Solving iron deficiencies with biofortified wheat

In Nebraska, biofortified wheat could make it easier to help some humans get proper nutrition. Unlike fortification, which might add a mineral like iron...

Green algae may survive climate change because of stolen genes

In New Jersey, Rutgers University researchers found clues to how nature can modify genomes in a single-celled species of green algae that suggest ways in which scientists...

Robots learn to pick only ripe peppers

In Belgium, a boxy yellow robot rolled through the rows of yellow pepper patches in a greenhouse, spotting and picking the ripened fruit. Moving...

Machine learning avatars detect signs of dementia with high accuracy

In Japan, a joint group of researchers from Osaka University and Nara Institute of Science and Technology demonstrated that it was possible to detect...

Large-scale wind and solar farms could make the Sahara literally green

In Maryland, researchers used a climate model to show that the installation of large-scale wind and solar power generation facilities in the Sahara could...

Research shows ancient agriculture changed Earth’s climate

In Wisconsin, millennia ago, ancient farmers cleared land to plant wheat and maize, potatoes and squash. And unknowingly, they may have been fundamentally altering...

Study says consuming no alcohol minimizes your health risk

In Washington, a new scientific study concludes there is no safe level of drinking alcohol. “The health risks associated with alcohol are massive,” said...

Sight and sound combine to improve body tissue imaging

In Indiana, Purdue University researchers are developing a novel biomedical imaging system that combines optical and ultrasound technology to improve diagnosis of life-threatening diseases...

Hothouse Earth feedback processes drives further warming

In Australia, in the midst of a record-breaking global heat wave, a recent international study presented a terrifying worst-case scenario: that hothouse Earth conditions...

Researchers map 94 percent of the wheat genome

In the United Kingdom, a major international research collaboration of more than 200 scientists from 73 research institutes in 20 countries over 13 years...

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Biomaterials with “Frankenstein Proteins” Help Heal Tissue

In North Carolina, biomedical engineers from Duke University and Washington University in St. Louis demonstrated that, by injecting an artificial protein made from a...

Covestro develops first biobased coating hardener for lightfast polyurethane coatings

In Germany, Covestro received the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award 2018 for the development of the first biobased coating hardener for lightfast polyurethane coatings....

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In Michigan, PHYCO2 LLC’s three-year pilot program with Michigan State University reached a new milestone with the operation of its new, scalable algae production...