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Toys That Look Identical Aren’t Identically Safe, Biomechanics Experts Say

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The popularity of the Nerf “blaster” toy gun has created an active market for inexpensive off-brand versions of the Nerf darts, but new data from Virginia Tech suggests that the off-brand darts are two to three times more likely to cause eye injuries.

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New Motion Sensors a Major Step Toward Low-Cost, High-Performance Wearable Technology

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Researchers from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering have developed a class of breakthrough motion sensors that could herald a near future of ubiquitous, fully integrated and affordable wearable technology.

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Vanderbilt Astronomers Continue International Effort to Map and Analyze Universe in Greater Detail Than Ever

Vanderbilt astronomers will join the 5th generation of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey to study nearby solar systems with the potential to harbor life

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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.

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How Fungal Enzymes Break Down Plant Cell Walls

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Lignocellulose-degrading enzyme complexes could improve biofuel production.

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Florida First Detectors Help ID Invasive Plant Pests Before They Spread

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Florida has the most invasive species of any state in the country, and half of the insects, reptiles, arachnids and crustaceans imported into the United States come through Florida ports, University of Florida experts say. So, UF/IFAS has teamed up with government agencies to create a program to teach the public how to identify these insects before they become prolific.

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Strategic Focus Area "Advanced Manufacturing" Launched

Industry and science are searching for answers to the challenges of digitization – including in production. In order to supply Switzerland with the necessary expertise for the future, the ETH Domain initiated the Strategic Focus Area (SFA) Advanced Manufacturing. The launch took place in Bern on Monday 13 November 2017 in the presence of Federal Councilor Johann Schneider-Ammann.

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The Stacked Colour Sensor

Red-sensitive, blue-sensitive and green-sensitive colour sensors stacked on top of each other instead of being lined up in a mosaic pattern - this principle could allow image sensors with unprecedented resolution and sensitivity to light to be created. However, up to now, the reality hasn't quite met expectations. Researchers from Empa and ETH Zurich have now developed a sensor prototype that absorbs light almost optimally - and which is also cheap to produce.

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Soils and Your Thanksgiving Meal

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Did you know soil scientists are making your Thanksgiving dinner more sustainable? The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) November 15 Soils Matter blog explains research to make cranberries, poultry litter, and sweet potatoes better for the environment.

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New Trillion Trees Partnership Calls for Global Efforts to Protect and Restore 1 Trillion Trees

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WCS, WWF, and BirdLife International today launched the Trillion Trees programme, a 25-year initiative to help implement and scale global forest commitments and spur greater ambitions towards protecting and restoring one trillion trees by 2050—the number needed to reverse the global decline in tree cover.







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