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Powering desalination with the sun

When graduate student Natasha Wright began her PhD program in mechanical engineering, she had no idea how to remove salt from groundwater to make it more palatable, nor had she ever been to India, where this ...

dateJun 22, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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Looking back at the Mir space station

The Mir Space Station was Russia's greatest space station, and the first modular space station to be assembled in orbit. Commissioned in 1986, the name can be translated from Russian as "peace", "world", ...

dateJun 18, 2015 in Space Exploration
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EU lawmakers back animal cloning ban

EU lawmakers on Wednesday backed a ban on cloning farm animals and products derived from them, citing deep public unease at the prospect they could make it onto supermarket shelves.

dateJun 17, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Biologist Berry Brosi on Obama's 'plan bee'

President Obama recently launched perhaps the most ambitious national plan ever aimed at protecting insects. The National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honeybees and Other Pollinators calls for an "all ...

dateJun 16, 2015 in Ecology
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Why we still collect butterflies

Who doesn't love butterflies? While most people won't think twice about destroying a wasp nest on the side of the house, spraying a swarm of ants in the driveway, or zapping pesky flies at an outdoor barbecue, ...

dateJun 11, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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