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How to feed the world by 2050? Recent breakthrough boosts plant growth by 40 percent Recent advances to address hunger through agricultural discovery will be highlighted at this year's annual meeting of the AAAS. Session speaker and University of Illinois professor Donald Ort will discuss the global food security challenge and a recent br
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Engineered metasurfaces reflect waves in unusual directions Researchers at Aalto University have developed new metasurfaces for the arbitrary manipulation of reflected waves, essentially breaking classical reflection law to engineer it at will.
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Drinking contexts associated with early onset of alcohol intoxication among adolescents New research by scientists at the Prevention Research Center of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation has begun to identify these circumstances by examining relationships between early age of first intoxication (less than 15 years), drinking i
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Tiny fibers create unseen plastic pollution While the polyester leisure suit was a 1970s mistake, polyester and other synthetic fibers like nylon are still around and are a major contributor to the microplastics load in the environment, according to a Penn State materials scientist, who suggests sw
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Art Institute of Chicago unveils key findings in African art thanks to medical technology On Feb. 16, the Art Institute of Chicago announced the results of significant new research on five terracotta sculptures -- so named Bankoni after a village in present-day Mali where they were found. The objects date from between the 12th and 15th centuri
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Is quantum computing scalable? Debbie Leung, a fellow in CIFAR's Quantum Information Science program and a faculty member at the University of Waterloo's Institute for Quantum Computing, will discuss the challenges of scaling quantum computing at the AAAS meeting on Feb. 16.
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Large-scale window material developed for PM2.5 capture and light tuning A research team from University of Science and Technology of China develops a simple and economical process to fabricate large-scale flexible smart windows.
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How do we conserve and restore computer-based art in a changing technological environment? Just as conservators have developed methods to protect traditional artworks, computer scientists, in collaboration with time-based media conservators, have created means to safeguard computer- or time-based art by following the same preservation principle
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Diagnosing 'art acne' in Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings A multidisciplinary team from Northwestern University and the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico has diagnosed the strange paint disease causing Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings to deteriorate. The micron-sized protrusions are metal soaps, result
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Study: Faculty beliefs about intelligence predict racial achievement gaps in STEM classes In a major analysis of university faculty and students in science, technology, engineering and math, Indiana University social psychologists found that professors' beliefs about intelligence play a measurable role in the success of all students, especiall
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