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Ground-penetrating radar finds unmarked graves at Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead State Historic Site

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources usually uses ground-penetrating radar, or GPR, for finding waterlines and leaks or buried tanks. However, the department put that technology to another use at Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead State Historic Site, where several unmarked graves in both cemeteries on the property were discovered.

Missouri S&T hosts second annual critical minerals workshop

The future of cell phones, solar panels and electric vehicles depends on materials like cobalt, germanium and rare earth elements. Those and other critical minerals are the focus of the second annual virtual workshop hosted by Missouri University of Science and Technology Aug. 4-5. The workshop is part Missouri S&T’s critical-minerals workshop series funded by the National Science Foundation. It features U.S. and international experts on subjects including mineral deposits, critical mineral sustainability, public policy, and processing and recycling.

Department of Natural Resources offers summer cooling tips

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources provides weatherization assistance statewide to help eligible participants increase energy efficiency and improve the health of their homes. Here are some summertime cooling tips to help gain energy efficiency benefits:

Smart, connected farms could assist agricultural hazard management

Farming communities face many threats to their livelihood – pest migration, disease spore dispersal, adverse weather and weed spread to name a few. Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are developing infrastructure for smart and connected farms to improve timely data sharing so that communities can better respond to production threats that expand beyond individual farm boundaries.

Missouri honey harvest season is here

Missouri honey bees have been storing nectar and turning it into sweet golden honey the last several weeks!! Beekeepers will soon start to harvest this sweet golden honey.
Have you ever thought about the honey harvest process? Bees have the great ability to gather and store much more honey than they need. Beekeepers know this and remove excess frames of bees wax comb that is full of honey to start the harvesting process.

Bicentennnial Mural to be dedicated

The Missouri Bicentennial Mural, painted by 16,116 citizens across the state, will be dedicated June 23, 2022, 2:30 p.m., at the Harry S. Truman State Office Building, 301 High St., Jefferson City. The large-scale mural was recently installed inside Harry’s Place Cafeteria, 4th floor of the Truman State Office Building, for the public to enjoy. The mural features 19 state symbols to commemorate Missouri’s 200 years of statehood.