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Munching bugs thwart eager trees, reducing the carbon sink

In a high carbon dioxide world the trees would come out ahead Except for the munching bugs A new study published in Nature Plants shows that hungry plant eating insects may limit the ability of ... - Read More

First detailed microscopy evidence of bacteria at the lower size limit of life

Scientists have captured the first detailed microscopy images of ultra small bacteria that are believed to be about as small as life can get The research was led by scientists from the U S Department ... - Read More

Preventing spread of cancer with copper molecules

Chemists at Bielefeld University have developed a molecule containing copper that binds specifically with DNA and prevents the spread of cancer First results show that it kills the cancer cells more quickly than cisplatin a ... - Read More

Supersonic electrons could produce future solar fuel

Researchers from institutions including Lund University have taken a step closer to producing solar fuel using artificial photosynthesis In a new study they have successfully tracked the electrons' rapid transit through a light converting molecule ... - Read More

Aerogel catalyst shows promise for fuel cells: Unzipped nanotubes turned into possible alternative for platinum

Graphene nanoribbons formed into a three dimensional aerogel and enhanced with boron and nitrogen are excellent catalysts for fuel cells even in comparison to platinum according to Rice University researchers A team led by materials ... - Read More

Scientists trick the light fantastic

What if one day your computer TV or smart phone could process data with light waves instead of an electrical current making those devices faster cheaper and more sustainable through less heat and power consumption ... - Read More

Submarine data used to investigate turbulence beneath Arctic ice

Using recently released Royal Navy submarine data researchers at the National Oceanography Centre NOC have investigated the nature of turbulence in the ocean beneath the Arctic sea ice Recent decreases in Arctic sea ice may ... - Read More

The biobattery: Turning sewage sludge into electricity and engine oil

Sewage sludge green waste production residue from the food industry straw or animal excrement with the biobattery's modular concept a much larger range of biomass can be utilized for energy recovery than previously Researchers show ... - Read More

Himalayan ice shows chemicals ban is working

A unique study of frozen ice cores from the Tibetan Himalayas has shown that international agreements on phasing out the use of toxic persistent organic pollutants are working The research paper in the leading American ... - Read More

Climate-warmed leaves change lake ecosystems

Rising soil temperatures significantly affect autumn leaves and consequently the food web appearance and biochemical makeup of the lakes and ponds those leaves fall into a Dartmouth College led study finds The study is one ... - Read More

First direct observation of carbon dioxide's increasing greenhouse effect at Earth's surface

Scientists have observed an increase in carbon dioxide's greenhouse effect at Earth's surface for the first time The researchers led by scientists from the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab measured ... - Read More

Lake Tahoe research provides new insights on global change

A Scripps Institution of Oceanography led study on how natural and human made sources of nitrogen are recycled through the Lake Tahoe ecosystem provides new information on how global change may affect the iconic blue ... - Read More

Superatomic Nickel core and unusual molecular reactivity

Scientists in Russian Academy of Sciences Moscow have revealed a unique molecular fragment Ni2O2 consisting of two nickel atoms and two oxygen atoms that have shown plausible superatomic properties Supeatoms are important structural elements in ... - Read More

In quest for better lithium-air batteries, chemists boost carbon's stability

To power a car so it can travel hundreds of miles at a time lithium ion batteries of the future are going to have to hold more energy without growing too big in size That's ... - Read More

Building blocks of the future defy logic: New logic-defying mathematical model

Wake up in the morning and stretch your midsection narrows Pull on a piece of plastic at separate ends it becomes thinner So does a rubber band One might assume that when a force is ... - Read More

Simple way to make and reconfigure complex emulsions

MIT researchers have devised a new way to make complex liquid mixtures known as emulsions that could have many applications in drug delivery sensing cleaning up pollutants and performing chemical reactions Many drugs vaccines cosmetics ... - Read More

Bacteria in marine sponges harvest phosphorus for reef community

Did you ever wonder why the water is so clear around coral reefs Scientists have known for years that sponges can filter water and gather nutrients from the ocean making it appear crystal clear For ... - Read More

Looking back into the past of oceans: Acidification trends, seasonal fluctuations

Next to global warming ocean acidification is currently considered as the second major carbon dioxide problem With the increase of carbon dioxide CO2 in the atmosphere larger quantities of the gas are getting into the ... - Read More

Storks could become poisoned by pesticides during their migration to Africa

Not all storks migrate to Africa Many stay for the winter in the Iberian Peninsula where landfills have become a permanent source of food Scientists from Extremadura have analysed the presence of pollutants and pesticides ... - Read More

Renewable energy obtained from wastewater

Researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona have devised an efficient way to obtain electrical energy and hydrogen by using a wastewater treatment process The proposed system published in Water Research uses bacteria which consumes ... - Read More
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