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New wind sensor uses smart materials to improve drone performance

Engineers have designed and successfully tested a more efficient wind sensor for use on drones, balloons and other autonomous aircraft.

Ancient source of oxygen for life hidden deep in the Earth’s crust

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Growing cereal crops with less fertilizer

Researchers have found a way to reduce the amount of nitrogen fertilizer needed to grow cereals such as rice, wheat and corn.

Common weed may be ‘super plant’ that holds key to drought-resistant crops

A common weed harbors important clues about how to create drought resistant crops in a world beset by climate change. Scientists describe how Portulaca...

The many ways nature nurtures human well-being

A systematic review of 301 academic articles on 'cultural ecosystem services' has enabled researchers to identify how these nonmaterial contributions from nature are linked...

The value of seagrass to the planet’s future is far greater than appreciated

Experts at the forefront of efforts to restore the UK's coastal seagrass meadows say the remarkable plant's contribution to the UN Sustainable Development goals...

New study calculates retreat of glacier edges in Alaska’s Kenai Fjords National Park

As glaciers worldwide retreat due to climate change, managers of national parks need to know what's on the horizon to prepare for the future....

Air pollution, including during wildfires, shows ill effects in children

New research linking air pollution data from federal monitors in the Sacramento area of California, including during significant fires, is showing ill effects of...

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