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Study Explores the Use of Robots and Artificial Intelligence to Understand the Deep-Sea

Artificial intelligence (AI) could help scientists shed new light on the variety of species living on the ocean floor, according to new research led by the University of Plymouth.

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Ambient Plant Illumination Could Light the Way for Greener Buildings

Buildings of the future may be lit by collections of glowing plants and designed around an infrastructure of sunlight harvesting, water transport, and soil collecting and composting systems.

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Secrets of Fluorescent Microalgae Could Lead to Super-Efficient Solar Cells

Tiny light-emitting microalgae, found in the ocean, could hold the secret to the next generation of organic solar cells, according to new research carried out at the Universities of Birmingham and Utrecht.

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An Electric Tongue Can Handle More Spicy Foods Than You Can

Spicy food is huge business, and Washington State University researchers have found that an electronic tongue, or e-tongue, is more effective and accurate in taste-testing fiery foods than sensitive human taste buds.

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Healing Grain: Scientists Develop Wheat that Fights Celiac Disease

Researchers at Washington State University have created a new, genetically distinct variety of wheat that’s safer for people with celiac disease, opening the door for new treatments and healing potential for the staple grain.

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Untangling Impacts on Right Whales

Early last month, WHOI Scientist Michael Moore and his team spotted the first North Atlantic right whale calf in Cape Cod Bay, the summer feeding grounds for this species.

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The Narwhal’s Surprising Survival Strategy

University of Copenhagen researchers have mapped a West Greenlandic narwhal's genetic family history and made a surprising discovery: genetic variation in narwhals is very low compared against other mammals.

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New Brain Tumor Imaging Technique Uses Protein Found in Scorpion Venom

A novel imaging technique that uses a synthesized form of scorpion venom to light up brain tumors has shown promise in a clinical trial.

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We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

Spring is notoriously windy along the coast of California.

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U.S. Moved Closer to Being Drought-Free in April

April showers indeed brought May flowers as well as sizeable drought relief for the United States, with a near-record low of 2% coverage for the country.  

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