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Radiation from Massive Stars Shapes Nascent Planetary Systems

NASA has released the first stunning images of the Orion Nebula from the James Webb Space Telescope in a study in the journal Science that shows with unprecedented precision how massive stars impact the formation of planetary systems.

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Startup Accelerates Progress Toward Light-Speed Computing

Our ability to cram ever-smaller transistors onto a chip has enabled today’s age of ubiquitous computing.

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Great Lakes Ice Cover Hits New Lows

On the North American Great Lakes, ice cover usually peaks in late February or early March. But currently, the lakes are nearly ice-free.

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Oregon State Leads Effort to Expand Ocean Oxygen Monitoring Sensor Use in Fishing Industry

Oregon State University researchers are leading an effort to refine the design and expand use of oxygen monitoring sensors that can be deployed in fishing pots to relay critical information on changing ocean conditions to the fishing industry.

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EcoFABs Could Lead to Better Bioenergy Crops

A greater understanding of how plants and microbes work together to store vast amounts of atmospheric carbon in the soil will help in the design of better bioenergy crops for the fight against climate change.

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New Innovative Tool Will Help Local Communities Adapt to Climate Change

An innovative tool that gives individuals and teams the best available evidence in making decisions and identifying actions required to adapt to a changing climate launches today.

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Cyber-Physical Heating System May Protect Apple Blossoms in Orchards

Research suggests autonomous, intelligent system is capable of warming fruit tree canopies, preventing frost damage.

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NASA Collaborates in an International Air Quality Study

NASA and international researchers are studying the air quality in Asia as part of a global effort to better understand the air we breathe.

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Ice Shell Thickness Reveals Water Temp on Ocean Worlds

Decades before any probe dips a toe – and thermometer – into the waters of distant ocean worlds, Cornell astrobiologists have devised a novel way to determine ocean temperatures based on the thickness of their ice shells, effectively conducting oceanography from space.

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