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Department Of Homeland Security, science & technology, Science & Technology Directorate, R&D, Subway, Infrastructure, resilient tunnel plug

A Simple Solution to Protect Critical Infrastructure

DHS S&T has a solution for stopping flooding in subway tunnels in the form of a giant inflatable plug that will seal them off and stop water from flowing throughout the subway system into stations and other subway lines.

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Evolution Biology, Taxonomy, Parrots, Biodiveristy, Zoology

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Arizona State University Expert on Weather Extremes

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How Did Bird Babysitting Co-Ops Evolve?

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It's easy to make up a story to explain an evolved trait; proving that's what happened is much harder. Here scientists test ideas about cooperative breeding in birds and find a solution that resolves earlier disagreements.

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An End to Population Aging in China, Germany, USA

New measures of aging, combined with UN population projections, show that population aging is likely to end before 2100 in China, Germany, and the USA.

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New Measures of Aging May Show 70 Is the New 60

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A new Stony Brook University-led study uses new measures of aging to scientifically illustrate that one’s actual age is not necessarily the best measure of human aging itself, particularly in relation to population aging.

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Basic Energy Sciences, Basic Energy Research, Department Of Energy, Department of Energy (DOE), Oxygen, oxygen atom, Biofuels, Biofuel, Biofuel Production, Photosynthesis, Photosynthetic, LBNL, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Louisiana State University, University Of Pennsylvania, Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation, Energy Frontier Research Centers, Energy Frontier Research Center, Univesity of Delaware, Catalyst, Catalysts, Catalysis, Plant, plant adaptation, Plants, University Of Illinois, Plant Growth, plant biofuel, plant biochemistry, Glucose

Oxygen: The Jekyll and Hyde of Biofuels

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Scientists are devising ways to protect plants, biofuels and, ultimately, the atmosphere itself from damage caused by an element that sustains life on earth.

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blood-brain barrier, Noninvasive, Ultrasound, Acoustics, Drug Delivery, cavitation agents, acoustic emissions, Miles M. Aron, University of Oxford, University of Twente, Acoustics ’17 Boston

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No Mercury Accumulation in Fish After Fire

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The USDA Forest Service in the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area (BWCWA) will continue to use controlled burns without worrying about fish health in associated watersheds.

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Throwing Shade: Urban Climatologist Talks “Cool” Project

Urban climatologist Ariane Middel is developing a new tool to stay cool.







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