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Agricultural revolution in Africa could increase global carbon emissions

Productivity boosting agricultural innovations in Africa could lead to an increase in global deforestation rates and carbon emissions a Purdue University study finds Historically improvements in agricultural technology have conserved land and decreased carbon emissions ... - Read More

How conversion of forests to cropland affects climate

The conversion of forests into cropland worldwide has triggered an atmospheric change that while seldom considered in climate models has had a net cooling effect on global temperatures according to a new Yale study Writing ... - Read More

Sharks in acidic waters avoid smell of food

The increasing acidification of ocean waters caused by rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels could rob sharks of their ability to sense the smell of food a new study suggests Elevated carbon dioxide levels impaired the ... - Read More

Carbon dioxide concentration surges: Record greenhouse gas levels impact atmosphere and oceans, WMO report finds

The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2013 propelled by a surge in levels of carbon dioxide This is according to the World Meteorological Organization's annual Greenhouse Gas ... - Read More

'Pick 'n' Mix' chemistry to grow cultures of bioactive molecules

Chemists at ETH Zürich and ITbM Nagoya University have developed a new method to build large libraries of bioactive molecules which can be used directly for biological assays by simply mixing a small number of ... - Read More

First graphene-based flexible display produced

A flexible display incorporating graphene in its pixels' electronics has been successfully demonstrated by the Cambridge Graphene Centre and Plastic Logic the first time graphene has been used in a transistor based flexible device The ... - Read More

How to estimate energy footprint in highways

Researchers at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid have developed an application to estimate energy footprint in highways This application software HERA was developed by researchers of The Transport Research Centre TRANSyT at the Universidad Politécnica ... - Read More

US cityscapes show consistent patterns of 'urban evolution'

Most people think of city landscapes as simpler diminished versions of the wild forests and free flowing streams found in remote places But in a series of studies published Sept 10 2014 in a special ... - Read More

Residual hydraulic fracturing water not a risk to groundwater

Hydraulic fracturing fracking or hydrofracturing raises many concerns about potential environmental impacts especially water contamination Currently data show that the majority of water injected into wells stays underground triggering fears that it might find its ... - Read More

Phosphorus a promising semiconductor: Physicists find 2-D form pays no heed to defects

Defects damage the ideal properties of many two dimensional materials like carbon based graphene Phosphorus just shrugs That makes it a promising candidate for nano electronic applications that require stable properties according to new research ... - Read More

Nuclear waste eaters: Scientists discover hazardous waste-eating bacteria

Tiny single cell organisms discovered living underground could help with the problem of nuclear waste disposal say researchers involved in a study at The University of Manchester Although bacteria with waste eating properties have been ... - Read More

Buckyballs and diamondoids in tiny electronic gadget: Two exotic types of carbon form molecule for steering electron flow

Scientists have married two unconventional forms of carbon one shaped like a soccer ball the other a tiny diamond to make a molecule that conducts electricity in only one direction This tiny electronic component known ... - Read More

Artificial membranes on silicon

Artificial membranes mimicking those found in living organisms have many potential applications ranging from detecting bacterial contaminants in food to toxic pollution in the environment to dangerous diseases in people Now a group of scientists ... - Read More

Miniature light-emitting devices and optical sensors: Pesky insect inspires practical technology

In our vain human struggle to kill flies our hands and swatters often come up lacking This is due to no fault of our own but rather to flies' compound eyes Arranged in a hexagonal ... - Read More

Looking deep inside a working lithium-ion battery

For the first time researchers have been able to open a kind of window into the inner workings of a lithium ion battery Using a neutron beam chemists and engineers at The Ohio State University ... - Read More

In Directing Stem Cells, Study Shows Context Matters

has been working to produce precise chemically defined surfaces on which to grow stem cells “A cell will react differently if it lands near soft tissue like the brain ” To fully explore the idea ... - Read More

Life forms appeared at least 60 million years earlier than previously thought

Geologists from Trinity College Dublin have rewritten the evolutionary history books by finding that oxygen producing life forms were present on Earth some 3 billion years ago a full 60 million years earlier than previously ... - Read More

Declining levels of acidity in Sierra Nevada lakes, study concludes

California's water supply depends on a clean snow pack and healthy mountain lakes The lakes receive a large amount of runoff in the spring from the melting snowpack If the snowpack is polluted the lakes ... - Read More

Ozone pollution in India kills enough crops to feed 94 million in poverty

In one year India's ozone pollution damaged millions of tons of the country's major crops causing losses of more than a billion dollars and destroying enough food to feed tens of millions of people living ... - Read More

Discrepancy in Greenland temperatures during end of last ice age resolved

A new study of three ice cores from Greenland documents the warming of the large ice sheet at the end of the last ice age resolving a long standing paradox over when that warming occurred ... - Read More
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