Researchers use satellite imaging to map groundwater use in California’s central valley

New work from UC San Diego could be revolutionary for managing groundwater use in agricultural regions around the world, as groundwater monitoring and management have been notoriously difficult to carry out due to lack of ....

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How to prevent disruptions in food supply chains after COVID-19

The smallest of snowballs can cascade into a devastating avalanche when it comes to food supply chains. Credit: Piqsels Almost all businesses involved in the food supply chain have experienced effects ranging from a mild ....

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Mud-slurping chinless ancestors had all the moves

Life restoration of Cephalaspis, a typical osteostracan, swimming over the substrate. Credit: Hugo Salais (Metazoa Studio) A team of researchers, led by the University of Bristol, has revealed our most ancient ancestors were ecologically diverse, ....

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Record-breaking, floating laser resonator

Credit: Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Physical Review X recently reported on a new optical resonator from the Technion—Israel Institute of Technology that is unprecedented in resonance enhancement. Developed by graduate student Jacob Kher-Alden ....

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Scientists characterize previously unknown gut reactions

Reconstructed microscopy image of a bacteriophage, which is a virus that attacks bacteria. Credit: Purdue University and Seyet LLC Strictly speaking, humans cannot digest complex carbohydrates—that's the job of bacteria in our large intestines. UC ....

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Zebrafish embryos help prove what happens to nanoparticles in the blood

Fluorescently labelled 70 nm SiO2 nanoparticles were injected into the bloodstream of 3 days old transgenic zebrafish embryos and live-imaged at 3 min after the injection. The insets show schematics for the two conditions tested: ....

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Colloidal quantum dot light emitters go broadband in the infrared

The multi-stack of CQDs of different size are built on top of a flexible plastic substrate that is later deposited onto a commercial visible LED to produce broadband IR light. Credit: ICFO Broadband light emission ....

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Scientists capture candid snapshots of electrons harvesting light at the atomic scale

Illustration of a PEC model system with 20-nanometer gold nanoparticles attached to titanium dioxide. Credit: Berkeley Lab In the search for clean energy alternatives to fossil fuels, one promising solution relies on photoelectrochemical (PEC) cells—water-splitting, ....

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The odd special mutation can be very helpful—the trick is knowing how to find them

A map of bypass suppressor interactions in yeast cells represented as arrows pointing from the bypass suppressor gene to the esseential gene. Functionally related genes are represented by the same colour. Credit: van Leeuwen et ....

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