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University of Wyoming Study: Migrating Mule Deer Don't Need Directions
LARAMIE, Wyoming, Aug. 24 [TNSscienceresearch] -- The University of Wyoming issued the following news release:

How do big-game animals know where to migrate across hundreds of miles of vast Wyoming landscapes year after year?

Among scientists, there are two camps of thought. First is that animals use local cues within their vicinity to determine where to migrate. Animals might move up to areas with greener forage -- often termed green-wave surfing -- or move down from mountains with deeper snow. The second idea is that animals develop memory of the landscape where they live and then use that ... Show Full Article

University of Southern California-Viterbi School of Engineering: 'We're Going to 3-D Print First Rocket Made on Mars'
LOS ANGELES, California, Aug. 24 [TNSscienceresearch] -- The University of Southern California's Viterbi School of Engineering issued the following news release:

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- Tim Ellis, named to MIT Technology Review's 2019 "35 Innovators Under 35" for his use of massive 3-D printers to build space-bound rockets

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Tim Ellis started college as an undecided-major at USC. Today, the 2012 aerospace engineering alum is revolutionizing the spacecraft manufacturing industry by 3-D printing rockets that may one day take human beings to Mars.

Ellis, who is the co-founder of Relativity Space, an aerospace ... Show Full Article

Rochester Institute of Technology Researchers Help Develop Practical New Method for Measuring Quantum Entanglement
ROCHESTER, New York, Aug. 24 [TNSscienceresearch] -- Rochester Institute of Technology issued the following news release:

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- Technique can help advance quantum computing and secure communication technologies

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Rochester Institute of Technology researchers have helped develop a new technique for quantifying entanglement that has major implications for developing the next generation of technology in computing, simulation, secure communication and other fields. The researchers outlined their new method for measuring entanglement in a recent Nature Communications article.

When two quantum ... Show Full Article

Report Shows West Texas A&M University Students Graduate With 11th Lowest Loan Debt in State
CANYON, Texas, Aug. 24 [TNSeducationresearch] -- West Texas A&M University issued the following news:

West Texas A&M University is listed as having the 11th-lowest average student loan debt per borrower among schools in Texas, according to a recent study.

The Student Loan Debt by School and By State Report, published by LendEDU, ranked 45 institutions of higher education in the state based on how much debt graduates accumulate.

"West Texas A&M's average student loan debt per borrower figure was very commendable," said Michael Brown, research analyst with LendEDU. "Not only did the school have ... Show Full Article

Princeton University: 'She Roars' Podcast Discusses Immigration With Maribel Hernandez Rivera
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Aug. 24 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- Princeton University issued the following news release:

The latest episode of the "She Roars" (https://sheroarspodcast.princeton.edu/) podcast features Maribel Hernandez Rivera, a 2010 graduate alumna, reflecting on her childhood experience as an undocumented immigrant and now a champion of immigrant rights. She works as district director for Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after a previous position in the New York City Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs.

Maribel attributes her personal success -- measured in scholarships from Phillips ... Show Full Article

Carnegie Mellon University: Self-Rolling Sensors Take Heart Cell Readings in 3D
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Aug. 24 [TNSscienceresearch] -- Carnegie Mellon University issued the following news:

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed an organ-on-an-electronic-chip platform, which uses bioelectrical sensors to measure the electrophysiology of the heart cells in three dimensions. These 3D, self-rolling biosensor arrays coil up over heart cell spheroid tissues to form an "organ-on-e-chip," thus enabling the researchers to study how cells communicate with each other in multicellular systems ... Show Full Article

Baylor University: Caregivers of People With Dementia Are Losing Sleep
WACO, Texas, Aug. 24 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Baylor University issued the following news:

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- Poor sleep can be a minus for caregivers -- and, in turn, for those in their care, Baylor University sleep researchers say

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Caregivers of people with dementia lose between 2.5 to 3.5 hours of sleep weekly due to difficulty falling asleep and maintaining sleep -- a negative for themselves and potentially for those who receive their care, Baylor University sleep researchers say.

But the good news is that simple, low-cost interventions can improve caregivers' sleep and functioning.

The researchers' ... Show Full Article