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A Spatial Analysis of the Relationship between Vegetation and Poverty
The goal of this paper was to investigate poverty and inequities that are associated with vegetation. First, we performed a pixel-level linear regression on time-series and Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) for ...
Scaling participation in payments for ecosystem services programs
Payments for ecosystem services programs have become common tools but most have failed to achieve wide-ranging conservation outcomes. The capacity for scale and impact increases when PES programs are designed through the ...
Hemostatic nanoparticles increase survival, mitigate neuropathology and alleviate anxiety in a rodent blast trauma model
(Springer Nature, 2018-07-13)
Explosions account for 79% of combat related injuries and often lead to polytrauma, a majority of which include blast-induced traumatic brain injuries (bTBI). These injuries lead to internal bleeding in multiple organs ...
Nano@lignocellulose intercalated montmorillonite as adsorbent for effective Mn(II) removal from aqueous solution
(Springer Nature, 2018-07-18)
This paper describes the preparation of nano@lignocellulose (nano@LC) and a nano@lignocellulose/montmorillonite (nano@LC/MT) nanocomposite, as well as the capacity of the nano@LC/MT for adsorbing manganese ions from aqueous ...
Multi-material Additive Manufacturing of Metamaterials with Giant, Tailorable Negative Poisson's Ratios
(Springer Nature, 2018-06-14)
Nature has evolved with a recurring strategy to achieve unusual mechanical properties through coupling variable elastic moduli from a few GPa to below KPa within a single tissue. The ability to produce multi-material, ...
Denitrifying Bioreactors: An Emerging Best Management Practice to Improve Water Quality
(Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-04-25)
Discusses denitrifying bioreactors, what they are, how they work, applications, current research, and expected costs. Also includes a glossary of terms.
Oil-Impregnated Hydrocarbon-Based Polymer Films
(Springer Nature, 2018-08-03)
Porous surfaces impregnated with a liquid lubricant exhibit minimal contact angle hysteresis with immiscible test liquids, rendering them ideal as self-cleaning materials. Rather than roughening a solid substrate, an ...
A Spectral Fiedler Field-based Contrast Platform for Imaging of Nanoparticles in Colon Tumor
(Springer Nature, 2018-07-30)
The temporal and spatial patterns of nanoparticle that ferry both imaging and therapeutic agent in solid tumors is significantly influenced by target tissue movement, low spatial resolution, and inability to accurately ...
Comparative mangrove metagenome reveals global prevalence of heavy metals and antibiotic resistome across different ecosystems
(Springer Nature, 2018-07-25)
The mangrove ecosystem harbors a complex microbial community that plays crucial role in biogeochemical cycles. In this study, we analyzed mangrove sediments from India using de novo whole metagenome next generation sequencing ...
3D Bioprinted Human Skeletal Muscle Constructs for Muscle Function Restoration
(Springer Nature, 2018-08-17)
A bioengineered skeletal muscle tissue as an alternative for autologous tissue flaps, which mimics the structural and functional characteristics of the native tissue, is needed for reconstructive surgery. Rapid progress ...