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Vegetation as seen by Suomi NPP

( —Images crafted from a year's worth of data collected by the Suomi NPP satellite provide a vivid depiction of worldwide vegetation. Suomi NPP, short for National Polar-orbiting Partnership, is a partnership between ...

dateJun 21, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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African black slug serves as healthy reminder

A new, invasive species of slug found recently in South Texas serves as a good reminder to thoroughly wash fruits and vegetables before eating them, according to an expert with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

dateJun 19, 2013 in Ecology
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The cucumbers carbon footprint in focus

Since the outbreak of E. coli in Germany and Austria 2011 resulting in suspicions against ecological cucumbers, student Michaela Raab has been interested in the environmental impacts of the cucumber. The overall aim is to ...

dateJun 11, 2013 in Environment
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University takes on taste challenge: MREs

A ready-to-eat Army meal can survive a 1,200-foot parachute drop and stay fresh for up to three years - only to go straight into the trash can if it doesn't appeal to a soldier's taste.

dateJun 05, 2013 in Other
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Scientists take a new look at an ancient crop

Though the price makes you wince, you might just buy that bottle of your favorite olive oil anyway. Perhaps it's exactly what you want for the salad dressing you're making tonight and for your special stir-fry on the weekend.

dateMay 24, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Proba-V opens its eyes

( —Earth watcher Proba-V is in good health following its launch last week. The Vegetation imager has been switched on and the first image has been captured over western France.

dateMay 20, 2013 in Space Exploration
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