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AI could help cities better detect water leaks

Costly water losses in municipal water systems could be significantly reduced using sensors and new artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

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Realistic Exposure Study Supports the Use of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticle Sunscreens

Zinc oxide (ZnO) has long been recognized as an effective sunscreen agent. 

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More Diversity Than Before

Environmental damage caused by human activity can reduce the number of plant and animal species dramatically. 

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Social Marketing Campaigns Can Help Threatened Wildlife Species Recover

Encouraging people to change their behavior through social marketing campaigns can help the recovery of threatened wildlife populations.

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Otago Researchers Discover a Promising Therapy for Improving Heart Attack Survivorship

In pre-clinical trials, University of Otago researchers have discovered a promising new therapy that has the potential to be used clinically for improving survival rates for people who suffer a heart attack.

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Colombia Tropical Forest Fires Spike After 2016 Peace Accords

Fires that contribute to deforestation spiked six-fold in Colombia in the year after an historic 2016 peace agreement ended decades of conflict between FARC guerrilla and government forces, according to a study in Nature Ecology & Evolution.

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Mountain Splendor? Scientists Know Where Your Eyes Will Look

Using precise brain measurements, Yale researchers predicted how people’s eyes move when viewing natural scenes, an advance in understanding the human visual system that can improve a host of artificial intelligence efforts, such as the development of driverless cars, said the researchers.

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University of Saskatchewan and NRCan sign Memorandum of Understanding to advance national water security

At a special ceremony today, the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will strengthen the country’s commitment to managing its freshwater resources in a time of rapid climate change.

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How do we make nautical charts?

A nautical chart is a map of the sea. Just as a map helps us navigate on land, a nautical chart helps those traveling on the ocean get where they’re going safely and efficiently.

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Billions of Nanoparticles Accumulate in Marine Organisms Within Six Hours

Study is the first to quantify the uptake of nanoparticles at predicted environmentally relevant conditions.

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