- Thu, 13 Jun 2019 17:42:20 +0000: Mind tricks - Science current issue
- Thu, 13 Jun 2019 17:42:20 +0000: News at a glance - Science current issue
- Thu, 13 Jun 2019 17:42:20 +0000: Three's a charm for iron and CO2 - Science current issue
- Thu, 13 Jun 2019 17:42:20 +0000: Metastable ferroelectricity in optically strained SrTiO3 - Science current issue
Fluctuating orders in solids are generally considered high-temperature precursors of broken symmetry phases. However, in some cases, these fluctuations persist to zero temperature and prevent the emergence of long-range order. Strontium titanate (SrTiO3) is a quantum paraelectric in which dipolar fluctuations grow upon cooling, although a long-range ferroelectric order never sets in. Here, we show that optical excitation of lattice vibrations can induce polar order. This metastable polar phase, observed up to temperatures exceeding 290 kelvin, persists for hours after the optical pump is interrupted. Furthermore, hardening of a low-frequency vibration points to a photoinduced ferroelectric phase transition, with a spatial domain distribution suggestive of a photoflexoelectric coupling.
- Thu, 13 Jun 2019 17:42:20 +0000: Romanian carnivores at a crossroads - Science current issue
- Sun, 16 Jun 2019 13:16:00 +0000: Why Do Skulls Have So Many Bones? (It's Loads More Than You Think) - Live Science
Why are there so many bones in animal skulls, and which animals have the most?
- Sat, 15 Jun 2019 11:31:00 +0000: Scientists Develop New Laser That Can Find and Destroy Cancer Cells in the Blood - Live Science
This technology can screen the blood from above the skin.
- Sat, 15 Jun 2019 11:29:00 +0000: What Happens If You Don't Take Out a Splinter? - Live Science
It can be a freeing feeling to shuck off your shoes and walk outside barefoot...until you get a splinter.
- Fri, 14 Jun 2019 15:49:00 +0000: Biden Promises to 'Cure Cancer' If Elected. Here's Why That's Laughable. - Live Science
Biden's promise may be easier said than done, according to experts.
- Fri, 14 Jun 2019 14:51:00 +0000: The Carnivorous Plant Named 'Turtle Socks' Has Been Eating Baby Salamanders for Lunch - Live Science
These carnivorous Canadian plants don't just eat bugs — they eat vertebrates, too.
- Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0000: USDA Announces Funding to Improve Rural Electric Infrastructure in Nine States - USDA - Latest News Releases
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2017 – Rural Development Acting Deputy Under Secretary Roger Glendenning today announced that USDA is making loans to electric cooperatives that will help continue to deliver safe, reliable and affordable electricity to rural residents, business and institutions in nine states.
- Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0000: USDA Helps Expand Broadband Service in Rural Illinois and Oklahoma - USDA - Latest News Releases
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2017 – Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Roger Glendenning today announced that USDA is awarding $19.3 million in loans to provide broadband in rural portions of Illinois and Oklahoma.
- Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0000: USDA Invests $103 Million to Protect Lives, Property After Natural Disasters - USDA - Latest News Releases
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2017 – Acting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Michael Young today announced U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing up to $103 million in fiscal year 2017 for disaster recovery efforts to help state, local and tribal units of government protect lives and property in disaster-affected areas following natural disasters.
- Wed, 15 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0000: Acting Secretary of Agriculture Visits Workers Impacted By Louisiana Tornado and Tours Storm Damage - USDA - Latest News Releases
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2017 - Acting Agriculture Deputy Secretary Mike Young visited the displaced workers of the USDA Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) National Finance Center (NFC) Monday after an EF-3 tornado hit the New Orleans-based NFC building last week, causing severe damage. No one was seriously hurt as a result of the storm, which struck at approximately 11:20 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.
- Fri, 10 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0000: USDA Reminds Individuals and Small Businesses in Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming that USDA Offers Disaster Assistance Programs to Help - USDA - Latest News Releases
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses that could potentially be affected by the recent storms that USDA has several programs that provide assistance before, during and after disasters. USDA staff in the regional, State and county offices in the states of Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming are ready to help.
- Tue, 04 Jun 2019 15:15:10 +0000: Managing the ESA budget - EcoTone: news and views on ecological science
Blogpost from ESA President Laura Huenneke June 4, 2019 ESA strives to provide excellent programs that benefit its members. A great deal of thought and planning goes into the ESA budget to ensure that programs are successful and are meeting our members’ expectations. An important role of the ESA Governing Board is to oversee finances. […]
- Tue, 04 Jun 2019 13:59:06 +0000: NSF BIO Advisory Subcommittee Recommends Separate, Independent Entity for NEON User Engagement - EcoTone: news and views on ecological science
A subcommittee tasked with understanding National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) user engagement recommended the formation of a separate entity for community user engagement. This entity would interact directly with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to accomplish NEON’s mission and would be independent of the NEON contractor Battelle Memorial Institute. The NSF-funded half-billion-dollar ecological observatory’s construction […]
- Mon, 03 Jun 2019 16:06:51 +0000: ESA Welcomes Kathryn Cottingham as Editor in Chief of Ecology - EcoTone: news and views on ecological science
After an extensive, competitive search, the Ecological Society of America is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathryn Cottingham as the Editor in Chief of its journal Ecology.
- Tue, 28 May 2019 19:03:03 +0000: Policy News: May 28, 2019 - EcoTone: news and views on ecological science
In This Issue: House Appropriations Bills Propose Funding Increases for Ecological Science NSF receives a seven percent increase. Senate appropriations process remains stalled. Member Opportunities Apply to join the Rapid Response Team. Attend ESA communications training in Flagstaff, AZ. Call for emerging policy issues. Congress House Natural Resources Committee holds hearing on IPBES Global Assessment […]
- Thu, 23 May 2019 14:26:07 +0000: ESA announces the recipients of the 2018 Student Awards - EcoTone: news and views on ecological science
Awards recognize students for exceptional research and outstanding presentations given at the 2018 Annual Meeting The Ecological Society of America recognizes Sara P. Bombaci, Jacqueline J. Peña, and Joshua Scholl for awards for outstanding student research. The Murray F. Buell and E. Lucy Braun awards are given for exceptional oral and poster presentations at […]