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KU Engineering Grad Loral O’Hara Becomes New NASA Astronaut

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O’Hara becomes the fourth graduate of KU to become a NASA astronaut, joining Joe Engle, Ron Evans and current KU Professor of Physics and Astronomy Steven Hawley.

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Parents of Newborn Daughters Take Fewer Risks Study Suggests

This study explores the effect of learning a child’s gender on parents’ attitudes towards risky behaviors. In this study, the first of its kind, the authors gathered prenatal and post-birth data from the pediatric wards of hospitals in both the United Kingdom and Ukraine, allowing for longitudinal and cross-sectional analyses of those attitudes.

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Study Assesses Risk in a Changing Insurance Market for Driverless Vehicles

Despite projections, insurers will likely play a key role in supporting the safe deployment, adoption and sustainability of driverless cars. The relatively unknown nature, likelihood and extent of driverless accidents presents risk management challenges to both the automotive and insurance industries. Future motor policies may require non-traditional risk management.

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Nova Southeastern University Continues to Oversee National Coral Reef Fellowship Program

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NSU will be overseeing the National Coral Reef Management Fellowship Program with NOAA and U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Office of Insular Affairs

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spatial audio, spatial acoustics, acoustic simulation, 3-D visualization, Virtual Reality, multimodal sound, ghost orchestra, personalized audio, Brian F. Katz, Pierre and Marie Curie University, Acoustics ’17 Boston

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Newly Identified Protection Mechanism Serves as First Responder to Cellular Stress

Researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute have identified a new type of rapid-response defense mechanism that helps protect cells from environmental stress while giving slower, well-known protection systems time to act.

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Over 150 Asian Giant Softshell Turtles Return to the Wild

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WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), in collaboration with Cambodia’s Fisheries Administration (FiA) and the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), released 150 Endangered Asian giant softshell turtle (Pelochelys cantorii) hatchlings into their natural habitat along the Mekong River.

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UF Scientist: Calves Conceived in Winter Perform Better

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Cows and humans have something in common: If you take better care of the mother during pregnancy, her children are likely to be healthier – and this impact should last a lifetime, a University of Florida scientist says.

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Cancer Detection, Elastography, passive elastography, Early Diagnosis, shear waves, Tomography, Noninvasive, Stefan Catheline, University of Lyon, Acoustics ’17 Boston

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