News tagged with moisture content

New sensor system for improved peanut drying

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) engineers in Georgia have developed a network of sensors that will save thousands of dollars in drying costs for peanut growers and processors.

date21 hours ago in Other
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Novel use of satnav saves precious water

Water conservation is a growing concern globally, and particularly for farmers in the USA, where decades of irrigating huge fields has depleted vital resources of fresh surface water and groundwater. An ESA spin-off that ...

dateMay 15, 2017 in Environment
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Making sure that lumber measures up

For some, it is a shocking revelation. But most Americans eventually come to accept the fact that a "two by four" board is actually 1.5 inches by 3.5 inches (38 x 89 mm). But is it really? How accurate are the dimensions ...

dateMar 02, 2017 in General Physics
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Soil pores, carbon stores, and breathing microbes

Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) recently studied how moisture influences soil heterotrophic respiration. That's the breathing-like process by which microbes convert dead organic carbon in the ...

dateJan 16, 2017 in Environment
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Watching the global weather unfold

In a new animation of moisture transport in the atmosphere of moisture transport in the atmosphere, you can watch last year's precipitation fall over land and sea. See tropical cyclones develop and unfold. The animation is ...

dateDec 17, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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