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Recruitment of Scientist and JRF in NE-SAC 2020

Recruitment of Scientist and JRF in NE-SAC 2020 North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC), Umiam (Meghalaya), a Research & Development Organisation functioning under the Department of Space, invites online application from young, dynamic and dedicated candidates for filling-up following Sarkari Naukri vacancy posts of Research Scientist and Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (Manisha)]
Tags: Space, Jobs, Research, Project, Scientist, Meghalaya, Manisha, JRF, Sarkari Naukri, North-East, Fellow, Department of Space, Temporary and Contract Govt. Job Vacancy, NESAC Umiam Meghalaya, Research Development Organisation


Psychology Around the Net: February 22, 2020

In this week’s Psychology Around the Net, we explore the mental health benefits of exercising alone, how poor concentration feels in bipolar disorder, how to avoid depression during menopause, the promising research of psychedelics for mental health, and the importance of discussing severe mental illness on the college campus, and more.     The Mental Health Benefits of Exercising Alone : In this article, the author argues that exercising alone has distinct benefits that you can’t get wh...
Tags: Psychology, General, Students, Research, Disorders, Self-help, Depression, Bipolar, Trauma, Exercise, Bipolar Disorder, Menopause, University College London, Mental Health And Wellness, Psychology Around The Net, Lsd


Microbes Point the Way to Shipwrecks

Distinct microbiomes flourish around sunken ships as they become artificial reefs, new research in the Gulf of Mexico reveals.
Tags: News, Research, Microbiology, Gulf of Mexico, University of Southern Mississippi, Reefs, Fish and Other Marine Life, Oceans and Seas, Shipwrecks (Historic, Your-feed-science, Leila Hamdan


A Quarter of All Climate Tweets Come From Bots—and They're More Likely to Peddle Denial

The bots are taking over, man. Researchers have found that bots are largely fueling climate denial propaganda on Twitter. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Research, Bots, Climate Denial


Wageningen University researchers analyze compostable plastic and other packaging

In the Netherlands, recent study by Wageningen University & Research (WUR) analyzed the fate of compostable packaging products in a full- scale industrial organic waste treatment facility. The results show that the tested EN13432 certified products break down within a maximum of 22 days. The project was commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK). The central aim of the study was to gather more empiric data on the question whether the disintegration rate of...
Tags: Research, Netherlands, Wageningen University, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Wageningen University Research WUR, Compostable Plastic


Why the Coronavirus Seems to Hit Men Harder Than Women

Women mount stronger immune responses to infection, scientists say. And in China, men smoke in much greater numbers.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Research, Immune System, Blood Pressure, Harvard University, Middle East, Epidemics, National Institutes of Health, Viruses, Mice, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Testosterone, Yale University, Clayton


How Common Mental Shortcuts Can Cause Major Physician Errors

Tendencies like left-digit bias can have life-altering consequences for patients.
Tags: News, Research, Doctors, Discrimination, Surgery and Surgeons


KU Leuven map out how wood could replace petroleum in chemical industry

In Belgium, an interdisciplinary team of bioscience engineers and economists from KU Leuven has mapped out how wood could replace petroleum in the chemical industry. They not only looked at the technological requirements, but also whether that scenario would be financially viable. A shift from petroleum to wood would lead to a reduction in CO2 emissions, the researchers state in Science. The team of researchers previously published on how wood can be transformed into chemicals that can be use...
Tags: Research, Belgium, Wood, KU Leuven


White-Lipped Peccary Species May Be in Steep Decline

With forests depleted by development, the pig-like animals are disappearing rapidly, scientists have found in a new study.
Tags: News, Research, Pigs, International Union For Conservation Of Nature, Mesoamerica, Daniel, Thornton, Forests and Forestry, Endangered and Extinct Species, Biological Conservation (Journal, Your-feed-science, White-lipped peccaries


How To Conduct Great Research

You’ve probably heard the statistic that roughly 90% of an iceberg lies below the water’s surface. That means only 10% of it is visible. The same holds true for presentations as well. What you see when someone presents is only a small portion of the process. What lies below the surface is often research. You may have a team helping you, or you may be the sole researcher for your project. Either way, the amount of effort you put into researching for your project is directly related to the success...
Tags: Planning, Research, Content, Speaking, Presentation Hacks, Research Strategy, Presentation Plan, Content Building, Researching, Supporting Materials


Oklahoma State University wins $3.1 million grant to study GHG emissions of sorghum

In Oklahoma, a recent $3.1 million grant awarded to Oklahoma State University to study greenhouse gas emissions is expected to help sorghum farmers save money and improve the industry’s sustainable field management practices. The three-state research project approved under the SMARTFARM program of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is headed by Gopal Kakani, professor of crops, energy and climate in the OSU Department of Plant and Soil Science...
Tags: Research, Oklahoma, Sorghum, Oklahoma State University, U S Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Texas A M University, Texas Kansas, Kakani, Gopal Kakani, OSU Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, OSU Kansas State University


