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UBC Researchers Find Ways to Hackproof Smart Meters

Smart electricity meters are useful because they allow energy utilities to efficiently track energy use and allocate energy production. 

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New Study Finds Microplastic Throughout Monterey Bay; Concentrations Are Greater Than at Surface of the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”

Many people have heard of the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” a vast area of ocean between California and Hawaii where ocean currents concentrate plastic pollution. 

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Manipulating Light-Matter Interaction Unlocks Properties for Quantum Information Storage and Computing

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have come up with a way to manipulate tungsten diselenide (WSe2) —a promising two-dimensional material—to further unlock its potential to enable faster, more efficient computing, and even quantum information processing and storage. 

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How to Speed Up the Discovery of New Solar Cell Materials

A broad class of materials called perovskites is considered one of the most promising avenues for developing new, more efficient solar cells.

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Snout Dated: Slow-Evolving Elephant Shark Offers New Insights into Human Physiology

The mineralocortoid receptor (MR) regulates water and sodium transport throughout cells and tissues, which is critical for controlling blood pressure and so, not surprisingly, the MR is common to all vertebrate animals.

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Climate Change To Make Events Like 2017 Northern Plains Flash Drought More Likely

The 2017 Northern Plains drought hit hard and without warning, desiccating pastures, rangelands and wheat, sparking massive wildfires, and causing widespread livestock sell-offs across the Dakotas, northeastern Montana and the Canadian Prairies.

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NOAA Fisheries Announces New Plans for Engaging with Recreational Fishermen

NOAA Fisheries is sharpening our focus on engaging recreational fishermen where they live and fish.

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Downpours Of Torrential Rain More Frequent With Global Warming

The frequency of downpours of heavy rain—which can lead to flash floods, devastation, and outbreaks of waterborne disease—has increased across the globe in the past 50 years.

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Bees Can Link Symbols to Numbers: Study

We’ve learned bees can understand zero and do basic maths, and now a new study shows their tiny insect brains may be capable of connecting symbols to numbers.

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Researchers Discover What Makes Deep-Sea Dragonfish Teeth Transparent

A team of researchers led by the University of California San Diego have discovered what’s responsible for making the teeth of the deep-sea dragonfish transparent. 

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