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Gases analysed on distant ‘super-Earth’

Originally Published by BBC News – Science & Environment

For the first time, astronomers identify which gases are present in the atmosphere of a “super-Earth” planet orbiting an alien star.

Renewable fuels from algae boosted by NREL refinery process

Originally Published by EurekAlert! – Earth Science

A new biorefinery process developed by scientists at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has proven to be significantly more effective at producing ethanol from algae than previous research.

Using light to understand rogue waves

Originally Published by EarthSky

The Proof of Our Science Lies in the Telling

Originally Published by EOS

Communicating our science for the benefit of society.
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Mapping for a Healthier World

Organizations such as Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team and HealthMap are creating products using volunteer-provided local information and more to equip individuals and humanitarian efforts with tools that can be used to fight the spread of disease.

Award for Engineering a Better World

IEEE is seeking submissions for its new Region 6 Humanitarian Engineering Project Award, intended to recognize outstanding work in the field.

The Trouble with Trees: Volatile Organic Compounds Exacerbate Climate Change and Air Pollution

Scientists are using sophisticated emission models and monitoring techniques to better understand the relationship between volatile organic compound production, climate change, and air pollution. As rainforests are cut down and replaced with isoprene-emitting oil palm plantations, data suggest that genetically modified trees may provide a hopeful alternative.

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