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Using machine learning to understand climate change

Using machine learning to understand climate change

October 10, 2019

In a vast ocean where direct observational data is scarce, Rochester researchers are using data science to understand how shallow coastal waters and deep oceans contribute to the methane found in the atmosphere.

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Understanding an endangered species, bird by bird

Understanding an endangered species, bird by bird

September 26, 2019

Rochester biologist Nancy Chen is mapping the evolutionary forces affecting an endangered species of Florida birds, and raising fundamental questions about how and why species go extinct.

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One small step for electrons, one giant leap for quantum computers

One small step for electrons, one giant leap for quantum computers

September 25, 2019

Quantum computing has revolutionary potential, but transferring information within a quantum system remains a challenge. By transferring the state of electrons, Rochester research brings scientists one step closer to creating fully functional quantum computers.

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Charter schools are not all equal

Charter schools are not all equal

August 6, 2019

Rochester economist John Singleton’s research could help educational policymakers to craft guidelines and practices for charter schools that are in the best interests of all students.

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Researchers solve ‘hot spot’ debate

Researchers solve ‘hot spot’ debate

July 31, 2019

Volcanic hot spots such as the ones that created the Hawaiian Islands have long been considered stationary points, but new data analyses provide conclusive evidence that hot spots are not fixed but are moving.

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Will your future computer be made using bacteria?

Will your future computer be made using bacteria?

July 10, 2019

Graphene is a revolutionary nanomaterial, the discovery of which led to a Nobel Prize. By mixing graphite with bacteria, Rochester scientists are making graphene easier and more environmentally friendly to produce, paving the way for future products and applications.

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Why can we see moving objects against their backgrounds?

Why can we see moving objects against their backgrounds?

July 2, 2019

New research from Rochester scientists explores why human beings are good at discerning moving objects and how we can train our brains to be better at this as we age.

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What can trigger violence in postcolonial Africa?

What can trigger violence in postcolonial Africa?

June 27, 2019

Why have civil wars and insurgencies occurred in Sudan and Uganda, but not Kenya? A new study finds the origins of ethnic violence in precolonial political organization.

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Teenagers’ ability to describe negative emotions protects against depression

Teenagers’ ability to describe negative emotions protects against depression

June 27, 2019

A Rochester study shows that teenagers who can describe their emotions in precise and nuanced ways—saying ‘I feel ashamed’ instead of simply saying ‘I feel bad’— are better protected against depression than their peers who can’t.

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Finding order in the chaos of turbulence

Finding order in the chaos of turbulence

June 26, 2019

A new set of conservation laws developed by Rochester researchers are unique to the turbulent flows within magnetic fields, and could help explain the evolution of stars and galaxies.

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