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2011-12-20 22:24:07

Climate change effects to be monitored with new fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing Half-mile long thermometers have been dropped through the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica that will give the world relevant data on sea and ice temperatures for tracking climate change and its effect on the glacial ice surrounding the continent. The study based at the University of Nevada, Reno is funded by the National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs and other NSF grants. "This...

Engineers Simulate Large Quake On Curved Bridge
2011-09-23 09:11:59

  Full-size pickup trucks on bridge deck to add important data to be used for new design standards Six full-size pickup trucks took a wild ride on a 16-foot-high steel bridge when it shook violently in a series of never-before-conducted experiments to investigate the seismic behavior of a curved bridge with vehicles in place. The 145-foot-long, 162-ton steel and concrete bridge was built atop four large, 14-foot by 14-foot, hydraulic shake tables in the University of Nevada, Reno's...

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2011-06-28 07:25:33

Study finds that faults beneath the Salton Sea ruptured during Colorado River floods and may have triggered large earthquakes on the southern San Andreas Fault Southern California's Salton Sea, once a large natural lake fed by the Colorado River, may play an important role in the earthquake cycle of the southern San Andreas Fault and may have triggered large earthquakes in the past. Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the...

2011-03-22 23:08:12

University of Nevada, Reno, researcher and team complete year-long study In a lakewide study, a team of scientists lead by University of Nevada, Reno limnologist Sudeep Chandra has found a considerable decline in native fish species density at Lake Tahoe since 1951. In their final report, they are recommending establishing and implementing a management plan to protect the nearshore zone habitat, which is critical to native fish. "The numbers are alarming, and likely caused by multiple...

2011-03-08 13:32:27

Study shows potentially broad effects for individuals, organizations and society While unemployment has been a frequent topic of discussion during the recession, underemployment and its effects have not, even though the number of underemployed workers has also increased. A study published online last week in the Journal of Management, ""ËœI Have a Job, But"¦' A Review of Underemployment," by University of Nevada, Reno Assistant Professor Frances M. McKee-Ryan and University...

2011-03-03 19:23:00

Annual course to train, educate next generation of scientists, engineers, plant operators, policymakers RENO, Nev., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When one thinks of geothermal energy, a plume of steam rising from the snowy plains of Iceland or from a power plant in the green hills of New Zealand may come to mind, but perhaps not Nevada, a hotbed of activity for geothermal power in the United States. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110303/DC59242) The National...

2010-12-17 16:58:26

It's just a worm, a tiny soil-dwelling nematode worm "“ but the implications are big for biomedicine and circadian biology as shown in a recent study authored by University of Nevada, Reno researcher Alexander van der Linden. The article on the circadian clock of the Caenorhabditis elegans worm was published in the peer-reviewed, open-access journal, PLoS Biology. "Circadian rhythms are important in all organisms because they regulate biological functions such as food intake,...

2010-10-20 18:01:00

University Professor Jennifer Ring awarded Yoseloff-Society for American Baseball Research Grant RENO, Nev., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the World Series beginning next week, the country turns its attention to America's favorite pastime, baseball. Men's baseball that is. Women do not play baseball, they play softball, but a political science professor at the University of Nevada, Reno has set out to show the plight of the baseball-playing women to the world. Nevada's Jennifer...

2010-09-25 00:28:38

Like the little engine that could, the University of Nevada, Reno experiment to transform wastewater sludge to electrical power is chugging along, dwarfed by the million-gallon tanks, pipes and pumps at the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility where, ultimately, the plant's electrical power could be supplied on-site by the process University researchers are developing. "We are very pleased with the results of the demonstration testing of our research," Chuck Coronella, principle...

2010-08-26 13:50:52

Six-year study provides documentation of theorized differences in brain's cortex There is still much that is unknown about autism spectrum disorders, but a University of Nevada, Reno psychologist has added to the body of knowledge that researchers around the world are compiling to try to demystify, prevent and treat the mysterious condition. "Autism is a unique developmental disability," states Jeffrey Hutsler, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno, who recently...


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