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Toxic oceans may have delayed spread of complex life

Complex, Oceans
A new model suggests that inhospitable hydrodgen sulphide rich waters could have delayed the spread of complex life forms in ancient oceans The research published online this week in the journal Nature Communications considers the ... - Read More

Is nanosilver toxic?

According to Finnish Estonian joint research with data obtained on two crustacean species there is apparently no reason to consider silver nanoparticles more dangerous for aquatic ecosystems than silver ions The results were reported in ... - Read More

Key component of China's pollution problem: Scale of nitrogen's effect on people and ecosystems revealed

It's no secret that China is faced with some of the world's worst pollution Until now however information on the magnitude scope and impacts of a major contributor to that pollution human caused nitrogen emissions ... - Read More

'Fat worms' inch scientists toward better biofuel production

Fat
Fat worms confirm that researchers from Michigan State University have successfully engineered a plant with oily leaves ­ a feat that could enhance biofuel production as well as lead to improved animal feeds Share This ... - Read More

March of the pathogens: Parasite metabolism can foretell disease ranges under climate change

Metabolism
Knowing the temperatures that viruses bacteria worms and all other parasites need to grow and survive could help determine the future range of infectious diseases under climate change according to new research Share This See ... - Read More

Rethinking wind power

People have often thought there's no upper bound for wind power that it's one of the most scalable power sources says Harvard applied physicist David Keith After all gusts and breezes don't seem likely to ... - Read More

Scientists develop a whole new way of harvesting energy from the sun

Energy, Energy, Energy, energy, energy
A new method of harvesting the Sun's energy is emerging thanks to scientists at UC Santa Barbara's Departments of Chemistry Chemical Engineering and Materials Though still in its infancy the research promises to convert sunlight ... - Read More

Scientists develop a whole new way of harvesting energy from the sun

A new method of harvesting the Sun's energy is emerging thanks to scientists at UC Santa Barbara's Departments of Chemistry Chemical Engineering and Materials Though still in its infancy the research promises to convert sunlight ... - Read More

Titanium dioxide nanoreactor: Synthesis to produce nanoparticles at room temperature in a polymer network

Synthesis, Synthesis , Polymer
Tiny particles of titanium dioxide are found as key ingredients in wall paints sunscreens and toothpaste they act as reflectors of light or as abrasives However with decreasing particle size and a corresponding change in ... - Read More

Turning pine sap into 'ever-green' plastics

Green, Plastics
Plastic bags are a bane of nature And not just bags just about all plastics really Most are made out of petroleum and a piece of plastic if it misses the recycling bin and ends ... - Read More

Engineering cells for more efficient biofuel production

In the search for renewable alternatives to gasoline heavy alcohols such as isobutanol are promising candidates Not only do they contain more energy than ethanol but they are also more compatible with existing gasoline based ... - Read More

Scientists explore new technologies that remove atmospheric carbon dioxide

Atmospheric
In his Feb 12 State of the Union address President Obama singled out climate change as a top priority for his second administration We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy and the most severe ... - Read More

Dopants dramatically alter electronic structure of superconductor

Structure, Structure
Over the last quarter century scientists have discovered a handful of materials that can be converted from magnetic insulators or metals into superconductors able to carry electrical current with no energy loss an enormously promising ... - Read More

Microbes team up to boost plants' stress tolerance

While most farmers consider viruses and fungi potential threats to their crops these microbes can help wild plants adapt to extreme conditions according to a Penn State virologist Share This See Also Endangered Plants Microbes ... - Read More

Understanding why cells stick

cells, cells
Research carried out by scientists at Georgia Institute of Technology and The University of Manchester has revealed new insights into how cells stick to each other and to other bodily structures an essential function in ... - Read More

Understanding why cells stick: 'Cyclic mechanical reinforcement' extends longevity of bonds between cells

cells, cells
Research carried out by scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology and The University of Manchester has revealed new insights into how cells stick to each other and to other bodily structures an essential function ... - Read More

Synthetic Molecule First Electricity-Making Catalyst to Use Iron to Split Hydrogen Gas

Released 2 12 2013 2 00 PM ESTEmbargo expired 2 17 2013 1 00 PM ESTSource Newsroom Pacific Northwest National Laboratory more news from this source Fast and efficient biologically inspired catalyst could someday make ... - Read More

Marsh plants actively engineer their landscape

Plants, plants
Marsh plants far from being passive wallflowers are secret gardeners that actively engineer their landscape to increase their species' odds of survival says a team of scientists from Duke University and the University of Padova ... - Read More

Eco-safe antibacterial fiber discovered

bacteria, Bacteria
Researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm have discovered an antibacterial polymer that can be used in everyday products such as sportswear diapers and bandages without causing resistant bacteria Share This See Also ... - Read More

Light-emitting bioprobe fits in a single cell

cell, Light, Light, cell
If engineers at Stanford have their way biological research may soon be transformed by a new class of light emitting probes small enough to be injected into individual cells without harm to the host Welcome ... - Read More
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