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Researchers infuse bacteria with silver to improve power efficiency in fuel cells

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Urban stormwater study finds little difference between managed, unmanaged flows

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Climatically driven landscape evolution during warm periods

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Good for groundwater – bad for crops? Plastic particles release pollutants in upper soil...

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Climate change threatens base of polar oceans’ bountiful food webs

The cold polar oceans give rise to some of the largest food webs on Earth. And at their base are microscopic, photosynthetic algae. But...

New technology makes it possible to see clearly through murky water

Researchers overcome the limitations of traditional polarimetric underwater imaging by developing a new method that can automatically produce clear images through murky water. The...

Act now to benefit economically from peatland restoration

Restoring the world's depleted peatlands now rather than later would have massive economic benefits to society, according to new research. A new study has...

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