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
Engineers at Stanford have developed a prototype single fiber endoscope that improves the resolution of these much sought after instruments fourfold over existing designs The advance could lead to an era of needle thin minimally ... - Read More
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
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
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
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
An international team of 21 authors from 17 institutions in seven countries has just published a study in the journal Natural Climate Change showing that as the cover of snow and ice in the northern ... - Read More
A continental scale chemical survey in the waters of the eastern U S and Gulf of Mexico is helping researchers determine how distinct bodies of water will resist changes in acidity The study which measures ... - Read More
Max Planck scientists in Jena Germany have discovered an unusual regulation of enzymes that catalyze chain elongation in an important secondary metabolism the terpenoid pathway In the horseradish leaf beetle Phaedon cochleariae a single enzyme ... - Read More
According to Finnish Estonian joint research with data obtained on two crustacean species there is apparently no reason to consider silver nanoparticles more dangerous for aquatic ecosystems than silver ions The results were reported in ... - Read More
Fungi serve as a kind of natural cleaning crew for the ecosystem They form enzymes that can degrade hazardous substances converting natural as well as human made toxins into harmless compounds For instance they can ... - Read More
Knowing the temperatures that viruses bacteria worms and all other parasites need to grow and survive could help determine the future range of infectious diseases under climate change according to new research Share This See ... - Read More
Understanding how and why diversification occurs is important for understanding why there are so many species on Earth In a new study published on 19 February in the open access journal PLOS Biology researchers show ... - Read More
Researchers at the University of Minnesota's Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology and the Lillehei Heart Institute have utilized molecular genetic engineering to optimize heart performance in models of diastolic heart failure by creating an ... - Read More
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
After a year of studying up close the symbiotic relationship between a mosquito sized bug and a fungus a Simon Fraser University biologist has advanced the scientific understanding of biological diversity Share This See Also ... - Read More
Microscopic ocean algae called coccolithophores are providing clues about the impact of climate change both now and many millions of years ago The study found that their response to environmental change varies between species in ... - Read More
The discovery that sea urchins use nickel particles to harness carbon dioxide from the sea could be the key to capturing tons of carbon dioxide CO2 from the atmosphere Share This See Also Nature Biology ... - Read More
Farmers treat seeds chemically in order to rid them of pest infestation Now researchers have developed a method that kills pathogens without harming the environment Pioneering seed suppliers are already implementing the procedure commercially Share ... - Read More
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