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Spiraling light, nanoparticles and insights into life’s structure

As hands come in left and right versions that are mirror images of each other so do the amino acids and sugars within us But unlike hands only the left oriented amino acids and the ... - Read More

Molecules that came in handy for first life on Earth

For the first time chemists have successfully produced amino acid like molecules that all have the same 'handedness' from simple building blocks and in a single test tube Could this be how life started On ... - Read More

Synthetic biology for space exploration

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

Massive geographic change may have triggered explosion of animal life

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

Floodplain evolution in Amazon Basin driven by sediment supply

A new study of the Amazon River basin shows lowland rivers that carry large volumes of sediment meander more across floodplains and create more oxbow lakes than rivers that carry less sediment The findings have ... - Read More

Deepwater Horizon spill: Much of the oil at bottom of the sea

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

Ammonium source in open ocean tracked by researchers

To understand the extent to which human activities are polluting Earth's atmosphere and oceans it's important to distinguish human made pollutants from compounds that occur naturally A recent study co authored by a Brown University ... - Read More

Plump turtles swim better: First models of swimming animals

Bigger is better if you're a leatherback sea turtle For the first time researchers at the University of Wisconsin Madison Florida Atlantic University FAU and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA have measured the ... - Read More

Combing the atmosphere to measure greenhouse gases

By remotely combing the atmosphere with a custom laser based instrument researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST in collaboration with researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA have developed ... - Read More

Functional nanomaterials to advance vehicle battery tech

Future fleets of electric vehicles will require high capacity batteries that recharge rapidly degrade very little over time and operate safely Lithium ion Li ion batteries similar to the ones found inside portable electronics currently ... - Read More

Scientists propose existence and interaction of parallel worlds: Many Interacting Worlds theory challenges foundations of quantum science

Griffith University academics are challenging the foundations of quantum science with a radical new theory based on the existence of and interactions between parallel universes In a paper published in the journal Physical Review X ... - Read More

Karakoram glacier anomaly resolved, a cold case of climate science

Researchers from Princeton University and other institutions may have hit upon an answer to a climate change puzzle that has eluded scientists for years and that could help understand the future availability of water for ... - Read More

Detecting cancer earlier is goal of new medical imaging technology

A new medical imaging method being developed at Rutgers University could help physicians detect cancer and other diseases earlier than before speeding treatment and reducing the need for invasive time consuming biopsies The potentially lifesaving ... - Read More

Ocean's living carbon pumps: When viruses attack giant algal blooms, global carbon cycles are affected

When we talk about global carbon fixation pumping carbon out of the atmosphere and fixing it into organic molecules by photosynthesis proper measurement is key to understanding this process By some estimates almost half of ... - Read More

Protocells and information strings: Self-organizing autocatalytic network created in computer model

How did life originate And can scientists create life These questions not only occupy the minds of scientists interested in the origin of life but also researchers working with technology of the future If we ... - Read More

Evidence for huge mountains that fed early life discovered

Scientists have found evidence for a huge mountain range that sustained an explosion of life on Earth 600 million years ago The mountain range was similar in scale to the Himalayas and spanned at least ... - Read More

Microfossils reveal warm oceans had less oxygen

Researchers in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences are pairing chemical analyses with micropaleontology the study of tiny fossilized organisms to better understand how global marine life was affected by a rapid warming event ... - Read More

Scientists find ancient mountains that fed early life

Scientists have found evidence for a huge mountain range that sustained an explosion of life on Earth 600 million years ago The mountain range was similar in scale to the Himalayas and spanned at least ... - Read More

Journey to the center of the Earth: Geochemist uses helium and lead isotopes to gain insight into makeup of planet’s deep interior

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

Past climate change and continental ice melt linked to varying carbon dioxide levels

Scientists at the Universities of Southampton and Cardiff have discovered that a globally warm period in Earth's geological past featured highly variable levels of CO2. Previous studies have found that the Miocene climatic optimum a ... - Read More
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