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AUG 2018

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30 LC DBM I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 4 3 5 Researchers Liangbing Hu (left) and Teng Li (right), from the University of Maryland, have developed a new method of turn - ing regular wood into 'super wood' that is reportedly more than ten times stronger and six times lighter than steel. The team hopes that this new technology will be implement - ed as an alternative to steel in construction because it is environmentally friendli - er and cheaper to produce. They are currently look - ing into mass production. Scientists at the Univer- sity of California Berkeley have released their results of a new study that exam - ined the effects of fertilizing plants in correlation to their ability to fend off diseases. In a news article posted on the UC Berkeley web - site, the results were called "nonintuitive," as the research team found that spraying tomatoes plants with fertilizer lead to "an increase in the population of pathogenic microbes on the plants' leaves." Ohio State University is now offering a completely online course titled, "Latinos in the Workforce – Communication and Culture," that is de - signed to introduce American students, workers, supervisors and business owners to cur - rent issues in the workplace where Latinos and Americans interact. Legal issues, historical data, culture and much more will be covered. The course is entirely in English, and no Spanish will be taught. It is open to enrollment by anyone and registration costs $600. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reached a cumu- lative total of over 100,000 Remote Pilot Certifications issued for commercial and recreational use since the small drone rule (Part 107) went into effect on August 29, 2016. Under Part 107, the person flying the drone, or unmanned aircraft system, must have a Remote Pilot Certificate, or be di - rectly supervised by some- one with such a certificate. U. of Maryland Researchers Create 'Super Wood' New Fertilizer Research From UC Berkeley Latinos in the Workforce Class by OSU FAA Hits 100k Remote Pilot Certificates Issued Education News

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