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Newly returned Moon rock samples chronicle the dying days of lunar volcanism

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Jim Head, a planetary geologist at Brown, is working with colleagues from China to analyze rocks returned from the Chang'e 5 mission, which recently brought to Earth the first lunar samples retrieved in 45 years.Analysis of newly returned rock samples from Oceanus Procellarum, a vast volcanic plain on the Moon (seen here in a topographic rendering ...
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A cryptography game-changer for biomedical research at scale

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 Personalized medicine is set to revolutionize healthcare, yet large-scale research studies towards better diagnoses and targeted therapies are currently hampered by data privacy and security concerns. New global collaborative research has developed a solution to these challenges, described in Nature Communications.Predictive, preventive, pers...
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Green energy revolution can spark wider benefits

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 New Geography President of British Science Association to deliver talk at festivalDr Rosie Robison, the new Geography President of the British Science Association, will use her presidential address to explain how the green energy revolution has the potential to provide more than simply a reduction in pollution.Speaking at the British Science ...
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Researchers identified factors that turn normal cells into liver cancer cells

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Learning how to make cancer cells from normal cells provides mechanistic understanding about the early developmental stages of human cancer that can be used for preventing these tumorigenic mechanisms in the future.Researchers at the University of Helsinki could show for the first time that normal human fibroblast cells can be converted to specific...
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Cloud computing power moves closer to the device.

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 More and more devices send, receive and process data across multiple industry segments: For example, to enable cars to communicate quickly and directly with each other and with the road infrastructure in the future, we need edge computing and the infrastructure of the new 5G mobile communications technology. Research on this topic is proceedi...
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New tech to prevent Li-ion battery fires

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 Materials scientists from NTU Singapore have found a way to prevent internal short-circuits, the main cause of fires in lithium (Li)-ion batteries.Billions of Li-ion batteries are produced annually for use in mobile phones, laptops, personal mobile devices, and the huge battery packs of electric vehicles and aircraft.This global battery deman...
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Task force created to significantly reduce Penn State's carbon emissions

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Faculty, staff and students to evaluate Penn State's operational strategies for cutting greenhouse gas outputs and prepare recommendationsUNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Over the last 15 years, Penn State has cut its carbon emissions by more than 35%, putting the University ahead of schedule to meet its goal of reducing greenhouse gas outputs to 80% below 1...
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Forensics at UM: broad, innovative and multidisciplinary

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 When we think of forensic medical research, we usually associate it with crime investigation. But there's so much more to it than that. With no fewer than three forensics chairs, Maastricht University is unique in the Netherlands. Bela Kubat, professor of Forensic Pathology, Paul Hofman, professor of Forensic and Post-mortem Radiology, and Wi...
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Conservation commitments should focus on the best places to protect rare species, new study suggests

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The Prime Minister has pledged to protect 30 per cent of land to support the recovery of nature, but a new study finds that much of the new land that has been allocated to meet this aspiration is not in the highest priority areas for biodiversity conservation.Currently, only nine per cent of Britain's land area has a legal status that specifically ...
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Climate change could be erasing our past at a key Hadrian’s Wall site

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New evidence has been found for an ancient lake near a Roman fort which may be under threat from desiccation and climate change.A special team of archaeologists, geoarchaeologists and scientists from Teesside University and Newcastle University have been working with the Vindolanda Trust and Historic England to examine how historic land management ...
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Further evidence of 200 million-year cycle for Earth’s magnetic field

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 The findings of a new study by the University of Liverpool provides further evidence of an approximately 200 million-year long cycle in the strength of the Earth's magnetic field.Researchers performed thermal and microwave (a technique which is unique to the University of Liverpool) paleomagnetic analysis on rock samples from ancient lava flo...
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NEW RESEARCH SHOWS IT PAYS TO INVEST IN ENVIRONMENTAL STOCKS

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 A study by Birkbeck's Department of Management and the University of Sussex Business School shows that stocks in environmentally minded firms fare better than their polluting peers.The stocks of environmentally-minded companies are a better bet for investors than shares in their polluting rivals, reveals a new study by Birkbeck's Department o...
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World University Rankings 2022

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 The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 include more than 1,600 universities across 99 countries and territories, making them the largest and most diverse university rankings to date.The table is based on 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution's performance across four areas: teaching, res...
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New tool cuts guesswork about ‘eddy killing’ in oceans

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 University of Rochester scientists provide first direct measure of the phenomenon's impact on Earth's oceans.Ocean currents, propelled by kinetic energy from the wind, are the great moderators of our climate. By transferring heat from the equator to polar regions, they help make our planet habitable.And yet, the large-scale models used by sci...
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OSIRIS-REx Improves Understanding of Potentially Hazardous Asteroids

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NASA and UArizona scientists were able to significantly reduce uncertainties about asteroid Bennu's orbit and determine the likelihood of the asteroid impacting Earth between now and the year 2300. In 2135, asteroid Bennu will make a close flyby of Earth. Our planet's gravity will tweak Bennu's path, making it a challenge to calculate its futu...
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Complete University Guide 2022

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Cardiff University has climbed five places and remains the number one university in Wales, according to the latest rankings by The Complete University Guide 2022.The Guide ranks UK universities nationally and in 70 different subject areas, using a range of different measures including student experience and academic performance.Cardiff University i...
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“We’re looking for new architectural expressions”

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 3D concrete printing will give architects more flexibility and new forms of expression when designing buildings, says Catherine Huang, partner in BIG—Bjarke Ingels Group."We're only on the cusp of figuring out how we can utilize 3D concrete printing in architecture and construction. It's an exciting time to be exploring the most meaningful ap...
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Asteroid-Hunting Space Telescope Gets Two-Year Mission Extension

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 NEOWISE has provided an estimate of the size of over 1,850 near-Earth objects, helping us better understand our nearest solar system neighbors.For two more years, NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) will continue its hunt for asteroids and comets – including objects that could pose a hazard to Earth. This mi...
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'Icelandia' – Is Iceland the tip of a vast, sunken continent?

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A team of experts led by Professor Gillian Foulger from Durham University, believes they have identified a remarkable geological secret; a sunken continent hidden under Iceland and the surrounding ocean, which they have dubbed 'Icelandia'.The sunken continent could stretch from Greenland all the way to Europe, covering an area of around 600,000 km2...
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Here to stay: The era of telehealth

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Virtual health care is here to stay. Many believe the era of telehealth was launched by the coronavirus pandemic. It wasn't, but the health crisis certainly accelerated it. Prior to the pandemic, 2% of University of Utah Health providers had seen patients virtually—now, 90% have. From March 2020 to March 2021, our providers held 400,000 virtual tel...
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