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A Solar Cell That Stores Its Own Power
2014-10-07 03:35:08

Provided by Pam Frost Gorder, Ohio State University Is it a solar cell? Or a rechargeable battery? Actually, the patent-pending device invented at The Ohio State University is both: the world's first solar battery. In the October 3, 2014 issue of the journal Nature Communications, the researchers report that they've succeeded in combining a battery and a solar cell into one hybrid device. Key to the innovation is a mesh solar panel, which allows air to enter the battery, and a...

2014-09-05 12:20:18

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Safelite AutoGlass(®), the nation's largest provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, has become a proud sponsor of Ohio State Athletics. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120912/CL73244LOGO "The Ohio State Buckeyes are renowned for their longstanding traditions and winning performances," said Safelite AutoGlass' advertising director Matt Johnson. "As we focus on building a nationally recognized brand, we are proud...

2014-07-22 12:27:53

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caring Marketing Solutions today announced that its client, Buckeye Community Health Plan, will be the official sponsor of the SkyGlider at this year's Fair, which runs from July 23 to Aug. 3 at the Ohio State Fairgrounds in Columbus. "We recommended that Buckeye support one of the great traditions and attractions in our state and welcome visitors to the 2014 Ohio State Fair," Paul Carringer, president of Caring Marketing Solutions,...

2014-07-08 08:21:11

PLYMOUTH, Mich., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company, is proud to be the seating sponsor of the first-place award-winning EcoCAR 2. Johnson Controls Automotive Seating supplied the seats for Ohio State University's EcoCAR 2 vehicle. As the vehicle's seating sponsor, Johnson Controls conceptualized, designed and built eco-friendly seats that showcase its innovative and sustainable products. "EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future," is a national...

newly discovered planet in binary system
2014-07-04 04:31:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Astronomers have located a new terrestrial planet in a binary star system located roughly 3,000 light-years from Earth, according to new research appearing in the July 4 edition of the journal Science. Ohio State University professor Andrew Gould and four international teams of scientists used the technique of gravitational microlensing to discover the new planet, which is roughly twice the mass of Earth and orbits one of its...

2014-06-25 10:25:31

Ohio State University Study in mice suggests immune cells fail to activate key messenger needed for repair In the complex environment of a spinal cord injury, researchers have found that immune cells in the central nervous system of elderly mice fail to activate an important signaling pathway, dramatically lowering chances for repair after injury. These studies were the first to show that spinal cord injuries are more severe in elderly mice than in young adults, corroborating...

Anger Management: Eat Something!
2014-04-15 05:04:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Those Snickers commercials suggesting that people aren’t quite themselves when they’re hungry might not be all that far off, according to a new Ohio State University-led study which claims that low blood sugar levels could be responsible for creating conflicts between husbands and wives. Writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the OSU team recruited 107 married couples and had them complete a...

2014-04-08 12:07:17

-NRAS is one of the most studied cancer-related genes. -This study found that the gene produces five variants, not just one form as thought. -The finding might help improve drugs for cancers that involve NRAS. A new study shows that a gene discovered 30 years ago and now known to play a fundamental role in cancer development produces five different gene variants (called isoforms), rather than just the one original form, as thought. The study of the NRAS gene by researchers at The Ohio...

Emotional Expressions Recognized By New Computer Model
2014-04-02 05:20:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While research projects tend to focus primarily on the six basic emotions of happiness, surprise, sadness, anger, fear, and disgust, researchers from Ohio State University have developed a way that will allow more than triple the number of documented emotion-related facial expressions that can be used for cognitive analysis. Writing in the latest edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the OSU...

2014-03-20 08:27:25

Ten-year deal includes exclusive rights to university sports concessions and retail locations INDIANAPOLIS, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Indianapolis-based LIDS Sports Group has reached an agreement to acquire the rights to become the official retail partner of Ohio State University Athletics. Included in this licensing agreement are the exclusive rights to operate the official e-commerce shop (shop.ohiostatebuckeyes.com), on-campus retail locations, arena/stadium retail locations...

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Nancy Currie
2012-08-17 14:31:26

Nancy Currie is an engineer, United States Army officer, and a NASA astronaut. She was born Nancy Jane Sherlock on December 29, 1958 in Wilmington, Delaware. She moved to Troy, Ohio as a child and graduated from Troy High School in 1977. She then went on to attend Ohio State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Science in 1980. From there she continued her education by earning a Master of Science degree in Safety Engineering from the University of Southern...

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