Determining E. coli levels in sediments and its ability to attach to sand and silt and float downstream will help scientists figure out what needs to be done to decrease bacterial levels in streams.
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The durability of an asphalt road depends on the bonding of the layers—that’s why research on tack coat selection and application will help make highways in the Midwest last longer.
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As part of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s International Wheat Yield Partnership Program, researchers aim to improve wheat yields by increasing grain size and weight using a precise gene-editing tool known as CRISPR/Cas9.
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Researchers have identified the SUR2 gene as playing a key role in the production of auxin, a hormone that affects soybean nodule development. The work is part of a National Science Foundation project to identify the genetic mechanisms that direct...
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Culturally relevant, research-based, hands-on teaching and learning had the greatest impact on recruiting and retaining Native American engineering students. Those are some of the lessons learn through NSF’s Pre- Engineering Education...
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A photo of a cup plant teaming with insects led a better understanding of the biology of Acanthocaudus wasps which inject their eggs into aphids that eat the plant. The adult wasps burst out of the aphids like an alien movie.
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Whether people view a college education as an opportunity to increase their earning power or a means of improving social connections varies based on their age, according to a 2014 survey of 1,000 adults, ages 18 to 54, who have student loans.
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Wildfire experts predict that by 2041, there will be four large, high-intensity forest fires for every three that occur now, with the number of days when conditions are conducive to fires increasing.
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Encouraging more high school students to pursue careers in agriculture—that’s the idea behind USDA iLEARN professional development workshops for science and ag teachers.
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Scientists and consumers recognize the cholesterol-lowering power of oats, but what few know is that most of the oats American milling companies use comes from Canada. To increase oats production in the Midwest, researchers are developing methods to...
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