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Early Collision Made Life Possible on Earth?

Researchers at Rice University suggest that the Earth most likely received the majority of its carbon, nitrogen etc. as a result of a collision with a Mars-sized planetoid more than 4.4 billion years ago. (Jan 23, 2019)

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Observing the Birth of a Black Hole?

A group led by Northwestern University has used the telescopes in Hawaii to observe a presumed moment of collapse for a black hole or neutron star at 200 million light years. (Jan 10, 2019)

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Deep-sea Microbes Found to Consume Greenhouse Gases

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin’s Marine Science Institute have identified nearly two dozen new types of microbes. They report that many use hydrocarbons as energy sources to survive and grow, potentially reducing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. (Nov. 27, 2018)

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Advancement in Carbon Recapture

Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a new method for CO2 reduction, which resulted in a 57% overall quantum yield of CO2 reduction products. (Nov. 30, 2018)

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Osiris-REx Arrives at Asteroid Bennu

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrived at asteroid Bennu today. The asteroid is 800-ft wide and will be studied for over a year in orbit, before the craft lands, gathers samples, and returns to Earth. (Dec. 3, 2018)

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I’ve Been Elected to Serve on the IEEE CIS AdCom (2019-2021)

It’s with pleasure that I’m able to report that the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) membership has voted me onto the Administrative Committee (AdCom) for the IEEE CIS 2019-2021 term. I served as society president 2008-2009, and have held various other positions over the past 25 years within this group. It will be great to have another opportunity to contribute to the future of the society. (Dec. 3, 2018)

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