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Public Release: 30-Aug-2016
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
IU study: 'Morning people' self-sabotage less at night, night owls' less at sunrise
A study by psychological researchers at Indiana University shows that people are more likely to undermine their performance at stressful tasks when they're operating at 'peak capacity' based on their preferred time of the day. The seemingly counterintuitive results were recently reported in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kevin D. Fryling
Indiana University

Public Release: 30-Aug-2016
Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture
More tomatoes, faster: Accelerating tomato engineering
While looking for ways to make tomatoes and other crop plants more productive, researchers at the Boyce Thompson Institute developed a way to cut the time required to modify a tomato's genes by six weeks. The improvement will save on money and resources while accelerating tomato research.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Patricia Waldron
Boyce Thompson Institute

Public Release: 30-Aug-2016
Nature Communications
New research shows how songbirds island-hopped out of Australia
Research finds songbirds began diversifying about 33 million years ago and underwent extensive diversification in Australia. Furthermore, songbirds first dispersed out of Australia about 23 million years ago through early islands in the Indonesian archipelago into Asia and subsequently the entire globe.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Brendan M. Lynch
University of Kansas

Public Release: 30-Aug-2016
Nature Communications
Tasmanian devils evolve to resist deadly cancer
Tasmanian devils are evolving in response to a highly lethal and contagious form of cancer, a Washington State University researcher has found.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Andrew Storfer
Washington State University

Public Release: 30-Aug-2016
Physics of Fluids
Quest to find the 'missing physics' at play in landslides
A recent discovery in the study of landslides, using annular shear cell measurements of granular flows, confirms that two flow regimes -- an 'elastic regime' and an 'inertial regime' exist. The researchers discuss their findings in this week's Physics of Fluids.
National Science Foundation

Contact: AIP Media Line
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 29-Aug-2016
UTA engineer working to develop bioinks for use in 3-D printing of tissues, organs
Kyungsuk Yum, an assistant professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department of UTA's College of Engineering, has earned a $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop nanocomposite hydrogel bioinks that could be used for that purpose.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 29-Aug-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
Device to control 'color' of electrons in graphene provides path to future electronics
A device made of bilayer graphene, an atomically thin hexagonal arrangement of carbon atoms, provides experimental proof of the ability to control the momentum of electrons and offers a path to electronics that could require less energy and give off less heat than standard silicon-based transistors. It is one step forward in a new field of physics called valleytronics.
US Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation, and others

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
Penn State

Public Release: 29-Aug-2016
Nature Materials
Graphene key to growing 2-dimensional semiconductor with extraordinary properties
A newly discovered method for making two-dimensional materials could lead to new and extraordinary properties, particularly in a class of materials called nitrides, say the Penn State materials scientists who discovered the process. This first-ever growth of two-dimensional gallium nitride using graphene encapsulation could lead to applications in deep ultraviolet lasers, next-generation electronics and sensors.
Asahi Glass Co., Ltd, Japan, National Science Foundation

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
Penn State

Public Release: 29-Aug-2016
UT study cracks coldest case: How the most famous human ancestor died
Lucy, the most famous fossil of a human ancestor, probably died after falling from a tree, according to a study appearing in Nature led by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.
Paleoanthropology Laboratory Fund, College of Liberal Arts UT Austin, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Owen-Coates Fund of the Geology Foundation of UT Austin, National Science Foundation

Contact: David Ochsner
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 29-Aug-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Research outlines cellular communication processes that make life possible
Researchers have discovered a mechanism of intercellular communication that helps explain how biological systems and actions -- ranging from a beating heart to the ability to hit a home run -- function properly most of the time, and in some scenarios quite remarkably.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Bo Sun
Oregon State University

Public Release: 29-Aug-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Climate change has less impact on drought than previously expected
As a multiyear drought grinds on in the Southwestern United States, many wonder about the impact of global climate change on more frequent and longer dry spells. As humans emit more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, how will water supply for people, farms, and forests be affected?
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy

Contact: Brian Bell
University of California - Irvine

Public Release: 29-Aug-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Plants' future water use affects long-term drought estimates
Studies have estimated that more than 70 percent of our planet will experience more drought under a quadrupling of CO2. But those studies ignore the fact that plants will use less water when carbon is more abundant.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy

Contact: Hannah Hickey
University of Washington

Public Release: 26-Aug-2016
Cave study designed to solve puzzle of prehistoric megadroughts in western US
A paleoclimatic cave study in California is designed to identify the factors that made megadroughts commonplace in the western US from 5,000 to 8,000 years ago.
National Science Foundation

