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Researchers: Second Phase of Dama Gazelle Study Will Focus on Social Interactions

In a second phase of research, scientists from Second Ark Foundation and Texas A&M AgriLife Research are again collaborating — this time to find out more about the social interactions of dama gazelles located in the Texas Hill Country.

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NDSU Professor Awarded Funding to Research Environmentally Benign Approaches to Chemistry

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Jayaraman Sivaguru (Siva), Ph.D., James A. Meier Jr. Professor of chemistry and biochemistry at North Dakota State University, Fargo, has received a three-year, $440,000 award (CHE-1465075) from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop environmentally benign, green strategies for performing chemical reactions with light.

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Managing Grasslands, Water Resources in Africa

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Doctoral students from Kenya and Botswana are using satellite data to map grasslands in eastern Africa and surface and ground water in southern Africa through fellowships from the Schlumberger Foundation. The two women are studying at South Dakota State University. The Faculty for the Future Fellowships are given to female scientists and engineers from developing countries doing doctoral or postdoctoral work at leading universities worldwide.

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Magnetism at Nanoscale

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As the demand grows for ever smaller, smarter electronics, so does the demand for understanding materials’ behavior at ever smaller scales. Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory are building a unique optical magnetometer to probe magnetism at the nano- and mesoscale.

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Connecting People and Geology on Volcanoes

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Luke Bowman, who received his PhD from Michigan Tech this summer, gets to the heart of geohazards on the San Vicente Volcano in El Salvador.

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On-Chip Processor the First Step in Point-of-Care Asthma and Tuberculosis Diagnostics

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A device to mix liquids utilizing ultrasonics is the first and most difficult component in a miniaturized system for low-cost analysis of sputum from patients with pulmonary diseases such as tuberculosis and asthma.

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WCS Congratulates the United Nations General Assembly for Passing Wildlife Trafficking Resolution

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The United Nations General Assembly today passed a sweeping resolution that targets the global problem of wildlife trafficking, calling on all 193 UN member states (governments of the world) to take on a series of actions to “prevent, combat, and eradicate the illegal trade in wildlife.”