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Illinois Professor John A. Rogers demonstrates a new type of electronics; made of silk, magnesium, and silicon, these electronics completely and harmlessly dissolve in water. The potential applications of this new technology are endless - from... Read More
Dr. Subra Suresh gave his insights on science education and research in a NSF presentation at GW. He took a minute to talk to us about how NSF is moving the planet forward.
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Because cities have so many dark surfaces that absorb heat, they can become extremely hot and congested during the summer. A new study suggests that by painting roofs white, city temperatures could decrease nearly two degrees during the summer... Read More
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Many species of mammals in Yosemite National Park have shifted their home ranges to higher elevations over the last hundred years. A research team led by Craig Moritz at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology of the University of California, Berkeley,... Read More
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Researchers have developed a new way to monitor organic aerosols (OA)--a sizable class of atmospheric aerosols, which exert a strong impact on climate as well as human health. Aerosols are tiny particles suspended in the air. The new measurement... Read More
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Renewable energy sources that power residences and small businesses are usually integrated into small networks known as microgrids. Microgrids operate as a unit and traditionally use alternating current (AC) oscillating at 60 cycles per second (... Read More
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In urban areas that receive a lot of rain, researchers from Drexel University have transformed small green spaces, such as medians and traffic circles, into "greenstreets" that can help manage a city's excess storm water. The areas also help... Read More
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Research on the impact of climate change on mosquitoes has revealed that their populations will increase, as well as experience changes in geographic location and season. Paul Robbins and colleagues at the University of Arizona are studying... Read More
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Researchers at the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at the University of Minnesota are developing conductive paint for making flexible solar panels. Efficient, flexible solar panels will be important for wide-scale use of... Read More
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We just launched a new partnership with NSF to bring you the Science Corner, where you can get all the science you need. See wind energy explained in this first piece!