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Backyard Insect Inspires Invisibility Devices, Next Gen Tech

Leafhoppers, a common backyard insect, secrete and coat themselves in tiny mysterious particles that could provide both the inspiration and the instructions for next-generation technology, according to a new study led by Penn State researchers. 

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Drexel's Self-Heating Concrete Is One Step Closer to Clearing Sidewalks Without Shoveling or Salting

There’s a patch of concrete on Drexel University’s campus that could portend a frost-free future for sidewalks and highways in the Northeast. 

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The Arctic is Getting Rainier

The Arctic is known for its cold temperatures, which allow precipitation to fall as snow. 

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A Wetter World Recorded in Australian Coral Colony

When climate scientists look to the future to determine what the effects of climate change may be, they use computer models to simulate potential outcomes such as how precipitation will change in a warming world.

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Arctic Nightlife: Seabird Colony Bursts With Sound at Night

Acoustic recordings of a colony of little auks reveal their nocturnal activities and offer valuable monitoring means for avian biology in the Arctic.

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Meteorology: Weak Polar Vortex Makes Weather More Predictable

Events in the stratosphere are making long-range weather in Northern Europe easier to forecast, researchers at LMU have discovered.

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Sustainable Plastics From Agricultural Waste

EPFL scientists have developed a sustainable method to make high-performance plastics from agricultural leftovers, turning them into valuable materials.

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Oregon State Researchers Take Deep Dive into How Much Water is Stored in Snow

A heavy snowpack is fun for skiers and sledders, and it also acts like an open-air storage tank that melts away to provide water for drinking, irrigation and other purposes during dry months.

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Heat Stress on the Great Barrier Reef

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has been hit by widespread coral bleaching caused by heat stress, government officials confirmed on March 8, 2024.

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