Stories in Topic: Science

  • 07.10.14 - Are Toxins Escaping our lakes?
    UNH researchers study Cyanobacteria in aerosols
    Lake closures in the hot summer months are often caused by Cyanobacteria blooms, also know as harmful algae blooms, which release toxins that may be linked to such diseases as ALS and Alzheimer’s.
  • 06.19.14 - Forest Sentinels
    Healthier air means healthier trees
    Imagine a class full of students arrayed around a white pine tree in a 30-meter square, staring up through toilet paper tubes at the foliage. Now imagine a satellite 500 miles above the earth taking photos of that same tree, in an effort to measure the density and health of the forest canopy. And imagine researchers at UNH matching the students' data to the satellite images, square to pixel.
  • 06.19.14 - Bluebloods
    Horseshoe crabs’ contribution to modern medicine comes at a cost
    Spring is the season of horseshoe crab love, when thousands of females come up on beaches at high tide to spawn, and the smaller males hitch a ride on their backs or scuttle behind them to fertilize their eggs.
  • 06.19.14 - Bay Watch
    Is it too late for the Seacoast's Crown Jewel?
    Photo credit: Larry Landolfi The man in the black Cadillac showed up late in the summer of 1973. Plenty of people had seen him, driving back and forth along Bay Road, the ribbon of pavement that winds around the edge of New Hampshire's Great Bay between Durham and Newmarket.
  • 06.13.14 - Hope on the Halfshell
    The humble mollusk: superhero
    Photo credit: Lisa Nugent
  • 06.13.14 - Pollution Solutions
    Smart dogs, smart pavement, smart gardens
       Michelle Daley and Anna Kobylinski
  • 06.13.14 - The Battle Continues
    Eelgrass, nitrogen, and the complexities of sewage
    On an August morning shimmering with late-summer heat, Fred Short, research professor of natural resources and marine science, leans over the gunwales of his skiff, strands of emerald eelgrass draped across his open palm. "Here, look at this," he says. "The blades are too thin." He runs his long-handled hook through the water, stirring up a swirl of sediment.
  • 06.13.14 - Good News, Bad News
    A reserve is born—and another dark cloud gathers
  • 06.12.14 - Reduce, Reuse, Peecycle
    Senior project gets students to think before they flush
    Visitors to downtown Durham this spring might have noticed students sporting an unusual accessory: a sticker with a yellow droplet on it proclaiming "I donated my nitrogen."No personal sacrifice was involved in the donation; rather, students did something they likely needed to do, badly. They patronized a custom-built Porta-Potty dubbed the Peebus.
  • 06.12.14 - Mind Games
    A look at the FIRST Robotics competition held at UNH
  • 06.11.14 - Prof
    Floyd Jackson, UNH's first marine scientist and an early champion of Great Bay
    Floyd Jackson could do just about anything. Skin a mouse with surgical precision, make wine, explore the northern wilderness by dog sled, change lives. He started by remaking his own: having come to UNH from the Midwest as a landlocked specialist on "plant lice," or aphids, he became an expert on marine life, geology, and zoology—an ecologist even before the word had been invented.
  • Two cows exit the barn
    06.03.14 - Meet Your Milk at UNH Open Barn June 21
  • 06.03.14 - Lightning Researcher Is New Peter T. Paul Chair in Space Sciences at UNH
  • Godzilla attacks the Golden Gate Bridge
    06.03.14 - UNH Scientist’s Image Appearing in New Godzilla Movie
    Center For Coastal and Ocean Mapping of The Mariana Trench Appears in The Summer Blockbuster
    An image of the Mariana Trench has been licensed by Warner Bros. and is being used within a quick-cut-montage sequence in the new Godzilla movie. It was mapped and developed by University of New Hampshire scientist James Gardner.
  • 06.03.14 - The Ick of the Tick
    They Can’t Make Us Sick If We Don’t Let Them Stick, Says Entomologist Alan Eaton
    New Hampshire’s long, snowy winter was great for black-legged ticks, which transmit Lyme disease. Cooperative Extension entomologist Alan Eaton gives tips on staying safe.
  • A male student with a stainless steel machine
    05.14.14 - Jolly Good Fellows
    Four UNH Students Receive Prestigious NSF Fellowships
      National Science Foundation winner Dan Savage. See more winners.
  • One-hundred-foot-tall white pine by the Soucook River in Loudon, NH
    05.08.14 - Touchdown in the Ozone
    Granite State White Pines Have Regained Health in Lockstep with Declining Levels of Smog
    One-hundred-foot-tall white pine by the Soucook River in Loudon, NH. Photo courtesy of Phil Browne.
  • Adrienne Hill ’15
    05.08.14 - Mastering Gravity
    Gymnast Wins Research Prize for Testing Strength of Underground Structures
    Adrienne Hill '15 perches in the centrifuge, Kingsbury Hall.
  • Sophia Burke ’13 and Kelly Taveras ’14
    05.08.14 - UNH Alumna, Undergraduate Receive Fulbright Grants
    Kelly Taveras (left) and Sophia Burke.
  • Timothy Marquis
    05.01.14 - A Researcher's Path
    Scientific Knowledge Is About Opportunities, Collaborations, and Contributions