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Texas A&M AgriLife Debuts Automated Precision Phenotyping Greenhouse

Described as the "future of agricultural research," the facility features robotics and sensor technology.

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Passenger Car Preheating Produces as Much Particulate Emissions as Driving Dozens of Kilometers

The preheating emissions were compared to calculated emissions from driving to determine the driving distance corresponding to the preheating emissions under current emissions standards.

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Penguin Feathers May be Secret to Effective Anti-Icing Technology

Ice buildup on powerlines and electric towers brought the northern US and southern Canada to a standstill during the Great Ice Storm of 1998, leaving many in the cold and dark for days and even weeks.

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Antarctic Ozone Hole Slightly Smaller in 2022

The hole in the ozone layer — the portion of the stratosphere that protects our planet from the sun’s ultraviolet rays — is continuing to decrease.

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Plant Processes May be Key to Predicting Drought Development, According to Stanford Researchers

As physical links between the ground and the sky, plants play an important role in shaping Earth’s weather and climate.

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Traces of Ancient Ocean Discovered on Mars

A recently released set of topography maps provides new evidence for an ancient northern ocean on Mars.

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High-Res Maps of Entire Polar Regions Provide New Clues for Climate Researchers

A team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota Twin Cities has released four more years of high-resolution imagery data, which has been added to eight years of previous data, to create the most detailed polar region terrain maps ever created.

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River Longer Than the Thames Beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet Could Affect Ice Loss

An unexpected river under the Antarctic ice sheet affects the flow and melting of ice, potentially accelerating ice loss as the climate warms.

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Scientists Discover Exotic Quantum State at Room Temperature

For the first time, physicists have observed novel quantum effects in a topological insulator at room temperature.

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Last Resort: Moving Endangered Species in Order to Save Them

The Guam rail, also known as the ko’ko’, has all the architectural grace of a wood-paneled Buick station wagon. 

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