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Gear image: © Madmaxer | Dreamstime.com FEATURES 17 New Hydraulic Technology for Efficient Machine Steering 24 Naseem Daher and Monika Ivantysynova 20 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers 2950 Niles Road St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659, USA 269.429.0300, fax 269.429.3852 firstname.lastname@example.org, www.asabe.org 26 Smartphone-Based Lab-on-a-Chip Sensor for Flu Detection 27 Jeong-Yeol Toon UPDATE 23 24 The chicken that isn’t: Soy chicken hits commercial market That certain glow: Delayed fluorescence helps monitor health of plants 28 29 Alternative natural and synthetic rubber for Ohio and the United States Crafting a better enzyme cocktail to turn plants into fuel faster Mystery solved: How some plant species evolved super-efficient photosynthesis and what steps led to that change Spinning CDs to clean sewage water Great Plains producers could profit from spring canola crops DEPARTMENTS 2 29 30 31 President’s Message Events Calendar Professional Opportunities Professional Listings Last Word: The Shape of Things to Come Leon Schumacher CORRECTION: In the November/ December 2013 print issue of Resource , Lav Khot’s name was misspelled on pages 2 and 18. 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