Agriculture

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Engineering a Better Food Bank
Researchers visit a food bank
December 8th, 2014
Fairly and efficiently distributing food is a large and complicated problem and a team of engineers set out to make it work better.
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Ocean-Watching Satellite Reveals Secrets of Soil (Image)
July 15th, 2014
A NASA instrument designed to study the oceans turns out to be useful for studying land, too. The Aquarius instrument reveals levels of moisture in soil around the globe.
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How Despots Arose With Agriculture (Op-Ed)
hieroglyphs, farming, agriculture
August 11th, 2014
It seems that with the beginning of agriculture around 10,000 years ago, group decision making changed
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Plant Detectives Dig Into How Cells Grow
One-week-old moss plants regenerated from single cells showing chlorophyll autofluorescence

May 30th, 2014
Moss offers clues in the search for how molecular signals direct cell growth.
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Farmers Get $3 Million in Bee Lunch Money
Honeybees are in decline in Europe and North America.
February 25th, 2014
A new USDA program pays farmers to reseed fields with clover, alfalfa and other plants good for grazing that also feed bees. The initiative is an attempt to counteract colony collapse disorder.
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New Tech Sheds Light on the Future of Food​
LED growing lights, agriculture, food production
July 19th, 2014
We need to make better use of land, light and logistics for an increasingly urban population. And we need to incorporate zero-waste and low-energy technologies into the task of food production.
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