Mon, 06/26/2017 - 5:34pm
Additionally, methods or concepts from this research may be applicable to capturing other radioactive materials, cleaning nuclear waste materials, cleaning nuclear waste environments such as rivers and lakes, removing radioactive vapors released in the atmosphere during nuclear accidents like Fukushima, or capturing non-radioactive contaminants found in the semiconductor industry. Nanoscience, she added, provides a way to use nature’s materials…
Tags: Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Office of International Education
Tue, 08/02/2016 - 10:19am
A nearly ubiquitous sight on the suburban landscape, inflatable bounce houses mark the fun and frivolity at children’s parties and other events practically year round. But a new study from Andrew Grundstein and Marshall Shepherd in geography examines the heat safety issues that can put children in danger amid all the innocent play: Expanding on the concept of microclimates like those in parked vehicles that cause serious injuries to children,…
Tags: Holiday, Four Towers Building, Human Nature, Office of International Education
Thu, 01/14/2016 - 1:24pm
If you've ever been to an event with a bounce house such as a birthday party or a carnival, you know just how much children enjoy them. But are they safe? Researchers from the UGA department of geography have been trying to find answers to this question. Last summer, we wrote about geography associate professor John Knox's class research project on bounce house safety. Knox had a bounce house set up near the geography building so students could…
Tags: Human Nature, Office of International Education
Tue, 05/15/2012 - 10:44am
It's a perennial issue on college campuses nationwide, one with heavy effects on the health and saefty of students: Binge drinking. A doctoral candidate from psychology has published findings that suggest patterns of binge drinking establish the environment for dangerous situations. The study, recently published in the journal Violence and Victims, found that first-year female college students who drank four or more alcoholic drinks in one day…
Tags: Department of Anthropology, Human Nature, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Department of Dance, Office of International Education