Tropical rainforests are often called the lungs of the planet because they generally draw in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen But the amount of carbon dioxide that rainforests absorb or produce varies hugely with ... - Read More
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
Scientists studying an enzyme that naturally produces alkanes long carbon chain molecules that could be a direct replacement for the hydrocarbons in gasoline have figured out why the natural reaction typically stops after three to ... - Read More
all the way up to centimeter sized arteries They discovered this with the help of plastic channels lined with the same cells that make up the interiors of blood vessels Human blood with added nano ... - Read More
The research of a multi institutional team from the U S Japan and France led by Predrag S Krstic of the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences and Jean Paul Allain of Purdue University has answered ... - Read More
A recent discovery funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research AFOSR may very well lead to a process that not only benefits every uniformed service member of the Department of Defense but everyone ... - Read More
An international team of researchers has shown that old wives' tales that snails can tell us about the weather should not be dismissed too hastily Share This See Also Marine Biology Nature Biology Weather Global ... - Read More
Scientists have developed a way to grow iron oxidizing bacteria using electricity instead of iron an advance that will allow them to better study the organisms and could one day be used to turn electricity ... - Read More
With projections of 9.5 billion people by 2050 humankind faces the challenge of feeding modern diets to additional mouths while using the same amounts of water fertilizer and arable land as today Share This See ... - Read More
chemicals used in refrigerators and air conditioners In Tuteja's lab in a demonstration the surface repelled coffee soy sauce and vegetable oil as well as toxic hydrochloric and sulfuric acids that could burn skin Tuteja ... - Read More
Microbiologists who study wild marine microbes as opposed to the lab grown variety face enormous challenges in getting a clear picture of the daily activities of their subjects But a team of scientists from MIT ... - Read More
Sunken woods promote the dispersal of rare deep sea animals forming hotspots of biodiversity at the deep seafloor Share This See Also Marine Biology Fish Extreme Survival Oceanography Global Warming Earth Science Growth ring Deep ... - Read More
The western Antarctic Peninsula is one of the fastest warming regions on the planet and the fastest warming part of the Southern Hemisphere Share This See Also Nature Marine Biology Fish Global Warming Climate Oceanography ... - Read More
Halogen bonding has been applied in crystal engineering materials research and nanotechnology for some time Scientists from the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies HITS and the Czech Academy of Science in Prague have now developed ... - Read More
Gas separation is crucial for many industrial processes including obtaining nitrogen or oxygen from air and purifying natural gas or hydrogen Currently the most energy efficient method for separating gases involves polymer membranes however most ... - Read More
The appearance of free oxygen in Earth's atmosphere led to the Great Oxidation Event This was triggered by cyanobacteria producing the oxygen which developed into multicellular forms as early as 2.3 billion years ago As ... - Read More
Released 12 20 2012 2 40 PM ESTSource University of Virginia Jan 16 2013 Little more than a decade ago the United States imported much of its natural gas Today the nation is tapping into ... - Read More
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