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Twin Spacecraft to Weigh in on Earth’s Changing Water

(NASA) – 30 April 2018 – pair of new spacecraft that will observe our planet’s ever-changing water cycle, ice sheets, and crust is in final preparations for a California launch

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Beeline Makes Biking About the Destination

(TECH CRUNCH) – Beeline is a handlebar-mounted gadget that uses a combination of Bluetooth, WiFi, and GPS to direct you around town. Instead of giving you turn-by-turn direction like a

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Living Structural Materials Could Open New Horizons for Engineers and Architects

(DARPA) – DARPA seeks to develop design tools and methods for creating programmable, self-healing, living building materials The structural materials that are currently used to construct homes, buildings, and infrastructure

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Exotic ‘Twilight Zone’ Reef Is Brimming With Unique Forms of Life

(GIZMODO) – We tend to think of coral reefs as luminous, undersea jungles that pepper the shallow, scuba-friendly tropics. But deeper down, in a region about as bright as Pluto

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Pump CO2 Into Rocks, Report Urges

(BBC) – The costs of tackling climate change can be slashed if a network of pipes is built to store waste carbon dioxide under the North Sea, a report says.

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Vertical Farming: Eliminating Growing Seasons and Supporting Locals

(Reuters) – The world’s largest vertical farm aims to feed the masses in urban centers by controlling the pain points of agriculture and eliminating seasons and transport costs. Sharon Reich

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New Wind Turbine Sheds Light on Hanoi’s Slums

(Reuters) – Cheap wind powered technology is having a big impact on those living in the slums of Hanoi. Sharon Reich reports. In the floating village along Hanoi’s Red River

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Mussels Used to Detect Water Contamination

(Reuters) – A company providing drinking water from a river to residents in Rzeszow, a town in south-eastern Poland, has begun using mussels to monitor pollutants in the water. Liane

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Abandoned LA Pier To Be Converted Into Ocean Research Center

(AltaSea) – LOS ANGELES – AltaSea today unveiled Gensler’s architectural renderings of its newly-designed, 35-acre “campus for innovation” at the Port of Los Angeles, where stunning new architecture is juxtaposed

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The Next Generation of Carbon Monoxide Nanosensors

(NANO DAILY) – The detection of carbon monoxide (CO) in the air is a vital issue, as CO is a poisonous gas and an environmental pollutant. CO typically derives from

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