A Northwestern University study by an economist and a chemist reports that when fuel prices drove residents of São Paulo Brazil to mostly switch from ethanol to gasoline in their flexible fuel vehicles local ozone ... - Read More
Materials that can be used for thermoelectric devices those that turn a temperature difference into an electric voltage have been known for decades But until now there has been no good explanation for why just ... - Read More
Using principles of energy transfer more commonly applied to designing solar cells scientists at the U S Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a new highly sensitive way to detect specific sequences of ... - Read More
Stanford scientists have developed faster more energy efficient microchips based on the human brain 9 000 times faster and using significantly less power than a typical PC This offers greater possibilities for advances in robotics ... - Read More
The smallest most abundant marine microbe Prochlorococcus is a photosynthetic bacteria species essential to the marine ecosystem An estimated billion billion billion of the single cell creatures live in the oceans forming the base of ... - Read More
Researchers from the University of Cambridge have published details about how the first organisms on Earth could have become metabolically active The results which are reported in the journal Molecular Systems Biology permit scientists to ... - Read More
Sifting through the chemical clues left behind by arson is delicate time consuming work but University of Alberta researchers teaming with RCMP scientists in Canada have found a way to speed the process A computer ... - Read More
Birds in the exclusion zone around Chernobyl are adapting to and may even be benefiting from long term exposure to radiation ecologists have found The study published in the British Ecological Society's journal Functional Ecology ... - Read More
A changing climate is increasing the accessibility of U S Arctic waters to commercial activities such as shipping oil and gas development and tourism raising concern about the risk of oil spills A new report ... - Read More
A new computer program could help doctors predict which patients might suffer potentially fatal side effects from a key stroke treatment The program which assesses brain scans using pattern recognition software similar to that used ... - Read More
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The refrigerant R1234yf is being considered for use in air conditioning systems in cars Chemists at Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet LMU in Munich now show that in the event of a fire it releases the highly ... - Read More
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The experimental and numerical study of the behaviour of polymers in concentrated solutions is a line of research that is still highly active In the past it enabled us to understand why materials like rubber ... - Read More
Planting cover crops in rotation between cash crops widely agreed to be ecologically beneficial is even more valuable than previously thought according to a team of agronomists entomologists agroecologists horticulturists and biogeochemists from Penn State's ... - Read More
Earth dodged a huge magnetic bullet from the sun on July 23 2012. According to University of California Berkeley and Chinese researchers a rapid succession of coronal mass ejections the most intense eruptions on the ... - Read More
A recently developed mobile phone application could make monitoring conditions such as diabetes kidney disease and urinary tract infections much clearer and easier for both patients and doctors and could eventually be used to slow ... - Read More
Radiological damage to microbes near the site of the Chernobyl disaster has slowed the decomposition of fallen leaves and other plant matter in the area according to a study just published in the journal Oecologia ... - Read More
the nano flare Recently he and Thaxton designed these particles which enter circulating healthy and unhealthy cells in blood samples but light up only inside breast cancer cells “Nano flares can detect just a few ... - Read More
A new NASA led study seven years in the making has confirmed that natural forests in the Amazon remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than they emit therefore reducing global warming This finding resolves ... - Read More
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