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Making fuel from bacteria

Fuel
In the search for the fuels of tomorrow Swedish researchers are finding inspiration in the sea Not in offshore oil wells but in the water where blue green algae thrive Share This See Also Agriculture ... - Read More

Biochemical engineering: Waste not, want not

A simple fermentation treatment can convert a by product of biofuel production into a valuable chemical feedstock for a wide range of biomedical products Share This See Also Cell Biology Agriculture and Food Organic Chemistry ... - Read More

New approaches for controlling pesticide exposure in children

New research on household pesticide contamination emphasizes the need for less reliance on pesticides and more emphasis on neatness blocking cracks where insects can enter and other so called integrated pest management IPM measures scientists ... - Read More

Paraffin encapsulated in beach sand material as a new way to store heat from the sun

Heat
The search for sustainable new materials to store heat captured from the sun for release during the night has led scientists to a high tech combination of paraffin wax and sand Their report on the ... - Read More

Large plastic bags in unique experiment to study ocean acidification

Ocean, Plastic, Plastic, Ocean
To study the effects of ocean acidification ten huge plastic containers called mesocosms are placed in the Gullmar Fjord in Sweden The project is unique mesocosms of this size have never been used for such ... - Read More

Quantum magnets moving along: Scientists observes coherent propagation of a single spin impurity in a chain of ultracold atoms

Magnets
Many discoveries in physics came as a big surprise for example the phenomenon that some materials loose almost all their electrical resistance at low temperatures or that others become superconductors at unexpectedly high temperatures In ... - Read More

Extreme water in Earth's interior

Earth is the only known planet that holds water in massive quantities and in all three of the main phase states But the earthly omnipresent compound water has very unusual properties that become particularly evident ... - Read More

Glaciers contribute significant iron to North Atlantic Ocean

Ocean, Ocean
All living organisms rely on iron as an essential nutrient In the ocean iron's abundance or scarcity means all the difference as it fuels the growth of plankton the base of the ocean's food web ... - Read More

Biodiesel algae: Starvation diets damage health

It may be better to tolerate lower oil content in algae grown for biodiesel to boost growth and overall productivity says research from the University of Sheffield Share This See Also Petroleum Organic Chemistry Oil ... - Read More

Researchers develop tools for discovering new species

Genetic, Genetic, Genetic
For hundreds of years naturalists and scientists have identified new species based on an organism's visible differences But now new genetic techniques are revealing that different species can show little to no visible differences Share ... - Read More

Detecting cesium with naked eyes

Probe, Fluorescence
Micrometer level naked eye detection of cesium ions a major source of contamination in the vicinity of radioactive leaks is demonstrated in a material developed by researchers in Japan Share This See Also Weapons Technology ... - Read More

Ground-level ozone falling faster than model predicted

There is good news and better news about ground level ozone in American cities While dangerous ozone levels have fallen in places that clamp down on emissions from vehicles and industry a new study from ... - Read More

When hungry, Gulf of Mexico algae go toxic

algae, algae
When Gulf of Mexico algae don't get enough nutrients they focus their remaining energy on becoming more and more poisonous to ensure their survival according to a new study by scientists from North Carolina State ... - Read More

Catalysts that produce 'green' fuel

The energy produced by solar panels be it heat or electricity has to be used right away It is hard to store and preserve and also its transportation can be rather complicated Creating solar cells ... - Read More

Device may lead to quicker, more efficient diagnostics

Diagnostics
A twist on thin film technology may provide a way to optically detect and analyze multiple substances simultaneously leading to quicker diagnostics in such industries as health care and homeland security according to Penn State ... - Read More

Biological wires carry electricity thanks to special amino acids

Slender bacterial nanowires require certain key amino acids in order to conduct electricity according to a study to be published in mBio® the online open access journal of the American Society for Microbiology on March ... - Read More

Watery Research Theme to Flow Through New Tokmakoff Lab

it’s just mind boggling ” Tokmakoff said Tucked into the many aspects of that problem is the molecular fine print how a protein recognizes and binds to its partner Many classes of proteins exhibit such ... - Read More

Designing interlocking building blocks to create complex tissues

Complex, Building
Researchers at Columbia Engineering have developed a new plug and play method to assemble complex cell microenvironments that is a scalable highly precise way to fabricate tissues with any spatial organization or interest such as ... - Read More

Causes of 2011 Arctic ozone hole determined

Ozone, Ozone
A combination of extreme cold temperatures human made chemicals and a stagnant atmosphere were behind what became known as the Arctic ozone hole of 2011 a new NASA study finds Share This See Also Ozone ... - Read More

Pittsburgh's leaky faucet: How aging sewers are impacting urban watersheds

Nitrogen, nitrogen
Aging sewer systems are spilling a considerable amount of nitrogen into urban watersheds diminishing both the quality of water and ecosystems' habitats However many studies documenting the impacts of nitrogen on urban environs have not ... - Read More
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