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Building Larger, Lighter Wind Turbine Blades

Researchers are contributing to renewable energy solutions with a National Science Foundation grant.

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Urban-Rural Disparities In Cancer Deaths

Researchers found striking disparities in mortality rates from lung, prostate and colon cancer between urban and rural areas.

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Idled Farmland Presents Habitat Restoration Opportunities in San Joaquin Desert

Land no longer suitable for agriculture could be reclaimed as habitat for dozens of endangered species, according to a new analysis.

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Clean and Green: UCI Physicist Helps Invent Novel Way of Converting Nitrogen to Ammonia

Researchers have come up with a way to more sustainably produce ammonia using atoms of molybdenum as a catalyst for electrochemical conversion.

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A Microbial Hot Spring in Your Basement

Scientists found heat-loving microbes living in water heaters in homes across the United States.

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Understanding Physics Could Lead to Big Gains in Shale Oil Recovery

Penn State researchers say increasing the time gas molecules come in contact with shale oil would greatly increase oil yields in unconventional oil extraction in shale regions.

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Central Texas Salamanders, Including Newly Identified Species, At Risk of Extinction

Biologists at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered three new species of groundwater salamander in Central Texas, including one living west of Austin that they say is critically endangered.

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Geographers from FAU are investigating glaciers in South America in more detail than ever before

If you compare historical photos of glaciers with those taken more recently, you can see that where there was formerly ice there is now very often nothing but rock.

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India Plans to Add 500 GW of Renewable Energy Capacity Within 10 Years

India will auction off 40 gigawatts (GW) of solar and wind capacity every year until 2028, part of the country’s goal to produce 40 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030, Anand Kumar, head of India’s New and Renewable Energy Ministry, announced last week.

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The 17 Different Ways Your Face Conveys Happiness

Human beings can configure their faces in thousands and thousands of ways to convey emotion, but only 35 expressions actually get the job done across cultures, a new study has found.

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