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Bill Nye demonstrates why wearing masks protects people from COVID-19

Scientist Bill Nye is urging everyone to wear a mask in the fight to stop the coronavirus. He says it is "literally a matter of life and death." Nye joins "CBS This Morning" to give a live demonstration of why masks work.

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August 11, 2020

OU Researcher Receives Part of $28 Million Grant to Increase Geothermal Energy Production in the United States

Ahmad Ghassemi

Ahmad Ghassemi, the McCasland Chair and professor of petroleum engineering at the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy at the University of Oklahoma, received $2.5 million of a $28 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy with an additional $700,000 in matching funds from Coso Operating Company for a study that aims to develop technologies to increase power production from geothermal wells while decreasing production costs.

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August 6, 2020

New OU Research Could Inform Understanding of Storm Formation

A trailer-based atmospheric profiling system deployed by NOAA scientists studying thunderstorms and tornadoes in the Central Plains on June 12, 2017. A new study aims to apply this technology to improve the understanding of how storms develop in densely populated coastal regions. Photo by Brandon Smith, OU Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies.

A study led by researchers from the University of Oklahoma aims to improve scientists’ understanding of how storms develop in densely populated coastal regions.

Petra Klein, professor in the School of Meteorology and executive associate dean in the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, leads the project team that includes scientists from the University of Wisconsin and two National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration laboratories located in Norman, Oklahoma, and Boulder, Colorado.

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August 6, 2020

OU Vice President for Research and Partnerships to Join Defense Science Board

Tomas Diaz de la Rubia

For 60 years, the national Defense Science Board has provided solutions to technological, operational, and managerial challenges faced by the Department of Defense. Today, Tomás Díaz de la Rubia vice president for research and partnerships for the University of Oklahoma joined the team that meets those challenges.

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August 4, 2020

New OU Research Could Inform Treatment of COVID-19

Molly Wong

Because COVID-19 is a brand-new virus, physicians did not have an established protocol for treating patients as the pandemic began to spread. However, a collaboration between researchers and physicians at the University of Oklahoma and OU Medicine provides a better understanding of how computed tomography imaging can guide the current and future treatment of COVID-19.

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July 30, 2020

OU Introduces New Data Science Institute for Societal Challenges

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A new institute established at the University of Oklahoma is designed to accelerate and integrate data science expertise across the university and harness data science innovation to solve real-world problems.

“As part of the university’s strategic plan, the Data Science Institute for Societal Challenges will build and expand on the research excellence in data science already in place at the university to bring the power of methods such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, visual analytics and other emerging tools of the digital era to important problems with high social impact,” said Tomás Díaz de la Rubia, vice president for research and partnerships.

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