Research in the News

International media report on the discovery of 208 new anthropogenic minerals

News outlets worldwide reported on research that identifies a group of new minerals that formed either principally or exclusively through human activities. Edward Grew, a research professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences collaborated on the research team led by Robert Hazen of the Carnegie Institution for Science. The results underscore humans’ impact […]

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UMaine cited in Local Xpress story on tidal power

Local Xpress of Halifax, Nova Scotia cited the University of Maine as one of several academic institutions, working with Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy to collect data on the performance of a demonstration turbine in the Minas Passage in the Bay of Fundy.

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Reading Eagle cites UMaine research in National Chocolate Day column

The Reading Eagle in Reading, Pennsylvania mentioned the University of Maine in a column that encouraged readers to indulge their sweet tooth Dec. 28, National Chocolate Day. The columnist cited a UMaine study that found more frequent chocolate consumption was associated with increased cognitive function.

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Mainebiz cites UMaine study in report on state’s commercial dairy farms

A report conducted by the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station at the University of Maine was mentioned in the Mainebiz article, “Maine’s dairy farmers seek ‘fair marketplace.’” According to the article, Maine dairy farmers say their industry could use help from Congress in their efforts to provide milk to customers in a fair marketplace. […]

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WABI covers exhibit of games created by computer science students

WABI (Channel 5) reported on exhibitions held by computer science students at the University of Maine to showcase original video games. Students from COS 125 and COS 312 demonstrated the games they built throughout the semester and competed for a cash prize. “The idea of the demo here is to get other people to play […]

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Maine Public reports on UMaine-designed technology heading to space station

Maine Public reported on the scheduled launch of University of Maine-designed technology headed to the International Space Station. The wireless leak detection system — a safety system that alerts astronauts to potentially dangerous loss of heat and air — was designed by University of Maine scientists, Maine Public reported. The leak detector was part of […]

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