Research Stories

Fade to beige
A team of researchers led by a UD-Winterthur scientist has identified reasons a bright yellow pigment fades.
Arctic acoustical oceanography
UD's Mohsen Badiey is among 225 university researchers selected to share in $67.8 million in new Department of Defense funding. The funding will support Badiey's research to understand how acoustics signals travel in the Arctic's changing environment.
Climate change understanding
A new study co-authored by UD alumna Joanna Huxster and UD professor Willett Kempton examines undergraduate student understanding and misconceptions of climate change.
Robots, computers, humans
A conference hosted by the University of Delaware brought together philosophers and computer specialists to discuss ethical issues.
Up on the roof
Engineering researchers have used simulations to demonstrate the design, operation, control and economics of incorporating solar power into a hybrid renewable energy system for automotive applications.
Research investment
UD has joined scores of other organizations in an urgent call to action for stronger federal policies and investment to drive domestic research and development.
Saving watermelons
UD's Gordon Johnson has been working to determine the cause of hollow heart disorder in watermelons, with a focus on the spacing of pollen sources.
Cataract culprits
A study of regulatory genes by the Lachke Lab at the University of Delaware has the potential to prevent cataracts and reduce health care costs.
Arsenic shield for rice
A soil microbe isolated by University of Delaware researchers is showing promise in reducing the uptake of toxic arsenic in rice plants. The advance is reported in the international journal Planta.
DOE funding
UD's Willett Kempton will share in up to $6.5 million in Department of Energy funding to address challenges in enabling the nation's electric grid to handle increasing amounts of renewable energy.
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UD team hopes to combine solar, wind and fuel cells

The News Journal, June 29, 2015

A feasibility study on combining renewable energy sources to provide power is being led by UD's Babatunde A. Ogunnaike, dean of the College of Engineering, and Ajay Prasad, director of the Center for Fuel Cell Research.

Your lawn could improve (or pollute) our water

WHYY, June 19, 2015

Sue Barton, associate professor of plant and soil sciences, is quoted in a story about how a golf course-like lawn might not be the best choice for your property. "It just doesn't need to be the default vegetation in a landscape," she said.

The evolution of Birthzilla: Why women want a crowd in the delivery room

Philadelphia Magazine, June 17, 2015

Karen Rosenberg, professor of anthopology, is featured in an article about the evolution of human birth and birthing rituals. "The ability to have and transmit culture — kinship, ritual, language — is part of our adaptation," she said.

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