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Newswise: S&T-Funded SABER Helps Communities Get Back to Business During and After Disasters

S&T-Funded SABER Helps Communities Get Back to Business During and After Disasters

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Available both on the web and via a mobile app, SABER provides users with a means to upload and share real-time business status information with other organizations, particularly government aid entities such as FEMA, during an emergency or crisis.

Channels: Apps, Business Ethics, Entrepreneurship, Technology, Natural Disasters,

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15-Jan-2020 3:10 PM EST
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Newswise: Team led by PPPL wins major supercomputer time to help capture on Earth the fusion that powers the sun and stars

Team led by PPPL wins major supercomputer time to help capture on Earth the fusion that powers the sun and stars

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

PPPL will use INCITE-award time on Summit and Theta supercomputers to develop predictions for the performance of ITER, the international experiment under construction to demonstrate the feasibility of fusion energy.

Channels: Energy, Fusion, In the Workplace, Physics, Supercomputing, DOE Science News,

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Neandertals Went Underwater for Their Tools

PLOS

Neandertals collected clam shells and volcanic rock from the beach and coastal waters of Italy during the Middle Paleolithic, according to a study published January 15, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Paola Villa of the University of Colorado and colleagues.

Channels: All Journal News, Archaeology and Anthropology, History, Paleontology, Evolution and Darwin, PLOS ONE, Staff Picks,

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Marine Heatwave Likely Caused Mass Starvation of Seabirds off the U.S. West Coast and Alaska

PLOS

Unprecedented numbers of common murres—North Pacific seabirds—died between 2015 and 2016. A new analysis lays out the scope of this event and suggests a potential culprit: severely reduced food supplies resulting from unusually elevated sea temperatures.

Channels: Birds, Climate Science, Environmental Science, Marine Science, Nature, All Journal News, PLOS ONE, Staff Picks,

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Newswise: 'The blob,' food supply squeeze to blame for largest seabird die-off
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'The blob,' food supply squeeze to blame for largest seabird die-off

University of Washington

When nearly one million common murres died at sea and washed ashore from California to Alaska in 2015 and 2016, it was unprecedented — both for murres, and across all bird species worldwide. Scientists from the University of Washington, the U.S. Geological Survey and others blame an unexpected squeeze on the ecosystem's food supply, brought on by a severe and long-lasting marine heat wave known as "the blob."

Channels: Birds, Climate Science, Environmental Science, Marine Science, Wildlife, PLOS ONE, All Journal News,

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Newswise: Glimpses of Fatherhood Found in Non-Pair-Bonding Chimps

Glimpses of Fatherhood Found in Non-Pair-Bonding Chimps

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Although they have no way of identifying their biological fathers, male chimpanzees form intimate bonds with them, a finding that questions the idea of fatherhood in some of humanity’s closest relatives, according to a study of wild chimpanzees in Uganda.

Channels: Environmental Science, Nature, Wildlife, All Journal News,

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15-Jan-2020 1:05 PM EST
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Newswise: American Association for Thoracic Surgery Adopts HUBzero® Cloud Platform

American Association for Thoracic Surgery Adopts HUBzero® Cloud Platform

University of California San Diego

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) has adopted an open-source, cloud-based platform led out of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) that addresses widely recognized challenges with historical platforms throughout the cardiothoracic surgical community.

Channels: Artificial Intelligence, Cardiovascular Health, Healthcare, In the Workplace, Supercomputing, Surgery, Technology, All Journal News,

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15-Jan-2020 1:00 PM EST
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Reconnecting with nature key for sustainability

University of Exeter

People who live in more built up areas and spend less free-time in nature are also less likely to take actions that benefit the environment, such as recycling, buying eco-friendly products, and environmental volunteering.

Channels: Climate Science, Environmental Health, Environmental Science, Mindfulness, Nature, Pollution, All Journal News,

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