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Visualising Heat Flow in Bamboo Could Help Design More Energy-Efficient and Fire-Safe Buildings

Modified natural materials will be an essential component of a sustainable future, but first a detailed understanding of their properties is needed.

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Human-Induced Climate Change Dates Back Much Further Than We Think

Human-induced climate change has origins far earlier than commonly assumed, according to a study published in the journal Science.

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Grassroots Movements Shift Approach To Recycling

According to new research grassroots movements can help shift how we think about recycling and the growing issue of garbage.

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From Hurricanes To Seal Pups: 4 Ways Drones Are Helping NOAA Scientists Conduct Research

Collecting data is a critical part of doing research. But it can be a lengthy, challenging process, and in some cases — especially when dealing with severe weather or treacherous terrain — it can pose a danger to scientists.

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Urban Growth In The Southeastern U.S. Potentially Threatens Health of Small Streams

A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey suggests that anticipated increases in urban land use in the Piedmont region of the southeastern United States will lead to loss of sensitive fish and invertebrate species from thousands of miles of small streams.

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Fukushima to be Transformed into Renewable Energy Hub

Eight years after an earthquake and tsunami transformed Fukushima into the site of one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters, plans are underway to turn the Japanese prefecture into a hub of renewable energy.

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Deep Learning Expands Study of Nuclear Waste Remediation

A research collaboration between Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Brown University, and NVIDIA has achieved exaflop performance on the Summit supercomputer with a deep learning application used to model subsurface flow in the study of nuclear waste remediation.

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New Tools Could Improve the Way Cement Seals Oil Wells

A key part of drilling and tapping new oil wells is the use of specialized cements to line the borehole and prevent collapse and leakage of the hole.

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At Future Mars Landing Spot, Scientists Spy Mineral That Could Preserve Signs of Ancient Life

Next year, NASA plans to launch a new Mars rover to search for signs of ancient life on the Red Planet.

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