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UNM researchers receive NSF National Robotics Initiative grant to develop swarms of drones for volcano research

UNM researchers receive NSF National Robotics Initiative grant to develop swarms of drones for volcano research

Now, with the help of a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), an interdisciplinary team from The UNM Departments of Computer Science (CS), Earth and Planetary Sciences (E&PS), and Electric and Computer Engineering (ECE) received the research grant from NSF’s National Robotics Initiative to develop novel bio-inspired software and drones to measure and sample volcanic gases.

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Research shows aging chimps, like humans, value friendships

Research shows aging chimps, like humans, value friendships

Chimpanzee and human friendships show many parallels, according to new research published this week in Science by associate professor Martin Muller at The University of New Mexico Anthropology department, associate professor of Anthropology and co-director of the Comparative Human and Primate Physiology Center Melissa Emery Thompson, and their colleagues.

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Data reveals evidence of molecular absorption in the atmosphere of a hot Neptune

Data reveals evidence of molecular absorption in the atmosphere of a hot Neptune

An international team of scientists recently measured the spectrum of the atmosphere of a rare hot Neptune exoplanet, whose discovery by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) was announced just last month.

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UNM leads Department of Energy-funded research collaboration to advance materials research

UNM leads Department of Energy-funded research collaboration to advance materials research

The three-year project, titled “Data-Science Enabled, Robust and Rapid MeV Ultrafast Electron Diffraction Instrument System to Characterize Materials Including for Quantum and Energy Applications,” began Sept. 1. The $750,000 project is funded through the Department of Energy's Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) State-National Laboratory Partnerships program in the Office of Basic Energy Sciences in the Office of Science.

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New research explores how fish became a bigger part of pueblo people's diet

New research explores how fish became a bigger part of pueblo people's diet

The recently published paper Resource risk and stability in the zooarchaeological record: the case of Pueblo fishing in the Middle Rio Grande, New Mexico in Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences is the first article to come out for Dombrosky’s dissertation and is related to a $30,298 National Science Foundation grant he received to further research the impact of a changing environment on the incorporation of new foods into human diets.

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