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New Jersey experienced the warmest December temperatures in recorded history during 2015, according to the National Weather Service.The warm weather was due to a jet stream, or narrow, fast air current, shifting much farther north than usual, bringing in warm air from the southeastern United States, said Anthony Broccoli, a professor in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.
Living in space has been romanticized in the media for decades and would be a huge advancement for mankind, but there are many challenges to overcome before it becomes reality. Haym Benaroya, a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, said permanent life in space would provide many challenges for engineers in creating habitable environments. The engineers would have to create an atmosphere to protect people from radiation and allow them to escape from the vacuum of outer space, as well as protection from space objects like meteorites, he said.Countries with space programs all over the world are working hard to get more people into space, including India, China, Russia and the United States.
Every autumn, people get a flu shot in the hope of not falling seriously ill. Jessica Belser, a Class of 2003 alumna, works at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Influenza Division to study the pathogenesis and transmission of the virus, or how the virus develops and spreads. Belser has worked with similar viruses in the past, including H5N1, or the bird flu, as well as the Ebola virus.She works in a high-containment facility, where many precautions are taken to prevent the virus from being spread outside of the laboratory.
An organization at Rutgers sets out to tackle ethical issues in the world. The organization, Rutgers Bioethics Society, discusses various biological issues, current events and ethics related to healthcare and science.
A hurricane made landfall on the coast of Mexico just more than a week ago, and was the strongest recorded hurricane in the history of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, according to the National Hurricane Center.The hurricane, named Patricia, was upgraded from a tropical storm to a hurricane rapidly as a result of ideal storm growth conditions, said Benjamin Lintner, an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Science.“It didn’t encounter the large amount of wind shear that would cause the strengthening process to slow down,” Lintner said.
A new fitness application is making college recreation centers more accessible to busy students.The application, upace, was created by Rachel Koretsky, a recent graduate from American University.
An organization at Rutgers aims to provide more opportunities to apply the information engineering students learn.The organization, led by Ely Nazar, a senior in the School of Engineering, is called the Rutgers Formula Racing, or RFR.
Physics has long been reputed for its complex formulas and its perplexing concepts, but two college professors are looking to simplify it by bridging science with theater.David Maiullo, a physics support specialist at Rutgers, and Eric Krebs, a producer and professor at Baruch College, have put together an off-Broadway physics demonstration show called “That Physics Show.” The play consists of various experiments that demonstrate the basic laws and equations of physics.
A group of current and former college students designed an application that may make it easier to find the nearest hospital available for immediate care.The group, composed of current Rutgers students Viral Jogani and Dean Rexines, both School of Engineering students, as well as Rutgers alumnus Jay Ravaliya and current University of Michigan student Haitham Maaieh, designed an iPhone application to tackle a common issue with emergency care.
Rising sophomores at Rutgers have a program designed to introduce them to the world of research.On Friday, August 7th, The Aresty Summer Science Program held a poster session with all of its summer research students.
Global climate change is the “most urgent, number one” issue facing humanity today, Bill Nye said in an interview on Crossfire.New Jersey and other states in the Northeast just witnessed the coldest winter in recent times, but almost every other country and ocean in the northern hemisphere saw the warmest, according to data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
A new breed of skilled engineers will soon be trained to handle evolving global problems at the School of Engineering.The national "Grand Challenges” program adopted by more than 120 engineering institutions focuses on developing skilled engineers that will be able to tackle some of the most difficult problems facing the world, according to a press release by the National Academy of Engineering.
With bee populations diminishing in size, researchers across the country are trying to find ways to save them from disappearing altogether.
On Tuesday, research groups from all over the School of Engineering arrived at the Busch Campus Center to display their work.The Second Annual Research Fair, hosted by the Society of Women Engineers and Sigma Phi Delta, helped exhibit the research that Rutgers is doing, as well as allow students to network with professors and graduate students from many departments.Samantha Murray, a senior in the School of Arts and Sciences, is in a research position at Materials Science and Engineering.
Physicists at Rutgers have made a major step in answering a 30-year-old question about the structure of certain materials.Girsh Blumberg and Kristjan Haule, professors in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, are part of a team that has spent years searching for the “hidden order” that has evaded scientists for decades, working with a unique material called uranium-ruthenium-silicon-2 (URuSi2).
Nearly 76,000 people were diagnosed with melanoma in 2014, according to the National Cancer Institute website.Suzie Chen, a professor in the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, uses mouse models to study how melanoma progresses from its initiation to the possibility of metastasis, or the spread of a cancer or disease to another organ not directly connected to the cancer or disease. They then move from mouse models to human cell cultures in an effort to gain knowledge to use for human patients, she said.
Nearly 76,000 people were diagnosed with melanoma in 2014, according to the National Cancer Institute website.
Through almost 2 1/2 centuries of existence, Rutgers has seen many haunted houses and visiting ghosts. But while the belief in ghosts is real, ghosts themselves do not exist, said Julien Musolino, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology.
From a farm on Cook Campus to the White House Lawn, grass Rutgers researchers produced has come a long way. Researchers at the Center for Turfgrass Science at the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station have been working to find more environmentally friendly breeds of grass.