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$6.7 million UNM/AFRL NM agreement focuses on manufacturing techniques of the future

$6.7 million UNM/AFRL NM agreement focuses on manufacturing techniques of the future

The University of New Mexico and the Air Force Research Laboratory are partnering on a major new project that focuses on agile manufacturing for cost-effective and efficient production of small spacecraft and integrated directed-energy systems.

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UNM researchers help redefine Grand Canyon’s rock layers

UNM researchers help redefine Grand Canyon’s rock layers

The Grand Canyon is one of the supreme geologic laboratories on Earth and, after about 140 years of geologic investigation, one might think that its secrets have been mostly resolved. This is especially true of the flat-lying layered rocks that are so visible from both rims within Grand Canyon National Park.

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Helping children with communication disorders find their voice

Helping children with communication disorders find their voice

In the United States, about one in 12 – or eight percent – of children have communication disorders. Researchers at the University of New Mexico and the University of Central Florida were recently awarded a National Institutes of Health grant to study how language therapy, combined with technology, can help kids with severe speech disorders communicate more effectively.

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2018 Women in STEM awards announced

2018 Women in STEM awards announced

Ten scientists at the University of New Mexico were recently selected for the 2018 Women in STEM awards. Their work on eight separate projects includes research on smart grass that could generate energy, the effects of head injuries in professional fighters and better ways to take medicine.

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UNM researchers seek novel path to understanding Alzheimer’s disease

UNM researchers seek novel path to understanding Alzheimer’s disease

Imagine leaving your home to go on a walk around the block, a familiar path you’ve walked many times. After a few steps into your walk, you look around and begin to feel like you don’t know where you are - nothing looks familiar.

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UNM libraries awarded $250,000 grant

UNM libraries awarded $250,000 grant

As research data and technology become more prevalent, so does the need for people who can analyze it. Thanks to a new three-year, $250,000 grant, University Libraries and Learning Sciences will be able to work towards improving the quality, discovery and use of research data management training materials in multiple areas.

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UNM scientists find widespread ocean anoxia as cause for past mass extinction

UNM scientists find widespread ocean anoxia as cause for past mass extinction

For decades, scientists have conducted research centered around the five major mass extinctions that have shaped the world we live in. The extinctions date back more than 450 million years with the Late Ordovician Mass Extinction to the deadliest extinction, the Late Permian extinction 250 million years ago that wiped out over 90 percent of species.

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UNM scientist Victor Polyak receives Karst Water Institute Outstanding Scientist Award

UNM scientist Victor Polyak receives Karst Water Institute Outstanding Scientist Award

Victor Polyak, senior research scientist in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science (E&PS) at The University of New Mexico, was recently awarded the Karst Water Institute Outstanding Scientist Award. The award is given annually to an outstanding member of the cave and karst field.

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