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Research Spotlight: Mathematical model predicts nations’ stability

Thanks to a new model created by an international research group, it is now possible to predict which European countries are more likely to become united or which are more likely to break up. It does so by not only … Continue reading

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Research Spotlight: Mapping confirms vast geothermal resources

New research from the SMU Geothermal Laboratory, funded by a grant from Google.org, documents significant geothermal resources across the United States capable of producing more than three million megawatts of green power – 10 times the installed capacity of coal power … Continue reading

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Research Spotlight: Seeking solutions for unsafe water

Supported by a $270,000 grant from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and additional SMU funds, faculty member Andrew Quicksall and his graduate students in the University’s Lyle School of Engineering are collecting water samples in UNHCR refugee camps, bringing samples back … Continue reading

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Research Spotlight: Trial by fire, and how humans respond to it

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Research Spotlight: Does umpire bias lower pay, performance for minority players?

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Research Spotlight: Study shows scientists want more children

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Research Spotlight: The warning signs of sudden panic

Panic attacks that seem to strike out of the blue are not without warning after all, says SMU psychologist Alicia Meuret. In a rare study in which patients were monitored around the clock as they conducted their daily activities, portable … Continue reading

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Research Spotlight: Four professors named 2011 Ford Research Fellows

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Research Spotlight: Real ads, false memories

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Research Spotlight: Antibiotics, not surgery, may provide better treatment for appendicitis

Antibiotics rather than surgery may be the better treatment for cases of appendicitis in which the appendix hasn’t burst, according to a new study. The study’s authors say the findings suggest that nonperforating appendicitis, as the disease is called when … Continue reading

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