Thursday, 4 January 2018

A Space Station Is Expected to Fall Out of the Sky. You’ll Probably Be Fine.

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The 19,000-pound Chinese station is expected to plummet to earth in March, but experts say the odds are incredibly low that it will hurt anyone.
via New York Times

Engineers make wearable sensors for plants, enabling measurements of water use in crops

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Scientists are developing graphene-based, sensors-on-tape that can be attached to plants and can provide data to researchers and farmers about water use in crops. The technology could have many other applications, including sensors for biomedical diagnostics, for checking the structural integrity of buildings, for monitoring the environment and, with modifications, for testing crops for diseases or pesticides.
via Science Daily