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Article ID: 696213

Creating STEM Knowledge and Innovations to Solve Global Issues Like Water, Food, and Energy

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

Dr. Torres, President of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA), shares his excitement and vision for IMSA hosting the 14th Annual International Student Science Fair, June 27th - July 1st, 2018

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18-Jun-2018 8:55 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696000

IMSA Leads STEM Education with Incorporation of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

In 2017, IMSA adopted these 17 Sustainable Development Goals and started to incorporate them into curriculum spanning all subjects on campus.

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IMSA Incorporates United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into Curricula

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

Developing the next generation to solve global challenges and living one of its founding principles to “significantly influence life on our planet.”

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Article ID: 695548

Scientists From Around the World Come to New Jersey to Discuss How to Control Plasma-Surface Interactions for Fusion

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Article about 23rd international biennial conference on plasma surface interactions in controlled fusion devices to be held June 17-22 at Princeton University.

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4-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695506

NOvA experiment sees strong evidence for antineutrino oscillation

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

The NOvA collaboration has announced its first results using antineutrinos, and has seen strong evidence of muon antineutrinos oscillating into electron antineutrinos over long distances, a phenomenon that has never been unambiguously observed.

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4-Jun-2018 4:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694854

Nutrition 2018 Preview: Hot Topics in Research and Practice

American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Journalists and bloggers are invited to join top scientists and practitioners as they discuss the latest nutrition research findings during Nutrition 2018, the inaugural flagship meeting of the American Society for Nutrition. The meeting will be held June 9-12, 2018 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

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21-May-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693731

Cloaking Devices -- It’s Not Just ‘Star Trek’ Anymore

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Scientists are now working to take cloaking devices from the dramatic realm of science fiction and make them real. Amanda D. Hanford, at Pennsylvania State University, is taking the introductory steps to make acoustic ground cloaks. These materials redirect approaching waves around an object without scattering the wave energy, concealing the object from the sound waves. During the 175th ASA Meeting, Hanford will describe the physics behind an underwater acoustic shield designed in her lab.

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30-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693567

Ultrasonic Attack is Unlikely, But Incidental Exposure Presents Plenty of Problems

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

New technologies for mobile devices may use ultrasonic sound waves, and these devices have varying effects on different subsets of the population. Regulation of these technologies is in many ways “the wild west,” according to Timothy Leighton, who wrote a guide for moving forward in today’s new world of ultrasonic exposure. He will describe his work uncovering the strange history and uncertain future of the use of ultrasonic sound waves during the 175th ASA Meeting.

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26-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693821

Virtual Reality Technology Opens New Doors of (Spatial) Perception

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Locating and discriminating sound sources is extremely complex because the brain must process spatial information from many, sometimes conflicting, cues. Using virtual reality and other immersive technologies, researchers can use new methods to investigate how we make sense of the word with sound. At the 175th ASA Meeting, G. Christopher Stecker will survey his team’s use of virtual reality and augmented auditory reality to study how people use explicit and implicit sound cues.

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1-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693548

Decoding Tornadoes’ Infrasound Waves

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Tornado-producing storms can emit infrasound more than an hour before tornadogenesis, which inspired a group of researchers to develop a long-range, passive way of listening in on storms. During the 175th ASA Meeting, Brian Elbing will present his group’s work collecting infrasound measurements from tornadoes to decode information contained in waves about the formation processes and life cycle before potentially devastating storms hit.

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26-Apr-2018 10:10 AM EDT
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