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Event - 28.07.2021
Black and Latinx conservatives ’upshift’ competence to white audiences
When communicating in mostly white settings, politically conservative Black and Latinx Americans use words associated with competence more often than their liberal counterparts, distancing themselves from negative racial stereotypes, according to a new study by Yale social psychologist Cydney Dupree.

Event - 02.04.2021
Mapping policy for how the EU can reduce its impact on tropical deforestation
In brief: EU imports of products contribute significantly to deforestation in other parts of the world. In a new study, published in One Earth , researchers from several universities worldwide, among them University of Louvain, evaluated thousands of policy proposals for how the EU could reduce this impact , to assess which would have the largest potential to reduce deforestation - while also being politically feasible.

Event - Physics - 11.12.2020
Farewell to Daya Bay Site, Proceed with Final Data Analysis
Farewell to Daya Bay Site, Proceed with Final Data Analysis
The Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment collaboration - which made a precise measurement of an important neutrino property eight years ago, setting the stage for a new round of experiments and discoveries about these hard-to-study particles - has finished taking data. Though the experiment is formally shutting down, the collaboration will continue to analyze its complete dataset to improve upon the precision of findings based on earlier measurements.

Event - 28.05.2020
High tech printing makes checking banknotes possible in the blink of an eye
New '3D micro-optic' security features in banknotes enable the general public to detect counterfeits reliably within a fraction of a second, according to new research at the University of Birmingham. During a typical cash transaction, people glance at banknotes for about a second, not giving them much time to check banknotes for authenticity.

Event - Environment - 30.01.2020
Coast Guard, Members of Congress Launch Center of Expertise at Scripps Oceanography
Military branch will leverage Scripps' R&D capability to improve maritime awareness U.S. Coast Guard officials and federal legislators christened a center at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego Friday that will accelerate the assimilation of Scripps Oceanography technology into Coast Guard operations.

Event - 28.11.2019
Shows there’s nothing wacky about conspiracy theorists
Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have delved into the world of online conspiracy theories, showing most of the people behind them are actually pretty ordinary. The study looked at eight years of content, sifting through more than two billion comments posted on Reddit, including everything posted to the subreddit r/conspiracy.

Computer Science - Event - 26.11.2019
Snapshot of artificial intelligence reveals challenges
A periodic review of the artificial intelligence industry revealed the potential pitfalls of outsourcing our problems for technology to solve rather than addressing the causes, and of allowing outdated predictive modeling to go unchecked. As part of Stanford's ongoing 100-year study on artificial intelligence, known as the AI100, two workshops recently considered the issues of care technologies and predictive modeling to inform the future development of AI technologies.

Astronomy / Space Science - Event - 10.10.2019
This Nobel Prize makes EPFL's astrophysicists proud
This Nobel Prize makes EPFL's astrophysicists proud
In 2002, EPFL awarded the distinction of doctor honoris causa to Michel Mayor, an astronomer at the University of Geneva, for discovering the first exoplanet. This past Tuesday, Mayor, along with colleague Didier Quéloz and the American scientist James Peebles, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics.

Transport - Event - 07.10.2019
Imperial academics discuss air quality with Government's Transport department
Imperial academics discuss air quality with Government’s Transport department
Imperial academics presented their research on air quality and emissions to the Government's Department for Transport. The event was organised jointly as part of the department 's learning and development series, and The Forum , Imperial's policy engagement programme. Dr Audrey de Nazelle , from Imperial's Centre for Environmental Policy, and Dr Marc Stettler , at the Centre for Transport Studies, led the event alongside the Department for Transport's Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Phil Blythe.

Transport - Event - 07.10.2019
UK needs 'joined-up health and transport policy', academics tell Government
UK needs ’joined-up health and transport policy’, academics tell Government
Imperial academics presented their research on air quality and emissions to the Government's Department for Transport. The event was organised jointly as part of the department 's learning and development series, and The Forum , Imperial's policy engagement programme. Dr Audrey de Nazelle , from Imperial's Centre for Environmental Policy, and Dr Marc Stettler , at the Centre for Transport Studies, led the event alongside the Department for Transport's Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Phil Blythe.

