Media report on UMaine-led development of PFAS tracking tool

The Portland Press Herald, the Bangor Daily News and News Center Maine reported on University of Maine computer scientist Torsten Hahmann spearheading the development of an interactive digital tool that will allow users to explore and analyze data on sites and sources of PFAS contamination throughout the U.S. The Sun Journal and shared the […]

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Hindustan Times cites Climate Reanalyzer temperature data

In a story about how the global temperatures may increase more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the Hindustan Times cited air temperature provided by University of Maine Climate Change Institute’s Climate Reanalyzer indicating that since June, “temperatures have been significantly above the long-term mean of 1979 to 2000, and possibly highest ever.”

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Imagine That! Tours promoted in BDN

The Bangor Daily News promoted the University of Maine Graduate School’s Imagine That! Tours 1–4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13 during Homecoming and Family and Friends Weekend. The tours offer a first-hand look, feel and taste of innovative research from the University of Maine’s research centers. The event is free and open to the public. Advanced […]

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State’s research community to gather at UMaine’s second annual Maine Research Symposium on Biomedical Science and Engineering

The University of Maine Institute of Medicine announced that it is hosting the second annual Maine Research Symposium on Biomedical Science and Engineering from Oct. 25–27. Events will take place at a variety of locations on the university’s flagship campus in Orono. Partner organizations participating in the symposium include The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), MDI Biological Laboratory, MaineHealth, Northern Light Health, the […]

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Newsom discusses Center for Braiding Indigenous Knowledges and Science in ‘On Point’ segment

WBUR interviewed Bonnie Newsom, University of Maine associate professor of anthropology, about the Center for Braiding Indigenous Knowledges and Science (CBIKS) for a segment of the show “On Point.” The center, based at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will conduct transdisciplinary, placed-based research projects that intertwine Native and Western knowledge systems in collaboration with Indigenous […]

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Maine public reports on BioHome3D enduring first winter

Maine Public reported on BioHome3D, the first 3D-printed house made entirely with bio-based materials, withstanding its first winter. The house was developed by the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC). “Then we had 45-below wind chill factors. You remember that? And we were concerned about how this house [might] expand and contract,” […]

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UMaine leading development of new state-of-the-art tool for tracking PFAS nationwide

The emergence of toxic per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in water supplies, farms and the environment is a growing problem nationwide. Despite many researchers and government agencies investigating these “forever chemicals,” there is no tool for combining all of their findings and providing a more comprehensive view of the problem. University of Maine computer […]

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