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Testing for pathogens

NSF Discoveries - 51 min 45 sec ago

Innovation Corps researchers focus on medical applications rather than food safety in response to customer needs
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Cybersecurity: It's about way more than countering hackers

NSF Discoveries - 51 min 45 sec ago

Growing professionals in cybersecurity means supporting an interdisciplinary approach that develops sophisticated thinkers
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Selling and buying water rights

NSF Discoveries - 51 min 45 sec ago

NSF Innovation Corps awardees founded the company Mammoth Trading to provide a neutral, centralized resource
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Experts identify easy way to improve smartphone security

NSF Discoveries - 51 min 45 sec ago

Assigning risk scores to apps may slow down unwarranted access to personal information
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Where did the Deepwater Horizon oil go? To Davy Jones' Locker at the bottom of the sea

NSF Discoveries - 51 min 45 sec ago

Where's the remaining oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico?

The location of 2 million barrels of oil thought to be trapped in the deep ocean has remained a mystery. Until now.

Scientist David Valentine of the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and colleagues from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the University of California, Irvine, have discovered the path the oil followed to its resting place on the Gulf of Mexico sea ...
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Spotlighting the sun

NSF Discoveries - 51 min 45 sec ago

Astronomers with the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) captured pictures not only of Thursday's partial solar eclipse, but also of the "monster" sized active region or sun spot that has many comparing it to one of a similar size that occurred 11 years ago.

The sun spots were earlier reported by scientists with the NSF-supported National Solar Observatory. According to astronomers Frank Hill and Kiran Jain, "As of Oct ...
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Materials for the next generation of electronics and photovoltaics

NSF Discoveries - 51 min 45 sec ago

MacArthur Fellow develops new uses for carbon nanotubes
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Halting the spread of Ebola: Nigeria a model for quick action, scientists find

NSF Discoveries - 51 min 45 sec ago

Rapid control measures critical to stopping the virus in its tracks
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Designing tomorrow's air traffic control systems

NSF Discoveries - 51 min 45 sec ago

MIT researcher explores algorithmic solutions to make flying more efficient
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Ten things to know about the flowers of fall: Sunflowers

NSF Discoveries - 51 min 45 sec ago

Scientists unfurl common flowers' genetic secrets
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What happens to your brain when your mind is at rest?

NSF Discoveries - 51 min 45 sec ago

Kavli Prize winner recognized as pioneer in research in the development and use of brain imaging techniques
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Geospatial data project puts major issues on the map

NSF Discoveries - 51 min 45 sec ago

Powerful Web-based system let users worldwide predict damaging floods and potential effects of climate change
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Sleeping sands of the Kalahari awaken after more than 10,000 years

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Overgrazing leaves desert's red dunes blowing in the African wind
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Making stars

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Astronomy program provides tools, support to enhance diversity
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Brown Dog: A search engine for the other 99 percent (of data)

NSF Discoveries - 51 min 45 sec ago

Illinois-led team develops tools to search the unstructured Web
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More than 1 million pests are eaten by one small bat colony in a year. We need b...

Ernst Mayr Library Facebook - Fri, 2014-10-31 06:01
More than 1 million pests are eaten by one small bat colony in a year. We need bats!


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Just one colony of 150 big brown bats in the Midwest can eat more than 1 million agricultural pests each year, including 600,000 cucumber beetles, 194,000 scarab beetles, 335,000 stinkbugs and 158,000 leafhoppers! That adds up to big savings for farmers! Photo: Big brown bat by Sandy Frost/U.S. Forest Service.
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