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Article ID: 708334

Mississippi State develops smartphone app to test lumber

Mississippi State University

Determining the stiffest piece of lumber is now easier with a new smartphone app created by scientists in Mississippi State University’s Forest and Wildlife Research Center.

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19-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707966

Early “Fossils” Formed by Tectonics, not Life

Department of Energy, Office of Science

The 3.7-billion-year-old structures were considered the first evidence for life on the planet; new evidence suggests differently.

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19-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708336

MSU technologies lead to better survival, bigger catfish for Mississippi producers

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State-developed vaccination technologies are being commercialized to help the catfish industry save millions for the state that leads the nation in production.

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19-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708317

Why North Carolinian boats are fishing off New Jersey's coast -- and how a CSF might help

Princeton University

As the oceans warm in response to climate change, fishing boats in the Mid-Atlantic that focus on only one or two species of fish are traveling more than 250 miles farther north than they did 20 years ago, while others catching a wide diversity of species have not changed fishing location, reported Talia Young, a postdoctoral research associate in ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton.

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19-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708323

Jobs vs. death toll: Calculating corporate death penalties

Michigan Technological University

What misdeeds warrant corporate death penalties? A new study explores two case studies focused on industries that kill more people than they employ. The study lays out the rationale for establishing an actionable threshold and offers insights into solutions. Using case studies in coal and tobacco, it calculates the number of deaths attributed to the coal and tobacco industries and finds surprising results.

Released:
19-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 708319

Weather on Mars: Chilly with a chance of ‘dust devils’

Cornell University

Beginning today, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will provide daily weather reports for Mars, courtesy of the red planet’s newest robotic resident, InSight.

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19-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708304

High-Energy X-Ray Bursts from Low-Energy Plasma

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Scientists discover why solar flares produce X-rays; a few electrons avoid collisions and accelerate to produce a microsecond burst.

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19-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708300

Forest fires as an opportunity for ecosystem recovery

University of Seville

Great forest fires are ever more frequent globally and their consequences more severe and destructive.

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19-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708302

Newly discovered marsupial lived among Arctic dinosaurs

University of Alaska Fairbanks

A research team has discovered a previously unknown species of marsupial that lived in Alaska's Arctic during the era of dinosaurs, adding a vivid new detail to a complex ancient landscape.

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19-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST

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