Most efforts to protect and restore wetlands mistakenly focus on preserving only total wetland area with no consideration of ecosystem services provided by different wetland types according to a new study from the University of ... - Read More
Date March 25 2015 Source National Institute for Materials Science NIMS Summary A new finding challenges the established dogma that hydrogen exists in the form of a hydroxyl group i e water in silicate minerals ... - Read More
Natural wetlands usually emit methane and sequester carbon dioxide Anthropogenic interventions in particular the conversion of wetlands for agriculture result in a significant increase in CO2 emissions which overcompensate potential decreases in methane emission A ... - Read More
A University of Colorado Boulder study shows a ubiquitous type of phytoplankton tiny organisms that are the base of the marine food web appears to be suffering from the effects of ocean acidification caused by ... - Read More
By figuring out how to precisely order the molecules that make up what scientists call organic glass the materials at the heart of some electronic displays light emitting diodes and solar cells a team of ... - Read More
Molecules used to make optoelectronic devices can be engineered to have specific properties making the production of high performance optoelectronic devices more efficient according to a paper in Science and Technology of Advanced Materials The ... - Read More
Mitsunori Kurahashi a Chief Researcher of the Nano Characterization Unit Unit Director Daisuke Fujita National Institute for Materials Science President Sukekatsu Ushioda and Yasushi Yamauchi a Group Leader in the same unit presented the first ... - Read More
Light emitting diodes LEDs are the modern lighting devices used in lamps signals signs or displays By contrast organic semiconducting light emitting materials OLEDs can be incorporated in thin layers and used on curved surfaces ... - Read More
Less than 1 percent of Earth's water is drinkable Removing salt and other minerals from our biggest available source of water seawater may help satisfy a growing global population thirsty for fresh water for drinking ... - Read More
Sunbathers could soon tell when to take shelter in the shade thanks to an early warning sunburn indicator developed by Queen's University Belfast Researchers at Queen's have developed a strip of plastic containing 'smart' ink ... - Read More
Magnetic nanoparticles can open the blood brain barrier and deliver molecules directly to the brain say researchers from the University of Montreal Polytechnique Montréal and CHU Sainte Justine This barrier runs inside almost all vessels ... - Read More
Carbon nanotube fibers invented at Rice University may provide the best way to communicate directly with the brain The fibers have proven superior to metal electrodes for deep brain stimulation and to read signals from ... - Read More
The Critical Materials Institute a U S Department of Energy Innovation Hub led by the Ames Laboratory has created a new chemical process that makes use of the widely available rare earth metal cerium to ... - Read More
Water exists in myriad forms and for poets and scientists alike this structurally simple yet at the same time behaviourally complex molecule never fails to fascinate In our everyday lives we are familiar with water ... - Read More
Ecopassages may be less effective reptile road mortality mitigation tools when fences fail to keep reptiles from accessing the road according to a study published March 25 2015 in the open access journal PLOS ONE ... - Read More
Radiation suddenly contaminates the land your family has farmed and lived on for generations Can soil play a role in protecting crops and human health Research in Fukushima Japan may lend an answer On March ... - Read More
Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have used a combination of metabolic engineering and directed evolution to develop a new mutant yeast strain that could lead to ... - Read More
Researchers at The Ohio State University have discovered how to control heat with a magnetic field In the March 23 issue of the journal Nature Materials they describe how a magnetic field roughly the size ... - Read More
Move over vapor compression cooling technology Emerging elastocaloric refrigeration is potentially much more efficient and unlike vapor compression relies on environmentally friendly refrigerants In elastocaloric materials a change in mechanical stress can create a change ... - Read More
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