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Water mission boosts food security

ESA's Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity mission has gone beyond its original scientific brief of delivering critical information for understanding the water cycle – this versatile satellite is now being ...

May 22, 2014 not rated yet 0

Fungi clean oil-polluted soil

Fungi can be harnessed to clean polluted soil which cannot be cleaned using traditional composting. This was the finding of Erica Winquist, M.Sc. (Tech.), in her dissertation for Aalto University.

May 21, 2014 not rated yet 0

PLANTOID: Building a robot to mimic plants

Many of us probably picture robots as roughly human-shaped - as seen in countless science fiction films - or perhaps as little more than mobile computers. But one EU project is taking inspiration from the ...

May 14, 2014 5 / 5 (3) 0

Seeing the bedrock through the trees

University of California, Berkeley, geologist William Dietrich pioneered the application of airborne LIDAR – light detection and ranging – to map mountainous terrain, stripping away the vegetation to ...

Apr 30, 2014 4.8 / 5 (4) 0