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image of particulate matter taken with scanning electron microscope featured

december 23, 2019

portraits of particulate matter

images taken at duke鈥檚 shared materials instrumentation facility may shed light for improved solar panel efficiency

curling wisps of smoke with lots of small eddies

december 16, 2019

understanding how energy travels through turbulence

theoretical and computational study shows that "eddies" squeezing themselves are mostly responsible for transferring energy to smaller scales in turbulent flows

a riverbank cleared of vegetation with simple machines and piles of soil

december 12, 2019

deforestation, erosion exacerbate mercury spikes near peruvian gold mining

modeling mercury release from soil erosion could help mine-heavy, deforested regions create helpful policies

the biogeochemical cycle of mercury in an era of environmental change

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm fitzpatrick center schiciano auditorium side b, room 1466

presenter: amina schartup, assistant professor, uc san diego/scripps

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epa pausing operations at toxic sites as hurricane dorian lashes southeast

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