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NASA-NOAA Satellite Sees Tropical Cyclone Wallace Dissipating

Tropical Cyclone Wallace was dissipating in the Southern Indian Ocean when NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead.

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New Quantum Material Could Warn of Neurological Disease

What if the brain could detect its own disease? Researchers have been trying to create a material that “thinks” like the brain does, which would be more sensitive to early signs of neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s.

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Canadian Coal-Fired Power Plant Transformed into Solar Farm

What was once the largest coal-fired power plant in North America has been converted to a 44-megawatt solar farm with 192,431 photovoltaic panels spread across 260 acres, the electric utility Ontario Power Generation announced.

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How Much Nature Is Lost Due to Higher Yields?

The exploitation of farmland is being intensified with a focus to raising yields. 

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MOFs Can Sense and Sort Troublesome Gases

From astronauts and submariners to miners and rescue workers, people who operate in small enclosed spaces need good air quality to work safely and effectively. 

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Hurricane Harvey Provides Lessons Learned for Flood Resiliency Plans

Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Aug. 25, 2017, then stalled over Texas for three days as a tropical storm. 

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Scientists Identify a Key Gene in the Transmission of Deadly African Sleeping Sickness

Life scientists from UCLA and the University of Bern have identified a key gene in the transmission of African sleeping sickness — a severe disease transmitted by the bite of infected tsetse flies, which are common in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Researchers Develop New Vaccine Against Deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

A collaborative team from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Saudi Arabia and Canada developed a potent and safe vaccine that protects against the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS. 

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Aging Gracefully: Study Identifies Factors for Healthy Memory at Any Age

University of Alberta neuroscientists have identified different factors for maintaining healthy memory and for avoiding memory decline in those over age 55, according to a new study. 

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Secrets of The Permafrost: New Research Reveals Evidence of Climate Change in The Yukon

A study from U of T Mississauga uses new research techniques to reveal alarming information about climate change in Canada’s north.

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