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  • Indiana University geochemists model underground movement of stored carbon dioxide

    February 25, 2015

    Computer modeling by geochemists at Indiana University and colleagues in China and Sweden takes scientists several steps closer to understanding what happens when greenhouse gases are injected deep underground in a process called carbon capture and storage.

  • IU scientist part of international team launching fossil database

    February 24, 2015

    A groundbreaking resource for scientists launched today to provide the best available data about when groups of plants or animals first evolved -- important information for research on topics such as human origins, genomes and the evolution of HIV strains.

  • IU to lead Sloan Foundation-funded effort to identify scholars for Research Data Alliance

    February 18, 2015

    A team of researchers led by Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing professor Beth Plale has received a $748,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to develop and run RDA Data Share, an early career engagement program for the Research Data Alliance.

  • IU brings broad contingent to AAAS, nation's largest general science meeting

    February 12, 2015

    The 2015 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, considered the largest interdisciplinary science meeting in the U.S., gets underway with broad representation from Indiana University.

  • NIH awards IU team $3.3 million in fight against antibiotic resistance

    February 9, 2015

    The alarming increase of antibiotic-resistant bacteria poses health and economic threats worldwide, with more than 2 million Americans infected by the bacteria each year. Now, a team of Indiana University chemists and biologists has been awarded $3.3 million to develop and use a chemical tagging method to better understand how bacteria build their cell wall, which is still the best target for new antibiotics.

  • Van Kooten named interim vice provost for research at IU Bloomington

    February 5, 2015

    Rick Van Kooten has been named interim vice provost for research at Indiana University Bloomington. He is a professor in the Department of Physics and joined the faculty in 1993 as an assistant professor.

  • IU biologists partner bacterium with nitrogen gas to produce more, cleaner bioethanol

    February 2, 2015

    Indiana University biologists believe they have found a faster, cheaper and cleaner way to increase bioethanol production by using nitrogen gas, the most abundant gas in Earth’s atmosphere, in place of more costly industrial fertilizers. The discovery could save the industry millions of dollars and make cellulosic ethanol – made from wood, grasses and inedible parts of plants – more competitive with corn ethanol and gasoline.

  • Star Trak: February 2015

    January 29, 2015

    As the evening sky darkens at the start of the month, Jupiter will climb above the eastern horizon and be visible all night as it crosses the southern sky. The giant planet will reach opposition Feb. 6, so it will be at its peak all month.