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Newswise: New ORNL software improves neutron spectroscopy data resolution

New ORNL software improves neutron spectroscopy data resolution

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Neutron spectroscopy is an important tool for studying magnetic and thermoelectric properties in materials. But often the resolution, or the ability of the instrument to see fine details, is too coarse to clearly observe features identifying novel phenomena in new advanced materials. To solve this problem, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, developed a new super-resolution software, called SRINS, that makes it easier for scientists to better understand materials’ dynamical properties using neutron spectroscopy.

Channels: Materials Science, Mathematics, Technology, DOE Science News,

17-Jan-2020 2:50 PM EST
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DHS S&T Awards $750K to Maryland Company for Cybersecurity of Emergency Communicators

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T awarded $750,000 to SecuLore Solutions, an Odenton, Md.-based cybersecurity company, to improve and increase the resiliency of the nation’s emergency communications infrastructure, including Next Generation 911 (NG911) technologies.

Channels: Budgets and Funding, Technology, Cybersecurity,

17-Jan-2020 2:15 PM EST

New dog, old tricks? Stray dogs can understand human cues


If you have a dog, hopefully you're lucky enough to know that they are highly attuned to their owners and can readily understand a wide range of commands and gestures. But are these abilities innate or are they exclusively learned through training?

Channels: Cognition and Learning, Pets, Psychology and Psychiatry, Staff Picks, All Journal News,

17-Jan-2020 1:40 PM EST

Call for Entries: Awards for Science Writing

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

The American Institute of Physics is accepting submissions for the 2020 AIP Science Communication Awards. The awards were established in 1968 to recognize the best examples of science writing in the previous year. Entries should be intended for a general audience and will be judged on their ability to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of physics and related fields. The four categories are books; magazine, newspaper or online articles; writing for children; and broadcast and new media productions. The deadline for entries is March 31, 2020.

Channels: In the Workplace, Media and Journalism, Physics,

17-Jan-2020 1:35 PM EST
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Human-caused biodiversity decline started millions of years ago

University of Gothenburg

The human-caused biodiversity decline started much earlier than researchers used to believe. According to a new study published in the scientific journal Ecology Letters the process was not started by our own species but by some of our ancestors.

Channels: Environmental Science, Nature, Paleontology, Archaeology and Anthropology, History, Climate Science, Wildlife, Staff Picks, All Journal News,

17-Jan-2020 1:20 PM EST
Newswise: UC San Diego-led Study Finds Close Evolutionary Proximity Between Microbial Domains in the ‘Tree of Life’

UC San Diego-led Study Finds Close Evolutionary Proximity Between Microbial Domains in the ‘Tree of Life’

University of California San Diego

A comprehensive analysis of 10,575 genomes as part of a multi-national study led by researchers at UC San Diego has revealed close evolutionary proximity between the microbial domains at the base of the tree of life, the branching pattern of evolution described by Charles Darwin more than 160 years ago in his book, On the Origin of Species.

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17-Jan-2020 1:15 PM EST
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Newswise: Securing Radiological Sources on the Go

Securing Radiological Sources on the Go

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Radioactive materials are a critical tool in a number of industrial applications particularly oil and gas drilling and welding. While these sources are safe and well-regulated for their intended use; if lost or stolen the materials could be used by terrorists to make dirty bombs. The Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed and licensed a technology system to keep track of and secure radiological material on the road or at job sites.

Channels: Engineering, Nuclear Power, Technology, Terrorism, DOE Science News,

17-Jan-2020 12:55 PM EST
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The core of massive dying galaxies already formed 1.5 billion years after the Big Bang

University of Copenhagen

Astrophysics, Galaxies: The most distant dying galaxy discovered so far, more massive than our Milky Way -- with more than a trillion stars -- has revealed that the 'cores' of these systems had formed already 1.5 billion years after the Big Bang, about 1 billion years earlier than previous measurements revealed.

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17-Jan-2020 12:15 PM EST