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Theoretical Physicist, Award Announcement

Brookhaven Lab's Bjoern Schenke Receives Zimanyi Medal

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Bjoern Schenke, a theoretical physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, has been awarded the 2017 Zimanyi Medal in Nuclear Theory.

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Discovery of New Ginger Species Spices Up African Wildlife Surveys

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Scientists from WCS have discovered a new species of wild ginger, spicing up a wave of recent wildlife discoveries in the Kabobo Massif – a rugged, mountainous region in Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Industrial Engineering, Philanthrophy

Penn State Mourns the Loss of Businessman and Philanthropist Harold Marcus

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Harold “Hal” Marcus, a 1949 Penn State graduate and retired industrial engineer turned real estate entrepreneur, died on March 18 at his home in Olympia, Washington, at the age of 89.

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Alzheimber's Disease, Neurochemistry

Researchers Focus on Cell Membranes to Develop Alzheimer's Treatments

Thin parts of the cell membranes of neurons turn out to be particularly vulnerable to a protein that collects in the brain of people with Alzheimer's disease, according to a University of Michigan researcher.

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NSLS-II, Fungus, Plants

Investigating the Benefits of Cooperation

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Tiny strands of fungi weave through the roots of an estimated nine out of 10 plants on Earth, an underground symbiosis in which the plant gives the fungus pre-made sugars and the fungus sends the plant basic nutrients in return. Scientists are interested in enhancing this mechanism as a way to help plants grow on nutrient-poor lands.

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Materials, phase transitions, emergent phenomena

Researchers Discover a New Type of Memory Effect in Transition Metal Oxides

A new kind of memory effect discovered in two Transition Metal Oxides could carry important repercussions on technology and security. The multi-state nature of the memory effect, whereby more than one piece of information can coexist in the same space, could be harnessed for memory technology. And while deleted computer data can be recovered, at least partially, by talented hackers, the "erase-upon-reading" property of this system could make an invaluable contribution to security technologies.

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Concrete, Sustainability, sustainable concrete, alkali-silica reaction, chlorides, Durable, explanation and exploration, silica fume, sulphates

Sustainable Development - Durability of a Structural Lightweight Concrete with Expanded Glass and Silica Fume

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As the single most widely used construction material in the world, concrete is of substantial interest in relation to sustainable development. There are many environmental consequences induced by the consumption of raw materials but also interesting opportunities of recycling waste materials that can improve its sustainability.

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Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy, Marine Renewables, Alternative Energy, Sustainable Energy, Undergraduate Research, National Science Foundation, Ocean Energy, Climate Change

Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center Receives $360,000 NSF Grant for ‘Research Experiences for Undergraduates’ Program

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FAU’s SNMREC is focused on advancing science and technology to recover energy from the oceans’ renewable resources with special emphasis on those resources available to the southeastern U.S., initially focusing on ocean currents and thermal resources.







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