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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST(Rice University) Scientists at Rice University and Kazan Federal University in Russia have developed inexpensive, oxidized carbon particles that extract radioactive metals from water. They said their materials may help purify contaminated waters stored after the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Nearly 80 percent of adolescents living in Cambodia's orphanages have one or more living parents, according to a study by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. This is the first research of its kind to assess the literacy and health of children living outside of family care in Cambodia.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST(University of Texas at Arlington) Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington are working with Boeing, NASA and Massachusetts Institute of Technology to better understand the role that social networks play in the completion rates and academic performance of students taking online courses.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST(Stanford University) New research shows people in underdeveloped parts of the world are not as likely to complete massive open online courses, or MOOCs. But small psychological activities could help motivate them, closing the global achievement gap.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST(Rice University) Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy has released policy recommendations for President-elect Donald Trump's administration, which includes science and health care.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST(University of California - San Diego) Mandarin makes you more musical -- and at a much earlier age than previously thought. That's the suggestion of a new study from the University of California San Diego. But hold on there, overachiever parents, don't' rush just yet to sign your kids up for Chinese lessons instead of piano.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST(Rochester Institute of Technology) Jiandi Wan, an assistant professor of microsystems engineering in Rochester Institute of Technology's Kate Gleason College of Engineering, recently received a $476,505 award from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for his work using fluid dynamics and mechano-biology strategies to better understand blood flow and how cells moving through blood vessels are affected by shear stress
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST(Rochester Institute of Technology) A Rochester Institute of Technology professor won funding from the National Science Foundation to develop an inclusive approach to physics graduate education admission and retention of traditionally underrepresented US citizens. Casey Miller, associate professor and director of RIT's materials science and engineering graduate program, is collaborating with the American Physical Society on a $428,022 NSF Research Traineeship award in Innovations in Graduate Education to increase diversity and physics Ph.D. completion rates among women, African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with advanced disease receiving standard of care treatment have a higher overall survival (OS) than similar patients not receiving treatment.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST(University of Rochester) University of Rochester researchers have found that adults and children in the US, adults from a 'low numeracy' tribe in Bolivia and rhesus monkeys ALL possessed the ability to distinguish between large and small quantities of objects, regardless of the surface area they occupy. This ability is likely a shared evolutionary trait, according to a study published in Nature Communications. The nonverbal visual tests could be used in assessing early math education in young children.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST(University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center) The transport of heat in amorphous materials is largely determined by the behavior of phonons -- quasiparticles associated with the collective vibrations of atoms. Researchers from Georgia Tech developed a new way to calculate the heat contribution of phonons using computer simulations. Using the Stampede supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, they modeled amorphous silicon -- glass -- providing new insights into a material that is critical for energy efficiency.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST(Springer) When mothers of children with social anxiety disorder try to support their children, it often backfires. The results of an experiment involving building difficult puzzles indicate that, even at home, mothers of children with the disorder are more involved with their offspring than mothers of healthy control children. These findings indicate behavioral control on the part of the mother, says Julia Asbrand of the Institute of Psychology in Freiburg, Germany, in Springer's journal Cognitive Therapy and Research.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST(Elhuyar Fundazioa) The motivation for and involvement in learning among students with special educational needs improve through the use of gestural movements of the body rather than devices such as the mouse or the keyboard when they interact with computer programs of a pedagogical nature. This has been confirmed by the French computer scientist Benoît Bossavit in his Ph.D. thesis read at the Public University of Navarre.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST(Carlos III University of Madrid) Universidad Carlos III de Madrid has received the HR Excellence in Research Award, a distinction bestowed by the European Commission as public recognition of research institutions that have made progress in aligning their human resources policies with the principles set out in the European Charter and Code for researchers.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST(Cornell Food & Brand Lab) Concession stands at school sporting events are often overlooked by those advocating for healthy school food. However, a new study highlights how concession stands can benefit from adding on healthy items.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST(Princeton University) The Wizard of Oz told Dorothy to 'pay no attention to that man behind the curtain' in an effort to distract her, but a new Princeton University study sheds light on how people learn and make decisions in real-world situations.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST(University of Chicago) A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds parents who talk with their high schoolers about the relevance of science and math can increase competency and career interest in the fields.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Colorado students viewed the legalization of marijuana favorably, medicinal or otherwise, and generally felt that the medical use of marijuana is acceptable in the treatment of conditions approved by the Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry. Nearly half (49 percent) felt that it had significant physical health benefits and 37 percent believed it had mental health benefits.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST(Baylor University) Students who are given information and tell someone about it shortly afterward recall the details better and longer -- a strategy which could be a plus come test time, says a Baylor University researcher.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST(University of Texas at Arlington) The University of Texas at Arlington hosted this weekend the launch of a multi-year collaborative project among 10 leading educational institutions that aims to increase the number of university faculty from under-represented minority groups.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST(University of Vermont) The National Football League (NFL) Foundation has invested heavily in its NFL PLAY 60 initiative to promote fitness and health among youth over the past decade. Its impact on childhood fitness and obesity levels, however, has lacked scientific evaluation -- until now.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST(Springer) In the first study of its kind, University of Colorado School of Medicine students expressed support for the legal use of marijuana, including for physical and mental health reasons. They also believe more research is needed to ascertain what risk could be involved in using the drug. These were some of the findings of a study led by Michael Chan, a recent graduate of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST(Taylor & Francis Group) The Max Planck Digital Library and Taylor & Francis Group have signed an agreement which enables researchers based in Max Planck institutes to publish open access in 2,390 journals.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST(MIT Energy Initiative) Following a stream of research successes in breakthrough technologies in the energy space, MIT President L. Rafael Reif and Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi have renewed their collaboration for another four years. The 20 million dollar agreement includes an extension of Eni's founding membership in the MIT Energy Initiative and research support for three of MITEI's Low-Carbon Energy Centers to advance key technologies for addressing climate change, in the areas of solar; energy storage; and carbon capture, utilization, and storage.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST(The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)) KAIST President Sung-Mo Kang and Distinguished Professor Sang Yup Lee of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department will participate in the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting (a.k.a., Davos Forum) on Jan. 17-20, 2017, in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.