Agriculture

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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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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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Hunters to Herders: Ancient Civilization Made Rapid Switch
excavations in turkey
April 28th, 2014
A Neolithic people in what is now Turkey switched from hunting to farming and herding within a few centuries, according to an archaeological investigation of layers of settlement built on top of one another.
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New England's 'Lost' Archaeological Sites Rediscovered
Here, an abandoned farmstead in Preston, Conn., is hidden from view in this aerial photograph and only visible in the LiDAR scan of the area from 2010 (right).
January 16th, 2014
Examinations of airborne scans of three New England towns revealed networks of old stone walls, building foundations, old roads, dams and other features, many of which long were forgotten.
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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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