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June 15, 2018

4 Awesome Discoveries You Probably Didn’t Hear About -- Episode 5

Harpooning DNA, harvesting H2O, hopping ahead of hackers, and a harbinger to heed from down under. It’s your weekly briefing on the latest discoveries you might not hear about anywhere else, all with funding from the National Science Foundation.

Episode 5:
1. Scientists watch bacteria 'harpoon' DNA to speed their evolution
2. In desert trials, next-generation water harvester delivers fresh water from air
3. Novel transmitter protects wireless data from hackers
4. To forecast winter rainfall in Los Angeles, look to New Zealand in the summer

Original air date: June 15, 2018

Credit: NSF

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