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Conserving Resources: Making Solar Panels throw Shade on Canals

Scientists have discovered a newer and better way of conserving resources: Setting up solar panels on top of canals to allow the Panels to operate more efficiently while preventing the water from being lost to evaporation. Scientists Brandi McKuin and Elliot Campbell at the University of California, Merced and Santa Cruz respectively, have scrutinised the …

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Black-browed Babbler Rediscovered after 180 Years

The Black-browed Babbler has been rediscovered after 180 years in Indonesia‚Äôs South Kalimantan province in October 2020. The bird was first seen in the 1840s when captured in an expedition to the East Indies by Napoleon’s nephew, Charles Lucien Bonaparte and described to science, leading to the mysterious bird being named the Black-browed Babbler. This …

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Researchers can now look down deeper into the ocean thanks to new technology

A new and more advanced system, the lidar, allows researchers to study even greater depths of the ocean from the surface of the ocean. It will allow better study of underwater algae. Lead study author Brian Collister used the lidar system to study algae which satellites could not detect. The researchers and scientists were from …

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