The tribe that brought a damaged shoreline back to life

On a sunny Monday afternoon in August, the Shinnecock Indian Reservation's beach in Long Island, New York, resembled one of the postcard-perfect beaches in the nearby Hamptons. Except, there weren't any sunbathing tourists ...

Gravity surveys using a mobile atom interferometer

Mobile gravimetry is an important technique in metrology, navigation, geodesy and geophysics. Although atomic gravimeters are presently used for accuracy, they are constrained by instrumental fragility and complexity. In ...

Using nature to produce a revolutionary optical material

An international team of researchers has reported a new way to safeguard drones, surveillance cameras and other equipment against laser attacks, which can disable or destroy the equipment. The capability is known as optical ...

A toxic truth: lead exposure problems linger in soil, air

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan—which began in 2014 but to this day has not been completely resolved—brought the public health and economic costs of lead exposure into sharp focus. The crisis sparked conversations ...

Washington's Potomac River hits record high temperature

The Potomac River, which flows through the US capital Washington, hit a record high temperature of 94 degrees Fahrenheit (34 degrees Celsius) over the weekend—as warm as bathwater—following a major heat wave.

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