Don't throw away those bouncing batteries Researchers at Princeton University have found that the common test of bouncing a household battery to learn if it is dead or not is not actually an effective way ... - Read More
In one of the first studies to examine the potential for using municipal wastewater as a feedstock for algae based biofuels Rice University scientists found they could easily grow high value strains of oil rich ... - Read More
Engineers have combined innovative optical technology with nanocomposite thin films to create a new type of sensor that is inexpensive fast highly sensitive and able to detect and analyze a wide range of gases The ... - Read More
the violets indigos blues green yellows and oranges All that filtered through the squirts was deep red light So the scientists were surprised to discover a film of photosynthesizing microbes on the underside of the ... - Read More
Changes in the biochemical balance of the ocean were a crucial factor in the end Triassic mass extinction during which half of all plant animal and marine life on Earth perished according to new research ... - Read More
Researchers of the University Jena analyze the microbial community in volcanically active soils In a mofette close to the Czech river Plesná in north western Bohemia the team working with Prof Dr Kirsten Küsel found ... - Read More
Scientists at Japan's Kyushu University say polymer wrapped carbon nanotubes hold much promise in biotechnology and energy applications Scientists first reported carbon nanotubes in the early 1990s Since then these tiny cylinders have been ... - Read More
Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's affect more than 6.4 million Americans according to the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center That number may double in the next 30 years as the population ages unless medical researchers ... - Read More
Earth abundant materials based primarily on carbon nitrogen and transition metal oxides can be combined into highly efficient energy conversion devices These devices can be used in fuel cells as well as in electrolysis This ... - Read More
For the crew of the Starship Enterprise Star Trek's Tricorder was an essential tool a multifunctional hand held device used to sense compute and record data in a threatening and unpredictable universe It simplified a ... - Read More
A Chemistry undergraduate at the University of York has helped to develop a new drug release gel which may help avoid some of the side effects of painkillers such as ibuprofen and naproxen In a ... - Read More
Penn Medicine researchers are continuing their work in trying to understand the mechanisms through which anesthetics work to elicit the response that puts millions of Americans to sleep for surgeries each day Their most recent ... - Read More
Released 1 Apr 2015 2 35 PM EDTSource Newsroom SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nature 2 April 2015 10.1038 nature14296 Apr 2 ... - Read More
A team of Clarkson University researchers is studying the possible links between reported hauntings and indoor air quality Associate Professor of Civil & amp Environmental Engineering Shane Rogers said human experiences reported in many hauntings ... - Read More
Researchers from the UK and Malaysia have detected a human fingerprint deep in the Borneo rainforest in Southeast Asia Cold winds blowing from the north carry industrial pollutants from East Asia to the equator with ... - Read More
The ocean is a large reservoir of dissolved organic molecules and many of these molecules are stable against microbial utilization for hundreds to thousands of years They contain a similar amount of carbon as compared ... - Read More
Soil organic matter long thought to be a semi permanent storehouse for ancient carbon may be much more vulnerable to climate change than previously thought Plants direct between 40 percent and 60 percent of photosynthetically ... - Read More
A better method for predicting the number of hurricanes in an upcoming season has been developed by a team of University of Arizona atmospheric scientists The UA team's new model improves the accuracy of seasonal ... - Read More
Landfills can make a profit from all their rotting waste and a new patent explains exactly how to make the most out of the stinky garbage sites Decomposing trash produces methane a landfill gas that ... - Read More
From smartphones and tablets to computer monitors and interactive TV screens electronic displays are everywhere As the demand for instant constant communication grows so too does the urgency for more convenient portable devices especially devices ... - Read More
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