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Public Release: 22-Apr-2015
Applied Physics Letters
Electron spin brings order to high entropy alloys
Researchers have discovered that electron spin brings a previously unknown degree of order to the high entropy alloy nickel iron chromium cobalt -- and may play a role in giving the alloy its desirable properties.
National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Matt Shipman
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 22-Apr-2015
Functional Ecology
Testosterone key to new bird bang theory
New research from a Wake Forest University biologist who studies animal behavior suggests that evolution is hard at work when it comes to the acrobatic courtship dances of a tropical bird species.
National Science Foundation, NIH/National Institutes of Health Training

Contact: Bonnie Davis
Wake Forest University

Public Release: 22-Apr-2015
To predict disease researchers ask if plant neighbors are relatives
Disease shapes plant communities and determines the outcomes of environmental change, weed invasions and agriculture and forestry management strategies. Whether or not a disease devastates a plant community depends on how related the plant species are and on how many individual plants of each species are present.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Beth King
202-633-4700 x28216
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Public Release: 22-Apr-2015
Spread of pathogens between species is predictable, study finds
A study of disease dynamics in a California grassland has revealed fundamental principles underlying the spread of pathogens among species, with broad implications for the maintenance of biodiversity and for addressing practical problems related to plant diseases.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Tim Stephens
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 21-Apr-2015
Physical Review Letters
Caltech researchers create 'comb' that detects terahertz waves with extreme precision
Caltech chemists have created a device that generates and detects terahertz waves over a wide spectral range with extreme precision, allowing it to be used as an unparalleled tool for measuring terahertz waves.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Brian Bell
California Institute of Technology

Public Release: 21-Apr-2015
Nano Letters
'Holey' graphene for energy storage
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have discovered a method to increase the amount of electric charge that can be stored in graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon. The research, published recently online in the journal Nano Letters, may provide a better understanding of how to improve the energy storage ability of capacitors for potential applications in cars, wind turbines, and solar power.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Liezel Labios
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 21-Apr-2015
RIT scientist chosen as an Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassador
The NSF Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program has picked a Rochester Institute of Technology professor to help convey the value of astronomical research beyond the scientific community. Brian Koberlein is one of nine astronomy educators who will visit telescope sites in the Chilean mountains and receive training in STEM outreach. The educators will highlight discoveries and technological advancements resulting from the nation's investment in astronomy infrastructure in Chile.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Susan Gawlowicz
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 21-Apr-2015
Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
New super-fast MRI technique demonstrated with song 'If I Only Had a Brain'
With a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique developed at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois, the vocal neuromuscular movements of singing and speaking can now be captured at 100 frames per second.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: August Cassens
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

Public Release: 21-Apr-2015
Physical Review Letters
New tabletop detector 'sees' single electrons
MIT physicists have developed a new tabletop particle detector that is able to identify single electrons in a radioactive gas.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Abby Abazorius
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 21-Apr-2015
Virtual telescope expands to see black holes
A team led by the UA has added Antarctica's largest astronomical telescope to the Event Horizon Telescope -- a virtual telescope as big as planet Earth -- bringing the international EHT collaboration closer to taking detailed images of the very edge, or 'event horizon,' of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
National Science Foundation, Kavli Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Contact: Daniel Stolte
University of Arizona

Public Release: 21-Apr-2015
Scientific Reports
Global warming progressing at moderate rate, empirical data suggest
A study based on 1,000 years of temperature records suggests global warming is not progressing as fast as it would under the most severe emissions scenarios outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Natural decade-to-decade variability in surface temperatures can account for some much-discussed recent changes in the rate of warming. Empirical data, rather than climate models, were used to estimate this variability.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Tim Lucas
Duke University

Public Release: 21-Apr-2015
Nature Communications
Getting better all the time: JILA strontium atomic clock sets new records
In another advance at the far frontiers of timekeeping by National Institute of Standards and Technology researchers, the latest modification of a record-setting strontium atomic clock has achieved precision and stability levels that now mean the clock would neither gain nor lose one second in some 15 billion years -- roughly the age of the universe.
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, National Science Foundation

Contact: Laura Ost
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 20-Apr-2015
Nature Communications
Better battery imaging paves way for renewable energy future
In a move that could improve the energy storage of everything from portable electronics to electric microgrids, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Brookhaven National Laboratory researchers have developed a novel X-ray imaging technique to visualize and study the electrochemical reactions in lithium-ion rechargeable batteries containing a new type of material, iron fluoride.
Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences, Wisconsin Energy Institute, National Science Foundation Division of Materials Research

Contact: Song Jin
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 20-Apr-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Decreasing biodiversity affects productivity of remaining plants
When plant biodiversity declines, the remaining plants face diminishing productivity, say scientists in study published April 20 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks/Bonanza Creek Long-Term Ecological Research Program, National Science Foundation, USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, and others

