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Titan Shares Her Journey as a 'Black Girl Scientist'

The story of a young African-American woman's journey to become a veterinarian.

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Oil and Gas Wastewater Spills, Including Fracking Wastewater, Alter Microbes in West Virginia Waters

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Wastewater from oil and gas operations – including fracking for shale gas – at a West Virginia site altered microbes downstream, according to a Rutgers-led study. The study, published recently in Science of the Total Environment, showed that wastewater releases, including briny water that contained petroleum and other pollutants, altered the diversity, numbers and functions of microbes. The shifts in the microbial community indicated changes in their respiration and nutrient cycling, along with signs of stress.

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New Night Frogs, Congo River Fish, Nigeria Highway is Dropped, and More in the Wildlife News Source

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NMSU Partners on Regional Transportation Research Center

New Mexico State University is a member of a consortium of universities that have received a nearly $2.5 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant to establish a regional transportation research center.

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Organ-on-a-Chip Mimics Heart’s Biomechanical Properties

Scientists at Vanderbilt University have created a three-dimensional organ-on-a-chip that can mimic the heart’s amazing biomechanical properties in order to study cardiac disease, determine the effects that different drugs have on the heart and screen for new drugs to treat heart ailments.

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S&T Researcher Studies Next Generation Phones, Cars

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Missouri S&T professor studies electromagnetic interference in cellphones to lay groundwork for next-generation 5G phones.

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Landscape Ecologist to Research, Teach Dryland Ecology

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NMSU Range Science Professor Receives Fulbright Award to Australia NMSU Range Science Professor receives Fulbright award to Australia

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On vast rangeland, livestock is difficult and expensive to manage. But Derek Bailey, professor in the New Mexico State University Department of Animal and Range Sciences, is working to find ways to help such ranchers better manage their livestock and improve animal welfare. His efforts include collaborating with researchers in Australia, where the rangeland is similar to that in New Mexico and other western states. Bailey will further his research at Central Queensland University in Rockhampton with the help of the prestigious Fulbright Senior Scholarship he was recently awarded.

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NMSU Expert Gives Tips on Safe Water Storage, Treatment in Case of Crisis

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In the case of emergencies affecting potable water supplies, New Mexico State University water expert Rossana Sallenave released a guide on how to properly treat and store water for long periods of time.

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Chemist Nathan Gianneschi to Join Northwestern

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Chemist Nathan C. Gianneschi, whose interdisciplinary research has the potential to make a significant impact in human health, will join the Northwestern University faculty, effective July 1, the University announced today. Gianneschi, a Northwestern alumnus, has developed new methods for creating nanomaterials that can sense and respond to biological signals.

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Self-Driving Vehicle Development Needs a Moral GPS, Says University of Delaware Researcher

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Texas Tech Observatory Director Can Discuss Newly Found Planets

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Masdar Institute Files Patent for Innovative Cloud Seeding Material that Could Trigger More Rainfall from Clouds

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First Time Nanotechnology Leveraged to Increase Rainfall, Would Support Greater Water Security in the UAE.

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‘Atmospheric Rivers’ Associated with California Flooding Also Common in the Southeast

Much of the flood-inducing rainfall that has pummeled California over the last month flowed into the region via a river in the sky. But these so-called atmospheric rivers, which transport large quantities of water vapor poleward from the tropics, can wreak havoc in the Southeast as well.

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Masdar Institute Pioneering Innovative Wastewater Treatment System

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Assistant Professor Shadi Wajih Hasan is Working to Develop Wastewater Treatment Systems for the Sustainable Production of High-Quality Water.

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Farther From the Forest: ‘Eye-Opening’ Study Shows Rural U.S. Loses Forests Faster Than Cities

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A study published in the journal PLOS ONE says that between 1990 and 2000, the average distance from any point in the United States to the nearest forest increased by 14 percent. The distance can present challenges for wildlife and have broad effects on ecosystems.

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Sagan Institute Director Explains What Life Could Be Like Near Trappist-1

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Upcoming Webcast Takes a Close Look at NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

In a live webcast March 1, astrophysicist Amber Straughn will discuss the development and construction of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, and the important scientific questions it will help answer.

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Aronowski Receives Prestigious International Stroke Science Award in Research

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The 2017 Thomas Willis Award for significant translational contributions to clinical stroke research from the American Heart Association has been awarded to Jaroslaw Aronowski, Ph.D., professor, vice-chair and the Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Chair in Neurology at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).







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