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Researchers Provide Direct Experimental Evidence of Wigner Molecule Formation

In 1934, Eugene Wigner predicted that, in certain circumstances, a gas of electrons could take on a solid, crystalline phase and form a “lattice,” as long as the concentration...

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Health and Society

Researcher to Improve Assessment Testing for High School Students

Ying Alison Cheng, associate professor of psychology and fellow of the Institute for Educational Initiatives (IEI) at the University of Notre Dame, will lead a $1.4 million...

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Fighting the Spread of Misinformation

It was 2012. Tim Weninger was a Ph.D. student surfing Facebook and Reddit. As a computer scientist, his procrastination took a turn when he noticed some alarming trends on the...

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Science and Technology

Fighting to Protect Our Community

As Ed Striedl remembers it, the borough of Keansburg, New Jersey, tried to fortify against Hurricane Sandy. In the days and hours ahead of the storm, evacuation was encouraged....

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Health and Society

New Study Shows Ways to Maximize Temperature-Lowering Benefits of Chicago’s Green Roofs

Extreme heat poses a unique challenge to cities in the United States. According to the National Weather Service, extreme heat accounts for 20 percent of deaths by natural hazard...

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Health and Society

Will Heart Cells Help Solve Our Most Complex Problems?

As part of a new study, researchers at the University of Notre Dame aim to create a more optimal computer network for solving complex problems — using heart cells. Real-world...

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Developing an ‘on and off’ Switch for Breast Cancer Treatment

T-cells play an important role in the body’s immune system, and one of their tasks is to find and destroy infection. However, T-cells struggle to identify solid, cancerous...

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Engineers use Tiki torches in study of soot, diesel filters

Chemical engineers testing methods to improve efficiency of diesel engines while maintaining performance are getting help from a summer staple: Tiki torches. A team of engineers...

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Notre Dame Researchers Develop ‘Fraudbuster’ System to Reduce Fraud in Auto Insurance Market

In 2012, fraud cost U.S. auto insurers 7.7 billion dollars in excess payments. Although the rate of fraudulent policies for most insurers was 5 percent, that rate for nonstandard...

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Career Development

Dare to Discover the Innovator Within

Imagine a world in which, regardless of birth nation, level of education, or social status, you had the power to change your life and the lives of those around you. For many who...

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Breakthrough Discovery Links Two of the Heaviest Known Particles

The two heaviest known particles — the Higgs boson and the top quark — have finally been linked, thanks to a discovery based on experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)...

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ND Perspectives: Media, Tech & Society – Is A Sneaky Serpent in Your Newsfeed?

Recorded at Reunion 2018, this fascinating panel discussion explores fake news and media literacy in today’s changing environment. Moderator: Diane Daniels, Weekend anchor at...

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