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08 February, 2021

Monitoring precious groundwater resources for arid agricultural regions

A pioneering framework will monitor groundwater use for agricultural irrigation across Saudi Arabia.

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28 January, 2021

Rules of resistance against transgene silencing

A new protocol brings the precise standards of engineering to the realm of synthetic biology.

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26 January, 2021

Biobank of stem cells helps understand genetic abnormalities

A database of newly generated stem cell lines could provide the key to understanding the genetic factors that drive Klinefelter syndrome and related diseases.

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25 January, 2021

Microstructured optical fibers find their 3D-printed groove

Advanced laser-printing techniques prove ideal for creating tiny optical communication devices with complex internal structures.

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06 January, 2021

Kelp help: seeking options for blue carbon

Tackling climate change in marine ecosystems requires diverse strategies, from protecting coasts to farming kelp and restoring whale populations.

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17 December, 2020

Wastewater monitoring in COVID-19 surveillance

Microbiologist Peiying Hong explains current research into COVID-19 monitoring and surveillance using wastewater.

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13 December, 2020

Mangroves lock away carbon

Researchers uncover an overlooked process enhancing the carbon-removal potential of mangroves.

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06 December, 2020

Molecular pores for thought

Ultrathin porous films that can pluck out specific nanoscopic molecules could refine oil purification and drug development.

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03 December, 2020

Red Sea turtle hatchlings are feeling the heat

The balance of the sexes in marine turtle hatchlings may be disrupted by high sand temperatures at nesting sites around the Red Sea.

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29 November, 2020

Robot probes the Red Sea's carbon storage system

Little of the organic carbon in the Red Sea could be reaching the depths necessary for long-term storage.

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16 November, 2020

Peel-off coating keeps desalination cleaner and greener

A polyelectrolyte coating enables clean seawater desalination systems without harmful chemicals.

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03 November, 2020

For quick COVID-19 testing, iSCAN can

A new test kit could enable quick and effective COVID-19 tests for people arriving at airports.

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28 October, 2020

Probing water for an electrifying cause

An experiment, elegant in its simplicity, helps explain why water becomes electrified when it touches hydrophobic surfaces.

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27 October, 2020

Cauliflower coral genome sequenced

A newly sequenced coral genome offers tools to understand environmental adaptation.

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21 October, 2020

Enzyme biofactories to enhance cord blood transplants

Stem cell trafficking to the bone marrow is improved by enzyme manufactured in silkworms and yeast.

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18 October, 2020

Sludge-powered bacteria generate more electricity, faster

A new electroactive bacterium could help fuel wastewater treatment reactors.

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14 October, 2020

Triggerfish learns to catch more diverse food

In probably the first observation of its kind, a tricky triggerfish is seen beaching itself before attacking a crab walking along the shoreline.

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12 October, 2020

Old methods prove true for studying proteins

A decades-old technique for probing protein motions proves more accurate than current practices.

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05 October, 2020

Lighting the path to recycling carbon dioxide

Combining solar-harvesting materials with carbon-dioxide–consuming microbes could be an efficient way to generate clean fuels.

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04 October, 2020

Microscope lens inspired by lighthouse

Custom-fabricated lenses make it easy to attach high-tech microscopes directly to cell incubators.

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