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UTIA senior design team wins national award for stormwater infiltration project

(University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture) Biosystems engineering students from the University of Tennessee Herbert College of Agriculture won first place in the G.B. Gunlogson Student Environmental Design Open Competition at the 2019 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) international meeting in Boston.

Arecibo Observatory gets $12.3 million grant

Arecibo in Puerto Rico was completed in 1963. In recent years, it has weathered multiple hurricanes. The emergency supplemental funds – supported by the U.S. Congress – represent an investment in the future of this large, famous and much-loved radio dish.

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Last week, I gazed on a truly wild land… and saw art reflected back | Kenan Malik

Achmore is a nondescript hamlet on the A858 that cuts across the isle of Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides. This is a gnarled, fractured landscape, swaddled in wind and rain, and built out of some of the oldest…

Brilliant things happen when science and photography collide

From the intricate lace-like structure of a telescope to a shiny, closeup of an ebony stag beetle, there are moments when photography shatters the mystery of science. Aware of that intriguing connection, the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) launched the Science…

8 things you didn't know about prairie dogs

Travel through the grasslands of central and western America and you’ll likely see and hear countless prairie dogs. Millions of the adorable burrowing rodents call these plains home, and while they may be a common sight, they have many unique…

Greta Thunberg – Patron Saint Of The Age Of Stupidity

St Greta of Thunberg has made it into the cover of GQ and is now on her way across the Atlantic in a $4 million yacht to lecture Americans about climate change. Could there be anything more emblematic of the…

Scientists assess reliability of multiple precipitable water vapor datasets in Central Asia

(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) Scientists evaluated multiple satellite and reanalysis precipitable water vapor (PWV) datasets against radiosonde observations in Central Asia. They further constructed a skill-weighted ensemble mean of the reanalysis datasets, based on the different performances of individual datasets.

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Better food and faster analysis of blood tests

Researchers have figured out how to use deep learning to speed up the analysis of gas chromatographic data. Because this type of analysis is used in many parts of society, the new method will have a major impact on quality, efficiency and cost when examining various data — from blood tests, to the fermentation of cheese.

The Richest People On Earth Are Financing ‘Climate Protectors’

(H/t Doc) The news is out: According to the latest IPCC report, the state of the Earth is catastrophic, but we still have a chance. All we have to do is listen to the 16-year-old climate figurehead Greta Thunberg of…