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  1. High-Tech Authentication of Ancient ArtifactsRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 11 | Newswise

    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 12, 2014 -- Geologist Timothy Rose of the Smithsonian Institution's Analytical Laboratories is accustomed to putting his lab's high-tech nanoscale scanning electron microscope to work evaluating the mineral composition of rocks and meteorites. Lately, though, the nanoSEM has been enlisted for a different kind of task: determining the authenticity of ancient Mesoamerican artifacts.

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  2. Picasso and Braque, Beneath the SurfaceRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 11 | Newswise

    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 12, 2014 -- For most of us, the closest we'll ever get to Pablo Picasso's masterpiece The Blue Room or a group of Georges Braque's mid-career paintings is by visiting The Phillips Collection, a modern art museum in Washington, D.C. Imagine being fortunate enough to get to study them up close, examining the details of every paint stroke applied to the canvases-right down to each nuance of pigment color and its quality-to gain knowledge about artists' preferred materials and techniques.

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  3. Preserving the Declaration of Independence and Other Historical DocumentsRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 11 | Newswise

    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 12, 2014 -- Conservation science is helping make big decisions about preservation methods to protect and save unique and historic U.S. government records-including the iconic and priceless Declaration of Independence-for future generations. During the AVS 61st International Symposium & Exhibition, being held Nov. 9-14, 2014, in Baltimore, Md., Jennifer Herrmann, a research chemist and conservation scientist for the National Archives and Records Administration, will describe the role science plays in the preservation of the nation's documents.

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  4. 'Forests' of Carbon Nanotubes Grown on 3-D SubstratesRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 11 | Newswise

    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 11, 2014 -- A team of University of Maryland researchers is growing vertically aligned "forests" of carbon nanotubes on three-dimensional conductive substrates to explore their potential use as a cathode in next-gen lithium batteries. During the AVS 61st International Symposium & Exhibition, being held November 9-14, 2014, in Baltimore, Md., the team will describe their process for creating lithium-oxygen battery cells.

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  5. All the Electronics That's Fit to PrintRead the original story

    Monday Nov 10 | Newswise

    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 11, 2014 -- New technology allows you to print electronic devices in the same way your inkjet printer prints a document or photo. Now researchers at Palo Alto Research Center have used this technique to build a portable X-ray imager and small mechanical devices.

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  6. Nuclear Waste Viewed in New LightRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 31 | Newswise

    WASHINGTON, D.C., October 31, 2014 -- Everyone has a trick or two - weight, balance, sound - to guess what is inside a sealed package. But when the package contains 30-to-40-year-old waste from Britain's nuclear reactors, those options are completely off the table.

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  7. Tough Electronics Based on Bullet-Proof KevlarRead the original story

    Friday Oct 31 | Newswise

    WASHINGTON, D.C., October 31, 2014 -- A group of North Carolina State University researchers is exploring novel ways to apply semiconductor industry processes to unique substrates, such as textiles and fabrics, to "weave together" multifunctional materials with distinct capabilities. During the AVS 61st International Symposium & Exhibition, being held November 9-14, 2014, in Baltimore, Maryland, the researchers will describe how they were able to "weave" high-strength, highly conductive yarns made of tungsten metal on Kevlar -- aka body armor material -- by using atomic layer deposition , a process commonly used for producing memory and logic devices.

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  8. Hubble Sees 'Ghost Light' From Dead GalaxiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 30 | Newswise

    NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has picked up the faint, ghostly glow of stars ejected from ancient galaxies that were gravitationally ripped apart several billion years ago. The mayhem happened 4 billion light-years away, inside an immense collection of nearly 500 galaxies nicknamed "Pandora's Cluster," also known as Abell 2744.

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  9. Dissolvable Silicon Circuits and SensorsRead the original story

    Oct 9, 2014 | Newswise

    WASHINGTON, D.C., October 9, 2014 -- Electronic devices that dissolve completely in water, leaving behind only harmless end products, are part of a rapidly emerging class of technology pioneered by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Early results demonstrate the entire complement of building blocks for integrated circuits, along with various sensors and actuators with relevance to clinical medicine, including most recently intracranial monitors for patients with traumatic brain injury.

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  10. Plasmonic PaperRead the original story

    Oct 9, 2014 | Newswise

    WASHINGTON, D.C., October 9, 2014 -- Using a common laboratory filter paper decorated with gold nanoparticles, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have created a unique platform, known as "plasmonic paper," for detecting and characterizing even trace amounts of chemicals and biologically important molecules-from explosives, chemical warfare agents and environmental pollutants to disease markers. The work will be described by Srikanth Singamaneni, assistant professor in the department of mechanical engineering and materials science at Washington University in St. Louis, and postdoc Limei Tian at the AVS 61th International Symposium and Exhibition, held Nov. 9-14, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md.

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  11. Johns Hopkins Experts on Intimate Partner Violence Add Context to Ray Rice-Janay Palmer StoryRead the original story

    Sep 10, 2014 | Newswise

    Three renowned Johns Hopkins University experts on domestic violence are available to address the issue and provide context for the ongoing Ray Rice-Janay Palmer story. Jacquelyn Campbell PhD, RN, is a professor and Anna D. Wolf Chair at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and national program director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars.

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  12. Schools, Hopkins Nursing Target Early Parent EngagementRead the original story

    Aug 13, 2014 | Newswise

    The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is working with Baltimore City Schools and local community foundations to strengthen parenting and parent engagement in pre-kindergarten and examining the impact of that investment on students' later academic outcomes.

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  13. University of Maryland, Baltimore Names New Executive Director of University Regional PartnershipsRead the original story

    Aug 8, 2014 | Newswise

    Natalie D. Eddington, PhD, FAAPS, FCP, dean and professor of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, has been named executive director of University Regional Partnerships at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

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  14. Maryland State Health Secretary to Join Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public HealthRead the original story

    Jul 30, 2014 | Newswise

    Joshua M. Sharfstein, the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene , will join the full-time faculty of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as the new Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Training, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

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  15. The Johns Hopkins Hospital Celebrates 125th AnniversaryRead the original story

    May 7, 2014 | Newswise

    One hundred and twenty-five years ago, on a sunny, pleasant May 7, 1889, a large crowd gathered in the rotunda beneath the great dome of The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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  16. Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Set to Expand With $65 Million GiftRead the original story

    May 6, 2014 | Newswise

    The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins will use a $65 million gift toward the construction of a new patient care building that will be named for the late Albert P. "Skip" Viragh, Jr., a Maryland mutual fund investment leader and philanthropist.

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