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Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Subtle shifts in the Earth could forecast earthquakes, tsunamis
Earthquakes and tsunamis can be giant disasters no one sees coming, but now an international team of scientists led by a University of South Florida professor have found that subtle shifts in the earth's offshore plates can be a harbinger of the size of the disaster.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Tim Dixon
University of South Florida (USF Health)

Public Release: 14-Nov-2014
Rutgers engineers create smartphone app to cut risk of power outages
An easy-to-use smartphone app developed by Rutgers engineers will help keep the lights on in a heavily wooded New Jersey suburb that suffered widespread power outages during Superstorm Sandy. Volunteers in Warren Township used smartphones running the app to document 351 vulnerable spots along 317 miles of wire. The township presented these results to the utilities, which corrected the problems before the 2014 hurricane season.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Carl Blesch
Rutgers University

Public Release: 14-Nov-2014
Nature Communications
New form of crystalline order holds promise for thermoelectric applications
A team of researchers from Vanderbilt University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory reports that it has discovered an entirely new form of crystalline order that simultaneously exhibits both crystal and polycrystalline properties and holds promise for improving the efficiency of thermoelectric devices.
National Science Foundation, United States Department of Energy

Contact: David Salisbury
Vanderbilt University

Public Release: 13-Nov-2014
Wearable tech for the battlefield and people at risk for heart attacks
Wearable devices can count the steps you take and the calories you burn. But can they help soldiers in the field? Or prevent someone from having a heart attack? Researchers at Sentient Science and the University at Buffalo say yes.
Office of Naval Research Small Business Technology Transfer Program

Contact: Cory Nealon
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 13-Nov-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Symbiotic plants are more diverse, finds new study
A new study published in PNAS finds that when plants develop mutually beneficial relationships with animals, mainly insects, those plant families become more diverse by evolving into more species over time.
National Science Foundation, John Templeton Foundation, Society for the Study of Evolution

Contact: Syl Kacapyr
Cornell University

Public Release: 13-Nov-2014
2014 IEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
Cats and athletes teach robots to fall
Georgia Tech studies mid-air orientation and impact behavior in both cats and humans as it applies to reduced impact in falling robots, especially those that one day may be used for search-and-rescue missions in hazardous conditions.
National Science Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Phillip Taylor
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 13-Nov-2014
ACS Nano
New way to move atomically thin semiconductors for use in flexible devices
Researchers have developed a new way to transfer thin semiconductor films, which are only one atom thick, onto arbitrary substrates, paving the way for flexible computing or photonic devices.
US Army Research Office, National Science Foundation

Contact: Matt Shipman
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 13-Nov-2014
Current Biology
For female chimpanzees, no consent agreement
In the animal kingdom, the battle of the sexes often truly becomes a battle. Among chimpanzees, males may violently attack females, sometimes resulting in serious wounds. While unpleasant to watch, the frequent occurrence of such violence at several East African field sites suggests that aggression toward females functions as a form of sexual coercion.
Jane Goodall Institute, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, University of Minnesota, Harris Steel Group, Windibrow Foundation, Carnegie Corporation

Contact: Ian Gilby
Arizona State University

Public Release: 13-Nov-2014
Lightning expected to increase by 50 percent with global warming
UC Berkeley atmospheric scientist David Romps and his colleagues looked at predictions of precipitation and cloud buoyancy in 11 different climate models and concluded that their combined effect will generate 50 percent more electrical discharges to the ground by the end of the century because of global warming. The main cause is water vapor, which fuels explosive deep convection in the atmosphere. The more convection, the greater the charge separation and the more cloud-to-ground strikes.
Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Robert Sanders
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 13-Nov-2014
Pulling together the early solar system
A new study finds that a strong magnetic field whipped the early solar system into shape.
NASA, National Science Foundation

Contact: Abby Abazorius
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 13-Nov-2014
Current Biology
Male bullies father more chimpanzees
In a long-term study of interactions between chimpanzees in the famous Gombe National Park in Tanzania, researchers have found that males who consistently bully females tend to father more babies with their victims.
Jane Goodall Institute, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Carnegie Corporation, University of Minnesota, Duke University, Harris Steel Group, Windibrow Foundation

Contact: Karl Leif Bates
Duke University

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Evolution and Human Behavior
Did men evolve navigation skills to find mates?
A University of Utah study of two African tribes found evidence that men evolved better navigation ability than women because men with better spatial skills - the ability to mentally manipulate objects -- can roam farther and have children with more mates.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Lee J. Siegel
University of Utah

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
A piece of the quantum puzzle
While the Martinis Lab at UC Santa Barbara has been focusing on quantum computation, former postdoctoral fellow Pedram Roushan and several colleagues have been exploring qubits (quantum bits) for quantum simulation on a smaller scale. Their research appears in the current edition of the journal Nature.
National Science Foundation, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity

Contact: Julie Cohen
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Astrophysical Journal
Primordial galaxy bursts with starry births
Peering deep into time with one of the world's newest, most sophisticated telescopes, astronomers have found a galaxy -- AzTEC-3 -- that gives birth annually to 500 times the number of suns as the Milky Way galaxy, according to a new Cornell University-led study published Nov. 10 in the Astrophysical Journal.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Syl Kacapyr
Cornell University

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Rice University program models more detailed evolutionary networks from genetic data
Rice University computer scientists develop software to build more accurate evolutionary networks from genomic data sets.
National Science Foundation, NIH/National Library of Medicine, Keck Center of the Gulf Coast Consortia

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Journal of Neurolinguistics
Learning languages is a workout for brains, both young and old
Learning a new language changes your brain network both structurally and functionally, according to Penn State researchers.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Victoria M. Indivero
Penn State

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Dartmouth researchers test first 'smart spaces' using light to send data
One of the problems in the high-tech field of visible light communication -- or using light to send data wirelessly -- is decidedly low tech: The data transmission stops whenever the light is blocked by people's movements, shadows or other obstacles. But Dartmouth researchers are experimenting with the first 'smart spaces' that feature an interplay of algorithms, ceiling-mounted LEDs and light sensors embedded in floors and in smart devices, enabling a continuous flow of data wirelessly.
National Science Foundation

Contact: John Cramer
Dartmouth College

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Journal of Royal Society Interface
Stock market models help NYU researchers predict animal behavior
Modeling used to forecast fluctuations in the stock market has been discovered to predict aspects of animal behavior. The movement of zebrafish when mapped is very similar to the stochastic jump process, a mathematical model used by financial engineers. The model could improve the effectiveness of experiments, minimize the number of fish used, and allow researchers to make better use of their data following experiments.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kathleen Hamilton
New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Insect Conservation and Diversity
Inhabit(ants) of New York City: High diversity underfoot in urban environments
Cities have more species diversity than you'd expect. A study of ants in Manhattan found not only a wide range of species, but also significant differences in the levels of biodiversity in different urban areas.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Matt Shipman
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Journal of Experimental Biology
Do homing pigeons navigate with gyroscope in brain?
No one knows how homing pigeons do it, but now a team of Swiss and South African scientists have discovered that the bird's navigation is affected by disturbances in gravity, suggesting that they navigate using a gravity map and that they may carry an internal gyroscope to guide them home.
Swiss National Science Foundation, University ofZürich

Contact: Kathryn Knight
The Company of Biologists

Public Release: 11-Nov-2014
UH receives $1.5 million grant to prepare future cybersecurity workers
With breaches in data on the rise, cybersecurity is a growing concern. The University of Houston has been awarded a $1.5 million CyberCorps grant from the National Science Foundation to train students in this increasingly important area of national security. The congressionally mandated CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program is aimed at increasing and strengthening the cadre of information assurance professionals who protect the government's critical information infrastructure.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Lisa Merkl
University of Houston

Public Release: 11-Nov-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Bending -- but not breaking -- in search of new materials
Researchers at Drexel University and Dalian University of Technology in China have chemically engineered a new, electrically conductive nanomaterial that is flexible enough to fold, but strong enough to support many times its own weight. They believe it can be used to improve electrical energy storage, water filtration and radiofrequency shielding in technology from portable electronics to coaxial cables.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy

Contact: Britt Faulstick
Drexel University

Public Release: 11-Nov-2014
Scientists build a better eye on our world
Science begins with observation, and defining moments in scientific progress followed the introduction of new ways to observe the world, from microscopes and telescopes to X-rays and MRIs. The Electronic Visualization Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago has been awarded a $3 million National Science Foundation grant to develop an extraordinary new camera -- really an array of dozens of video cameras -- that can capture images in 360 degrees and three dimensions.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jeanne Galatzer-Levy
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 11-Nov-2014
Journal of Biological Chemistry
MU researchers offer first analysis of new human glucose disorder
Glycogen storage disorders are metabolic conditions that manifest in the first years of life. This inability to process and store glucose can be difficult to diagnose. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri who have studied enzymes involved in metabolism of bacteria have cataloged the effects of abnormal enzymes responsible for one type of this disorder in humans. Their work could help with patient prognosis and in developing therapeutic options for this glycogen storage disease.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 11-Nov-2014
ACS Nano
Microtubes create cozy space for neurons to grow, and grow fast
Tiny, thin microtubes could provide a scaffold for neuron cultures to grow so that researchers can study neural networks, their growth and repair, yielding insights into treatment for degenerative neurological conditions or restoring nerve connections after injury.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Liz Ahlberg
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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