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September 24, 2014
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Radar-Fernerkundung: Forschung für Landwirtschaft und Klima

Das Erntejahr 2014 nähert sich dem Ende und in ganz Deutschland zeichnen sich für Weizen, Mais & Co. insgesamt gute Erträge ab. Standortabhängig zeigen sich jedoch extreme Unterschiede. Für optimalen Anbau ist es daher wichtig, den Zustand des Bodens und … Continue reading

July 3, 2014
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Scholars and scientists explore factors underlying serendipitous discoveries

What do Velcro, Tang, penicillin, the structure of DNA and the World Wide Web have in common? They all involved serendipitous discoveries—chance discoveries made by alert, curious scientists who were looking for other things when they happened across a fortuitous … Continue reading

December 31, 2013
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Smartphone as mentor: How tech could change behavior

ANN ARBOR — Funneling a steady stream of diversions straight to your pocket, smartphones are often cast as the ultimate distractors. But a University of Michigan engineering professor sees potential for them to be something quite the opposite. What if … Continue reading

November 30, 2012
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UCLA Researchers Find Evidence for Water Ice Deposits and Organic Material on Mercury

Planetary scientists have identified water ice and unusually dark deposits within permanently shadowed areas at Mercury’s north pole. Using data collected by NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft, a team from UCLA crafted the first accurate thermal model of the solar system’s innermost … Continue reading

December 26, 2011
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Altered Gene Tracks RNA Editing in Neurons

*RNA editing is a key step in gene expression. Scientists at Brown University report in Nature Methods that they have engineered a gene capable of visually displaying the activity of the key enzyme ADAR in living fruit flies.* PROVIDENCE, R.I. … Continue reading

December 16, 2011
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A Playbook for Fitness

*University-Vikings partnership helps children lead healthier lives* Even if you’re not a football fan, you’ve probably noticed the Minnesota Vikings in the news a lot, whether it’s in regard to the 2011 season or their push for a new stadium. … Continue reading