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Amid Record Drop in Fossil Power, Europe Sees Wind Overtake Natural Gas

Researchers led by University of Tsukuba, based on the internal nitrogen status of a leguminous plant, have discovered peptide factors that function in the shoot and root systems to transport iron into the root nodules colonized by nitrogen-fixing bacteria.

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Ancient Rocks Improve Understanding of Tectonic Activity Between Earthquakes

Rocks once buried deep in ancient subduction zones — where tectonic plates collide — could help scientists make better predictions of how these zones behave during the years between major earthquakes, according to a research team from Penn State and Brown University.

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Ice Cores Provide First Documentation of Rapid Antarctic Ice Loss in the Past

Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the British Antarctic Survey have uncovered the first direct evidence that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet shrunk suddenly and dramatically at the end of the Last Ice Age, around 8,000 years ago.

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Permafrost Restrains Arctic Rivers—and Lots of Carbon

New research from Dartmouth provides the first evidence that the Arctic’s frozen soil is the dominant force shaping Earth’s northernmost rivers. 

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Researchers at UMass Amherst Discover Key to Molecular Mystery of How Plants Respond to Changing Conditions

A team of researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently published a pioneering study that answers a central question in biology: how do organisms rally a wide range of cellular processes when they encounter a change—either internally or in the external environment—to thrive in good times or survive the bad times? 

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EVs that Go 1,000km on a Single Charge: Gel Makes It Possible

Futuristic advancements in AI and healthcare stole the limelight at the tech extravaganza Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024. 

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Mechanism of Plants Obtain Nitrogen by Supplying Iron to Symbiotic Bacteria

Researchers led by University of Tsukuba, based on the internal nitrogen status of a leguminous plant, have discovered peptide factors that function in the shoot and root systems to transport iron into the root nodules colonized by nitrogen-fixing bacteria.

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Inexpensive, Carbon-Neutral Biofuels are Finally Possible

When it comes to making fuel from plants, the first step has always been the hardest — breaking down the plant matter.

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Solar and Batteries Go Big in the Desert

Discussions of solar energy can be quick to point out its intermittent nature: the Sun does not always shine in any one place all the time.

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Study: 'Legacy' phosphorus delays water quality improvements in Gulf of Mexico

The same phosphorous that fertilizes the thriving agriculture of the Midwest is also responsible for a vast “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico near the Mississippi Delta.

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