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Global warming: The conversation we need to have

We all know the earth's climate is changing. The effects are inescapable no matter where we live. Here in New England, some changes are subtle (more humidity, consistently warmer nights), dramatic (more intense ...

Jan 15, 2014
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Picturing the Proton

(PhysOrg.com) -- Two theoretical physicists in the College of Liberal Art and Sciences and their colleagues are eager for the results of an experiment scheduled next fall at the new Large Hadron Collider (LHC) ...

Mar 31, 2010
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Turning the tide for great white sharks

Spending up to 13 hours a day traversing shark-infested waters may be far from your notion of an ideal career. Not so for UConn alum Chris Perkins '12 (CLAS), co-founder and director of research for nonprofit ...

Oct 29, 2014
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The Dynamics of Forest Canopy Motion

(PhysOrg.com) -- While it’s well known that wind causes trees to sway, it’s less widely recognized that the movement of the trees in turn affects the wind. Mark Rudnicki, an assistant professor in the ...

Jan 29, 2010
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Buried Coins Key to Roman Population Mystery?

(PhysOrg.com) -- The first century BC in Italy was culturally a brilliant age, unequaled by any other period in Roman history. It was a time of Cicero, Caesar, Vergil, Horace and many other major literary ...

Oct 05, 2009
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