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Sweet corn Growers | Can dramatically increase yield and profit

Sweet corn growers, processors

Summary:In an industry struggling to maintain profitability, it’s curious that U.S. processing sweet corn – the corn that ends up in cans and freezer bags – is falling so far below its potential. Yet, that’s what a new study clearly demonstrates.

In an industry struggling to maintain profitability, it’s curious that U.S.… Read More

New addiction treatments may hold promise for stemming Opioid Crisis

New addiction treatments hold promise for stemming the opioid crisis

Summary:Concerns over the opioid epidemic have sparked a strong scientific interest in why some people become addicted while others don’t. Now, researchers are proposing novel treatment strategies that could help prevent abuse of opioids and other substances.

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Study says that stabilizing multilayer flows may improve transportation of heavy oils

Stabilizing multilayer flows may improve transportation of heavy oils

Summary:During the past 20 years, the oil industry has begun to transition away from light oils toward heavier oils. But transporting heavy oils cost-effectively is a challenge because heavy oils are viscous — essentially a thick, sticky and semifluid mess. One way to outmaneuver this problem is a viscoplastic lubrication technique. It can complement… Read More

Imperial College study on how to make conservation initiatives more contagious

How to make conservation initiatives more contagious

Summary:New research shows conservation initiatives often spread like diseases, helping scientists and policymakers design programmes more likely to be taken up.

New research shows conservation initiatives often spread like diseases, helping scientists and policymakers design programmes more likely to be taken up.

The study, led by researchers at

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Saturn surpasses Jupiter after the discovery of 20 new moons | Carnegie Institution

Saturn surpasses Jupiter

Summary:Move over Jupiter; Saturn is the new moon king. A team has found 20 new moons orbiting Saturn. This brings the ringed planet’s total number of moons to 82, surpassing Jupiter, which has 79.

Move over Jupiter; Saturn is the new moon king.

A team led by Carnegie’s Scott S. Sheppard has found 20 new moons orbiting Saturn. This brings the ringed

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New study is ‘chilling commentary’ on future of antibiotics | Drug-resistant ‘superbugs

'chilling commentary' on future of antibiotics

Summary:The health care market is failing to support new antibiotics used to treat some of the world’s most dangerous, drug-resistant ‘superbugs,’ according to a new analysis.

The health care market is failing to support new antibiotics used to treat some of the world’s most dangerous, drug-resistant “superbugs,”… Read More

Safe cycling routes for children ? Traffic experts & parents don’t always see eye to eye

Traffic experts, parents don't always see eye to eye on safe cycling routes for children

Summary:Parents often disagree with transportation experts over what streets are safe for children to ride bikes, a new study finds.

Parents often disagree with transportation experts over what streets are safe for children to ride bikes, a Rutgers-led study finds.

The study, in the journal Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour

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Rutgers University | Scientists discover new antibiotic in tropical forest

Engineers develop thin, lightweight lens

Summary:Scientists have discovered an antibiotic produced by a soil bacterium from a Mexican tropical forest that may help lead to a ‘plant probiotic,’ more robust plants and other antibiotics. Probiotics, which provide friendlier bacteria and health benefits for humans, can also be beneficial to plants, keeping them healthy and more robust.… Read More

Engineers develop thin, lightweight lens | Could produce slimmer camera phones & longer-flying drones

Engineers develop thin, lightweight lens

Summary:Electrical and computer engineering researchers have developed a new kind of optical lens that is much thinner and lighter than conventional camera lenses that also works with night imaging, a future boon for smartphones that could flatten those unsightly ‘camera bumps’ as well as for drones and night vision cameras for soldiers.… Read More

No matter how old you are, Regular Exercise is good for your heart

Regular exercise is good for your heart,

Summary:Regular exercise is highly beneficial for all patients with cardiovascular disease regardless of age, report investigators. Their results showed that the patients who benefited most from cardiac rehabilitation were those who started out with the greatest physical impairment.

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Dog ownership associated with longer life, especially among heart attack & stroke survivors

Dog ownership

Summary:Dog ownership was associated with a 33% lower risk of early death for heart attack survivors living alone and 27% reduced risk of early death for stroke survivors living alone, compared to people who did not own a dog. Dog ownership was associated with a 24% reduced risk of all-cause mortality and a 31% lower risk of death by heart attack or stroke compared… Read More