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SMOS maps record soil water before flood

As parts of central Europe are battling with the most extensive floods in centuries, forecasters are hoping that ESA's SMOS satellite will help to improve the accuracy of flood prediction in the future.

dateJun 13, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Mixed water portfolio helps thirsty cities

(PhysOrg.com) -- Computer simulations for drought-prone areas reveal that when urban water planners combine three approaches of buying water -- permanent rights, options and leases -- the city avoids surplus water and high ...

dateJan 18, 2010 in Environment
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What droppings can tell us

If you want to find out about the shy Eurasian otter, its droppings are a fascinating source of information. By isolating DNA from otter droppings – known as spraint – researchers can not only identify ...

dateJun 22, 2015 in Ecology
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Bringing microgrids to rural villages

An estimated 1.3 billion people around the world lack access to electricity, and as a result spend scarce resources on kerosene and other fuels for lighting. Now MIT researchers have developed a system to ...

dateJun 01, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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Telescope to seek dust where other Earths may lie

The NASA-funded Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer, or LBTI, has completed its first study of dust in the "habitable zone" around a star, opening a new door to finding planets like Earth. Dust is a ...

dateJan 22, 2015 in Astronomy
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