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Piecing Together the Alaska Coastline's Fractured Past

Among seismologists, the geology of Alaska’s earthquake- and volcano-rich coast from the Aleutian Islands to the southeast is fascinating, but not well understood. 

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NREL Advanced Manufacturing Research Moves Wind Turbine Blades Toward Recyclability

A new material for wind blades that can be recycled could transform the wind industry, making renewable energy more sustainable than ever before while lowering costs in the process.

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Upgraded Radar Can Enable Self-Driving Cars to See Clearly No Matter the Weather

A new kind of radar could make it possible for self-driving cars to navigate safely in bad weather. 

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Duke University's Aggressive COVID Testing and Surveillance Minimized Infections

An aggressive COVID-19 surveillance and testing effort at Duke University was highly effective in minimizing the spread of the disease among students on campus, according to a case study appearing Tuesday in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 

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Farms, Tables and Revealing Vast Impacts Between and Beyond

Bountiful harvests in one location can mean empty water reservoirs and environmental woes far from farmlands. 

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Tropical Peatland Conservation Could Protect Humans From New Diseases

Conservation of tropical peatlands could reduce the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the likelihood of new diseases jumping from animals to humans, researchers say.

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Study Improves Ability to Predict How Whales Travel Through Their Ocean Habitat

Scientists at the New England Aquarium’s Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life recently published a study that could help researchers learn where protections are needed the most for bowhead whales.

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Climate Extremes Drive Changes in Antarctic Bottom Water

British Antarctic Survey contributes to new international study that finds a surprising increase in the amount of dense water sinking near Antarctica, following 50 years of decline.

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Are E-cigarette Users at Greater Risk of Poor Immune Response to Flu, COVID?

In a controlled study of smokers, nonsmokers, and e-cigarette users, University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers found that e-cigarette users exhibited significantly altered immune responses to a model of influenza virus infection, suggesting increased susceptibility to disease.

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Study of Non-COVID-19 Deaths Shows 2020 Increase in Several Demographics

March through May saw a significant increase in deaths over previous years – and not just from COVID-19, says a new study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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