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Improving the voltage and lifetime in aqueous redox flow batteries utilizing the organometallic [Fe(bpy)3]2+/3+
(2023-08-30) Burghoff, Alexis; Holubowitch, Nicolas
Long term battery storage is needed for renewable energy sources to buffer their variable output. Redox flow batteries (RFBs) have the potential to store large amounts of energy for on-demand power generation. Current issue: low energy density due to poor solubility of the active species and low voltage outputs. Robust, high voltage catholytes are needed. Iron (II/III) tris-2,2’-bipyridine ([Fe(bpy)3]2+/3+) is a suitable catholyte. This work introduces a new way to synthesize [Fe(bpy)3]2+ and methods to improve performance.
The influence of distance on throwing kinematics in young health baseball players
(2023-08-30) Arizpe, Omar; Perez, Joshua P.; Applequist, Bryon C.
Due to the high-intensity and repetitive nature of the throwing motion, baseball players are prone to arm injuries. There is a sudden rise in angular velocity through the kinematic chain as players increase their throwing distance. (Loftice, J., 2004) Long-toss routine is seen as a tool implemented in the hopes to reduce injury. (Fleisig G. et. al, 2011) This regimen consisted of players gradually increasing their throwing distance on both flat and a mound. Distinguishing whether a program can be advantageous or detrimental in its implementation is crucial.
Don't blame the siblings! Social experiences of gender non-conformity: Does a higher proportion of male siblings and negative feedback affect masculinity among sexual minority men?
(2023-08-30) Cowan, Alisha R.; Seidel, Steven
Social role theory Eagly et al. 2004 ; Eagly , 1987) suggests that individuals who conform strongly to traditional gender roles promote the hegemonic male's hierarchy a model of power, status, and strength to receive the benefits of social inclusion For sexual minority men, however, violating these gender roles can lead to negative consequences such as social exclusion, physical violence , and suicidal thoughts Fiske et al. 2002; Vaughn et al. 2017). As a result , sexual minority men may feel pressure to conform to traditional masculinity standards to gain social approval (Taywaditep , 2002; Research has often neglected to consider the significance of sibling relationships from the perspective of sexual minority men. Although sibling relationships are viewed as a normative part of growing up, they can have a significant impact on one's emotional and behavioral development. Positive sibling relationships may serve as protective factors against mental and physical health risks faced by individuals who experience prejudice based on their sexual orientation (Hilton & Szymanski, 2014). Therefore, it is important to investigate the role of sibling relationships in the developmental trajectories of sexual minority men. This study aimed to explore the relationship between a sexual minority man’s experiences with their sibling’s social feedback about their gender nonconforming behavior and his subsequent levels of masculinity. Specifically, does negative feedback from brothers or sisters because of their gender nonconformity in childhood affect a sexual minority man's schema of masculinity and adherence to traditional gender roles in adulthood?
Online and simulation-based training: Prepping nursing students for deeper, practical engagement
(2023-08-30) Massey, Sameera; Squires, David; Fomenko, Julie; Amidon, Brayton
There is need for effective virtual learning design for clinical nursing students that yields high levels of knowledge acquisition, self-efficacy, and transferrable skills. Students’ experiences during learning impacts these outcomes. An online innovation project was developed at a South Texas University, designed to measure students’ experiences in simulated clinical experiences. We hypothesized that custom, personalized online learning simulations may reduce cognitive load and promote online students’ self-efficacy, potentially impacting associative information processing. Researchers collected data measuring cognitive load, students’ experiences, and embedded analytics and were analyzed using open and thematic coding. Participants reported low levels of frustration, high levels of support in the modules, perceived skill transferability, and self-efficacy. Planning personalized, online scenario-based modules that reduce cognitive load, may positively impact students' self-efficacy and associative skill transfer.
Shell morphology of an intertidal patellograstropod (cellana exarata) varies with shore type
(2023-08-30) Larriviere, Keenan; Cate, Kinley; Bird, Christopher
C. exaratalimpets (locally called‘opihi) are a crashed fishery & are culturally important, Inhabit the emergent tidal zone –never submerged & periodically washed by waves1, Evolutionary trade off in shell shape between thermal stress & predation2,3, Shells maladapted to thermal stress on islands with humans2, Will negatively affect sustainability considering global warming4, May be differences in shell morphology between shores with more (boulder) and less (bench) thermal refuges