Tag: research 2020

What can the naked mole-rat tell us about aging?

Posted by on August 4, 2020

According to widely accepted theories, aging results from accumulated cellular damage caused by the byproducts of oxidative metabolism — the way our bodies burn oxygen to produce energy. Once a certain threshold of oxidative damage is reached, we die.

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Like water for energy

Posted by on August 4, 2020

About 10% of electricity in the U.S. is created by moving water, or hydropower, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hydropower Vision report, which also found great potential in improving hydropower systems to meet more U.S. energy needs. Now the DOE is investing about $7.5 million into research projects to improve hydropower and reduce […]

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Environmental engineers study face-mask materials

Posted by on August 4, 2020

The day before the federal government issued new recommendations that Americans wear cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, Yang Wang, a professor of environmental engineering who studies how fine particles like aerosols are transmitted, decided to test a few common household materials — pillowcases, scarves, furnace filters — “out of […]

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