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RUM entrepreneurs launch the Walty smart pot

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Their passion for entrepreneurship and innovation, led two students from the Mayagüez Campus (RUM) of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) to launch their most recent product on the market: Walty, an intelligent pot capable of generating its own water and water the plants automatically.

Karlos L. Miranda Garcés, from the Department of Mechanical Engineering (INME) and his partner Kevin Rivera, who recently graduated from Electrical Engineering (INEL), are the founders of the emerging company Watric Energy Solutions, focused on achieving sustainability through innovation and technology, who made the first part of a dream come true that they aspire to expand with a view to contributing to society.

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Yale Microbial Sciences Institute Faculty Position

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The Microbial Sciences Institute (MSI) at Yale University (http://microbialsciences.yale.edu), in partnership with the departments of Microbial Pathogenesis, Immunobiology, Cellular and Molecular Physiology, and Genetics at Yale School of Medicine, seeks applicants for an assistant professor tenure track faculty position at

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Microsabbaticals at Princeton's Psychology Dept for Faculty from Underrepresented Backgrounds

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Princeton Psychology is starting a brand new program of microsabbaticals. The program supports short-term visits (from 2 weeks and up to 1 month) for up to two faculty members per year. Each visiting faculty should have at least one local faculty host in the psychology department. During the micro-sabbatical, visitors will have a chance to:

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Bootcamp gratis sobre cómo solicitar a escuela graduada para estudiantes universitarios y postbacs

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 The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is hosting a free 3-day virtual series for senior undergraduate students and postbacs: Demystifying the graduate school application process. 

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Premios Mujeres Latinoamericanas en Química 2021

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La American Chemical Society (ACS) y la Federación Latinoamericana de Asociaciones Químicas (FLAQ) tienen el placer de presentar la edición inaugural del Premio Mujeres Latinoamericanas en Química 2021.

En el marco del 34° Congreso Latinoamericano de Química

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Científicos y miembros de la comunidad controlan la población de helecho flotante en Las Curías

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León

After almost two years in progress, the project for the biological and mechanical control of the floating fern "Salvinia molesta" in Lake Las Curías, in Cupey (San Juan), has resulted in the elimination of this invasive species by 90%, which for Dr. Jorge Ortiz, one of its researchers, demonstrates the success of the initiative.

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Investigadora boricua quiere esclarecer el efecto del COVID-19 en la salud menstrual

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Research by Dr. Idhaliz Flores, a molecular biologist at Ponce Health Sciences University, seeks to survey at least 500 women to determine if COVID-19 has affected their menstrual health.

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La pandemia desmejoró la salud mental de los puertorriqueños

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"It was an accumulation of many things that lead one to find oneself in that black hole where one falls." This is how Juan Ortiz described his battle against depression during the COVID-19 pandemic. "The thing is that you are slowly falling and you don't realize that you are there," he added.

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Miden los niveles y tipos de bacterias en el Caño Martín Peña

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Charlene Rivera Bonet

El Caño Martín Peña, in San Juan, still maintains levels of coliforms above the standards of the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and a recent investigation by the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón identified three different types of these bacteria in said body of water ..

The coliforms Escherichia coli, Enterobacter ssp, and Salmonella were identified in the water samples taken from the pipe, a 3.27-mile-long channel that connects the San Juan Bay with the San José Lagoon.

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Miden los niveles y tipos de bacterias en el Caño Martín Peña

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El Caño Martín Peña, in San Juan, still maintains levels of coliforms above the standards of the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and a recent investigation by the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón identified three different types of these bacteria in said body of water ..

The coliforms Escherichia coli, Enterobacter ssp, and Salmonella were identified in the water samples taken from the pipe, a 3.27-mile-long channel that connects the San Juan Bay with the San José Lagoon.

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