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The Benefits of Indoor Farms in Big Cities - IEEE - The Institute

The Benefits of Indoor Farms in Big Cities - IEEE - The Institute | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Technology makes it possible to grow plants indoors
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Watching a forest breathe: Using highly sensitive isotope analysis, a research team has obtained detailed measurements of carbon exchange in a temperate forest

Watching a forest breathe: Using highly sensitive isotope analysis, a research team has obtained detailed measurements of carbon exchange in a temperate forest | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
For the first time, scientists traced carbon dioxide flows through a forest during photosynthesis and respiration, correcting long-standing assumptions about how plants exchange the greenhouse gas with the atmosphere on an ecosystem-wide level. The results could help make climate prediction models more accurate.
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Using highly sensitive isotope analysis, team obtained detailed measurements of carbon exchange in temperate forest

Using highly sensitive isotope analysis, team obtained detailed measurements of carbon exchange in temperate forest | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
For the first time, scientists have been successful in measuring the processes by which an entire forest "breathes," using sophisticated technology involving flux towers and new instrumentation that can precisely measur
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The Wasp That Delivers 'Instantaneous, Debilitating Pain' | UANews

The Wasp That Delivers 'Instantaneous, Debilitating Pain' | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
By Justin Schmidt Stung by a tarantula hawk? The advice I give in speaking engagements is to lie down and scream. The pain is so debilitating and excruciating that the victim is at risk of further injury by tripping in a hole or over an object in the path and then falling onto a cactus or into a barbed-wire fence.
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How hot was it? Phoenix tops another daily heat record

PHOENIX -- The high at Sky Harbor Airport reached 116 Monday. An excessive heat warning remains in effect through Thursday.
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14 animals that smell like snack foods

14 animals that smell like snack foods | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Walking through the woods and suddenly smell cherry cola or popcorn? It's just the local critters.
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Why is Phoenix so hot?

The urban heat island, high pressure and a phenomenon called Hadley Cells contribute to the Valley's hot climate
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Ag Center at forefront of agricultural technologies

Ag Center at forefront of agricultural technologies | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The University of Arizona Maricopa Agricultural Center is at the forefront of agricultural development. Partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), the center is bringing together computer science, engineering and biology to help ideal crops be planted and grown.
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Keep pork-barrel politics out of research funding | The Hill

The federal government makes a crucial investment in the nation’s future when it provides funding for scientific research.

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AgriMarketing.com - Experimental Robot Draws Crowd Of Plant Breeders, Ag Industry Officials

AgriMarketing.com - Experimental Robot Draws Crowd Of Plant Breeders, Ag Industry Officials | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Agri Marketing Magazine - A primary source of agribusiness news and discussion for the North American agribusiness community.
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Oregano is an unapologetic, tough multi-tasker

Oregano is an unapologetic, tough multi-tasker | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
My daughter Crystal always asks to switch the radio to her favorite pop station when we drive. On the way to school one day, the Meghan Trainor song, “No” came on.
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Summer Safety: How to Avoid Bee-Swarm Attacks

Summer Safety: How to Avoid Bee-Swarm Attacks | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Hard as it may be to resist, do not swat at the bees that come at you
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Sorghum Checkoff announces $500,000 investment

Sorghum Checkoff announces $500,000 investment | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Six projects funded, will bring new technology to growers.
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SeedQuest - Central information website for the global seed industry

SeedQuest - Central information website for the global seed industry | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Information Services for Seed Professionals - The Best Place on the Web for Seed Professionals
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Watching a Forest Breathe - ScienceNewsline

Watching a Forest Breathe - ScienceNewsline | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
For the first time, scientists have been successful in measuring the processes by which an entire forest "breathes," using sophisticated technology involving flux towers and new instrumentation that can precisely measure two different types (isotopes) of carbon dioxide in the air. A team led by Richard Wehr and Scott Saleska at the University of Arizona obtained detailed long-term measurements of the respiration and photosynthesis rates of a temperate deciduous forest during the day and the night.
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UA Alumna Maria Andrade Receives 2016 World Food Prize

UA Alumna Maria Andrade Receives 2016 World Food Prize | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
University of Arizona alumna Maria Andrade, a plant scientist whose research led to the introduction of nine drought-tolerant varieties of sweet potato to farmers in Mozambique, is one of four individuals to receive the 2016 World Food Prize, announced by the foundation that supports the award.
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World’s Largest Robotic Field Scanner Now in Place | UANews

World’s Largest Robotic Field Scanner Now in Place | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The world's largest robotic field scanner has been inaugurated at the University of Arizona's Maricopa Agricultural Center, or MAC, near Phoenix. Mounted on a 30-ton steel gantry moving along 200-meter steel rails over 1.5 acres of energy sorghum, the high-throughput phenotyping robot senses and continuously images the growth and development of the crop, generating an extremely high-resolution, enormous data stream — about 5 terabytes per day.
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Ranking the Pain of Stinging Insects, From ‘Caustic’ to ‘Blinding'

Ranking the Pain of Stinging Insects, From ‘Caustic’ to ‘Blinding' | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
One passionate entomologist poetically describes and ranks over 70 species' painful stings.
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Follow the money: Reducing risk vs. increasing costs | Food Safety News

Follow the money: Reducing risk vs. increasing costs | Food Safety News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Healthcare providers, caregivers, researchers and suppliers gathered at the 43rd annual meeting of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology (APIC) in Charlotte, NC, June 11-13. The theme was “Inspiring Innovation in Infection Prevention” and attendees discussed how evidenced-based research can resolve the recurring riddle of risk versus budgets for both foodservice and... Continue Reading
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UA ag center leads $30M program

MARICOPA — The University of Arizona Maricopa Agricultural Center is at the forefront of agricultural development.
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Zika case confirmed in Pima County | KOLD (TV-Channel 13, Tucson)

Zika case confirmed in Pima County | KOLD (TV-Channel 13, Tucson) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The Pima County Health Department has confirmed its first case of Zika in Pima County.
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The largest field robot in the world

The largest field robot in the world | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A new gantry-style robot by German tech company LemnaTec is changing the way hybrid crops are found and developed.
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UA-developed app teaches teens about car buying

UA-developed app teaches teens about car buying | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Users learn about financial literacy through games and quizzes.
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Farming UK News - LemnaTec unveils the largest field phenotyping robot in the world

Farming UK News - LemnaTec unveils the largest field phenotyping robot in the world | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Global plant specialist LemnaTec has unveile largest field robot in world, capable of continuously monitoring development of crops under real growing conditions
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Pray for rain, even when Tucson monsoon brings complications

Pray for rain, even when Tucson monsoon brings complications | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Lightning, flash floods and toppled power lines are just part of the price we pay for keeping wildfires at bay.
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