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2/14/2018

Cellular research is lending fresh credence to the elusive quest for a fountain of youth. It's now possible to envision a time when human beings will be able to gain a degree of control over their longevity while eradicating the diseases and infirmities that now burden life.

2/14/2018

High-strength syntactic foam used in submarines must be joined with adhesives and fasteners that introduce vulnerabilities. But researchers at New York University believe they've found a better and stronger solution with 3D printing.

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2/14/2018

The many highly developed sensory capabilities of various marine organisms may one day be deployed to help raise the alert over naval activities. That's the hope of DARPA with its Persistent Aquatic Living Sensors program to study how organisms can be used in their natural state or with modifications.

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Naval Technology
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DARPA
2/13/2018

Our communities are filled with people who saw an unmet need and did something to rectify the situation, writes Dennis Miller. These people might not have corporate titles, "[b]ut it's the decision, the choice to lead, that turned them into leaders," he writes.

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2/13/2018

New funding ideas are being sought for flood and erosion measures proposed for Hashamomuck Cove on Long Island, N.Y. The Southold Town Board has concluded that the $14.5 million plan is too costly for the town to bear.

2/13/2018

A stretch of Michigan's Kalamazoo River is being cleaned up concurrently with the disassembly of a temporary water control structure near Otsego Township. To date, 39,875 tons of sediment with some PCB content has been removed from the riverbed, banks and flood plain, with an additional 103.91 tons taken to a landfill.

2/13/2018

Construction of a solar farm in Virginia's Essex County is sending a gush of mud into a creek that feeds into the Rappahannock River and the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Residents say clear-cutting and excavation for the project was improperly planned and carried out, generating major sediment flows from the beginning.

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Chesapeake Bay Watershed
2/13/2018

The Beckley, W.Va., Sanitary Board's application of technology to mitigate flooding has won national recognition. The Ewart Avenue Stormwater iPond, which uses cloud-based tech to regulate pond discharge, earned the National Environmental Achievement Award from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies.

2/13/2018

Pennsylvania authorities have granted Richland Borough a five-year MS4 waiver. Richland thus avoids for the present the high costs that other municipalities must bear to meet MS4 requirements.

2/13/2018

A new generation of atomic clock that's also portable has made its first measurement counting the oscillation of excited electrons in strontium atoms suspended by lasers. The relative portability -- on a trailer -- and accuracy allow scientists to transport the clock to varying altitudes to measure how the change in gravity affects the passage of time.

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Gizmodo Australia