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Warming climate may release vast amounts of carbon from long-frozen Arctic soils

While climatologists are carefully watching carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere another group of scientists is exploring a massive storehouse of carbon that has the potential to significantly affect the climate change picture University of ... - Read More

Could smell hold the key to limiting or ending pesticide use?

Could smell hold the key to ending pesticide use   UK scientists may have uncovered a natural way of avoiding the use of pesticides and help save plants from attack by recreating a natural insect ... - Read More

Diabetes drug found in freshwater is a potential cause of intersex fish

A medication commonly taken for Type II diabetes which is being found in freshwater systems worldwide has been shown to cause intersex in fish male fish that produce eggs A study by Rebecca Klaper at ... - Read More

Scientists develop first liquid nanolaser

Northwestern University scientists have developed the first liquid nanoscale laser And it's tunable in real time meaning you can quickly and simply produce different colors a unique and useful feature The laser technology could lead ... - Read More

2-D semiconductor comes clean: Performance dramatically improved

In 2013 James Hone Wang Fong Jen Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia Engineering and colleagues at Columbia demonstrated that they could dramatically improve the performance of graphene highly conducting two dimensional 2D carbon by ... - Read More

Engineers purify sea and wastewater in 2.5 minutes

A group of Mexican engineers from the Jhostoblak Corporate created technology to recover and purify either seawater or wastewater from households hotels hospitals commercial and industrial facilities regardless of the content of pollutants and microorganisms ... - Read More

Major Advance in Artificial Photosynthesis Poses Win/Win for the Environment

Released 16 Apr 2015 12 05 PM EDTSource Newsroom Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nano LettersApr 17 2015 A potentially game changing ... - Read More

Just Hit "Print": Office Inkjet Printer Could Produce Simple Tool to Identify Infectious Disease, Food Contaminants

is enough to ensure it remains immobilized and therefore stable The paper sensor emerges from the printer ready to use like pH paper The implications are significant says Brennan since the new technology could be ... - Read More

Erupting Electrodes: How Recharging Leaves Behind Microscopic Debris Inside Batteries

Released 9 Apr 2015 5 05 PM EDTSource Newsroom Pacific Northwest National Laboratory more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nano LettersApr 11 2015 RICHLAND Wash An eruption ... - Read More

Drop the bounce test: A common battery test often bounces off target

Don't throw away those bouncing batteries Researchers at Princeton University have found that the common test of bouncing a household battery to learn if it is dead or not is not actually an effective way ... - Read More

3-D neural structure guided with biocompatible nanofiber scaffolds and hydrogels

Damage to neural tissue is typically permanent and causes lasting disability in patients but a new approach has recently been discovered that holds incredible potential to reconstruct neural tissue at high resolution in three dimensions ... - Read More

Life for microbial specialists in the poisonous breath of sleeping volcanoes

Researchers of the University Jena analyze the microbial community in volcanically active soils In a mofette close to the Czech river Plesná in north western Bohemia the team working with Prof Dr Kirsten Küsel found ... - Read More

Better method for forecasting hurricane season

A better method for predicting the number of hurricanes in an upcoming season has been developed by a team of University of Arizona atmospheric scientists The UA team's new model improves the accuracy of seasonal ... - Read More

Intelligent neuroprostheses mimic natural motor control

Neuroscientists are taking inspiration from natural motor control to design new prosthetic devices that can better replace limb function In new work researchers have tested a range of brain controlled devices from wheelchairs to robots ... - Read More

Skin tough: Why skin is resistant to tearing

When weighing the pluses and minuses of your skin add this to the plus column Your skin like that of all vertebrates is remarkably resistant to tearing Now a collaboration of researchers at the U ... - Read More

Precocious GEM: Shape-shifting sensor can report conditions from deep in the body

Scientists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST and the National Institutes of Health NIH have devised and demonstrated a new shape shifting probe about one hundredth as wide as a human ... - Read More

Predicting pesticide loads more accurately

The EU wants to further improve the authorization process for agricultural products The different national procedures for this are supposed to be further harmonized Fraunhofer researchers have developed a software for estimating the transfer of ... - Read More

High-precision radar for the steel industry

Steel is the most important material in vehicle and machinery construction Large quantities of offcuts and scraps are left over from rolling and milling crude steel into strip steel New radar from Fraunhofer researchers measures ... - Read More

Greener industry if environmental authorities change strategy

Fewer industrial firms would violate environmental legislation and a higher number would adopt cleaner technologies if environmental authorities would focus their monitoring efforts on companies with the most environmentally damaging technology At a societal level ... - Read More

Deadly Japan earthquake and tsunami spurred global warming, ozone loss

Buildings destroyed by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake released thousands of tons of climate warming and ozone depleting chemicals into the atmosphere according to a new study New research suggests that the thousands of buildings destroyed ... - Read More
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