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2008-09-04 18:40:00

TUCSON, Ariz. -- A fork-like conductivity probe has sensed humidity rising and falling beside NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander, but when stuck into the ground, its measurements so far indicate soil that is thoroughly and perplexingly dry. "If you have water vapor in the air, every surface exposed to that air will have water molecules adhere to it that are somewhat mobile, even at temperatures well below freezing," said Aaron Zent of NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., lead scientist...

2008-08-14 03:00:39

By Ganesan, V Muthukumarappan, K; Rosentrater, K A ABSTRACT Distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) is a bulk material that has been widely used as a protein source for ruminants and nonruminants for more than two decades. DDGS is the nonfermentable processing residue (i.e., protein, fiber, fat, and ash) from fuel ethanol manufacturing. With the exponential growth of the fuel ethanol industry in the past several years, significant quantities ( The production of ethanol from corn grain...

2008-07-24 03:00:50

By Ozenc, Damla Bender This study was carried out to determine effects of composted hazelnut husk (CHH) on tomato seedlings grown under water stress conditions. Seven media were prepared using CHH mixed, in different ratios, with native peat and perlite. The following mixtures were used: 100%CHH, 100%peat, 75%CHH+25%peat, 50%CHH+50%peat, 25%CHH+75%peat, 25%CHH+50%peat+25%perlite and 50%CHH+25%peat+25%perlite. The experiment was arranged in a randomized plot design with seven media, three...

2008-07-03 03:00:15

By Keener, H M Wicks, M H; Skora, J A VOLUMETRIC IMPORTANCE Study develops consistent methodology for accurately measuring volumes of unprocessed and processed materials at yard trimmings composting facilities. Part I OHIO has a total of four classes of compost facilities (I-IV) regulated by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA), distinguished by the types of materials received and size of the facility. Class I facilities may receive any solid waste and require a permit...

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2008-04-25 08:10:00

Europeans want to peek into their soil and see how dry they are. And an Iowa State University professor is eager to help, and even check their results.The European Space Agency (ESA) is set to launch the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite this fall as researchers try to learn more about the amount of moisture in the ground in the United States and around the world.ISU's Brian Hornbuckle is helping them. For the past year, Hornbuckle has led a team of investigators from ISU, the...

2008-03-03 12:00:19

Grape Networks™, Inc. today announced that it was featured on ABC News, KGO Television, Channel 7, in the San Francisco Bay Area. The news story is at the ABC News website at http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/business&id=5956253. The ABC News Story was filmed on location at one of Grape Networks' customer's vineyards' in the Central Valley of California. The Grape Networks Team showed the ABC MoneyScope News Crew the vineyard along with the Grape Networks'...

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2007-07-17 14:25:47

The first soil moisture maps with a spatial resolution of one km are available online for the entire southern African subcontinent. As soil moisture plays an important role in the global water cycle, these maps, based on data from ESA's Envisat satellite, will lead to better weather and extreme-event forecasting, such as floods and droughts. "Predicting when and where floods are likely to happen is becoming more and more important," Geoff Pegram of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South...

2006-12-13 03:00:32

By Pandey, C; Shukla, S A two-year study was conducted in 2002-2003 (season one) and 2003- 2004 (season two) at a seepage irrigated vegetable farm in south Florida to investigate the effects of soil organic amendment (composted yard waste) on movement of water in a sandy soil. Season one result showed that for the same water table depth, soil moisture content in the compost field was higher than the noncompost field in the root zone (top 20 cm). The increased soil moisture was attributed to...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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