Category Archives: Scientific American

How Connected Cars Can Map Urban Heat Islands

Crowdsourced vehicle data trace the contours of dangerous city temperatures. Continue reading

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AI Can Predict Potential Nutrient Deficiencies from Space

New work maps a region’s nutrient landscape. Read more in Scientific American…

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Drones Could Spot Crime Scenes from Afar

A system could aid forensic searches and crime-scene mapping by detecting reflections from human materials. Continue reading

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Unusual Flow

A transparent rock experiment shows how stretchy molecules kick up eddies. Continue reading

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New Model Predicts Sudden Rogue Waves

Unified theory describes formation of huge, mysterious waves. Continue reading

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Mapping the Remains of Supernovae

A new tool provides detailed, 3-D chemical view of exploded star systems. Continue reading

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Physics Technique Reveals Hidden Bugs to Bats

Strategic angles help bats hunt stationary bugs on leaves. Continue reading

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Arsenic-Eating Fern Hints at Cleanup Solutions

The Chinese brake fern’s genes let it safely store the poison. Continue reading

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Ultraviolet illumination helps birds avoid power lines

Birds are dying from power-line collisions—now there’s a solution. Read more in Scientific American (August 2019)…

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Metal with Your Beer?

Heavy metal levels in commercial booze pose no health risk to most drinkers, but the findings could prompt discussions about industry standards for alcohol. Continue reading

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