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  • Q&A: Exposing the realities of eviction - 22.02.2017

    "Eviction" is a term that has become increasingly familiar to Americans over the past decade as one of the most visible symbols of poverty and economic misfortune. But research by social scientist and ethnographer Matthew Desmond shows that the reality of eviction is more complicated than traditional narratives might indicate. Notably, Desmond says, eviction can actually serve as a cause of poverty, rather than an effect. "One of our studies shows eviction can cause higher ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191125&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item.
  • A low-cost mechanical device for minimally invasive surgery - 21.02.2017

    Surgeons can now use a new type of mechanical instrument to perform complex, minimally invasive procedures, also known as laparoscopic surgery, thanks to researchers and small business entrepreneurs funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The technology could lead to less trauma for patients and shorter recovery times after surgery. According to its creators, the handheld instrument provides the ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191049&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item.
  • Terraformer wind tunnel takes hazards engineering research to a new level - 20.02.2017

    Next generation wind engineering facility draws researchers from all over the country; new tools provide information to help save lives, protect property Full story at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/windtunnel.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item.

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