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Cellular communication offers easy fog detection for roads and runways

Posted by External 52 days ago General — Thick fogbanks can blanket open roads and runways and dramatically reduce visibility -- often causing devastating accidents. A new study suggests that a practical solution to fog detection can be found in cellular communication networks already in place all over the world. Read More
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Next-generation sequencing offers insight into how species adapt to climate change

Posted by External 87 days ago General — Next-generation sequencing allows for the creation and analysis of vast amounts of data about populations and their responses to shifting environmental conditions, including climate change. These data can provide fine-scale information at the genomic level into populations' adaptations to changing circumstances. Despite the potential usefulness of next-generation sequencing for environmental scie Read More
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REDD+ on the ground: New book offers insights, lessons from across the tropics

Posted by External 122 days ago General — Research from Dr Rich Grenyer and colleagues shows that minimising the loss of rainforest in Indonesia could reduce global carbon emissions and prevent species extinctions at the same time - but only if we have more detailed knowledge both of carbon stocks and the distribution of biodiversity. 05/12/14 5 Dec 2014 - Read More
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Why Men Love Lingerie: Rat Study Offers Hints

Posted by External 136 days ago General — Just as lingerie turns on human males, tiny jackets do the same for male rats, a new study finds. Read More
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Deep-Earth carbon offers clues on origin of life: New organic carbon species linked to formation of diamonds -- and life itself

Posted by External 148 days ago General — Scientists reveal details about carbon deep beneath Earth’s surface and suggest ways it might have influenced the history of life on the planet. Read More
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Live Jellyfish Cam Offers Stunning Views of Sea Nettles

Posted by External 155 days ago General — If you're bored with all the vertebrates in your wildlife-cam media diet, the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California is now streaming mesmerizing live footage of its jellyfish. Read More
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Bionic Technology Offers Hope for Paralyzed 

Posted by External 191 days ago General — Technologies to help paralyzed people move again have come a long way since "Superman" actor Christopher Reeve died 10 years ago. While a paralysis "cure" remains far from reality, the strides made in the past decade would make Reeve "excited," his son sa Read More
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High 'n' Dry: GPS Offers New Way to Measure Drought

Posted by External 240 days ago General — The western United States has suffered a crippling drought for the past three years, but researchers now have a fuller picture of the extent of damage, thanks to a new way to measure how much water has been lost. Read More
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