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July 24
Hubble Finds Three Surprisingly Dry Exoplanets
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have gone looking for water vapor in the atmospheres of three planets orbiting stars similar to the sun — and have come up nearly dry.
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July 22
Creating Optical Cables Out of Thin Air
Physics Professor Howard Milchberg created "air waveguides" to enhance light signals collected from distant sources.
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July 17
UMD Center Receives $3+ Million from NIH to Bolster National Drug Surveillance System
Data from new system will inform rapid and effective public health responses.
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July 17
Bird Watching in the 21st Century
Birdsnap—a new app developed with the help of a UMD computer scientist—can identify birds from photos, using methods borrowed from facial recognition software.
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July 15
Americans Favor Making a Deal with Iran on Nuclear Program
A new study finds 61% of Americans favor making a deal with Iran that would limit Iran's enrichment capacity and impose additional intrusive inspections in exchange for the lifting of some sanctions.
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July 14
SHA, UMD, City Of College Park and County Officials Announce U.S. 1 Pedestrian Safety Enhancements
New pedestrian signal, median fence, lower speed limit, and expanded speed camera enforcement part of engineering, education and enforcement safety initiatives.
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July 14
Highly Regarded Medical Director, Clinician and Administrator Joins UMD as Director of the University Health Center
UMD announces the appointment of Dr. David Robert McBride as Director of the University Health Center.
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July 14
Maryland State Highway Administration, UMD and Local Leaders to Announce Plan for U.S. Route 1 Safety Improvements
SHA, UMD, College Park and Prince George’s County Officials Partner on Engineering, Education and Enforcement Initiatives.
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July 10
Human cells’ protein factory has an alternate operating manual
Newly discovered process may help rein in disease-fighting side effects
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July 7
China’s Hidden Water Footprint
China’s richest provinces have a substantial environmental impact on the country’s water-scarce regions.
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July 3
UMD Researcher Aims to Close Climate Change Policy Information Gap
Researchers find that information gaps between scientific consensus and what is deemed politically acceptable to present publicly are hindering discussions on environmental policy and best practices.
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July 2
Next Step Forward for University Hotel Project
The University of Maryland’s planned hotel and conference center took a major step forward today.
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July 1
UMD Researchers Demonstrate Alarming Indonesian Forest Loss
A new study demonstrates an alarming increase of rainforest loss in Indonesia during the past 12 years
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July 1
UMD Marks Official Transition to Big Ten Today with Campus Celebration
The University of Maryland marks its historic move to the Big Ten Conference today with an on-campus celebration.
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June 30
Celebrate the Fourth of July at UMD
The University of Maryland and the City of College Park will host an Independence Day celebration on Friday, July 4, 2014. 
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