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September 2, 2015

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September 2, 2015

Up, Up and Away, in the Name of Science Education

June 29, 2015 — The virtues of high-altitude balloons for science education in a new research paper have been outlined in a new research paper. High altitude balloons are ripe for exploitation in science education ... read more

Getting to the Heart of the Matter: CERN's Hidden Heritage

June 8, 2015 — A nuclear physicist and an archaeologist have joined forces to produce a unique appraisal of the cultural significance of one of the world's most important locations for scientific inquiry: ... read more

May 8, 2015 — A new locator feature on a search and rescue tool can pinpoint the location of a victim to within about five feet – saving rescuers time and increasing chances for locating ... read more

Social Shaming and the Search for Validation

Apr. 16, 2015 — A sociologist professor outlines the social conditions that breed online complaining and hashtag ... read more

Business People Prefer Working in Their Cars Instead of Trains, Planes and Airports

Mar. 25, 2015 — Noisy and cramped conditions in trains, planes and airports are discouraging many commuters and business people from working while travelling, new research ... read more

Students Design Workstations That Accommodate Groups and Individual

Dec. 10, 2014 — New school and office workspace designs created by engineering students are intended to allow users to share space and materials while maintaining their own work areas -- a dual purpose the ... read more

Proposed 'Wide View' Hubble Space Telescope

Nov. 14, 2014 — Scientists are working on a proposed NASA space telescope that will provide images as sharp as the Hubble Space Telescope, but over a hundred times larger area. The space observatory, called the ... read more

Sep. 25, 2014 — A new way to measure the ‘health’ of poor regional communities has been developed by geographers who aim to improve the wellbeing of people by guiding sustainable development practices to help ... read more

Many Elite College Athletes Return to Play After ACL Surgery

Sep. 24, 2014 — The majority of athletes included in a new study were able to return to play after having knee surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. "It's very clear from our data ... read more

Sep. 23, 2014 — High-resolution topographic data generated from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) in 2000, previously only available for the United States, will be released globally over the next ... read more

Sep. 23, 2014 — The Megacities project combines direct surface measurements of urban greenhouse gases from instruments located in air sampling stations atop radio towers and buildings, with broader, denser ... read more

Sep. 23, 2014 — Plasma bubbles may have contributed to communications outages during the 2002 battle of Takur Ghar in Afghanistan. A new model could help predict the impact of such bubbles on future military ... read more

NASA Chooses American Companies to Transport U.S. Astronauts to International Space Station

Sep. 17, 2014 — U.S. astronauts once again will travel to and from the International Space Station from the United States on American spacecraft under groundbreaking contracts NASA announced Tuesday. The agency ... read more

Sep. 9, 2014 — Geography researchers have developed a large-scale mapping technique to track a variety of demographic data across the United States, including researching populations based on gender, race and ... read more

Sep. 4, 2014 — Mothers who live in neighborhoods with plenty of grass, trees or other green vegetation are more likely to deliver at full term and their babies are born at higher weights, compared to mothers who ... read more

Sep. 2, 2014 — In light of the upcoming referendum on whether Scotland should be an independent country, researchers present a set of predictions of the possible effects on internal and international ... read more

Aug. 16, 2014 — NASA is helping students examine their home planet from space without ever leaving the ground, giving them a global perspective by going beyond a map attached to a sphere on a pedestal. The Sally ... read more

Sharing Housework Doesn't Mean Less Sex, Research Finds

Aug. 14, 2014 — An equal division of labor in the home does not lead to a decrease in sexual frequency and satisfaction, a new study reports, contrary to older research. "Couples today have role models to look ... read more

Excess Parking at Some Denver Sports Stadiums

Aug. 4, 2014 — Sports stadiums in Denver suffer from excess parking, creating unattractive concrete spaces, heat islands, and missed economic opportunities, according to a new study. "We tend to think the more ... read more

Scalping Can Raise Ticket Prices

July 25, 2014 — A new study finds that resale markets like Craigslist can add value to tickets sold by concert venues and ... read more

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