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New Tracers Can Identify Frack Fluids In The Environment

New Tracers Can Identify Frack Fluids In The Environment

Provided by Cheryl Dybas, NSF and Tim Lucas, Duke University Scientists develop new geochemical tracers, tested at sites in West Virginia and Pennsylvania Scientists have developed new geochemical tracers that can identify hydraulic...

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2014-10-21 12:30:11

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP NEWSBYTE -- SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) and NTT DATA, Inc. today announced that Duke Athletics has chosen the SAP HANA® platform and NTT DATA's Analytics experts to help it take Men's Basketball data to the next level by launching one of the most intuitive and powerful data visualization tools in college sports history. Historical player and team data will be brought to life for Blue Devil Fans around the world through a simple and elegant Web and...

2014-09-24 12:24:04

- Awards eight seed grants across the Carolinas and southern Virginia CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy today announced the creation of a $10 million Water Resources Fund to benefit waterways across North Carolina and South Carolina. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The fund will also be used to improve waterways downstream from Duke Energy operations that flow into neighboring states. In addition to the Water Resources Fund, Duke Energy is...

2014-09-23 23:02:55

Dr. Qibin Zhang, an expert in bioanalytical chemistry, will help to oversee The University of North Carolina at Greensboro's Center for Translational Biomedical Research Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), a national research university located In the Piedmont Triad, announced today that Dr. Qibin Zhang has joined UNCG as co-director of the Center for Translational Biomedical Research (CTBR). Zhang, an expert in...

World’s Largest DNA Origami Created
2014-09-15 03:39:17

North Carolina State University Researchers from North Carolina State University, Duke University and the University of Copenhagen have created the world’s largest DNA origami, which are nanoscale constructions with applications ranging from biomedical research to nanoelectronics. “These origami can be customized for use in everything from studying cell behavior to creating templates for the nanofabrication of electronic components,” says Dr. Thom LaBean, an associate professor...

2014-09-15 08:26:23

Best Value Schools has launched its newest article for ranking the top 25 colleges with high freshman retention rates by their overall return on investment PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new article, the educational website Best Value Schools has ranked the top 25 colleges with high freshman retention rates that offer students an excellent return on their investment for the greatest value in higher education. "25 Colleges with High Freshman Retention Rates Ranked...

2014-08-04 09:45:12

Duke University Epigenetic control of serotonin transporter makes difference The tiny addition of a chemical mark atop a gene that is well known for its involvement in clinical depression and posttraumatic stress disorder can affect the way a person's brain responds to threats, according to a new study by Duke University researchers. The results, which appear online August 3 in Nature Neuroscience, go beyond genetics to help explain why some individuals may be more vulnerable than...

skull composite
2014-08-03 05:50:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Changes in the human skull occurring approximately 50,000 years ago indicate that the rise of culture occurred around the same time as a reduction in testosterone levels, according to new research appearing in the August 1 edition of the journal Current Anthropology. In the study, lead author Robert Cieri, a biology graduate student at the University of Utah who began this work as a senior at Duke University, argue that people...

Baboon females
2014-08-01 02:00:13

Robin Ann Smith, Duke University A study of dominance in female baboons suggests that the route to a higher rank is to maintain close ties with mom, and to have lots of supportive sisters. A female baboon’s social status is dictated not by size or strength, but by the rank of her mother -– the higher the mother is ranked, the higher-ranked her daughter will be. For this reason, dominance rank in female baboons is thought to be determined at birth. Females born to high-ranking...

A Look At The Evolution Of Airplanes
2014-07-24 03:18:43

American Institute of Physics Analysis in the Journal of Applied Physics uses 'constructal law' to witness the evolution of airplane designs over time and predict the future of aerospace design One of the traditional arguments against Darwinian evolution has been that no one can confirm the process exists because it occurs on a time scale immensely greater than a human lifetime. Adrian Bejan, the J. A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Duke University, has...

divorce
2014-07-16 08:02:18

Alison Jones, Duke University Surprising suggestion for why divorce is more common among families with girls In the U.S., couples with daughters are somewhat more likely to divorce than couples with sons. Many scholars have read those numbers as evidence that daughters cause divorce. But new research from Duke University suggests something quite different may be at play: Girls may be hardier than boys, even in the womb, and may be better able to survive pregnancies stressed by a...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.