How much force does it take to shatter a Humvee, a soldier’s body armor, or a submarine?
A team of scientists from the University of Rhode Island joined colleagues from Yale University and the Max Planck Institute in the discovery of a gene that controls sex determination in plants. The discovery could open the door to the creation of highly productive hybrid seeds for many agricultural crops.
Hurricane Sandy destroyed hundreds of houses and other properties when it struck the Atlantic coast four years ago. But few realize that the storm also disturbed the seafloor, altering underwater landscapes.
University of Rhode Island doctoral student Clara Cooper-Mullin spent this year’s entire fall bird migration season in a tiny cramped structure on Block Island that doubled as her living quarters and bird banding station. But her work there is revealing new insights into why birds behave the way they do during migration.
URI pumpkin research seeks disease resistant varieties with long ‘doorstep life’ for Halloween jack-o-lanterns
Rhode Island’s more than 100 commercial pumpkin farmers have been battling a fungus called powdery mildew that covers the leaves of pumpkin plants with a white film and reduces the size and weight of the pumpkins each plant produces. Some also become infected with black rot, a disease that looks as bad as it sounds.
The next time you brush your teeth, consider capturing the action on your cell phone — and sharing it with your dentist. The results might provide you with a better shine and fewer cavities by helping you learn to brush more effectively.
Discrimination Based on Weight Doubles Health Risk, Study by University of Rhode Island Professor Finds
We all know that carrying extra pounds can be bad for your health. Now a URI professor has found that how society treats overweight people makes matters worse.
Prescribing a medication plan for a patient with Parkinson’s disease is a big challenge for doctors, but now a University of Rhode Island biomedical engineering professor and his students are making great strides in solving that problem with their groundbreaking research.
September 14, 2016 – University of Rhode Island senior Caroline Amelse has been awarded the David E. Lumley Young Scientist Scholarship by the American Geophysical Union, the world’s largest professional organization of earth scientists, astronomers and oceanographers.
Research has shown that effective financial education strongly predicts a young adult’s overall financial capability and well-being. Yet, the research also shows that financial literacy is not as resilient as other learned skills.