Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Mysterious “Lunar Swirls” Point to Moon’s Volcanic, Magnetic Past

Newswise imageThe mystery behind lunar swirls, one of the solar system’s most beautiful optical anomalies, may finally be solved thanks to a joint Rutgers University and University of California Berkeley study. The solution hints at the dynamism of the moon’s ancient past as a place with volcanic activity and an internally generated magnetic field. It also challenges our picture of the moon’s existing geology.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Do You Know Why and How You Forget Passwords?

Do you frequently forget passwords to a baffling array of accounts and websites? Much depends on a password’s importance and how often you use it, according to a Rutgers University-New Brunswick-led study that could spur improved password technology and use.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Recycled Oyster Shells and ‘Oyster Castles’ Create Living Shoreline Protection Along Delaware Bay

Newswise imageUsing recycled oyster and clam shells, a Rutgers University team partnered with The Nature Conservancy, The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to create a living artificial reef along Delaware Bay to protect the shoreline from storm damage. These oyster castles – essentially modified concrete blocks that become living reefs as oyster larvae attach to them and grow – can reduce the impacts of future storms, provide habitat for wildlife and improve water quality.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: For Children, Immersion in a Rainforest Lifestyle Can Lead to More Diverse Gut Microbes

Newswise imageCan immersing yourself in a South American jungle and the high-fiber, unprocessed diet of its villagers make your gut microbes more diverse? And could it have benefits for people with obesity, type 1 diabetes and other disorders? A study led by Rutgers University(break)(break)-New Brunswick researchers followed seven city-dwelling adults and children who lived in a remote Venezuelan jungle village without electricity, soap or other amenities for 16 days. For the children, their microbiome – the beneficial germs in their intestines, skin, mouths and noses – became more diverse, with higher proportions of helpful bacteria. A similar change did not occur in the adults who visited the rainforest.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Could a Paper Device Diagnose Infectious Disease?

Newswise imageImagine a small paper device that can rapidly reveal from a drop of blood whether an infection is bacterial or viral. The device could help reduce the overuse of antibiotics – which kill bacteria, not viruses. Misuse of antibiotics has led to antimicrobial resistance, a growing global public health issue.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Creating Harry Potter-Style Invisibility Cloaks that Hide Objects from Sound

Newswise imageUsing his own version of Harry Potter’s cloak of invisibility, Rutgers professor Andrew Norris can help make underwater objects appear invisible. Norris, a distinguished professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, is developing honeycomb-like metallic structures that reroute sound waves to create the impression that both the cloak and anything beneath it are not there. Rutgers Today asked Norris to discuss his pioneering research, whic…

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Don’t Blame Hurricanes for Most Big Storm Surges in Northeast

Newswise imageHurricanes spawn most of the largest storm surges in the northeastern U.S., right? Wrong, according to a study by Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists.
Extratropical cyclones , including nor’easters and other non-tropical storms, generate most of the large storm surges in the Northeast, according to the study in the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. They include a freak November 1950 storm and devastating nor’easters in March 1962 and December 1992.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Rutgers-Led Innovation Could Spur Faster, Cheaper, Nano-Based Manufacturing

Newswise imageEngineers at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Oregon State University are developing a new method of processing nanomaterials that could lead to faster and cheaper manufacturing of flexible thin film devices – from touch screens to window coatings, according to a new study. The “intense pulsed light sintering” method uses high-energy light over an area nearly 7,000 times larger than a laser to fuse nanomaterials in seconds.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance Launches Social Media Campaign

Newswise imageDid you know that New Jersey can expect higher temperatures, heavier rains, rising sea levels and more frequent and severe coastal flooding this century? The New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance – facilitated by Rutgers University-New Brunswick – has launched a social media campaign to enhance public education and to guide people to a wealth of information on climate change resilience on its website.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Meet “Alesi,” a 13-Million-Year-Old Ancestor, at Rutgers Geology Museum This Weekend

Newswise imageAbout 13 million years ago, a distant ancestor of modern apes and humans suffered an untimely death on the arid landscape of northern Kenya. Last year, a Rutgers scientist helped bring its tiny skull to light, filling in a huge gap in the evolutionary record. And on Saturday, members of the public are invited to come face-to-skull with that ancestor, known as “Alesi,” at the Rutgers Geology Museum’s 50th annual Open House event. The museum stands on the College Avenue Campus of Rutgers Universit…

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Bitcoin Risks: What You Should Know About the Volatile Digital Currency

Newswise imageIf you own Bitcoin or want to invest in the mercurial digital currency, which soared to more than $19,000 before plunging in value, watch out, a Rutgers University-New Brunswick professor says. Security and privacy issues, not to mention the possibility of a Bitcoin market crash, should give you pause for concern, according to Janne Lindqvist, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the School of Engineering.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Going to Extremes: Juliane Gross Gets Ready to Hunt for Meteorites in Antarctica

Newswise imageThere are out-of-the-way places. There are remote places. Then there are places like the Trans-Antarctic Mountains, where the nearest human being – possibly, the nearest living organism – is at least 150 miles away.
That’s where Rutgers University-New Brunswick planetary geologist Juliane Gross will spend six to eight weeks, beginning in December. An associate professor of earth and planetary sciences in the School of Arts and Sciences, she will recover meteorites for the Case Western Reserve Un…

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Speaking Up Against Bigotry Can Reduce Bad Behavior

Newswise imageIf you’re sitting around the holiday table and one of your curmudgeonly uncles says something unintentionally bigoted, your inclination may be to ask for more mashed potatoes and get on with the feast. But Rutgers University-New Brunswick researchers say that might be a mistake.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Mass of Warm Rock Rising Beneath New England, Rutgers Study Suggests

Newswise imageSlowly but steadily, an enormous mass of warm rock is rising beneath part of New England, although a major volcanic eruption isn’t likely for millions of years, a Rutgers University-led study suggests. The research is unprecedented in its scope and challenges textbook concepts of geology.