New discoveries of the way plants transport important substances across their biological membranes to resist toxic metals and pests increase salt and drought tolerance control water loss and store sugar can have profound implications for ... - Read More
A smart combination of different crops such as beans and maize can significantly cut the use of crop protection agents and at the same time reduce the need for fertilizers Integrating ecological knowledge from nature ... - Read More
The chemical element bromine whose compounds contribute significantly to the depletion of ozone in the lower atmosphere is also released in polar regions to a great extent from snow on land This is the result ... - Read More
Scientists have long believed that lava erupted from certain oceanic volcanoes contains materials from the early Earth's crust But decisive evidence for this phenomenon has proven elusive New research from a team including Carnegie's Erik ... - Read More
A new chemical process can transform waste sulfur into a lightweight plastic that may improve batteries for electric cars reports a University of Arizona led team The new plastic has other potential uses including optical ... - Read More
manufacturers stopped adding it to common household products ” Other speakers in the symposium focused on the ongoing problem of arsenic contamination in the 21st century Arsenic occurs naturally in elevated concentrations in the soil ... - Read More
More powerful batteries could help electric cars achieve a considerably larger range and thus a breakthrough on the market A new nanomaterial for lithium ion batteries developed in the labs of chemists at ETH Zurich ... - Read More
are gathering here today to consider a formula for ensuring the future success of the scientists whose work touches 96 percent of all the world’s manufactured goods The special symposium titled “Vision 2025 How to ... - Read More
we throw away about 4 out of every 10 pounds of food produced each year ” Government studies show for instance that the average family in the United States throws away 20 pounds of food ... - Read More
Researchers at the University of Leeds may have solved a key puzzle about how objects from space could have kindled life on Earth Share This See Also Geochemistry Near Earth Object Impacts Origin of Life ... - Read More
In a geological moment about 66 million years ago something killed off almost all the dinosaurs and some 70 percent of all other species living on Earth Only those dinosaurs related to birds appear to ... - Read More
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute TSRI have illuminated the mechanism at the heart of one of the most useful processes in modern chemistry A reaction that is robust and easy to perform it is ... - Read More
If the sheet of ice covering Greenland were to melt in its entirety tomorrow global sea levels would rise by 24 feet Share This See Also Global Warming Climate Ice Ages Severe Weather Weather Oceanography ... - Read More
Industrial chemists working toward new drugs and other goals as well as organic chemistry students now have a unique new resource to guide them through chemical challenges A trio of scientists from The Scripps Research ... - Read More
A new look at conditions after a Manhattan sized asteroid slammed into a region of Mexico in the dinosaur days indicates the event could have triggered a global firestorm that would have burned every twig ... - Read More
Electronic computing speeds are brushing up against limits imposed by the laws of physics Photonic computing where photons replace comparatively slow electrons in representing information could surpass those limitations but the components of such computers ... - Read More
EPFL scientists have combined two materials with advantageous electronic properties graphene and molybdenite into a flash memory prototype that is very promising in terms of performance size flexibility and energy consumption Share This See Also ... - Read More
A research team led by biogeochemists at the University of California Riverside has filled in a billion year gap in our understanding of conditions in the early ocean during a critical time in the history ... - Read More
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
An air breathing bio battery has been constructed by researchers from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw The core element providing the new power source with relatively high ... - Read More
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