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Summer of Research

Karin Slyker

September 5, 2016


Ten research stories released over the break, that you might have missed.

Engineers Developing Wastewater Technology
for Use in Space


The group, along with partner Paragon Space Development Corporation, has constructed a way to efficiently and economically convert wastewater to drinking water. 

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Team's New Radar Prototype Could Help Lower Energy Costs

Hirth, Schroeder, Guynes

Texas Tech University scientists have brought the wind power industry one step closer to its potential with the creation of a system to measure wind flow and control turbine-to-turbine interaction for maximum power generation.

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Researcher Using NSF Grant to Expand Ultrathin Film Study


Greg McKenna hopes to discover how the thin film's properties change beyond the relationship to reduced glass transition temperatures seen in ultrathin films.

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National Wind Institute Debris Impact Facility Gains Accreditation from A2LA

Debris Impact Facility

(VIDEO) The National Wind Institute's Debris Impact Facility (DIF) at Texas Tech University has received its ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).

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Physicist Contributed to Discovery of Black Hole

Black Hole

(VIDEO) A Texas Tech University faculty member can take credit for the idea that led to NASA's newest discovery. Tom Maccarone proposed searching for radio waves instead of X-rays.

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Watching the Right TV Shows Can Help Kids
Develop Social Skills

Daniel Tiger

Researchers in mass media and autism education found young children who watch “Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood” learn empathy and other school readiness skills.

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Researcher Looking at What Bears, Worms, Weeds Contribute to Obesity Treatment


Naima Moustaid-Moussa, who recently accepted an NIH appointment to review grant applications, is a leading researcher in the causes of obesity.

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Body-Mind Meditation Can Boost Attention and Health, Lower Stress

Yi-Yuan Tang

(VIDEO) Meditation has long been promoted as a way to feel more at peace. But research from a Texas Tech University faculty member shows it can significantly improve attention, working memory, creativity, immune function, emotional regulation, self-control, cognitive and school performance and healthy habits while reducing stress.

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Research Shows 'Dr. Phil' Viewers More Empowered to Seek Treatment


The study, conducted by Media & Communication professor Eric Rasmussen, shows those who regularly watch the daytime show intend to seek help for mental health issues.

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Geology Researcher Rocked Out to Learn About Earth


The ocean floor contains secrets about the Earth that have never been revealed, but a group of scientists, including a Texas Tech University researcher, hopes to change that.

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