Space & Planetary
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a plan to provide up to $6 million to support frontier plasma science experiments at several plasma research facilities across the nation.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced a $420 million funding opportunity for DOE’s Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC). This funding will advance climate solutions through early-stage research on clean energy technology, advanced and low-carbon manufacturing, and quantum information science.
$10 million in funding will expand the UArizona's wind tunnel facilities, where researchers investigate the mechanisms behind flight at five times the speed of sound and faster. Among the improvements is an automation system which will allow one wind tunnel to operate five times as many tests per day.
Our brains are constantly uploading rich visual stimuli. But instead of seeing the latest image in real time, we actually see earlier versions because our brain's refresh time is about 15 seconds. The findings add to a growing body of research about the mechanism behind the "continuity field," a function of perception in which our brain merges what we see to give us a sense of visual stability.
- Science Advances
When it comes to feeding behavior, humans are the inefficient gas-guzzlers of the primate family, according to a new study of hunter-gatherer energy budgets. Unlike our herbivorous cousins who spend much of the day lounging while chewing their fibrous diets, early humans made high-risk, high-energy investments in finding big calories they could share with the group. And that in turn, likely led to free time and culture.
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A new paper published in the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists provides empirical evidence that risk aversion plays an important role in the coal contracting behavior of US power plants.
- Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
- John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics