Does synthetic biology hold the key to manned space exploration of the Moon and Mars Berkeley Lab researchers have used synthetic biology to produce an inexpensive and reliable microbial based alternative to the world's most ... - Read More
Brazil´s globally significant ecosystems could be exposed to mining and dams if proposals currently being debated by the Brazilian Congress go ahead according to researchers publishing in the journal Science this week The new report ... - Read More
Photosynthesis is one of the most important processes in nature The complex method by which all green plants harvest sunlight and thereby produce the oxygen in our air is still not fully understood Researchers have ... - Read More
Researchers at UPM INIA CIFRO and the Universidad de Córdoba have shown that the application of infrared spectroscopy techniques can enhance the control of parameters that determine the cork performance in a bottle A team ... - Read More
A new analysis of geologic history may help solve the riddle of the Cambrian explosion the rapid diversification of animal life in the fossil record 530 million years ago that has puzzled scientists since the ... - Read More
The pore size of the smart membranes can be adjusted from the outside this is very attractive in applications like biosensors or chemical analysis The 'Swiss cheese' structure is characteristic of many polymer membranes and ... - Read More
Due to the environmental disaster's unprecedented scope assessing the damage caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been a challenge One unsolved puzzle is the location of 2 million ... - Read More
A population of endangered giant tortoises which once dwindled to just over a dozen has recovered on the Galapagos island of Española a finding described as a true story of success and hope in conservation ... - Read More
A world without plants would be a world without oxygen uninhabitable for us and for many creatures We know plants release oxygen by absorbing carbon dioxide and breaking down water using sunlight through the process ... - Read More
Researchers at the UPM have developed a method to assess the efficacy of anti particle filters and masks This method will help to decide the most suitable system depending on the professional activity Thanks to ... - Read More
Scientific inquiry is a hit and miss proposition subject to constant checking and rechecking Recently a new class of materials was discovered called topological insulators nonmetallic materials with a metallic surface capable of conducting electrons ... - Read More
Stroma cells are derived from connective tissue and may critically influence tumour growth This knowledge is not new However bioanalyst Christopher Gerner and an interdisciplinary team from the University of Vienna and the Medical University ... - Read More
The disruption of a person's circadian rhythm their 24 hour biological clock has been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer according to new University of Georgia research The culprit in this study in ... - Read More
Looking forward in science often requires looking back evaluating trends to extrapolate future outcomes A classic case is Moore's Law which predicts that the density of components on an integrated circuit will double every 24 ... - Read More
Crystallographic defects or irregularities known as dislocations are often found within crystalline materials Two main types of dislocation exist edge and screw type However dislocations found in real materials tend to be a mix of ... - Read More
A UC Santa Barbara geochemist studying Samoan volcanoes has found evidence of the planet's early formation still trapped inside the Earth Known as hotspots volcanic island chains such as Samoa can ancient primordial signatures from ... - Read More
In the earth and environmental sciences radioactive isotopes atom variants that decay over time play a major role in age determination A radioactive isotope of the inert gas argon 39Ar for example is used to ... - Read More
Alcohol consumption isn't the only thing a breath analysis can reveal Scientists have been studying its possible use for diagnosing a wide range of conditions in humans and now in the beloved bottlenose dolphin In ... - Read More
A fly's sense of smell could be used in new technology to detect drugs and bombs new University of Sussex research has found Brain scientist Professor Thomas Nowotny was surprised to find that the 'nose' ... - Read More
A new analysis of global energy use economics and the climate shows that without new climate policies expanding the current bounty of inexpensive natural gas alone would not slow the growth of global greenhouse gas ... - Read More
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