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Crab-shell and seaweed compounds spin into yarns for sustainable and functional materials

Aalto University

Researchers from Aalto University, the University of São Paulo and the University of British Columbia have found a way to make a new kind of fibre from a combination of chitin nanoparticles, extracted from residual blue crab shells and alginate, a compound found in seaweed.

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Virtual assistants provide disappointing advice when asked for first aid, emergency info

University of Alberta

Virtual assistants don't yet live up to their considerable potential when it comes to providing users with reliable and relevant information on medical emergencies, according to a new study from University of Alberta researchers.

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'Scrambled' cells fix themselves

Universite de Montreal

In the human body, cells shield themselves from disease-causing microbes by scrambling their lipids into liquids, according to new research.

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28-Jan-2020 1:30 PM EST
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Research Finds that High School GPAs Are Stronger Predictors of College Graduation than ACT Scores

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Students’ high school grade point averages are five times stronger than their ACT scores at predicting college graduation, according to a new study published today in Educational Researcher, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association.

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28-Jan-2020 1:25 PM EST
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Industry Leaders, Scholars to Convene at UVA Darden for Global Summit on Climate Change Risks and Opportunities

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Industry experts, scholars and MBA students from around the globe will convene 21–22 February at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business for ClimateCAP: The Global MBA Summit on Climate, Capital, & Business.

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