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Public Release: 3-Jun-2015
Journal of Nanophotonics
World's smallest spirals could guard against identity theft
Vanderbilt researchers have made the world's smallest spirals and found they have unique optical properties that are nearly impossible to counterfeit if they were added to identity cards, currency and other objects.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: David Salisbury
david.salisbury@vanderbilt.edu
615-343-6803
Vanderbilt University

Public Release: 3-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Paleo study shows how elevation may affect evolution
About 34 million years ago, global temperatures took a dive, causing a sudden wave of extinctions among European mammals. In North America, however, life went on largely unscathed. A new study explains why: the rise of the Rocky Mountains had forced North American mammals to adapt to a colder, drier world.
AV Humboldt, National Science Foundation

Contact: David Orenstein
david_orenstein@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University

Public Release: 3-Jun-2015
PLOS ONE
Trouble in the tide pools
A harmful algal bloom is the suspected culprit of a die-off in 2011 of millions of purple sea urchins and six-starred sea stars in Northern California. Their disappearance is predicted to have long-term ecological consequences on their populations. As algal blooms are expected to increase with climate change and ocean acidification, similar mass mortality events are expected to increase.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kat Kerlin
kekerlin@ucdavis.edu
530-752-7704
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 2-Jun-2015
Neurocomputing
Brain's reaction to certain words could replace passwords
You might not need to remember those complicated e-mail and bank account passwords for much longer. According to a new study, the way your brain responds to certain words could be used to replace passwords.
National Science Foundation, Binghamton University's Interdisciplinary Collaboration Grants Program

Contact: Ryan Yarosh
ryarosh@binghamton.edu
607-777-2174
Binghamton University

Public Release: 2-Jun-2015
American Society for Mass Spectrometry Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics
Chemists weigh intact virus mixture with mass spectrometer
Carnegie Mellon University chemists, led by Mark Bier, have separated and weighed virus particles using mass spectrometry. This is the first time that researchers successfully used matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization MS to analyze a mixture of intact virus particles.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jocelyn Duffy
jhduffy@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-9982
Carnegie Mellon University

Public Release: 2-Jun-2015
Researcher will examine puzzle of sex chromosome dosage with new NSF grant
Jamie Walters has just earned a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to study gene dosage using butterflies and moths as model species.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Brendan M Lynch
brendan@ku.edu
785-864-8855
University of Kansas

Public Release: 2-Jun-2015
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
When the color we see isn't the color we remember
Though people can distinguish among millions of colors, we have trouble remembering specific shades because our brains tend to store what we've seen as one of just a few basic hues.
National Science Foundation, Walter L. Clark Fellowship Fund

Contact: Jill Rosen
jrosen@jhu.edu
443-997-9906
Johns Hopkins University

Public Release: 2-Jun-2015
Physics Review Letters
Researchers simulate behavior of 'active matter'
From flocks of starlings to schools of fish, nature is full of intricate dynamics that emerge from the collective behavior of individuals. In recent years, interest has grown in trying to capture similar dynamics to make self-assembling materials from so-called 'active matter.' Researchers from Brown University have shed new light on the dynamics of one type of active matter known as active colloids.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kevin Stacey
kevin_stacey@brown.edu
401-863-3766
Brown University

Public Release: 2-Jun-2015
Cell, Host & Microbe
How the tuberculosis bacterium tricks the immune system
Scientists at EPFL have discovered how the tuberculosis bacterium can trick the patient's immune cells to lower their defenses.
Swiss National Science Foundation

Contact: Nik Papageorgiou
n.papageorgiou@epfl.ch
41-216-932-105
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 2-Jun-2015
BioScience
Coupled human and natural systems explain change on the Mongolian Plateau
Using well-established metrics of social, economic, and ecosystem functions, researchers have achieved a holistic view of coupled human and natural systems on the Mongolian Plateau. This view reveals a dynamic system of interacting factors, with widely varied results in the plateau's two geopolitical regions.
National Science Foundation, NASA, Natural Science Foundation of China, International Center for Ecology, Meteorology, and Environment

Contact: James Verdier
jverdier@aibs.org
205-286-8626
American Institute of Biological Sciences

Public Release: 1-Jun-2015
Eight schools test-drive PULSE certification of undergraduate biology education
The organization PULSE has announced the results of a pilot certification program for undergraduate life science departments. PULSE is a collaborative effort to catalyze the adoption of the principles outlined in the 2011 Vision and Change Report: A Call to Action, published by the AAAS. The eight participants in the pilot program were chosen from among more than 70 applicants.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Pamela Pape-lindstrom
ppape@everettcc.edu
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 1-Jun-2015
Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research
Ancient algae found deep in tropical glacier
Rice, Nebraska and Ohio State researchers looking for carbon in equatorial ice cores find diatoms, a type of algae. Their presence is evidence of what the landscape around the Andes in Peru might have been like more than a millennium ago.
Welch Foundation, Byrd Polar Research Center, Shared Equipment Authority at Rice, National Science Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 1-Jun-2015
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
At peak fertility, women who desire to maintain body attractiveness report they eat less
Women near peak fertility -- those nearing ovulation -- and who are motivated to manage their body appearance, reported they desire to lose weight and so ate fewer calories. Those are findings from three new independent studies, says lead author Andrea Meltzer, Southern Methodist University, Dallas. Previous ovulation research has attributed reduced eating solely to neuroendocrinological factors. The new findings indicate an additional factor is a woman's concern about her body appearance, say Meltzer and her co-authors.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Margaret Allen
mallen@smu.edu
214-768-7664
Southern Methodist University

