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Will the Future’s Super Batteries Be Made of Seawater?

We all know the rechargeable and efficient lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries from our smartphones, laptops and also electric cars.

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USC Earth Scientists and AI Researchers Join Forces on New Semantic Web Technology

Sometimes the most unrelated things can produce the most innovative results. 

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Even After Death, Animals Are Important in Ecosystems

Animal carcasses play an important role in biodiversity and the functioning of ecosystems, also over prolonged periods. 

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Mosquito-Borne Diseases Could Be Prevented by Skin Cream

A skin cream used to treat warts and skin cancer could help protect people against viral diseases such as Zika and dengue, according to new research.

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Stanford Researchers Study Fungal Diversity and Its Relationship to the Future of Forests

If you indulge in truffles, or porcini and chanterelle mushrooms, you have enjoyed a product of ectomycorrhizal fungi. 

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New Weather ‘Normals’ Show How Madison’s Climate Has Changed Over 40 Years

The National Weather Service’s bulletins often mention when extreme weather deviates from normal. 

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A Greener, Simpler Way to Create Syngas

Researchers from UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, Rice University and UC Santa Barbara have developed an easier and greener way to create syngas.

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Dwindling Inflows Into Catchment Areas – a Water Supply Disaster in the Making?

A study by UNSW engineers suggests we should get used to water restrictions as modelling predicts inflows into natural reservoirs are set to decrease.

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Study Suggests U.S. Households Waste Nearly A Third of The Food They Acquire

American households waste, on average, almost a third of the food they acquire, according to economists, who say this wasted food has an estimated aggregate value of $240 billion annually.

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Exposure to Diesel Exhaust Particles Linked to Pneumococcal Disease Susceptibility

A new study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, shows that exposure to diesel exhaust particles (DEPs) can increase an individual’s susceptibility to pneumococcal disease.

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