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Travelling pollution: East Asian human activities affect air quality in remote tropical forests

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

Bacteria play an important role in long term storage of carbon in the ocean

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

Better method for forecasting hurricane season

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

Intelligent neuroprostheses mimic natural motor control

Neuroscientists are taking inspiration from natural motor control to design new prosthetic devices that can better replace limb function In new work researchers have tested a range of brain controlled devices from wheelchairs to robots ... - Read More

Thin transparent flexible screens: Roll up your screen and stow it away?

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

Soft, energy-efficient robotic wings

Dielectric elastomers are novel materials for making actuators or motors with soft and lightweight properties that can undergo large active deformations with high energy conversion efficiencies This has made dielectric elastomers popular for creating devices ... - Read More

Skin tough: Why skin is resistant to tearing

When weighing the pluses and minuses of your skin add this to the plus column Your skin like that of all vertebrates is remarkably resistant to tearing Now a collaboration of researchers at the U ... - Read More

Precocious GEM: Shape-shifting sensor can report conditions from deep in the body

Scientists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST and the National Institutes of Health NIH have devised and demonstrated a new shape shifting probe about one hundredth as wide as a human ... - Read More

Predicting pesticide loads more accurately

The EU wants to further improve the authorization process for agricultural products The different national procedures for this are supposed to be further harmonized Fraunhofer researchers have developed a software for estimating the transfer of ... - Read More

Light-emitting diode tech: Solving molybdenum disulfide's 'thin' problem

The promising new material molybdenum disulfide MoS2 has an inherent issue that's steeped in irony The material's greatest asset its monolayer thickness is also its biggest challenge Monolayer MoS2's ultra thin structure is strong lightweight ... - Read More

Deadly Japan earthquake and tsunami spurred global warming, ozone loss

Buildings destroyed by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake released thousands of tons of climate warming and ozone depleting chemicals into the atmosphere according to a new study New research suggests that the thousands of buildings destroyed ... - Read More

Misuse of sustainability concept may lead to even more toxic chemical materials

Replacement of toxic chemical components by non toxic natural analogs is a popular approach in sustainable projects The study carried out at Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry Moscow has shown that partial replacement of chemical ... - Read More

Greenhouse gases unbalanced: How human intervention changes wetlands

Natural wetlands usually emit methane and sequester carbon dioxide Anthropogenic interventions in particular the conversion of wetlands for agriculture result in a significant increase in CO2 emissions which overcompensate potential decreases in methane emission A ... - Read More

A mile deep, ocean fish facing health impacts from human pollution

Deep water marine fish living on the continental slopes at depths from 2 000 feet to one mile have liver pathologies tumors and other health problems that may be linked to human caused pollution one ... - Read More

New form of ice: Square ice filling for a graphene sandwich

Water exists in myriad forms and for poets and scientists alike this structurally simple yet at the same time behaviourally complex molecule never fails to fascinate In our everyday lives we are familiar with water ... - Read More

Thousands of atoms entangled with a single photon

Physicists from MIT and the University of Belgrade have developed a new technique that can successfully entangle 3 000 atoms using only a single photon The results published today in the journal Nature represent the ... - Read More

Algae From Clogged Waterways Could Serve as Biofuels and Fertilizer

which is an advantage Large scale centralized “algal turf scrubber” operations in Florida and elsewhere are getting underway and are growing natural communities of periphytic or attached algae for biofuel production Miller is building on ... - Read More

Engineers develop new yeast strain to enhance biofuel and biochemical production

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have used a combination of metabolic engineering and directed evolution to develop a new mutant yeast strain that could lead to ... - Read More

Engineering a multipurpose, environmentally friendly dam

Researchers in the Philippines are using green engineering to develop a low cost dam that aims to prevent flooding generate electricity and help end food and water shortages Image Name The dam's frame consists of ... - Read More

Looking to Space to Quantify Natural Gas Leaks on Earth

The recent increase in natural gas production could provide a bridge to a lower carbon future because it generates half the carbon dioxide CO2 of coal when burned However natural gas that is leaked into ... - Read More
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