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New connection method makes precast building repair fast, cost-effective

A newly patented method of connecting precast beams and columns will make it possible to quickly repair concrete buildings damaged by earthquakes and hurricanes.
5-Oct-2020 5:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Where do certified geographic information systems professionals work?

A study on the characteristics and geographical distribution of those who have obtained GIS professional certification will help students and educators.
29-Sep-2020 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Putting spin in semiconductor materials

New semiconductor materials that use an electron’s spin to store information can make computers and electronic devices faster, more energy efficient and less expensive.
23-Sep-2020 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Improving bison health, production

The Center of Excellence for Bison Studies seeks to improve bison herd health and production and the economic viability of both private and tribal bison producers.
21-Sep-2020 11:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Protective coating, interfacial layer to improve lithium-ion battery performance

Researchers are developing new materials to help improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries.
14-Sep-2020 1:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Increasing adoption of soil conservation practices

Farmers who make soil health a priority are more likely to rotate three or more crops and to graze livestock on cropland, according to a survey of producers in South Dakota, North Dakota and Nebraska.
2-Sep-2020 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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NIH project seeks to improve cancer-fighting therapeutics

Scientists are examining how specialized immune cells called macrophages recognize and destroy target cells and why they sometimes do not.
25-Aug-2020 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Increasing protein, fiber in steamed bread

Replacing up to 15% of the flour with dried distillers grain, a coproduct of the ethanol industry, can help increase the protein and fiber in steamed bread.
24-Aug-2020 11:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Training rehabilitation counselors

Counselors who are specially trained to provide adjustment services to people with disability help their clients find gainful employment.
27-Nov-2019 3:40 PM EST

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Maintaining reliability, resilience while integrating renewable energy

Energy generated by solar panels and wind turbines interfaces to the electricity grid using power electronic converters—but how will these converter-based and traditional-based control systems interact to ensure voltage and frequency stability?
20-Nov-2019 1:45 PM EST

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Nurse-researcher to help develop tribal palliative care programs

Delivering palliative care to rural, frontier areas is difficult, but the lack of infrastructure makes developing programs for three Northern Plains Indian tribes even more challenging.
13-Nov-2019 5:00 PM EST

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Expanding Role of RNs to Serve Rural Communities

To address the shortage of health-care professionals in rural and underserved areas, nurse-researchers are helping rural clinics more fully utilize registered nurses in primary care and have expanded the South Dakota State University nursing...
26-Jun-2019 4:40 PM EDT

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Ramping Corn Production for E15 Blend Using Precision Agriculture

18-Oct-2018 11:55 AM EDT

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Helping Sunflower Producers Fight Stem Canker

Fungicides can help prevent the lodging and yield loss that stem canker causes, but timing is crucial. A new disease-forecasting model that predicts stem canker risk can help.
23-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST

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Identifying Pathogens That Cause Soybean Stem Canker

Soybean diseases caused by various species of Diaporthe pathogens are on the rise and scientists are identifying the pathogens behind this increase.
2-Nov-2017 6:05 PM EDT

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More Bat Sightings Coincide with Fledglings Leaving Nest

An increased number of bat sightings in the fall coincide with young bat being encouraged to leave the nest and fend for themselves.
25-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT

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