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Bringing science into the conversation

There’s a lot of noise about the environment, food, families, agriculture, health, and finances on social media these days…and in the University of Illinois College of ACES, we have scientists available to discuss these topics that are on your mind and in the news. Join us for our regularly scheduled live Twitter chats using #askACES. During these one-hour chats, our ACES scientists will be online to answer your questions. We’ll follow this chat up with a taped podcast that you can go back and reference at any time. Our goal is simple – to connect you to the science and help answer your questions.

Next Episode | August 24th

Life Hacks 101: Tackling stress and increasing recovery

Stress is a part of life – but it doesn’t have to rule your life! Join us for a Twitter chat on August 24 from noon to 1 p.m. CT with ACES experts Dr. Erica Thieman, assistant professor of agricultural education, and Chelsey Byers Gerstenecker of University of Illinois Extension to learn how stress and recovery work in humans and impact brain health. They will also share strategies to tackle stress and increase recovery to help you bounce back quicker from difficult experiences. Use #askACES to ask your questions and engage in the conversation!

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From Toys to Tools: Robotic vehicles in agriculture


Once used as toys, unmanned robotic vehicles are quickly becoming a valuable tool for agriculturalists. Both unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), commonly known as drones, and unmanned ground vehicles, or small agricultural robots, are capturing the attention of hobbyists and agribusinesses alike. How are these tools used and why?

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