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Article ID: 12988

Farmers Given 20-20 Vision from 30,000 Feet

Purdue University

By the year 2020, farmers will check their crops by checking satellite images on the World Wide Web, says a researcher at Purdue University, who has pulled together information to help decode aerial and satellite images and has published it on the first-ever Agricultural Validation and Verification Web site.

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28-May-1999 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 12985

Delaware Bay Horseshoe Crab Census

National Sea Grant College Program

Volunteers will join scientists along the shores of Delaware Bay this weekend to count horseshoe crabs, which may be declining due to overfishing.

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27-May-1999 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 12977

What Comes out the Top of a Thunderstorm?

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Scientists studying powerful gamma-ray bursts in deep space accidentally discovered a closer source of gamma energy -- thunderclouds on Earth.

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27-May-1999 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 12969

Oxide Technology Enhances Semiconductor Laser Performance

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

A semiconductor oxidation process developed at the University of Illinois a decade ago has important new applications in the fabrication of advanced electronic devices, including a type of semiconductor diode laser.

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Article ID: 12964

Optical Wires that Cancel and Repel in Crystal

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Four University of Arkansas researchers have determined some of the properties of two optical wires in a crystal. These properties can be used to create optical circuitry that could operate like a switch in fiber optics networks used in the telecommunications industry.

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27-May-1999 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 12962

New Rapid Gene Silencing Technique

North Carolina State University

Crops with increased resistance to drought and disease, soybeans with more protein and vegetables with more vitamins are some of the potential benefits that may result from a new gene silencing technology developed at North Carolina State University.

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Article ID: 12961

Future Directions in Global Change Research

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

A workshop for journalists on new findings in global change research and the next generation of NASA earth-observing satellites will be held June 24-25 in Washington, D.C.

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27-May-1999 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 12960

Developing Artificial Bait to Save Horseshoe Crabs

National Sea Grant College Program

A Delaware Sea Grant researcher has been working to minimize fishing pressure on the horseshoe crab through biochemistry. She has made significant progress toward identifying the stimulant in female horseshoe crabs that makes them such an irresistible bait for eels and whelks.

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27-May-1999 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 12959

Cosmic Ray History Encoded in Light Elements

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

By taking a closer look at two of the lightest elements in the universe, a University of Illinois scientist is helping to solve a mystery that lies at the intersection of cosmology, cosmic rays and chemical evolution.

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27-May-1999 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 12948

Lifting the Veil on Hubble's Constant

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

This story places today's HST measurements in context, with history and background information about "Hubble's Constant," along with a primer on modern cosmology.

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26-May-1999 12:00 AM EDT
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