Robbin Ray

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  • UNH graduate student Abigail D'Ambrosia holding excavation tools

    When the Planet Warmed, Mammals Shrank

    More than 50 million years ago, when the Earth experienced a series of extreme global warming events, early mammals responded by shrinking in size.
  • tree branch with buds

    Is Spring Getting Longer?

    With the first day of spring around the corner, temperatures are beginning to rise, ice is melting and the world around us is starting to blossom. Scientists sometimes refer to this transition from...
  • a black hole eating a dying star

    Feeding Frenzy

    A giant black hole ripped apart a nearby star and then continued to feed off its remains for close to a decade, according to research led by UNH. This black hole meal is more than 10 times longer...
  • Yaning Li, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at UNH

    Get Smart

    UNH researchers have shown for the first time that rotating cells in chiral cellular solids, a foam-like substance, could lead to the creation of a new smart material.
  • Xiaowei Teng, associate professor of chemical engineering

    Better Batteries

    UNH researchers have developed an alternative energy storage system that could lead to less dangerous and more cost-effective battery technology.
  • NASA rocket with UNH-built instruments on board

    How's the Weather in Space?

    Rocket with instruments designed by UNH researchers blasted into space Nov. 19 (Photo: NASA)
  • Colorful image of Van Allen radiation belts around Earth

    Van Allen Discovery

    UNH researchers have captured unique measurements of the Van Allen radiation belts that circle the Earth during an extremely rare solar wind event. The findings, which have never been reported before...
  • Researcher Jennifer Miksis-Olds

    Eavesdropping on the Ocean

    A new federal contract will help researchers like Jennifer Miksis-Olds eavesdrop on the ocean environment. The contract, worth up to $6.5 million, will support ongoing monitoring and research with...
  • UNH instrument used on NASA MMS satellite

    Magnetic Mysteries, Decoded

    A NASA rocket carrying instruments developed by scientists, engineers and students from UNH’s Space Science Center (SSC) has obtained the first-ever data of an elusive phenomenon, providing never-...
  • Portsmouth Brewery head brewer Matt Gallagher

    From Port to Pint

    Seaweed has made its way into your favorite pint. Watch how.
  • Amelia Curtis

    Historical Horticulture

    The seeds for Celia Thaxter's storied garden on Appledore Island are sown right here at UNH.
  • Illustration of satellites circling the Earth

    Magnetic Reconnection

    On October 16, 2015, dozens of UNH scientists, space physics researchers, engineers and students made history.
  • Horseshoe crabs

    UNH Research Reveals Water Temperature Influences Horseshoe Crab Spawning

    New research from the University of New Hampshire finds that Atlantic horseshoe crabs in New Hampshire’s Great Bay Estuary time their annual spawning based on water temperature, not lunar cycle.
  • Swedish lakes and ponds

    UNH Researcher Part of Team That Finds Northern Lakes Are Major Contributors of Greenhouse Gas

    Naturally occurring emissions of a greenhouse gas from far northern bodies of water may be larger than previously thought. New research shows that freshwater lakes and ponds at high northern...
  • UNH Research: Helmetless-Tackling Drills Significantly Reduce Head Impact

    UNH Research: Helmetless-Tackling Drills Significantly Reduce Head Impact

    The national debate around football-related head impacts, and their relationship to concussions and spinal injuries, continues to raise concern in the United States. Sparked by efforts to help make...
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