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Helping India’s Smallholder Farmers

Instead of simply employing the practice of multiple cropping — producing crops multiple times during the year and not just in one growing season — a new study led by the University of Delaware’s Pinki Mondal shows that smallholder farmers in...
5-Aug-2021 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hard-Core Bacteria

A new study by UD researcher Julie Maresca and her students found that even in a harsh concrete habitat, bacterial communities can survive, thrive and do what all living things do—change. Bacterial communities within concrete could provide early...
3-Aug-2021 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Fit Kids, Fat Vocabularies

A recent study by University of Delaware researchers suggests exercise can boost kids’ vocabulary growth. The article, published in the Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, details one of the first studies on the effect of exercise on...
26-Jul-2021 10:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A Worldwide Tracking System for Rainforests

Similar to the election needle and the stock market index, scientists have developed a new tracking system to detect danger to rainforests around the world. The data to build the index was culled from advanced satellite measurements of climate and...
23-Jul-2021 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Keeping Bacteria Under Lock and Key

University of Delaware’s Aditya Kunjapur, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and an emerging leader in biosecurity with expertise in teaching cells to create and harness chemical building blocks not found in nature, is...
6-Jul-2021 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rethinking Plastics

In a new issue of Science, devoted to the plastics problem, University of Delaware researchers LaShanda Korley and Thomas Epps, III, join collaborators in calling for new approaches to plastics design, production and use, with the goal of keeping...
1-Jul-2021 2:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Transforming CO2 and Sugars Into Biofuel

With a $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), UD Professor Eleftherios (Terry) Papoutsakis is developing a system to produce bioenergy from a mix of microbes that can convert...
22-Jun-2021 11:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

War against climate change must include managed retreat – now

Climate change will shape the future of coastal communities, with flood walls, elevated structures and possibly floating cities used to combat sea level rise. New research has found that managed retreat must be part of the solution now, and not a...
17-Jun-2021 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Biden rights the economic ship, but rough waters could loom in the distance

Vaccine distribution, stimulus checks and reopenings have helped to revitalize the economy in the face of the pandemic. But challenges remain, including vaccine reluctance, inflation and the capital gains tax, says University of Delaware economist...
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