Living, meandering river constructed by National Science Foundation
By reverse-engineering a meandering stream, researchers have shown two ingredients to be very important: vegetation to reinforce banks and prevent erosion, and sand to build point bars and block off cut-off channels and chutes. This knowledge will help stream restoration efforts in the future. To learn more about this research, see the NSF press release.
Credit: Zina Deretsky, National Science Foundation
Research Recap, August 23-29, 2014 by National Science Foundation
Research Recap, August 23-29, 2014
A look back at NSF-funded news stories from the week.
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Gulf Spill: 1.usa.gov/1wOHe1n
Photo Credit: NOAA
Robo Brain: 1.usa.gov/1tKABtd
Galaxies Colliding: 1.usa.gov/1sR0LI7
Photo Credit: ESO/NASA/ESA/W.M. Keck Observatory
Photo Credit: Fermilab