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First Nanoscale Image of Soil Reveals an 'Incredible' Variety, Rich With Patterns

April 24, 2008

Johannes Lehmann Cornell soil scientists have--for the first time--seen soil at a scale of 50 nanometers. This view provided a beautiful glimpse of patterns, how carbon sequestration works, and what happens when soils get wet, warm and cool. Full Story

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