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A Better Look at the Chemistry of Interfaces

Released 2 Dec 2014 1 00 PM ESTSource Newsroom Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nature CommunicationsDec 3 2014 Researchers working at the ... - Read More

Imaging electric charge propagating along microbial nanowires

The claim by microbiologist Derek Lovley and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst that the microbe Geobacter produces tiny electrical wires called microbial nanowires has been mired in controversy for a decade but the ... - Read More

U.S. Army Lab Plays Key Role in Helping to Fight the Spread of Ebola

Released 21 Oct 2014 1 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom Montana State University TechLink Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Oct 22 2014 NATICK A quiet solution amidst the rising clamor for answers in ... - Read More

Bacteria may have ability to reduce impact of diazepam on UK river environments

The natural photo degradation of diazepam valium and similar medicines followed by bacterial breakdown may reduce their potentially harmful impact on the UK's freshwater environment a team of researchers has said Diazepam used to treat ... - Read More

Nanoparticles accumulate quickly in wetlands: Aquatic food chains might be harmed by molecules 'piggybacking' on carbon nanoparticles

A Duke University team has found that nanoparticles called single walled carbon nanotubes accumulate quickly in the bottom sediments of an experimental wetland setting an action they say could indirectly damage the aquatic food chain ... - Read More

Nanoparticles give up forensic secrets

A group of researchers from Switzerland has thrown light on the precise mechanisms responsible for the impressive ability of nanoparticles to detect fingermarks left at crime scenes Publishing their results today 2 October in IOP ... - Read More

Artificial membranes on silicon

Artificial membranes mimicking those found in living organisms have many potential applications ranging from detecting bacterial contaminants in food to toxic pollution in the environment to dangerous diseases in people Now a group of scientists ... - Read More

Removing odor from wastewater using bacteria

The company EcoVerde by Mexican Humberto Uribe Luis Lobo designed a new filtration system that removes odor and other pollutants from wastewater through a biological process based on bacteria that feed on hydrogen sulfide a ... - Read More

Managing specialized microbes to clean stubborn chemicals from environment

Chlorinated chemicals perform a host of societally useful functions but they also have a dark side Once their use life has ended such agents often become environmental contaminants sometimes resistant to bioremediation In a series ... - Read More

Fecal source tracking in Norwegian water catchments: New methods

The Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research Bioforsk has tested and implemented a set of methods for the detection of fecal pollution in Norwegian watercourses The methods which combine microbial and molecular biological techniques ... - Read More

Fate of methane following Deepwater Horizon spill examined by researchers

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout discharged roughly five million barrels of oil and up to 500 000 metric tonnes of natural gas into Gulf of Mexico offshore waters over a period of 84 days In ... - Read More

Toxicologists outline key health and environmental concerns associated with hydraulic fracturing

Date May 9 2014 Source Society of Toxicology Summary Since the rise in the use of hydraulic fracturing of shale to produce natural gas and oil many have debated the merits and detractions of the ... - Read More

High-efficiency water treatment using light using a novel UV-light system

Many harmful substances in waste water stubbornly resist being broken down by biological waste water treatment plants Fraunhofer researchers have developed a photochemical reaction system in which water can be reliably treated at high flow ... - Read More

Missing piece of biogeochemical puzzle in aquifers discovered

A study published today in Science by researchers from the U S Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory may dramatically shift our understanding of the complex dance of microbes and minerals that takes place in ... - Read More

Urban river pollutants suppress wild bird development

Findings reveal that chicks of the Eurasian Dipper – a river bird that feeds exclusively on insects and fish in upland streams – are underweight compared to their rural counterparts Credit Image courtesy of Cardiff ... - Read More

Recycling astronaut urine for energy and drinking water

On the less glamorous side of space exploration there's the more practical problem of waste in particular what to do with astronaut pee But rather than ejecting it into space scientists are developing a new ... - Read More

Forever clean? Metal–organic 'micromushrooms' repel all

A clever chemical transformation yields surface bound microstructures that efficiently drive away oil and water based contaminants Natural surfaces that repel water such as lotus leaves or butterfly wings often have a rough microscale texture ... - Read More

Radiation damage at the root of Chernobyl's ecosystems

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

'Super bacteria' clean up after oil spills

Norwegian researchers in Trondheim have achieved surprising results by exploiting nature's own ability to clean up after oil spills Scientists know that marine bacteria can assist in cleaning up after oil spills What is surprising ... - Read More

Made in China for us: Air pollution tied to exports

Chinese air pollution blowing across the Pacific Ocean is often caused by the manufacturing of goods for export to the U S and Europe according to findings by UC Irvine and other researchers published today ... - Read More
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