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Enhancing the Sensing of Diamonds, Mobile Microgrids, Self-Folding Robots, and More in the Engineering News Source

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Biomass-Produced Electricity in the US Possible, but It’ll Cost

If the U.S. wants to start using wood pellets to produce energy, either the government or power customers will have to pay an extra cost, a new University of Georgia study has found.

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Seaweed-Fueled Cars? Maybe One Day, with Help of New Tech

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New technologies are being developed to grow seaweed in the open ocean so it can be converted into biofuel with support from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy, also known as ARPA-E.

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New Self-Powered Paper Patch Could Help Diabetics Measure Glucose During Exercise

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A new paper-based sensor patch developed by researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York could allow diabetics to effectively measure glucose levels during exercise.

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University of Vienna, Nature Biotechnology, Cereal, heat and drought, Pearl millet, Genome Sequence, extreme environments, Wolfram Weckwerth, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), C4 plant, Africa, Asia, Harvest

A Cereal Survives Heat and Drought

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An international consortium under the lead of the non-profit organization "International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics" (ICRISAT) and participation of a research team around the system biologist Wolfram Weckwerth has published the genome sequence of Pearl millet, a drought resistant crop plant most important in aride regions in Africa and Asia. This so-called C4 plant is especially important to small and medium farmers who grow the plant without larger irrigation. Pearl millet delivers a good harvest index under drought and heat conditions when rice, maize or wheat already have no grains anymore.

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Clues on a Successful Vaccine, Tick Saliva, Natural Immune Response, and More in the AIDS and HIV News Source

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Skin Patch Dissolves “Love Handles” in Mice

Researchers have developed a medicated skin patch that can turn energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat locally while raising the body’s metabolism. The patch could be used to burn off pockets of unwanted fat and treat metabolic disorders like obesity and diabetes.

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Fungi: Gene Activator Role Discovered

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Specific modifications to fungi DNA may hold the secret to turning common plant degradation agents into biofuel producers.

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Congenital Heart Disease Expert Implants First-of-Its-Kind Pulmonary Heart Valve Device In an FDA-Approved Clinical Trial

A Cedars-Sinai interventional cardiologist has performed the first minimally invasive procedure using a device that could spare patients with a common congenital heart defect from undergoing multiple open-heart surgeries. B-Roll Video Available







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