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Scientists’ most powerful technologies have been borrowed from nature

From CRISPR to glowing proteins to optogenetics – scientists’ most powerful technologies have been borrowed from nature Marc Zimmer, Connecticut College Watson and Crick, Schrödinger and...
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Decades into diabetes research, insulin therapy still hard to manage

Israel Hodish, University of Michigan So, your doctor told you that you need insulin therapy for your Type 2 diabetes. This is a common problem and...
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Asteroid-Hunting Space Telescope Gets Two-Year Mission Extension

Jun 30, 2021 Jet Propulsion Laboratory - NASA NEOWISE has provided an estimate of the size of over 1,850 near-Earth objects, helping us better understand our...
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Understanding the limitations of current search and rescue technology

An expert on search and rescue robots explains the technologies used in disasters like the Florida condo collapse Robin R. Murphy, Texas A&M University Texas A&M’s Robin...
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New ways to tackle the ecological damage caused by shipping

Shipping is tough on the climate and hard to clean up – these innovations can help cut emissions Jing Sun, University of Michigan Ships carry more...
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The winds of change coming to US shores

US approves its first big offshore wind farm, near Martha's Vineyard – it’s a breakthrough for the industry Erin Baker, University of Massachusetts Amherst and...
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Time to upgrade Americas energy distribution technology

The US needs a macrogrid to move electricity from areas that make it to areas that need it James D. McCalley, Iowa State University Many kinds...
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Tracking Covid’s variants and spread with genomic surveillance

Genomic surveillance: What it is and why we need more of it to track coronavirus variants and help end the COVID-19 pandemic Alexander Sundermann, University...
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Viruses enlisted in the war against MRSA

Engineered viruses can fight the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria Kevin Doxzen, Arizona State University As the world fights the SARS-CoV-2 virus causing the COVID-19 pandemic, another...
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Energy systems beginning to falter due to extreme weather

The Texas blackouts showed how climate extremes threaten energy systems across the US Roshanak (Roshi) Nateghi, Purdue University Pundits and politicians have been quick to point...

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