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Carbon dioxide removal can lower costs of climate protection

Protection
Directly removing CO2 from the air has the potential to alter the costs of climate change mitigation It could allow prolonging greenhouse gas emissions from sectors like transport that are difficult thus expensive to turn ... - Read More

Egyptian Wedding Certificate Key to Authenticating Controversial Biblical Text

from Augusta Honduras Now a major heritage site Augusta was founded as an English stronghold on Roatan Island from 1742 1748 and hosted a mix of English militia and indigenous Miskitu While historical documents provide ... - Read More

Origin of life: Power behind primordial soup discovered

Earth, earth
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

A comet, not an asteroid, may have killed the dinosaurs, experts propose

Earth, earth
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

Clean electricity from bacteria? Researchers make breakthrough in race to create 'bio-batteries'

Bacteria, bacteria
Scientists at the University of East Anglia have made an important breakthrough in the quest to generate clean electricity from bacteria Share This See Also Bacteria Microbes and More Electricity Energy Technology Energy and the ... - Read More

Hydrogen fuel? Thin films of nickel and iron oxides yield efficient solar water-splitting catalyst

Iron oxides, Yield, Catalyst, Fuel, Thin films, Films
University of Oregon chemists say that ultra thin films of nickel and iron oxides made through a solution synthesis process are promising catalysts to combine with semiconductors to make devices that capture sunlight and convert ... - Read More

Mechanism of novel biological electron transfer revealed

biological
When researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst led by microbiologist Derek Lovley discovered that the bacterium Geobacter sulfurreducens conducts electricity very effectively along metallic like microbial nanowires they found physicists quite comfortable with the ... - Read More

Computer models show how deep carbon could return to Earth's surface

Carbon, Earth, carbon, earth
Computer simulations of water under extreme pressure are helping geochemists understand how carbon might be recycled from hundreds of miles below Earth's surface Share This See Also Earth Science Geology Geochemistry Global Warming Water Environmental ... - Read More

Inspired by deep sea sponges: Creating flexible minerals

sea
Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz JGU and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research MPI P in Germany have created a new synthetic hybrid material with a mineral content of almost 90 percent yet ... - Read More

First discovery of a natural topological insulator

In a step toward understanding and exploiting an exotic form of matter that has been sparking excitement for potential applications in a new genre of supercomputers scientists are reporting the first identification of a naturally ... - Read More

Researchers find new information about 'Snowball Earth' period

It is rather difficult to imagine but approximately 635 million years ago ice may have covered a vast portion of our planet in an event called Snowball Earth According to the Snowball Earth hypothesis the ... - Read More

Mineral diversity clue to early Earth chemistry

Mineral evolution is a new way to look at our planet's history It's the study of the increasing diversity and characteristics of Earth's near surface minerals from the dozen that arrived on interstellar dust particles ... - Read More

The cradle of the nanoparticle

Nanoparticle, Nanoparticle
A new model facilitates predictions about how nanoparticles form and gives clues about how the process can be controlled Share This See Also Nature of Water Nanotechnology Materials Science Chemistry Physics Inorganic Chemistry Nanoparticle Sedimentary ... - Read More

New way to probe Earth's deep interior proposed

Probe
Researchers from Amherst College and The University of Texas at Austin have described a new technique that might one day reveal in higher detail than ever before the composition and characteristics of the deep Earth ... - Read More

Scientists explore new technologies that remove atmospheric carbon dioxide

Atmospheric
In his Feb 12 State of the Union address President Obama singled out climate change as a top priority for his second administration We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy and the most severe ... - Read More

Tough, light and strong: Lessons from nature could lead to the creation of new materials

New materials
In a sweeping review of the field of bio inspired engineering and biomimicry in the Feb 15 issue of the journal Science two engineers at the University of California San Diego identify three characteristics of ... - Read More

Volcano location: Greenhouse-icehouse key? Episodic purging of 'carbonate capacitor' drives long-term climate cycle

Climate, climate
A new Rice University led study finds the real estate mantra location location location may also explain one of Earth's enduring climate mysteries The study suggests that Earth's repeated flip flopping between greenhouse and icehouse ... - Read More

Thailand: Astonishing ten new species of semi-aquatic freshwater earthworms revealed

Aquatic, Freshwater
The semi aquatic earthworms in the genus Glyphidrilus are somewhat unfamiliar species that live between the terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems of rivers streams canals ponds swamps and paddy systems Remarkably each species is endemic to ... - Read More

Light-emitting nano triangles may have applications in optical technology

Applications, Nano
For the first time scientists have created single layers of a naturally occurring rare mineral called tungstenite or WS2. The resulting sheet of stacked sulfur and tungsten atoms forms a honeycomb pattern of triangles that ... - Read More

Discovery in synthetic biology takes us a step closer to new 'industrial revolution'

Biology
Scientists report that they have developed a method that cuts down the time it takes to make new 'parts' for microscopic biological factories from 2 days to only 6 hours Share This See Also Biochemistry ... - Read More
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