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Finding More Calibration Sites to Improve Accuracy of Satellite Images

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Identifying more sites worldwide to determine the accuracy of satellite sensors will allow engineers to select sites ideally suited to specific spectral bands of reflected light.
8-Dec-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Exploring Biodiversity of Parasitic Wasps at Smithsonian

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A senior research project on parasitic wasps that feed on aphids led to a summer internship at the Smithsonian Institute that was a dream come true for an entomology graduate student.
5-Dec-2017 3:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

Experienced Nurses Comfortable Guiding Patients Through End-of-Life Planning

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Nurses surveyed are relatively comfortable guiding terminally ill patients through end-of-life decision-making, but they learned these skills on-the-job, rather than as part of their nursing education.
1-Dec-2017 3:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

Social Media, Powerful Tool to Address Health Issues

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Social media is a powerful tool that can help people facing health challenges, such as Native Americans on kidney dialysis.
27-Nov-2017 3:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

Educators Use Artwork to Develop Critical Thinking Skills

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Teaching students to think critically is challenging, but a new strategy that asks students to describe what they see in a piece of artwork is helping develop critical-thinking skills.
22-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Aquatic Plant May Help Remove Contaminants From Lakes

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A tiny aquatic plant called duckweed might be a viable option for remove phosphorus, nitrates, nitrites and even heavy metals from lakes, ponds and slow-moving waterbodies.
16-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Flutist Forges Partnerships with Composers

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The 2017 Inaugural Winter Faculty Fellowship Program in Israel will provide flutist Tammy Yonce an opportunity to collaborate with faculty from around the world.
14-Nov-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Developing International Solar Energy Expertise

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Harnessing the power of the sun can help meet the increasing demand for energy worldwide—and the solar cell research group at South Dakota State University is doing its part to make this possible.
9-Nov-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Identifying Pathogens That Cause Soybean Stem Canker

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Soybean diseases caused by various species of Diaporthe pathogens are on the rise and scientists are identifying the pathogens behind this increase.
2-Nov-2017 6:05 PM EDT

More Bat Sightings Coincide with Fledglings Leaving Nest

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An increased number of bat sightings in the fall coincide with young bat being encouraged to leave the nest and fend for themselves.
25-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT

Deny “Red-Carpet” Treatment to Rogue Leaders

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8-Aug-2017 6:05 PM EDT

Antarctica Iceberg: Has It Happened Before?

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14-Jul-2017 8:05 AM EDT

Keep Your Guard Up Against West Nile Virus, Say South Dakota Scientists

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30-Jun-2017 4:05 PM EDT

Turkey Referendum: Parliamentary System Eroded Through Fraudulent Elections

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20-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Ag, Science Teachers to Integrate Research Into Curriculums

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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.
4-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT

U.S. Abandoning TPP, Opportunity for China

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27-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST

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