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A new model for solar farms that “colocates” crops and solar panels could result in the harvesting of valuable biofuel crops in addition to solar energy.

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Eric Dunham's group believes it has found a way to give victims a few more minutes to prepare for an impending tsunami. From Hemispheres Magazine.

Sally Benson has been appointed director of the Precourt Institute for Energy, a hub of energy research and education at Stanford University.

Greg Beroza was awarded the 2014 Beno Gutenberg Medal for his outstanding contributions to earthquake seismology. From European Geosciences Union.

Stanford scientists reconstructed the effects of an enormous 3.26-billion-year-old asteroid impact on Earth. From Wired.com.