The Amazon rain forest popularly known as the lungs of the planet inhales carbon dioxide as it exudes oxygen Plants use carbon dioxide from the air to grow parts that eventually fall to the ground ... - Read More
Spring is like a perhaps hand wrote the poet E E Cummings carefully moving a perhaps fraction of flower here placing an inch of air there without breaking anything With the hand of nature trained ... - Read More
In the wake of the sobering news that atmospheric carbon dioxide is now at its highest level in at least three million years an important advance in the race to develop carbon neutral renewable energy ... - Read More
A new study by scientists at Duke University and the U S Geological Survey USGS finds no evidence of groundwater contamination from shale gas production in Arkansas Our results show no discernible impairment of groundwater ... - Read More
The eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula a finger of the southern polar continent that juts toward South America has experienced summer warming of perhaps a half degree per decade a greater rate than possibly ... - Read More
A UK Canadian team of scientists has discovered ancient pockets of water which have been isolated deep underground for billions of years and contain abundant chemicals known to support life This water could be some ... - Read More
Among its many talents silver is an antibiotic Titanium dioxide is known to glom on to certain heavy metals and pollutants Other materials do the same for salt In recent years environmental engineers have sought ... - Read More
Naturally occurring keystone molecules that have powerful behavioral effects on diverse organisms often play large but unrecognized roles in structuring ecosystems according to a theory proposed in the June issue of BioScience The authors of ... - Read More
Using a powerful combination of microanalytic techniques that simultaneously image photoelectric current and chemical reaction rates across a surface on a micrometer scale researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST have shed ... - Read More
Paper being a light and foldable raw material is a cost efficient and simple means of generating electrically conducting structures Paper is becoming a high tech material Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids ... - Read More
Whether in vehicle transmissions hip replacements or tiny sensors for triggering airbags The respective components must slide against each other with minimum friction to prevent loss of energy and material wear Investigating the friction behavior ... - Read More
How active a living cell is can be seen by its oxygen consumption The method for determining this consumption has now been significantly improved by chemists in Bochum The problem up to now was that ... - Read More
Water gives life Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden now show how the cells in our bodies are driven mainly by water power a discovery that in the long run opens the way for a ... - Read More
It's a familiar scenario a patient receives a medical implant and days later the body attacks the artificial valve or device causing complications to an already compromised system Expensive state of the art medical devices ... - Read More
A class of water loving jelly like materials with uses ranges ranging from the mundane such as superabsorbent diaper liners to the sophisticated such as soft contact lenses could be tapped for a new line ... - Read More
The loss of eastern hemlock from forests in the Southern Appalachian region of the United States could permanently change the area's hydrologic cycle reports a new study by U S Forest Service scientists at the ... - Read More
Advanced biofuels liquid fuels synthesized from the sugars in cellulosic biomass offer a clean green and renewable alternative to gasoline diesel and jet fuels Bringing the costs of producing these advanced biofuels down to competitive ... - Read More
The sun provides the most abundant source of energy on the planet However only a tiny fraction of the solar radiation on Earth is converted into useful energy To help solve this problem researchers at ... - Read More
Bioenergy crops such as Miscanthus and switchgrass appear to be promising resources for renewable energy but these new crops did not come with a manual on how to measure details on their sustainability impacts Jody ... - Read More
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