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Legacies of cotton, atomic age linger in soil

On the second floor of the Levine Science Research Center, in a tall wooden cabinet that could easily be mistaken for an antique dresser, Duke University professor Dan Richter keeps an unusual collection: nearly 600 jars ...

dateMay 04, 2016 in Environment
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Underground fungi detected from space

Just as a person's skin indicates if s/he has a healthy diet, colored satellite images of forests in the Smithsonian's Forest Global Earth Observatory (ForestGEO) indicate if a forest has a healthy diet. Information about ...

dateMay 03, 2016 in Environment
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Supercooled cavities for particle acceleration

When you think about the coldest places on Earth, the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility located at the DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory, ...

dateMay 03, 2016 in General Physics
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Combating climate change from the trenches

Land degradation is a serious cause for concern in sub-Saharan Africa where it affects more than two-thirds of its territory. The heavy reliance on an agriculture that is highly vulnerable to climate change, and the ever-increasing ...

dateApr 18, 2016 in Environment
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Laser reveals water's secret life in soil

Most of us think nothing of rainfall or where it goes, unless it leads to flooding or landslides. But soil scientists have been studying how water moves across or through soil for decades. Daniel Hirmas, a professor at University ...

dateMar 30, 2016 in Environment
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