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Voyage from Earth's crust to its mantle and back again

Uranium isotopes leave a distinct 'fingerprint' in the sources of volcanic rocks making it possible to gauge their age and origin Geologists have gained a new understanding of how Earth's crust is recycled back into ... - Read More

New composite protects from corrosion from high mechanical stress

A new composite material prevents metal corrosion in an environmentally friendly way even under extreme conditions It can be used wherever metals are exposed to severe weather conditions aggressive gases salt heavy wear or high ... - Read More

Shining a light on quantum dots measurement

Due to their nanoscale dimensions and sensitivity to light quantum dots are being used for a number of bioimaging applications including in vivo imaging of tumor cells detection of biomolecules and measurement of pH changes ... - Read More

Atmospheric rivers, cloud-creating aerosol particles, and california reservoirs

In the midst of the California rainy season scientists are embarking on a field campaign designed to improve the understanding of the natural and human caused phenomena that determine when and how the state gets ... - Read More

Antiquity of dairying on Emerald Isle revealed

As dairy farmers across Europe anxiously await the lifting of EU milk quotas in April this year new research from the University of Bristol UK has revealed the antiquity of dairy farming in a region ... - Read More

Peat fire emissions may shed light on climate change

Wildfires which send hot flames and smoke high into the air create black carbon emissions associated with climate change and risk to human health Carbon emissions from wildfires in the contiguous U S are expected ... - Read More

NASA mountaintop sensor finds high methane over Los Angeles

A NASA study using two years of observations from a novel mountaintop instrument finds that Los Angeles' annual emissions of methane an important greenhouse gas are 18 to 61 percent higher than widely used estimates ... - Read More

NASA satellite set to get the dirt on Earth's soil moisture

A new NASA satellite that will peer into the topmost layer of Earth's soils to measure the hidden waters that influence our weather and climate is in final preparations for a Jan 29 dawn launch ... - Read More

NASA, NOAA find 2014 warmest year in modern record

The year 2014 ranks as Earth's warmest since 1880 according to two separate analyses by NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA scientists The 10 warmest years in the instrumental record with the exception ... - Read More

New 'triggered-release' mechanism could improve drug delivery

More efficient medical treatments could be developed thanks to a new method for triggering the rearrangement of chemical particles The new method developed at the University of Warwick uses two 'parent' nanoparticles that are designed ... - Read More

Nanoparticles for clean drinking water

One way of removing harmful nitrate from drinking water is to catalyse its conversion to nitrogen This process suffers from the drawback that it often produces ammonia By using palladium nanoparticles as a catalyst and ... - Read More

Solving an organic semiconductor mystery

Organic semiconductors are prized for light emitting diodes LEDs field effect transistors FETs and photovoltaic cells As they can be printed from solution they provide a highly scalable cost effective alternative to silicon based devices ... - Read More

Chemical analysis of ancient rocks reveals earliest record yet of Earth's atmosphere: Isotopic memory of atmospheric persistence

Chemical analysis of some of the world's oldest rocks by an international team led by McGill University researchers has provided the earliest record yet of Earth's atmosphere The results show that the air 4 billion ... - Read More

Did the Anthropocene begin with the nuclear age?

Scientists identify July 16 1945 as key time boundary in Earth history An international group of scientists has proposed a start date for the dawn of the Anthropocene a new chapter in the Earth's geological ... - Read More

New sulfate-breathing species discovered beneath ocean crust: Third of Earth's biomass in largely uncharted environment

Two miles below the surface of the ocean researchers have discovered new microbes that breathe sulfate The microbes which have yet to be classified and named exist in massive undersea aquifers networks of channels in ... - Read More

New planetary dashboard shows 'great acceleration' in human activity since 1950

Human activity predominantly the global economic system is now the prime driver of change in the Earth System the sum of our planet's interacting physical chemical biological and human processes according to a set of ... - Read More

Nearly half the systems crucial to stability of planet compromised

Almost half of the processes that are crucial to maintaining the stability of the planet have become dangerously compromised by human activity That is the view of an international team of 18 researchers who provide ... - Read More

Carbon nanotube finding could lead to flexible electronics with longer battery life

University of Wisconsin Madison materials engineers have made a significant leap toward creating higher performance electronics with improved battery life and the ability to flex and stretch Led by materials science Associate Professor Michael Arnold ... - Read More

Atomic placement of elements counts for strong concrete

Even when building big every atom matters according to new research on particle based materials at Rice University Rice researchers Rouzbeh Shahsavari and Saroosh Jalilvand have published a study showing what happens at the nanoscale ... - Read More

Improved solar panels and printed electronics on the horizon with new material discovery

Published today in Nature Communications University of Melbourne researchers say their discovery of the highly sought after 'nematic liquid crystals' can now lead to vastly improved organic solar cell performance Lead author Dr David Jones ... - Read More
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