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Breeding Salt Tolerant Crop Plants

Breeding Salt Tolerant Crop Plants

The population of our planet is projected to reach nine billion by the year twenty-forty. Adding this many new faces brings both hope and challenges including more mouths to feed in a world where one out of every nine people… Continue Reading

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Shattering cancer with resonant frequencies: Anthony Holland at TEDxSkidmoreCollege

Shattering cancer with resonant frequencies: Anthony Holland at TEDxSkidmoreCollege

Translator: Delia Bogdan Reviewer: Ilze Garda Usually, I would be standing on this stage over here, conducting the college orchestra, because I’m a music professor. But tonight I’m going to talk about my moonlight activities in the field of science.… Continue Reading

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How Close Are We to Living in the Ocean?

How Close Are We to Living in the Ocean?

DO YOU EVER GET THE URGE TO JUST BUILD A NEW WORLD? LIKE, FROM SCRATCH? TO RE-THINK THE UNSUSTAINABLE PATTERNS THAT LED TO OVERCROWDED CITIES, DWINDLING NATURAL RESOURCES, AND THE DRAMATIC IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE? SOME SAY WE SHOULD JUST… Continue Reading

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Inside the Beckman Institute: Self-Healing Materials – Regional EMMY Nominee

Inside the Beckman Institute: Self-Healing Materials – Regional EMMY Nominee

SCOTT: Right now, we’re looking at self-healing materials and these are materials that, when they get damaged, they heal themselves, and they do it in an autonomic fashion so there’s no human intervention that happens automatically. NANCY: A lot of… Continue Reading

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Would You Drink Water Made From Sewage?

Would You Drink Water Made From Sewage?

Would you like to eat a brownie – shaped like a piece of poop, or slurp delicious soup – out of a newly-sanitized bedpan, or drink a freshly-squeezed glass of juice – into which someone had dipped a sterilized cockroach?… Continue Reading