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2009-01-03 07:30:00

Farming may soon be revolutionized through an unlikely method, the laser. Jan Kleissl of the University of California believes laser technology can be used as a way to conserve millions of gallons of water when farmers water their crops. Kleissl and his team of students are using a scintillometer to measure the amount of water crops lose to evaporation, and are finding the peak times in which water disappears. The researchers hope to help farmers see how efficiently their water is being...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.