The Studs on This Punk Bracelet Are Actually Microphone-Jamming Ultrasonic Speakers

You can prevent facial recognition cameras from identifying you by wearing face paint, masks, or sometimes just a pair of oversized sunglasses. Keeping conversations private from an ever-growing number of microphone-equipped devices isn’t quite as easy, but researchers have created what could be the first wearable…Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Research, University Of Chicago, Microphones, Smart Assistants, Jammers


From Dubai to Mars, With Stops in Colorado and Japan

The United Arab Emirates used a novel approach to build the Hope spacecraft, which launches for the red planet this summer.
Tags: Japan, News, Colorado, Research, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Sarah, Science and Technology, University Of Colorado, Dubai (United Arab Emirates, Space and Astronomy, Engineering and Engineers, Mars (Planet, Rocket Science and Propulsion, al-Amiri


Atomico raises new $820M fund to back ‘mission-driven’ European founders at Series A and beyond

Atomico, the European venture capital firm founded by Skype’s Niklas Zennström, has announced that it has closed its fifth fund — “Atomico V” — giving it another $820 million to invest in European startups. The London-headquartered VC firm’s previous fund closed at $765 million, so this is an increase over three years ago. However, the remit remains largely the same, as Atomico says it plans to double down on its strategy of backing “mission-driven” European founders at Series A, but with the...
Tags: TC, Europe, London, Softbank, Funding, America, Tech, Research, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Skype, Niklas Zennstrom, Atomico, Alison Smith, Peakon, Mattias Ljungman


University of York secures nearly £1 million for bioeconomy research

In the UK, a project using waste from pea processing to clean water is one of seven projects which have just received funding from the THYME project to boost the region’s bioeconomy. These projects join 13 THYME projects already funded in 2019, bringing the total research funded by the project to almost £1 million. The University of York – in collaboration with the University of Hull and farmers R Meadley & Sons – is using crop waste from pea production for the production of small particle ma...
Tags: UK, Research, University of York, University of Hull, THYME project, R Meadley Sons


University of York secures nearly $1.3M for bioeconomy research

In the UK, a project using waste from pea processing to clean water is one of seven projects which have just received funding from the THYME project to boost the region’s bioeconomy. These projects join 13 THYME projects already funded in 2019, bringing the total research funded by the project to almost £1 million (nearly $1.3 million). The University of York – in collaboration with the University of Hull and farmers R Meadley & Sons – is using crop waste from pea production for the productio...
Tags: UK, Research, University of York, University of Hull, THYME project, R Meadley Sons


Active Shooter Drills at School: How to Do Them Right

Threats to school-aged children are not new. From the 1940s through the 1980s, children in primary schools participated in bombing preparation drills, in case their school came under a bombing attack. After the mass shooting at Columbine by a pair of disaffected youth, the drills shifted from bombing to active shooter. No longer did children sit in the hallway with their heads between their knees. Instead, teens and kids were taught how to lock the classroom door and shelter in place. Unfortunat...
Tags: Psychology, New York, School Shooting, Students, America, Los Angeles, Research, Trauma, United States, Childhood Trauma, Ussr, Mental Health And Wellness, Children And Teens, Violence And Aggression, Columbine, National Education Association


Silicon Valley Heads to Europe, Nervous About New Rules

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Sundar Pichai have journeyed to Brussels as the European Union drafts regulation for A.I. and the digital economy.
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, News, Research, European Union, Artificial Intelligence, European Commission, Brussels, Sundar Pichai, Apple Inc, Vestager, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Margrethe


Study says don’t blame U.S. biofuels for Indonesia and Malaysia deforestation

In Indiana, a Purdue University study shows that only a scant fraction, less than 1%, of the deforestation in Indonesia and Malaysia can be pinned on U.S. biofuel production and policy and that the expansion of palm oil production in those countries is not driven by biofuel production in the U.S. Farzad Taheripour, a research associate professor of agricultural economics at Purdue said, “The amount is not significant. We’re talking about thousands of hectares amidst the millions that have been c...
Tags: Indonesia, Research, Indiana, Palm Oil, Malaysia, Biofuel, Purdue, Purdue University, Farzad Taheripour


From Dubai to Mars, With Stops in Colorado and Japan

The United Arab Emirates used a novel approach to build the Hope spacecraft, which launches for the red planet this summer.
Tags: Japan, News, Colorado, Research, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Science and Technology, University Of Colorado, Dubai (United Arab Emirates, Space and Astronomy, Engineering and Engineers, Mars (Planet, Rocket Science and Propulsion, Boulder (Colo, Maktoum, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al


