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Rochester leads novel research project on how the brain interprets motion

Rochester leads novel research project on how the brain interprets motion

September 2, 2020

Brain and cognitive scientists are leading an NIH-funded multi-university project that may have applications for disorders like schizophrenia and offer insights for artificial intelligence.

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New data about asteroid surfaces will help explorers touchdown safely

New data about asteroid surfaces will help explorers touchdown safely

July 17, 2020

Using sand, marbles, and mathematical modeling, Rochester researchers from across departments worked to improve the accuracy of data collected from the surfaces of asteroids.

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This low-cost catalyst helps turn seawater into fuel at scale

This low-cost catalyst helps turn seawater into fuel at scale

July 15, 2020

For the first time, Rochester chemical engineers have demonstrated that a “potassium-promoted” chemical catalyst can be used to convert seawater into fuel on an industrial scale.

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Study: Neurons can shift how they process information about motion

Study: Neurons can shift how they process information about motion

June 15, 2020

New Rochester research indicates some neurons can shift to process information about movement depending on the brain’s current frame of reference.

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Reopening the country will do little to restore the US economy

Reopening the country will do little to restore the US economy

May 14, 2020

Rochester economist Lisa Kahn says multiple factors—not just stay-at-home orders—combined to generate the recent collapse in the labor market.

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Women quotas in politics lead to unintended consequences

Women quotas in politics lead to unintended consequences

May 12, 2020

Female electoral quota systems are designed to increase the representation of women in politics, but may curtail representation in other respects, Rochester political scientists find.

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Social Security for wealthy retirees promotes greater bequests, more inequality

Social Security for wealthy retirees promotes greater bequests, more inequality

May 12, 2020

An analysis by Rochester economist Kegon Tan shows that increases and decreases in payments for the affluent affect what they leave behind, not what they spend.

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Social distancing has stabilized, but failed to reverse, the spread of COVID-19

Social distancing has stabilized, but failed to reverse, the spread of COVID-19

May 11, 2020

According to a new study by data scientists, social distancing measures like closing schools and restaurants sharply decreased the doubling rate of confirmed cases, but COVID-19 is still spreading.

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Research provides new insights into the evolution of stars

Research provides new insights into the evolution of stars

April 24, 2020

The High-Energy-Density Physics Theory Group at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics studied how matter under high-pressure conditions might emit or absorb radiation.

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Perception of US democracy tanks after Trump impeachment

Perception of US democracy tanks after Trump impeachment

April 23, 2020

The nonpartisan Bright Line Watch research group finds that perceptions of the health of US democracy clearly declined after the president’s impeachment.

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