Cities of the future may be built with algae-grown limestone

Global cement production accounts for 7% of annual greenhouse gas emissions in large part through the burning of quarried limestone. Now, a CU Boulder-led research team has figured out a…

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University of Illinois researchers derive new theory on behavior of new class of materials

Researchers led by CEE Professor Oscar Lopez-Pamies have derived the governing equations that describe and explain the macroscopic mechanical behavior of elastomers filled with liquid inclusions directly in terms of their microscopic…

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UMass Lowell leader honored as a champion of entrepreneurship education

Media contacts: Emily Gowdey-Backus, [email protected] Nancy Cicco, [email protected] UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney has been honored for her role in founding the Deshpande Symposium for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher…

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Rethinking the rabies vaccine

LA JOLLA—Rabies virus kills a shocking 59,000 people each year, many of them children. Some victims, especially kids, don’t realize they’ve been exposed until it is too late. For others,…

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Astronomers find evidence for most powerful pulsar in distant galaxy

Astronomers analyzing data from the VLA Sky Survey (VLASS) have discovered one of the youngest known neutron stars — the superdense remnant of a massive star that exploded as a…

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ALMA gets front-row seat to an ongoing star-formation standoff in the large Magellanic Cloud

While using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to observe large star-forming regions in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), scientists discovered a turbulent push-and-pull dynamic in the star-forming region, 30…

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Dusty disks imaged from NSF’s NOIRLab

This mosaic of dusty, swirling disks shows a sample of images captured from the International Gemini Observatory, a Program of NSF’s NOIRLab, as part of an unprecedented survey of 44…

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Wandering star disrupts stellar nursery

From a zoomed out, distant view, star-forming cloud L483 appears normal. But when a Northwestern University-led team of astrophysicists zoomed in closer and closer, things became weirder and weirder. From…

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Grain boundaries go with the flow

HOUSTON – (June 6, 2022) – Rice University engineers who mimic atom-scale processes to make them big enough to see have modeled how shear influences grain boundaries in polycrystalline materials.  HOUSTON – (June 6, 2022) –…

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New light-powered catalysts could aid in manufacturing

CAMBRIDGE, MA — Chemical reactions that are driven by light offer a powerful tool for chemists who are designing new ways to manufacture pharmaceuticals and other useful compounds. Harnessing this…

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