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New NASA Research Projects Probe COVID-19 Impacts

The new projects look at food- and water-supply stability and how changes in human activity are affecting the environment.

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NASA Tracks Hanna’s Soaking Path into Mexico

NASA’s Aqua satellite provided infrared data on Tropical Depression Hanna while imagery from NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite was used to create an animation showing its movement from Texas to Mexico.

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NASA Sees Hurricane Douglas Brush Hawaii

Imagery from NASA’s Terra satellite was used to create an animation showing Douglas’ movement past the Hawaiian Islands.

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Pristine Environments Offer a Window to Our Cloudy Past

A new study uses satellite data over the Southern Hemisphere to understand global cloud composition during the industrial revolution.

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Rising Temps Put Desert Shrubs in High-Efficiency Mode

Data for this study came from two long-term research sites in the remote deserts of the American Southwest—one in Death Valley and the other near Oatman, Arizona.

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Return of the Zombie Cicadas

WVU team unearths manipulative qualities of fungal-infected flyers.

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Clear Skies for Saudi Arabia's "New Future" Project

A high-resolution atmospheric assessment for the northern Red Sea coast in Saudi Arabia shows the region has some of the best air quality in the Kingdom.

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Diagnosing Individual Trees From Above

Models based on images from unmanned aerial vehicles and satellites can help farmers to monitor the health of individual trees.

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Novel Cutting Mechanism Devised for Automated, Robotic Apple-Tree Pruning System

Researchers measured branch-cutting force with a sensor attached to manual pruners to provide information for the end-effector design.

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Studying Interactions Between Ground-Nesting Bees and Soils

Study looked at physical and chemical properties of soils collected from active bee and sand nest wasp sites in the Willamette Valley of western Oregon.

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