexible electronics Friday April 21st, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(University of Illinois College of Engineering) Reflecting the structure of composites found in nature and the ancient world, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have synthesized thin carbon nanotube (CNT) textiles that exhibit both high electrical conductivity and a level of toughness that is about fifty times higher than copper films, currently used in electronics.

Researchers receive $9 million grant for research on drug-resistant malaria Friday April 21st, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(University of Maryland School of Medicine) The University of Maryland School of Medicine has been awarded a $9 million seven-year grant to develop new tools against drug-resistant malaria in Southeast Asia.

Two-dimensional melting of hard spheres experimentally unravelled after 60 years Friday April 21st, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(University of Oxford) After extensive research scientists from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oxford have found experimental evidence of melting in two-dimensional substances. Findings from the study could be used to support technological improvements to thin film materials such as graphene.

Report recommends ways to improve response to toxic inhalation disasters Friday April 21st, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(American Thoracic Society) Better medical responses to the accidental or intentional release of inhaled toxic chemicals are being developed, but the field faces considerable challenges, according to a new report by an international panel of experts.The report, 'Chemical Inhalation Disasters: Biology of Lung Injury, Development of Novel Therapeutics, and Medical Preparedness,' has been published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

New digital map shows changing racial diversity of America Friday April 21st, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(University of Cincinnati) A UC geography professor built the most detailed map of racial diversity yet to study the way America's neighborhoods are changing.

New survey -- Snapchat & Instagram are most popular social media platforms among American teens Friday April 21st, 2017 04:00:00 AM
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NASA and NOAA satellites watch Arlene, first Atlantic Tropical Storm of the season Friday April 21st, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The first tropical storm of the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season formed 40 days before the official kick off of the season. Tropical Storm Arlene formed in the North Central Atlantic Ocean and NOAA's GOES-East satellite provided forecasters with a look at the storm, swirling far from land areas.

Northeastern researchers' discovery could aid in detecting nuclear threats Friday April 21st, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(Northeastern University) Northeastern researchers Yung Joon Jung and Swastik Kar have developed a way to detect nuclear materials that far outpaces any existing method.

Saarland University professor receives top research award for improved image compression Friday April 21st, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(Saarland University) Digital images and videos require enormous amounts of storage. Researchers are constantly working to improve data compression techniques. One of these researchers is Joachim Weickert, who has recently been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant -- the most lucrative and prestigious research prize bestowed by the European Union. His method follows the same rules as those governing the propagation of heat. For the period 2017 to 2022, Weickert will receive up to €2.46 million.








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