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Beavers keep riparian systems healthy

In some circles, beavers have long been considered pests that damage trees, clog up culverts, and build dams that inhibit or alter the natural flow of waterways. But, to two University of Wyoming researchers, ...

Feb 24, 2014 4.5 / 5 (6) 0

Scientists want a fire-spotting satellite

As firefighters emerge from another record wildfire season in the Western United States, University of California, Berkeley, scientists say it's time to give them a 21st century tool: a fire-spotting satellite.

Nov 27, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 1

Seeing in the dark

Thermal infrared (IR) energy is emitted from all things that have a temperature greater than absolute zero. Human eyes, primarily sensitive to shorter wavelength visible light, are unable to detect or differentiate ...

Oct 29, 2013 5 / 5 (8) 0 | with audio podcast