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2012-03-09 08:23:00

STONY BROOK, N.Y., March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Stony Brook University's 2012 "Stars of Stony Brook" Gala will honor actor-writer-director and four-time Academy Award nominee Ed Harris and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation on Wednesday, April 25 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City. "This will be one of the most exciting and meaningful events of the year-long celebration marking the 100th anniversary of Pollock's birth," states Richard L. Gelfond, CEO of IMAX Corporation, Chairman...

2012-02-13 23:09:41

There is an ever-increasing need for advanced batteries for portable electronics, such as phones, cameras, and music players, but also to power electric vehicles and to facilitate the distribution and storage of energy derived from renewable energy sources. But, once a battery fails, there are no corrective measures–how do you look inside a battery without destroying it? Now, researchers at Cambridge University, Stony Brook University, and New York University have developed...

2012-02-13 14:03:00

There is an ever-increasing need for advanced batteries for portable electronics, such as phones, cameras, and music players, but also to power electric vehicles and to facilitate the distribution and storage of energy derived from renewable energy sources. But, once a battery fails, there are no corrective measures–how do you look inside a battery without destroying it? Now, researchers at Cambridge University, Stony Brook University, and New York University have developed...

2012-01-18 01:00:00

GARDEN CITY, N.Y., Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Long Island has the necessary assets which, if properly managed, could redefine the region into a major economic and innovation powerhouse. That is the finding of a new report released today by the Long Island Index at Farmingdale State College, Roosevelt Hall, 2350 Broadhollow Rd., Farmingdale, NY. The report, prepared by Collaborative Economics, Inc., and a new video presented at the launch and narrated by award-winning actor and...

2012-01-12 10:11:25

Celebrities are channeling a distant relative with what Harper´s Bazaar describes as the latest trend in nail fashion for 2012: claws. But this may not be the first time primates traded their nails for claws. A new study co-authored by a University of Florida researcher examines the first extinct North American primate with a toe bone showing features associated with the presence of both nails and a grooming claw, indicating our primate ancestors may have traded their flat nails for...

2011-10-07 14:00:00

Historical reconstruction reveals humans contributed to both degradation and recovery of coral reefs STONY BROOK, N.Y. and STANFORD, Calif., Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Changing human activities coupled with a dynamic environment over the past few centuries have caused fluctuating periods of decline and recovery of corals reefs in the Hawaiian Islands, according to a study sponsored in part by the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University. Using the...

Image 1 - Coral Reef History Linked To 700 Years Of Human And Environmental Activity
2011-10-04 10:49:00

Historical reconstruction reveals humans contributed to both degradation and recovery of coral reefs Changing human activities coupled with a dynamic environment over the past few centuries have caused fluctuating periods of decline and recovery of corals reefs in the Hawaiian Islands, according to a study sponsored in part by the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University. Using the reefs and island societies as a model social-ecological system, a team of...

2011-09-30 12:45:00

TROY, N.Y., Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders in academia, industry, and government will meet at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute next month to discuss strategies for leveraging the awesome power of supercomputers to drive growth, innovation, and competitive advantage for American companies. The discussions are part of a three-day national workshop titled "Providing Competitive Advantage to Industry Through High-Performance Computing: Accomplishments and a Path Forward."...

2011-07-15 09:21:00

Impacts include increases in infectious diseases and invasive species, as well as changes in soil, water, vegetation, and the atmosphere STONY BROOK, N.Y., July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Trophic Downgrading of Planet Earth," a review paper that will be published on July 15, 2011, in the journal Science, concludes that the decline of large predators and herbivores in all regions of the world is causing substantial changes to Earth's terrestrial, freshwater, and marine...

2011-04-29 08:15:00

Studies show that coastal sharks have "DNA zip codes" that can reveal where they were born; underscores potential of DNA testing to monitor fin trade STONY BROOK, N.Y., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international team of scientists, led by the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University, has used DNA to determine that groups of dusky sharks (Carcharhinus obscurus) and copper sharks (Carcharhinus brachyurus) living in different coastal regions across...