Contact: David F. Salisbury
Vanderbilt University

Public Release: 26-Aug-2016
Electrons at the speed limit
Electronic components have become faster and faster over the years, thus making powerful computers and other technologies possible. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now investigated how fast electrons can ultimately be controlled with electric fields. Their insights are of importance for the petahertz electronics of the future.
National Center of Competence in Research Molecular Ultrafast Science and Technology, Swiss National Science Foundation, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Contact: Dr. Ursula Keller
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 25-Aug-2016
ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security
Researchers find vulnerabilities in iPhone, iPad operating system
An international team of computer science researchers has identified serious security vulnerabilities in the iOS -- the operating system used in Apple's iPhone and iPad devices. The vulnerabilities make a variety of attacks possible.
US Army Research Office, National Science Foundation

Contact: Matt Shipman
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 25-Aug-2016
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Virtual peer pressure works just as well as the real thing
Peer pressure is a proven social motivator. Researchers probed this decidedly human attribute and found that not only is virtual pressure from a computer-simulated peer just as motivating as the real thing, but that 'fake' competition is effective as well. Researchers formulated a mathematical model of human behavior that successfully predicted group responses across conditions -- one they hope researchers will use to overcome the difficult task of encouraging participation in scientific projects.
National Science Foundation, Mitsui USA Foundation

Contact: Kathleen Hamilton
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Public Release: 25-Aug-2016
What makes Southerners sound southern?
Linguistic researchers will be isolating and identifying the specific variations in speech that make Southerners sound Southern.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Alan Flurry
University of Georgia

Public Release: 25-Aug-2016
Environmental Health Perspectives
Study: Unconventional natural gas wells associated with migraine, fatigue
New research suggests that Pennsylvania residents with the highest exposure to active natural gas wells operated by the hydraulic fracturing ('fracking') industry are nearly twice as likely to suffer from a combination of migraine headaches, chronic nasal and sinus symptoms and severe fatigue.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Degenstein Foundation, National Science Foundation

Contact: Stephanie Desmon
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Public Release: 25-Aug-2016
PLOS Computational Biology
Targeting low-oxygen patches inside lung cancer tumors could help prevent drug resistance
With the right treatment schedule, medications known as hypoxia-activated prodrugs (HAPs) could help prevent drug resistance in a subtype of lung cancer, according to a study published in PLOS Computational Biology.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jasmine Foo

Public Release: 25-Aug-2016
Environmental Science & Technology
Ecological consequences of amphetamine pollution in urban streams
Pharmaceutical and illicit drugs are present in streams in Baltimore, Maryland. At some sites, amphetamine concentrations are high enough to alter the base of the aquatic food web. So reports a new study released today in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, which is one of the first to explore the ecological consequences of stimulant pollution in urban streams.
Wallace Genetic Foundation, NSF/Baltimore Ecosystem Study Long-Term Ecological Research Program, and Hudson River Foundation

Contact: Lori M. Quillen
845-677-7600 x233
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Public Release: 24-Aug-2016
Can you hear me now? CSU research could help miners stay safe
The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year, $750,000 grant to a team led by Colorado State University's Sudeep Pasricha for developing a communications system for miners.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Anne Ju Manning
Colorado State University

Public Release: 24-Aug-2016
Physical Review Letters
Can 1 cosmic enigma help solve another?
Astrophysicists have proposed a clever new way to shed light on the mystery of dark matter, believed to make up most of the universe. The irony is they want to try to pin down the nature of this unexplained phenomenon by using another, an obscure cosmic emanation known as 'fast radio bursts.'
National Science Foundation, NASA, John Templeton Foundation, Simons Foundation

Contact: Arthur Hirsch
Johns Hopkins University

Public Release: 24-Aug-2016
Science Advances
Whiskers help animals sense the direction of the wind
A new study finds that rats use information from their whiskers to localize an airflow source, suggesting designs for new types of sensors.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

Public Release: 24-Aug-2016
Neuroscientists receive NSF grant to study evolution of brain to support technological learning
The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN) at Georgia State University has received a three-year, $970,704 grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate how the human brain has evolved to support technological learning.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Natasha De Veauuse Brown, MPH
Georgia State University

Public Release: 24-Aug-2016
American Chemical Society 252nd National Meeting & Exposition
ACS Central Science
New electrical energy storage material shows its power
A new material developed by Northwestern University chemist William Dichtel and his team could one day speed up the charging process of electric cars and help increase their driving range. The modified covalent organic framework (COF) material combines the ability to store large amounts of electrical energy or charge, like a battery, and the ability to charge and discharge rapidly, like a supercapacitor, into one device. The researchers built a prototype device capable of powering an LED for 30 seconds.
National Science Foundation, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, US Army Research Office

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

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