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  1. World's Largest Wind-Mapping Project Spins Up in PortugalRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2017 | Scientific American

    Machines have invaded a windswept rural valley in eastern Portugal. Squat white containers stare at the hillsides, sweeping lasers across the eucalyptus-studded slopes, and towers bristling with scientific instruments soar 100 meters into the air.

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  2. Gene Drives Thwarted by Emergence of Resistant OrganismsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | Scientific American

    In the small city of Terni in central Italy, researchers are putting the final touches on what could be the world's most sophisticated mosquito cages. The enclosures, each occupying 150 cubic metres, simulate the muggy habitats in which Africa's Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes thrive.

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  3. Plant-Genome Hackers Seek Better Ways to Produce Customized CropsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2016 | Scientific American

    As gene editing opens doors, plant researchers are hamstrung by the need for better ways to slip their molecular tools into cells When crop engineers from around the world gathered in London in late October, their research goals were ambitious: to make rice that uses water more efficiently, cereals that need less fertilizer and uberproductive cassava powered by turbocharged photosynthesis. The 150 attendees of the Crop Engineering Consortium Workshop were awash with ideas and brimming with molecular gadgets.

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  4. Syrian Seed Bank Gets New Home Away from WarRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2016 | Scientific American

    Lebanon's Bekaa valley offers a wealth of ecosystems - and now hosts a growing ICARDA seed bank. Credit: KATE GERAGHTY, The Sydney Morning Herald, Fairfax Media, Getty Images A major seed bank in Aleppo, Syria, holds genes that might help researchers breed crops to survive climate change.

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  5. The Bicycle Problem That Nearly Broke MathematicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2016 | Scientific American

    Jim Papadopoulos has spent a lifetime pondering the maths of bikes in motion. Now his work has found fresh momentum Seven bikes lean against the wall of Jim Papadopoulos's basement in Boston, Massachusetts.

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  6. The Best Online Bird Watching Since #BirdieSandersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2016 | Scientific American

    Early this year, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology unveiled an homage to avian evolution like no other: a hand-painted mural in their visitor's center depicting 270 species on a 35- by 78-foot map of the world. The paintings are the work of Jane Kim, a science illustrator who burst out of the gates of her science illustration internship at Cornell to lasso this dream project with her #sciart triple threat: big ideas, technical skill, and enviable work ethic.

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