Event - Life Sciences - 27.06.2019
Conversation boosts women’s participation at scientific meetings
Not only are women underrepresented at scientific meetings, they participate less than men in question-and-answer sessions, self-limiting their involvement and participation. But a public discussion of the problem helps. Recently, some prominent men in science have publicly declared they wouldn't attend scientific meetings that don't adequately represent women, but a new study suggests the problem isn't just representation - women also don't participate at the same level as men, even when they are well represented.

Event - 12.12.2018
3Q: Felice Frankel on improving the visual side of science
3Q: Felice Frankel on improving the visual side of science
Photographer's new book describes ways for researchers to make their images more informative and appealing. Felice Frankel has spent more than 25 years helping scientists and engineers create engaging and informative photographs and images depicting their work. Her images have appeared on the covers of many of the world's leading scientific journals, and she has described some of the processes and methods involved in several books, as well as in classes and workshops at MIT and around the country, and an online class on MITx.

Event - 27.09.2018
ANU excavation uncovers turtle rituals in Polynesia
An ANU archaeologist has discovered primary evidence of ritualistic practices involving turtles in French Polynesia described in accounts by missionaries in the 19 th Century. Pacific Archaeologist, Dr Guillaume Molle of the ANU School of Archaeology and Anthropology excavated three sites on the ring-shaped coral atoll of Fakahina in the Tuamotu Archipelago, uncovering two open-air ceremonial sites, one containing the remains of ritual offerings of turtles.

Health - Event - 26.08.2018
Long-term cardiovascular benefits following statins and blood pressure trial
Long-term cardiovascular benefits following statins and blood pressure trial
Death rates from heart disease and stroke could be significantly lowered by prescribing statins with blood pressure-lowering drugs, a study has found. The findings come from long term follow up data from the Anglo-Scandinavian Cardiac Outcomes Trial (ASCOT) and reveal that for patients with high blood pressure taking a calcium channel blocker-based treatment plus a statin, deaths from cardiovascular causes such as heart attack and stroke were lower than for those taking an alternative beta blocker-based treatment and who had not taken statins, more than a decade after the trial closed.

Health - Event - 15.08.2018
£3m award for pioneering Scottish leukemia trial
UofG scientists are set to receive £3m funding to help more patients survive a rare form of blood cancer. Researchers at the University of Glasgow's Institute of Cancer Sciences have been awarded £3.1 million by Cancer Research UK to lead a pioneering study to help find new treatments for chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML).

Physics - Event - 10.08.2018
UChicago physicist earns Dirac Medal for pioneering research
Physicist Dam Thanh Son, University Professor at the University of Chicago, has been awarded the 2018 ICTP Dirac Medal for his contributions to revolutionizing human understanding of how quantum mechanics affects large groups of particles. Son was awarded the medal with physicists Subir Sachdev of Harvard University and Xiao-Gang Wen of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

History / Archeology - Event - 21.06.2018
Mysterious 11,000-year-old skull headdresses go on display in Cambridge
Mysterious 11,000-year-old skull headdresses go on display in Cambridge
Three 11,500-year-old deer skull headdresses - excavated from a world-renowned archaeological site in Yorkshire - will go on display, one for the first time, at Cambridge University's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) from today. The most mysterious objects found at Star Carr are 33 deer skull headdresses.

Life Sciences - Event - 03.01.2018
Researcher Awarded Swartz Fellowship to Investigate Brain Mechanisms of Learning and Memory
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Gaia Tavoni, a postdoctoral fellow of the Computational Neuroscience Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named a Swartz Foundation Fellow for Theory in Neuroscience for her research proposal suggesting pathways to investigate the brain mechanisms involved in learning and memory.

Earth Sciences - Event - 05.10.2017

Civil Engineering - Event - 13.06.2017
Bridges in Austria often exceed expectations
Bridges in Austria often exceed expectations
Assessing old bridges using modern standards is no mean feat. Studies conducted by TU Wien show that many bridges are actually significantly more stable than might be expected, often rendering costly restoration work unnecessary. Deciding which bridges need to be restored in the near future and which are still in good condition can have extremely expensive repercussions.
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