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Oct 31, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Prenatal Exposure to BPA at ‘Safe’ Levels Can Affect Gene Expression in Developing Rat Brain

Prenatal exposure to BPA at very low levels affects gene expression in the developing rat brain.

Oct 30, 2017  |  Frontpage

Voltage-driven Liquid Metal Fractals

Low voltage makes high surface-tension liquid metal spread and form fractals

Oct 25, 2017  |  The Abstract

Stuck on You: Nanogel Capsule Helps Cardiac Stem Cells

Nanogel capsule helps cardiac stem cells stay put.

Oct 25, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Technique Offers Advance in Testing Micro-Scale Compressive Strength of Cement

Researchers have, for the first time, used a “micropillar compression” technique to characterize the micro-scale strength of cement, allowing for the development of cement with desirable strength properties for civil engineering applications.

Oct 19, 2017  |  The Abstract

Study Finds Grad Students Benefit From Industry-University Collaborations

A new study finds graduate students garner professional benefits from being trained as part of research consortia that bring together university and industry partners.

Oct 17, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

New Techniques Boost Performance of Non-Volatile Memory Systems

Researchers have developed new software and hardware designs that should limit programming errors and improve system performance in devices that use non-volatile memory (NVM) technologies.

Oct 17, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Keratin, Pigment, Proteins From 54 Million-Year-Old Sea Turtle Show Survival Trait Evolution

Fossil tissues show that a pigment-based survival trait common to modern sea turtles evolved at least 54 million years ago.

Oct 16, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Study Finds Auto-Fix Tool Gets More Programmers to Upgrade Code

Failure to make necessary upgrades to software code can have dire consequences, such as the major data breach at Equifax.

Oct 12, 2017  |  The Abstract

Tracing Subglacial Water Storage

Some 70 percent of the world’s population consumes water that has glacial input, so it’s important to understand how these icy giants operate.

Oct 12, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Study Shows How Rough Microparticles Can Cause Big Problems

New research finds the surface texture of microparticles in liquid suspension can cause internal friction that significantly alters the suspension’s viscosity – effectively making the liquid thicker or thinner.