Francis Martin at the 2015 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Francis Martin, INRA (France), at the 10th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting held March 24-26, 2015 in Walnut Creek, Calif. The talk references a study published in Nature Genetics - details at http://jgi.doe.gov/retracing-roots-fungal-symbioses/

Jack Gilbert at the 2015 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Jack Gilbert, Argonne National Laboratory, at the 10th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting held March 24-26, 2015 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Meet the Delta Ray Road Trip Team

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www.thermoscientific.com/DeltaRayRoadTrip. Meet our intrepid researchers on the #DeltaRayRoadTrip as they travel over 3,000 miles in 30 days across Canada as they shed light on greenhouse gas monitoring, ecology and plant science, volcano monitoring, carbon storage and sequestration.

Introducing the Delta Ray Road Trip

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Join us on the #DeltaRayRoadTrip across Canada as we continuously measure the CO2 concentrations and the 13C and 18O isotopic values to better understand our environment. Our coast-to-coast journey will take us through areas of heavy population and industry as well as some of the most sparsely populated areas in the world. Ride along as we drive through spectacular forests, agricultural landscapes, crowded cities, tall mountains and beautiful prairies. Stable isotope research has long been...

Engineering the spark that starts wildfires

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Hot metal fragments can be created from power lines, overheated brakes, railway tracks, or any other manner of metal-on-metal action in our industrialized society. The particles can reach more than 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit, around the boiling point of most metals. Although these bits cool as they fall to the ground, they can ignite a flame that quickly spreads if they land on a prime fuel source like pine needles or dry grass. At least 28,000 fires occur each year in the U.S. due to...

Flip phones save the world - Scientists & Engineers on Sofas (and other furnishings)

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EcoATM founder Mark Bowles talks about the high-tech tools needed to turn flip phones and old electronics into a successful commercial enterprise that helps save the environment. Sarah Bates from the NSF sat down with Mark to discuss ecoATM and its rise from an idea in a coffee shop into a multimillion-dollar business. EcoATM runs kiosks placed all around the United States where people can turn in their unwanted electronics for cash. EcoATM accepts everything from old, useless flip...