Ohio State News (Research news)

2019
July
22,
2019
| 04:08 PM America/New_York
You may think you know what you like – how to spend your time or what profession to pursue. But a new study suggests that your pre-existing self-beliefs, as well as cultural stereotypes, may interfere with your memories and keep you from remembering ...
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July
18,
2019
| 09:41 PM America/New_York
In the third episode of To the moon and beyond, we find out who some of the key players are in this new space race, what they are competing for and what winning looks like. Ohio State's John Horack weighs in. ...
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July
18,
2019
| 04:07 PM America/New_York
As the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, Ohio State News sat down with Wayne Schlingman, director of the Arne Slettebak Planetarium at The Ohio State University, to hear more about what that first moon landing taught us ...
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July
17,
2019
| 11:45 AM America/New_York
Sorry, marijuana moms and dads: Using pot may not make you a more relaxed parent, at least when it comes to how you discipline your children. ...
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July
16,
2019
| 04:56 PM America/New_York
When NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite launched into space in April 2018, it did so with a specific goal: to search the universe for new planets. But in recently published research, a team of astronomers at The Ohio State University showed...
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July
15,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/New_York
Five faculty-led teams from The Ohio State University are one step closer to possibly commercializing the research they developed here on campus. ...
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July
11,
2019
| 06:10 PM America/New_York
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and its research partners are forecasting that western Lake Erie will experience a significant harmful algal bloom (HAB) this summer. ...
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July
08,
2019
| 09:00 AM America/New_York
In an era of concern over “fake news,” a new study finds that people draw a distinction between information sources that are dishonest and those that are biased. ...
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July
03,
2019
| 08:32 PM America/New_York
A corn patch on campus is the public installment of a research collaboration considering the long history of using human waste as an agricultural resource. ...
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July
02,
2019
| 07:07 PM America/New_York
In a world of sympathetic villains and flawed heroes, people still like fictional characters more when they have a strong sense of morality, a new study finds. ...
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July
01,
2019
| 03:27 PM America/New_York
Domestic violence survivors commonly suffer repeated blows to the head and strangulation, trauma that has lasting effects that should be widely recognized by advocates, health care providers, law enforcement and others who are in a position to help, ...
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June
27,
2019
| 09:24 PM America/New_York
Experts at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and 45 worldwide scientific and medical societies are pushing to change national guidelines that would allow more patients with the chronic diseases of obesity and diabetes to be eligible for...
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June
26,
2019
| 01:30 PM America/New_York
New research indicates that a person’s neighborhood may play a large role in influencing the decision to commute by bike. ...
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June
25,
2019
| 01:30 PM America/New_York
A study of thousands of patients’ health records found that those who were prescribed cholesterol-lowering statins had at least double the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. ...
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June
21,
2019
| 05:16 PM America/New_York
Relentless rain across much of the country has been an inconvenience and annoyance for many people. ...
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June
21,
2019
| 04:44 PM America/New_York
A shortage of high school physics teachers has led to teachers with little-to-no training taking over physics classrooms, reports show. This has led to additional stress and job dissatisfaction for those teachers—and a difficult learning experience f...
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June
03,
2019
| 04:01 PM America/New_York
Researchers at The Ohio State University have created high-resolution maps of points around the globe where groundwater meets the oceans—the first such analysis of its kind, giving important data points to communities and conservationists to help pro...
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May
13,
2019
| 08:51 PM America/New_York
Researchers have built a more efficient, more reliable potassium-oxygen battery, a step toward a potential solution for energy storage on the nation’s power grid and longer-lasting batteries in cell phones and laptops. In a study published this mo...
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May
02,
2019
| 10:11 PM America/New_York
Scientists at The Ohio State University have discovered a new species that lived more than 500 million years ago—a form of ancient echinoderm that was ancestral to modern-day groups such as sea cucumbers, sea urchins, sea stars, brittle stars and cri...
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April
10,
2019
| 03:12 PM America/New_York
The dust that settles throughout our homes and offices almost always contains bits of chemicals that can cause problems for the human endocrine system, scientists say. But a new study indicates that the microbes we track into buildings—the microscopi...
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March
18,
2019
| 05:01 PM America/New_York
Electronics rule our world, but electrons rule our electronics. A research team at The Ohio State University has discovered a way to simplify how electronic devices use those electrons—using a material that can serve dual roles in electronics, whe...
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February
08,
2019
| 10:33 PM America/New_York
An Ohio State University engineering professor has become the first woman from the university to be named to the National Academy of Engineering. Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska, associate dean for research in Ohio State’s College of Engineering, was on...
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January
31,
2019
| 10:20 PM America/New_York
The composition of the universe—the elements that are the building blocks for every bit of matter—is ever-changing and ever-evolving, thanks to the lives and deaths of stars. An outline of how those elements form as stars grow and explode and fade...
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January
21,
2019
| 09:00 PM America/New_York
Greenland is melting faster than scientists previously thought—and will likely lead to faster sea level rise—thanks to the continued, accelerating warming of the Earth’s atmosphere, a new study has found. Scientists concerned about sea level rise ...
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January
14,
2019
| 09:29 PM America/New_York
Human beings can configure their faces in thousands and thousands of ways to convey emotion, but only 35 expressions actually get the job done across cultures, a new study has found. And while our faces can convey a multitude of emotions—from ange...
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January
08,
2019
| 02:44 PM America/New_York
A new method of drawing electoral districts that combines game theory and the word game “Ghost” could result in maps that are more demographically representative, according to two mathematicians. In the game “Ghost,” players take turns saying lett...
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2018
December
12,
2018
| 09:32 PM America/New_York
COLUMBUS, Ohio – An Ohio State University scientist has been awarded the title of Fellow by the National Academy of Inventors. Hesham El Gamal, chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was one of 148 academic inventors to re...
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2004
March
07,
2004
| 12:00 AM America/New_York
A new study suggests that a million or more European Christians were enslaved by Muslims in North Africa between 1530 and 1780 – a far greater number than had ever been estimated before. In a new book, Robert Davis, professor of history at Ohi...
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