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Elephant declines imperil Africa's forests

Poaching and habitat loss have reduced forest elephant populations in Central Africa by 63 percent since 2001. This widespread killing poses dire consequences not only for the species itself but also for the region's forests, ...

dateMar 12, 2018 in Ecology
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Metamaterials bend waves of all kinds

As the exciting new field of metamaterials advances, Duke has become one of the world's leading centers of this research. Founded in 2009, Duke's Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics (CMIP) has grown to encompass ...

dateMar 12, 2018 in Optics & Photonics
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Using drones to feed billions

As the population continues its rapid growth, food is becoming increasingly scarce. By the year 2050, we will need to double our current food production to feed the estimated 9.6 billions mouths that will inhabit Earth.

dateMar 02, 2018 in Environment
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Accelerating self-driving car innovation

On a Monday morning in January of this year a man got into his Tesla sedan, pulled onto a highway outside of Los Angeles, and engaged the vehicle's semi-autonomous "Autopilot" mode. The car juggled inputs from 8 cameras, ...

dateFeb 27, 2018 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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