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NASA Technologies Significantly Reduce Aircraft Noise

A series of NASA flight tests has successfully demonstrated technologies that achieve a significant reduction in the noise generated by aircraft and heard by communities near airports. The Acoustic Research Measurement (ARM) flights, which concluded in May, at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, tested technology to address airframe noise,

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New online portal improves biodiversity data sharing

In a Western Australian-first, the biodiversity survey information that informs environmental impact assessments will be consolidated and made more accessible, thanks to a new information management system launched today. The Index of Biodiversity Surveys for Assessments will break down information barriers and lead to lasting benefits for industry, government, the community

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Satellites reveal major shifts in global freshwater

In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists have combined an array of satellite observations of Earth with data on human activities to map locations where freshwater is changing around the globe and to determine why. The study, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, finds that Earth’s wet land areas are getting wetter and

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