Research Roundup


The latest scientific discoveries, straight from members of the University Research Magazine Association. The following is a selection of the most recent stories from URMA members’ magazines.

Researchers from Penn State, the University of Mississippi and the University of Minnesota aim to clarify how conversations about everyday stressors convey support and how they lead to different emotional outcomes in a new three-year project funded by the National Science Foundation. [...]
Fri, May 18, 2018
Source: Research at Penn State
The DUNE detector modules can (and will) shrink by about half a foot (16.5 centimeters) when filled with liquid argon.
Engineering the incredible, dependable, shrinkable Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment. The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, designed to solve mysteries about tiny particles called neutrinos, is growing by the day. More than 1000 scientists from over 30 countries are now collaborating on the project. Construction [...]
Thu, May 17, 2018
Source: Symmetry Magazine
Penn State College of Medicine will celebrate the advancements that clinical trials have made to medicine during International Clinical Trials Day 2018 on Friday, May 18. [...]
Wed, May 16, 2018
Source: Research at Penn State
a mosquito in amber, two apples colliding, an ear, a hard hat with the CERN logo, Einsteins head, spilled coffee
If two protons collide at 99.9999991 percent the speed of light, do they make a sound? What is it like inside the LHC? Symmetry tackles some unconventional questions about the world's highest energy particle accelerator. The LHC accelerates [...]
Tue, May 15, 2018
Source: Symmetry Magazine
Cybersecurity researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have been awarded a $12.8 million contract to develop fundamentally new techniques designed to dramatically accelerate the detection and remediation of infections in local and remote networks. Using novel machine learning techniques that take advantage of large datasets, the researchers will develop [...]
Sun, May 13, 2018
Source: Georgia Tech Research Horizons
People and Technology [...]
Sun, May 13, 2018
Source: Georgia Tech Research Horizons
Research in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife reaches back to 1935 when Oregon State College established the Department of Fish, Game and Fur Animal Management. The name changed to its current form in 1964 as the mission broadened from management of a few species to the conservation of many. Faculty [...]
Fri, May 11, 2018
Source: Oregon State University – Terra
By Nick Houtman In 1937, Oregon Agricultural College was reeling from five years of Depression-era budget cuts and staff reductions. The School of Agriculture had lost a quarter of its faculty positions. The survival of the Agricultural Experiment Station — OAC's statewide research network — was at stake. James Withycombe was Agricultural [...]
Fri, May 11, 2018
Source: Oregon State University – Terra
T.Y. Wang, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Politics and Government, delivered speeches at two universities in the United Kingdom May 3 to 4. Wang's talks were to promote his new book, The Taiwan Voter, which was published by the University of Michigan Press. Arguing that political cleavage is [...]
Fri, May 11, 2018
Source: Illinois State University
The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced that Professor of History Andrew Hartman of Illinois State University has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to England. Hartman will conduct research at the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library in London [...]
Fri, May 11, 2018
Source: Illinois State University