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PCBs are everywhere: Problem exists in industrial city and rural community

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Since polychlorinated biphenyls PCBs are produced through industrial processes or activities it is assumed that people living in industrial cities will have higher concentrations of these toxic chemicals in their blood than people in rural ... - Read More

Elevated cadmium levels linked to disease: Men especially affected

People with higher levels of cadmium in their urine evidence of chronic exposure to the heavy metal found in industrial emissions and tobacco smoke appear to be nearly 3.5 times more likely to die of ... - Read More

'Power plants': How to harvest electricity directly from plants

Plants, plants
The sun provides the most abundant source of energy on the planet However only a tiny fraction of the solar radiation on Earth is converted into useful energy To help solve this problem researchers at ... - Read More

Geologists study mystery of 'eternal flames'

Geologists
Eternal flames fueled by hydrocarbon gas could shine a light on the presence of natural gas in underground rock layers and conditions that let it seep to the surface according to research by geologists at ... - Read More

Setting the standard for sustainable bioenergy crops

crops
Bioenergy crops such as Miscanthus and switchgrass appear to be promising resources for renewable energy but these new crops did not come with a manual on how to measure details on their sustainability impacts Jody ... - Read More

PCB concentrations same in urban and rural areas

Community, Environment, Engineering
Since polychlorinated biphenyls PCBs are produced through industrial processes or activities it is assumed that people living in industrial cities will have higher concentrations of these toxic chemicals in their blood than people in rural ... - Read More

Device for portable, ultra-precise clocks and quantum sensors developed

In a joint project between the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow Imperial College London and the National Physical Laboratory researchers have developed a portable way to produce ultracold atoms for quantum technology and quantum information ... - Read More

Lucky bacteria strike it rich during formation of treatment-resistant colonies: Research could help in battle against infections that do not respond to powerful drugs

In biology we often think of natural selection and survival of the fittest What about survival of the luckiest Like pioneers in search of a better life bacteria on a surface wander around and often ... - Read More

Elucidating energy shifts in optical tweezers

Physicists are providing an all in one guide to help calculate the effect the use of optical tweezers has on the energy levels of atoms under study A small piece of paper sticks to an ... - Read More

Engineers fine-tune the sensitivity of nano-chemical sensor

Researchers have discovered a technique for controlling the sensitivity of graphene chemical sensors The sensors made of an insulating base coated with a graphene sheet a single atom thick layer of carbon are already so ... - Read More

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Graphene Researchers Create "Superheated" Water That Can Corrode Diamonds

Released 3 11 2013 5 00 AM EDTSource Newsroom National University of Singapore more news from this source Mar 11 2013 A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore NUS led by Professor ...

Gentle pasteurization of milk – with microwaves
Microwaves, Milk

In the EU funded project MicroMilk European SMEs together with the University of Hohenheim and the Fraunhofer IGB have developed a novel method for pasteurization of milk with microwaves The system preserves the valuable components ...

Ultrasound ‘Making Waves’ for Enhancing Biofuel Production

All chefs know that you have to break some eggs to make an omelet and that includes engineers at Iowa State University who are using high frequency sound waves to break down plant materials in ...

Researchers "Fish New Pond" for Antibiotics

Released 10 11 2013 9 35 AM EDTEmbargo expired 10 13 2013 1 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom McMaster University more news from this source Oct 15 2013 Hamilton ON Oct 13 2013 Researchers at McMaster ...

Warming since 1950s partly caused by El Niño
Ocean, Ocean

A natural shift to stronger warm El Niño events in the Pacific Ocean might be responsible for a substantial portion of the global warming recorded during the past 50 years according to new research at ...

Geochemistry survey at Chatham Rise reveals absence of modern day greenhouse gas emissions
Gas, Geochemistry, Emissions

Geochemistry analysis conducted by the U S Naval Research Laboratory of fossil sediment injection structures off the New Zealand coast in February and March reveal no presence of modern day expulsions of methane gas a ...

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'Invisibility cloak' for thermal flow constructed

Heat
By means of special metamaterials light and sound can be passed around objects KIT researchers now succeeded in demonstrating that the same materials can also be used to specifically influence the propagation of heat A ... - Read More

Graphene quantum dots may someday tell if it will rain on Mars

Quantum dots, Mars
The latest research from a Kansas State University chemical engineer may help improve humidity and pressure sensors particularly those used in outer space Vikas Berry William H Honstead professor of chemical engineering and his research ... - Read More

Researchers find a way to make steel without greenhouse-gas emissions

no picAnyone who has seen pictures of the giant red hot cauldrons in which steel is made fed by vast amounts of carbon and belching flame and smoke would not be surprised to learn that steelmaking ... - Read More

U.S. urban trees store carbon, provide billions in economic value, finds state-by-state analysis

Analysis
From New York City's Central Park to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco America's urban forests store an estimated 708 million tons of carbon an environmental service with an estimated value of $50 billion according ... - Read More

New mechanism converts natural gas to energy faster, captures carbon dioxide

no picChemical engineering researchers have identified a new mechanism to convert natural gas into energy up to 70 times faster while effectively capturing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide CO2 This could make power generation from natural ... - Read More
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