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High levels of iron in water may hurt dairy products

(Phys.org) -- Cows are thirsty and with good reason — they need to drink nearly 30 gallons of water a day to produce milk and stay healthy. That water needs to be high quality because much of the ingested ...

dateJul 13, 2012 in Other
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Green roof design may help control urban runoff

(Phys.org) -- A research team in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech has released early results of an experimental study testing the effects of green roofs on controlling urban runoff. ...

dateJul 03, 2012 in Environment
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A free product to measure carbon footprint

MiserWare, a spin-off company of Virginia Tech's College of Engineering, is launching a free product that allows companies or individuals to measure their carbon footprint in terms of total power usage.

dateApr 20, 2012 in Software
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Algae biofuels: the wave of the future

Researchers at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech have assembled the draft genome of a marine algae sequence to aid scientists across the US in a project that aims to discover the best algae species for producing ...

dateApr 03, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Brucellosis pathogen persists in Botswana buffalo

The term "bush meat" conjures up images of exotic animals hunted by men in traditional dress using handmade weapons. But in reality, bush meat is a lot closer to our North American venison, quail, and pheasant ...

dateMar 08, 2012 in Ecology
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