Public Release: 1-Jun-2015
Advanced Material Interfaces
New sensing tech could help detect diseases, fraudulent art, chemical weapons
Discovered in the 1970s, SERS is a sensing technique prized for its ability to identify chemical and biological molecules in a wide range of fields. It has been commercialized, but not widely. That may soon change. An international research team led by University at Buffalo engineers has developed nanotechnology that promises to make SERS simpler and more affordable.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cory Nealon
cmnealon@buffalo.edu
716-645-4614
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 1-Jun-2015
International Symposium on Mechanochemistry
All shook up for greener chemistry
UC research is the only American research at an international conference examining trends and benefits of mechanochemistry.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Dawn Fuller
dawn.fuller@uc.edu
513-556-1823
University of Cincinnati

Public Release: 1-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Hitchhiking to Caribbean coral
Recently-introduced algae in Caribbean offers short-term benefits but could have serious long-term negative effects. New evidence shows it likely arrived via cargo ships from the Pacific.
National Science Foundation, Canon Foundation, Pennsylvania State University, Florida International University, PADI Foundation

Contact: Andrea Boyle Tippett
aboyle@udel.edu
302-831-1421
University of Delaware

Public Release: 1-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Invasive microbe protects corals from global warming, but at a cost
An invasive species of symbiotic micro-alga has spread across the Caribbean Sea, according to an international team of researchers. These single-cell algae, which live within the cells of coral animals, are improving the resilience of coral communities to heat stress caused by global warming, but also are diminishing the abilities of corals to build reefs.
National Science Foundation

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
aem1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 28-May-2015
Nature Physics
Physicists precisely measure interaction between atoms and carbon surfaces
Physicists at the University of Washington have conducted the most precise and controlled measurements yet of the interaction between the atoms and molecules that comprise air and the type of carbon surface used in battery electrodes and air filters -- key information for improving those technologies.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Peter Kelley
kellep@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 28-May-2015
Science Signaling
Understanding how cells follow electric fields
Weak electric fields may be important in guiding cells into wounds to heal them. Researchers at UC Davis and Johns Hopkins have developed a screen to search for genes linked to electrotaxis, the ability to move in response to electric fields.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, NSF-China, Wellcome Trust

Contact: Andy Fell
ahfell@ucdavis.edu
530-752-4533
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 28-May-2015
Nature Materials
OSU researchers prove magnetism can control heat, sound
Elemental particles that transmit both heat and sound -- known as acoustic phonons -- also have magnetic properties and can, therefore, be controlled by magnets, even for materials thought to be 'nonmagnetic,' such as semiconductors. This discovery 'adds a new dimension to our understanding of acoustic waves,' according to a landmark study confirmed by simulations conducted at the Ohio Supercomputer Center and recently published in the journal Nature Materials by researchers from The Ohio State University.
US Army Research Office, US Air Force Office of Scientific Research, National Science Foundation, Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at The Ohio State University

Contact: Jamie Abel
jabel@oh-tech.org
614-292-6495
Ohio Supercomputer Center

Public Release: 28-May-2015
BMC Evolutionary Biology
In battle of the sexes, a single night with a New York male is enough to kill
Men and women often enter relationships with different long-term goals. In the animal world, differences in approaches to reproductive success can lead to sexual conflict. In a new study, scientists show that sexual conflicts can evolve rapidly in natural populations, driven by competition among males for mating success.
National Science Foundation, National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Science Program

Contact: Jim Barlow
jebarlow@uoregon.edu
541-346-3481
University of Oregon

Public Release: 28-May-2015
SDSC, UCSD focus on sustainable computer science courses
The San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego, has been awarded a three-year National Science Foundation grant valued at almost $1 million to help three of the region's school districts develop model 'villages' for introducing and sustaining up-to-date computer science courses in their curriculum.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jan Zverina
jzverina@sdsc.edu
858-534-5111
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 28-May-2015
Nature Communications
Donuts, math, and superdense teleportation of quantum information
Quantum teleportation has been achieved by a number of research teams around the globe since it was first theorized in 1993, but current experimental methods require extensive resources and/or only work successfully a fraction of the time. Now, by taking advantage of the mathematical properties intrinsic to the shape of a donut -- or torus, in mathematical terminology -- a research team led by physicist Paul Kwiat of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has made great strides by realizing 'superdense teleportation.'
National Science Foundation, NASA/NIAC Program, NASA

Contact: Siv Schwink
sschwink@illinois.edu
217-300-2201
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 28-May-2015
Science
New study shows influence on climate of fresh water during last ice age
A new study shows how huge influxes of fresh water into the North Atlantic Ocean from icebergs calving off North America during the last ice age had an unexpected effect -- they increased the production of methane in the tropical wetlands.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Rachael Rhodes
rhodesra@geo.oregonstate.edu
541-737-1209
Oregon State University

Public Release: 27-May-2015
Child Development
Notre Dame paper examines how students understand mathematics
A new paper by McNeil and Emily Fyfe, a former Notre Dame undergraduate who's now a doctoral student at Vanderbilt University, examines if the labels educators use to identify patterns affects preschoolers' understanding of patterns.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Nicole McNeil
nmcneil@nd.edu
574-631-5678
University of Notre Dame

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