News tagged with environment

Sequencing DNA in the palm of your hand

Much like the miniature, goggle-wearing yellow organisms of the big screen that live to serve, a tiny new device called the MinION, developed by Oxford Nanopore Technologies, promises to help scientists sequence DNA in space. ...

dateSep 30, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Diagnosing 'sick' buildings to save energy

Are you feeling too cold right now? Too warm? Is your office's air a little stale today? On average, Americans spend 90 percent of the day indoors, in a controlled environment. Controlling that environment, at least in the ...

dateSep 10, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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Benefits for humanity: From NASA to Napa

From the microgravity environment aboard the International Space Station to the microclimates of the Napa Valley, station research impacts many different industries on Earth. The latest video in the Benefits for Humanity ...

dateSep 08, 2015 in Space Exploration
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New version of vegetationmap4africa launched

Tree enthusiasts on the move can now identify species as they go, and at the same time gain a deeper understanding of their natural environment, thanks to a new version of vegetationmap4africa. The new version of the map ...

dateSep 08, 2015 in Ecology
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