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Early warning system for fish farmers

A novel autonomous biosensor may help scientists to detect environmental hazards in the sea at an early stage. But applying such approach to the marine environment is a huge challenge.

dateOct 08, 2014 in Environment
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More forest biodiversity for less money?

Increasing the visibility over decisions relevant to preserving forests can improve the ability to get the right mix of economic instruments used for forest conservation policy. But change is slow.

dateSep 19, 2013 in Ecology
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Lilliput forests, global certification

As global demand for timber certified as being sustainable is growing, European small forest owners are still reluctant to gain certification. But increasing economic advantages may shift their position.

dateFeb 08, 2013 in Environment
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New avatars capable of laughing

Today's computer-based avatars lack one of our most deeply rooted human characteristics: laughter. Computer scientists have now teamed up with psychologists to give avatars the ability to laugh.

dateApr 04, 2014 in Computer Sciences
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Sensors and drones: Hi-tech sentinels for crops

The precision agriculture sector is expected to grow at a high rate over the coming years. This new way of farming is already a reality in northwest Italy, where technologies are being used to keep plants ...

dateJun 24, 2015 in Engineering
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