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Nov 10, 2015

Psychologist Expands Postpartum Adjustment Work to Community

Psychologist Betty-Shannon Prevatt is working with the community to help understand what resources can help new moms adjust to the arrival of a baby. 

Nov 10, 2015

Researchers Find Way to Create Wide Variety of New Holograms

Researchers have developed techniques that can be used to create ideal geometric phase holograms for any kind of optical pattern – a significant advance over the limitations of previous techniques. The holograms can be used to create new types of displays, imaging systems, telecommunications technology and astronomical instruments. 

Nov 9, 2015

Researchers Find Way to Make Metals Stronger Without Sacrificing Ductility

Researchers have developed a technique to make titanium stronger without sacrificing any of the metal’s ductility – a combination that no one has achieved before. The researchers believe the technique could also be used for other metals, and the advance has potential applications for creating more energy-efficient vehicles. 

Nov 4, 2015

Urban Environments Boost Pathogen Pressure on Honey Bees

Researchers have found that urban environments increase pathogen abundance in honey bees and reduce their survival. The finding raises significant questions as urban areas continue to grow at the expense of rural environments, and urban beekeeping becomes more popular. 

Nov 4, 2015

Research Suggests Business Leaders Should Re-Think How They Treat Team Members

New findings suggest business leaders who oversee teams need to find a middle ground in how they treat team members – or risk hurting team performance. 

Nov 2, 2015

Scientists Evaluate Food Safety Practices to Help Support Nonprofit Food Pantries

Researchers have done an in-depth analysis of food safety at nonprofit food pantries to determine how food safety experts can help these pantries best meet the needs of their clients. 

Oct 26, 2015

Spiders: How Spooky Are They?

Spooky scenes of fake spiders in giant webs are everywhere this time of year. But despite the Halloween hype, spiders hardly deserve their reputation as dangerous creatures. 

Oct 21, 2015

From Exoplanets to Rainbow Station: Using Lasers to Print in Four Dimensions

In 2010, Michael Escuti received funding from NSF to study and make novel hologram technologies. He created a tool with applications from studying alien worlds to making cellphones more energy efficient. 

Oct 12, 2015

Online Tool Aims to Help Researchers Sift Through 15 Centuries of Data

Digital humanities scholars are launching a powerful new system to help researchers more quickly and accurately sift through hundreds of thousands of archives and articles related to materials dating from 450 A.D. to the 20th century.  

Oct 12, 2015

Dielectric Film Has Refractive Index Close to Air for Photonics Applications

Researchers have developed a dielectric film that has optical and electrical properties similar to air, but is strong enough to be incorporated into electronic and photonic devices – making them both more efficient and more mechanically stable.