They Wanted Research Funding, So They Entered the Lottery

A survey of New Zealand scientists found that recipients of a randomized funding program favored random allocations of some kinds of grant money.
Tags: News, Lotteries, Research, New Zealand, Barnett, Science and Technology, Adrian, Medicine and Health, Your-feed-science, Health and Research Council, Research Integrity and Peer Review


As Mating Rituals Go, Valentine’s Day Isn’t So Bad

Four reproductive tales from the animal kingdom, where sealing the deal doesn’t always turn out so great for one partner.
Tags: News, Research, Valentine's Day, Bedbugs, Animal Behavior, Snails, Octopus, Turtles and Tortoises, Reproduction (Biological, Evolution (Biology, Your-feed-science


Coronavirus ‘Hits All the Hot Buttons’ for How We Misjudge Risk

Psychologists say that differing responses to coronavirus and the flu illustrate our shortcomings when it comes to evaluating danger.
Tags: News, China, Research, United States, Emotions, Influenza, Psychology and Psychologists, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Australian researchers score grant for forestry waste bioenergy research

In Australia, pine plantations from Gympie to Bundaberg will be at the center of research to turn logging offcuts and treetops into bioenergy and other bio-based products. The joint project between University of the Sunshine Coast’s Forest Industries Research Centre and Queensland’s largest forest plantation owner, HQPlantations, has received a A$50,000 research grant from the Queensland Government’s A$5 million Waste to Biofutures fund. The two-year study aims to develop viable alternative...
Tags: Australia, Research, Queensland, Bundaberg, Fraser Coast, Queensland Government, Gympie, Forestry Waste Bioenergy, HQPlantations, Biofutures


3D Printers Are Finally Starting to Work More Like Star Trek's Replicators

Transporters? Spaceships that can travel at the speed of light? Star Trek introduced us to many fantastical technologies that have us looking forward to the 23rd century. But we might not have to wait that long for all the tech Captain Kirk had to play with, as 3D printing has taken another big step toward making…Read more...
Tags: Science, Research, Star Trek, 3d Printing, 3d Printers, Kirk, EPFL, Replicators


University of Botswana commissions biodiesel processing unit

In Botswana, the University of Botswana Biodiesel Research Unit in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET) has commissioned a biodiesel processing unit, designed to produce 380 liters of biodiesel per batch from different feedstock. The biodiesel production is a joint research project between the University of Botswana, Department of Agricultural Research and the Department of Energy in the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security, who are the project spons...
Tags: Research, Biodiesel, Department Of Energy, Botswana, University of Botswana, University of Botswana Biodiesel Research Unit, Faculty of Engineering and Technology FET


Ghost DNA Hints at Africa’s Missing Ancient Humans

Genes in some living West Africans shed light on human genetic diversity, which has been difficult to find in the continent’s fossil record.
Tags: News, Nigeria, Africa, Research, Sierra Leone, West Africa, Fossils, Paleontology, Arun, Genetics and Heredity, Sriram, Durvasula, Science Advances (Journal, Your-feed-science, Sankararaman


Scientists Turned McDonald's Fryer Oil Into Plastic Resin For 3D Printed Models That Probably Smell Amazing

There are lots of reasons not to eat greasy deep-fried fast food, the least of which being the challenges involved with disposing of used cooking oil (clogged sewers). But researchers at the University of Toronto found a way to turn oil from a deep fryer into a light-sensitive plastic for 3D printers.Read more...
Tags: Food, Science, Research, 3d Printing, Recycling, 3d Printers, University of Toronto, McDonald, Stereolithography


Will Portland’s ‘Rose Lanes’ be safe for cycling? New research offers clues

More coming soon.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) How safe is it for bicycle riders to share a “transit only” lane with bus and streetcar operators? That’s a relevant question in Portland because the Rose Lane Project — a plan being considered by the City Council Thursday (2/13) — would see the implementation of just such an arrangement on local roads. And the answer is now a bit clearer thanks to new research from University of Pittsburgh, which found that bicycle users are safer in lanes the...
Tags: Research, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, City Council, Buses, Pittsburgh, Pitt, University of Pittsburgh, North Portland, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Portland City Council, Burnside Bridge, PBOT, Rose Lane


This Rooftop Microphone Alerts Drivers to Emergency Sirens Long Before They Can Hear Them

In many parts of the country pulling over and making room for an approaching emergency vehicle with its lights and sirens on is the law, but that’s assuming you can hear or see it coming, which isn’t always easy when you’re behind the wheel. A new device promises to not only listen for emergency vehicles, but also let…Read more...
Tags: Science, Safety, Research, Automotive, Microphones, Fraunhofer Institute