Contact: Marie Thoms
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Public Release: 20-Apr-2015
17th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile System
OSU innovation boosts Wi-Fi bandwidth tenfold
Researchers have invented a new technology that can increase the bandwidth of Wi-Fi systems by 10 times, using LED lights to transmit information. It could be integrated with existing Wi-Fi systems to reduce bandwidth problems in crowded locations, such as airport terminals or coffee shops, and in homes where several people have multiple Wi-Fi devices.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Thinh Nguyen
Oregon State University

Public Release: 20-Apr-2015
PLOS Computational Biology
New tactic targets brain tumors
Patients who are obese, diabetic or both have the highest incidence of brain tumors, and they offer a clue that insulin is a factor for some glioblastoma patients. But a new Rice University study suggests drugs tested on such tumors targeted the wrong molecules.
National Science Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 20-Apr-2015
Animal Behaviour
Big butts aren't everything to male baboons
While the female baboon's big red bottom may be an eyesore to some, it has an aphrodisiac effect on her mates. Biologists have long thought that baboon males prefer females with bigger backsides as the mark of a good mother, but a Duke study reveals that the size of a female's swollen rump doesn't matter as much as previously thought.
Duke University Center for International Studies, Duke Biology, Princeton Center for the Demography of Aging, L.S.B. Leakey Foundation, Fulbright Program, National Science Foundation, NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Robin Ann Smith
Duke University

Public Release: 20-Apr-2015
Astrophysical Journal Letters
Pulsing light may indicate supermassive black hole merger
As two galaxies enter the final stages of merging, scientists have theorized that the galaxies' supermassive black holes will form a 'binary,' or two black holes in such close orbit they are gravitationally bound to one another. In a new study, astronomers at the University of Maryland present direct evidence of a pulsing quasar, which may substantiate the existence of black hole binaries.
Pan-STARRS1 Science Consortium, NASA, National Science Foundation

Contact: Abby Robinson
University of Maryland

Public Release: 20-Apr-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Researchers produce first atlas of airborne microbes across United States
A University of Colorado Boulder and North Carolina State University-led team has produced the first atlas of airborne microbes across the continental US, a feat that has implications for better understanding health and disease in humans, animals and crops.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, National Science Foundation

Contact: Noah Fierer
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 20-Apr-2015
Nature Biotechnology
Genetic road map may bring about better cotton crops
A University of Texas at Austin scientist, working with an international research team, has developed the most precise sequence map yet of US cotton and will soon create an even more detailed map for navigating the complex cotton genome.
National Science Foundation, Cotton Incorporated

Contact: Steve Franklin
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 20-Apr-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Deep national history of immigration predicts wide cultural comfort displaying emotion
People who live in countries built on centuries of migration from a wide range of other countries are more emotionally expressive than people in more insular cultures, according to research led by University of Wisconsin-Madison psychology professor Paula Niedenthal.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Paula Niedenthal
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 20-Apr-2015
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Astronomers probe inner region of young star and its planets
Taking advantage of the unprecedented sensitivity of the Large Binocular Telescope in southeastern Arizona, an international team of astronomers has obtained the first results from the LEECH exoplanets survey. The findings reveal new insights into the architecture of HR8799, a 'scaled-up' version of our solar system 130 light-years from Earth.
NASA, National Science Foundation

Contact: Daniel Stolte
University of Arizona

Public Release: 17-Apr-2015
Studying how species evolve
'Islands of Creation,' a one-hour documentary produced by Day's Edge Productions, screens at UM's Cosford Cinema on Thursday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m., promising to captivate viewers with a look into Uy's ongoing research in the Solomons. The one-hour film debuts in July on the Smithsonian Channel, which co-produced the documentary.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Megan Ondrizek
University of Miami

Public Release: 17-Apr-2015
New lab technique reveals structure and function of proteins critical in DNA repair
By combining two highly innovative experimental techniques, scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have for the first time simultaneously observed the structure and the correlated function of specific proteins critical in the repair of DNA, providing definitive answers to some highly debated questions, and opening up new avenues of inquiry and exciting new possibilities for biological engineering.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Siv Schwink
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 17-Apr-2015
Advanced Materials
Beyond the lithium ion -- a significant step toward a better performing battery
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have taken a significant step toward the development of a battery that could outperform the lithium-ion technology used in electric cars such as the Chevy Volt. They have shown they can replace the lithium ions, each of which carries a single positive charge, with magnesium ions, which have a plus-two charge, in battery-like chemical reactions, using an electrode with a structure like those in many of today's devices.
Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Jeanne Galatzer-Levy
University of Illinois at Chicago

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