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Can a holographic screen help a new phone break out?

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Most leading phones offer the same basics: Big screens, decent battery life and good cameras. So when a newcomer brings something innovative to the...
2018 Striped Bass Seine Survey Crew From L: Brian Gallagher, Emelia Marshall, and Matt Oliver --- field crew for VIMS' 2018 Juvenile Striped Bass Seine Survey --- retrieve a seine net from a sampling site on the James River. (Southside Daily/D. Malmquist/VIMS)

Juvenile striped bass maintain average abundance in Virginia waters in 2018

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Preliminary results from an ongoing long-term survey conducted by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science suggest an average year class of young-of-year...
The bay nettle Chrysaora chesapeakei. (Southside Daily/Courtesy J. Lefcheck/VIMS)

New study helps explain recent scarcity of bay nettles

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Wondering why you saw so few jellyfish in the Chesapeake Bay this summer? A new, long-term study of how environmental conditions affect the abundance and...
Paleontologist Rowan Lockwood examines the fossilized remains of shellfish to understand present and future environmental implications. She has used fossil oysters to make recommendations on policy for the Chesapeake Bay and is a co-author on a paper that examines the fate of shellfish during a long-past episode of global warming known as the PETM. (Southside Daily/Courtesy Stephen Salpukas)

What can fossil shellfish tell us about our environmental future? Plenty

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The Earth’s climate is changing, and it’s changed before. The world’s oceans are warming, and they’ve warmed before. Past episodes of oceanic warming — and their...
Barriers to inland wetland migration, such as this Dutch dike, are common in Europe and China. (Southside Daily Photo/Courtesy of Rijkswaterstaat/Joop Van Houdt)

Coastal wetlands will survive rising seas, but only if we let them

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When Florence slogged ashore in North Carolina last week, coastal wetlands offered one of the best lines of defense against the hurricane’s waves and...
The "Physics Fest" will take place at Jefferson Labs starting in late October (Southside Daily Photo/ Courtesy of Jefferson Labs)

Jefferson Labs will host “Physics Fest” classes for students in Hampton Roads

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The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News will host its annual "Physics Fest" events for all students in Hampton Roads starting at...
VIMS researchers Bob Fisher, Kevin Weng, and an unidentified colleague release an acoustically tagged cownose ray into the York River near the VIMS campus in Gloucester Point. (SSD/VIMS)

VIMS aids study that explains migration patterns of cownose rays

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A new study closes the loop on the annual migratory pathway of cownose rays along the U.S. East Coast, suggesting that mature animals likely...
A restored oyster reef in Harris Creek, Maryland. Oyster reefs promote Chesapeake Bay health by clearing the water and providing habitat for many other organisms. (Southside Daily/L. Kellogg/VIMS)

‘Pollution diets’: Federal panel plans oyster reef restoration to improve Chesapeake Bay health

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When an oyster filters food from Chesapeake Bay, it contributes not only to its own growth, but also to the health of Bay waters. That's...