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New Satellite-Based Algorithm Pinpoints Crop Water Use

The growing threat of drought and rising water demand have made accurate forecasts of crop water use critical for farmland water management and sustainability.

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FSU Researchers Propose New Physics To Explain Decay Of Subatomic Particle

Florida State University physicists believe they have an answer to unusual incidents of rare decay of a subatomic particle called a Kaon that were reported last year by scientists in the KOTO experiment at the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex.

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Study Reveals How Long COVID-19 Remains Infectious On Cardboard, Metal And Plastic

The virus that causes COVID-19 remains for several hours to days on surfaces and in aerosols, a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found.

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How To Get Conductive Gels To Stick When Wet

Polymers that are good conductors of electricity could be useful in biomedical devices, to help with sensing or electrostimulation, for example.

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NASA Find Herold a Fading Ex-Tropical Cyclone

Former Tropical Cyclone Herold is now a fading area of low-pressure in the Southern Indian Ocean and NASA’s Aqua satellite provided forecasters with a visible image.

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Waterborne Polyurea/Urethanes Significantly Reduce Hydrate Growth Rate in Pipelines

Previously, KFU scientists were able to develop the first inhibitors based on castor oil and chitosan. Researchers came up with the idea to create them to solve at least two tasks: ensure efficient production and transportation of hydrocarbons, as well as reduce environmental risks. 

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Device Could ‘Hear’ Disease Through Structures Housing Cells

Similarly to how a picked lock gives away that someone has broken into a building, the stiffening of a structure surrounding cells in the human body can indicate that cancer is invading other tissue.

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Hidden Source of Carbon Found at the Arctic Coast

A previously unknown significant source of carbon just discovered in the Arctic has scientists marveling at a once overlooked contributor to local coastal ecosystems – and concerned about what it may mean in an era of climate change.

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On The Trail Of Organic Solar Cells’ Efficiency

Scientists at TU Dresden and Hasselt University in Belgium investigated the physical causes that limit the efficiency of novel solar cells based on organic molecular materials.

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