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Scientists Make “Squarest” Ice Crystals Ever

An international team of scientists has set a new record for creating ice crystals that have a near-perfect cubic arrangement of water molecules—a form of ice that may exist in the coldest high-altitude clouds but is extremely hard to make on Earth...

– Ohio State University

The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

UNH Researchers Extend N.H. Growing Season for Strawberries  

Researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have succeeded in quadrupling the length of the Granite State’s strawberry growing season as part of a multi-year research project that aims to be...

– University of New Hampshire

Could Concrete Help Solve the Problem of Air Pollution?

New research reveals that sulfur dioxide, a major contributor to air pollution, is removed from the air by concrete surfaces.

– Stony Brook University

Journal of Chemical Engineering

S&T Develops Five New Powerful Tools to Combat Foreign Animal Diseases

DHS S&T scientists recently filed five patent applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and provided the funding for research performed by collaborating federal scientists to file five additional patent applications to combat Foreign An...

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

UK’s Farman Is Co-Author of Important Wheat Disease Study

A University of Kentucky plant pathologist is part of an international team of researchers who have uncovered an important link to a disease which left unchecked could prove devastating to wheat.

– University of Kentucky


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Chinese Enterprises Commit to Wildlife Conservation in Uganda

At a landmark forum co-hosted by the China Enterprise Chamber of Commerce Uganda (CECCU) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), CECCU declared that Chinese enterprises operating in Uganda would support wildlife conservation.

– Wildlife Conservation Society

‘Eelevator’ Project Helps Eels Survive Journey Through New York Waters

An “eelevator” designed and built by a team that includes Cornell University researchers is helping American eels survive their harrowing journey from the Atlantic Ocean to the Hudson River and into rivers in or near New York City.

– Cornell University

Danforth Center Study Lays Foundation of Multi-Environment Quantitative Studies

In a paper published today in PLOS Genetics researchers conducted a high-throughput phenotyping experiment to map genes that regulate plant height in the model bioenergy grass Setaria.

– Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

PLOS Genetics ; DE-SC0008769

Online Climate Data Benefits Producers

A group from the USDA Agricultural Research Station (ARS) has introduced a web-based application to help farmers. It allows users to access important historical information about the past climate in their area. This could allow them to better plan fo...

– American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Agronomy Journal, May 25, 2017

Mississippi Mud May Hold Hope for Louisiana Coast

New study indicates that mud, the most plentiful sediment type carried by the Mississippi River, may be the most powerful tool in building land to keep up sea level rise.

– Tulane University

Why a Single Nuke's Impact Shouldn't Only Be Measured in Megatons

In a new report, a group of University of Nebraska experts determine that a single nuclear warhead could cause devastating climate change, resulting in widespread drought and famine that could cost a billion lives.

– University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Everyday Chemicals Linked to Chronic Disease in Men

Chemicals found in everyday plastics materials are linked to cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes and high blood pressure in men, according to Australian researchers.

– University of Adelaide

Environmental Research

Plant Scientists Explore the Balance Between Growth and Drought Response in Latest Publication

Iowa State University scientists are untangling the complex genetic mechanisms that control growth and stress response in plants. A recently published paper from the researchers identifies a group of proteins that may be of interest to plant breeders...

– Iowa State University

Scientists Design Solar Cell That Captures Nearly All Energy of Solar Spectrum

Scientists have designed and constructed a prototype for a new solar cell that integrates multiple cells stacked into a single device capable of capturing nearly all of the energy in the solar spectrum.

– George Washington University

Advanced Energy Materials, July-2017

Microbiologist at UF/IFAS Citrus REC Works Toward a Successful Greening Treatment

In the same year the University of Florida’s Citrus Research and Education Center celebrates its 100th anniversary, Nian Wang believes he may be close to finding the “off switch” for greening, the disease devastating Florida’s multi-billion-d...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Shading and Lighting Retrofits Slash Energy Use in New York “Living Lab” Office Demonstration

By using advanced lighting and automated shades, scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) found that occupants on one floor of a high-rise office building in New York City were able to reduce l...

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Clean Water That’s ‘Just Right’ with Sandia Sensor Solution

Working with Parker Hannifin, Sandia National Laboratories combined basic research on an interesting form of carbon with a unique microsensor to make an easy-to-use, table-top tool that quickly and cheaply detects disinfection byproducts in our drink...

– Sandia National Laboratories

Kansas State University Researchers Help with Landmark Study of Wild Wheat Ancestor

Kansas State University scientists are part of a breakthrough study in which an international team of researchers has successfully deciphered all 10 billion letters in the genetic code of a wild ancestor of wheat.

– Kansas State University

Science Magazine, July-2017

Endocrine Society Urges European Parliament to Improve Transparency Surrounding Implementation of Flawed EDC Criteria

Earlier this week, Member States of the European Union voted in favor of draft criteria to define endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). The Endocrine Society is extremely concerned that the criteria will fail to identify EDCs that are currently caus...

– Endocrine Society

Ice Sheet Break Just the Tip of Catastrophic Climate Conditions to Come

– Cornell University

MSU Extension Entomology Specialist and Professor Available to Discuss Strategies to Control Southeast Invasive Crazy Ants

– Mississippi State University

Larsen C Ice Shelf Collapse: Expert Video and Interview Available, Facebook Live Event 7/14 at 10 A.M. CT

– University of Alabama at Birmingham





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