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Measuring microbes makes wetland health monitoring more affordable, says researcher

Ecology, Ecosystems
Wetlands serve as Earth's kidneys They filter and clean people's water supplies while serving as important habitat for many species including iconic species like cattails cranes and alligators Conventional ecosystem health assessments have focused on ... - Read More

Surf's up: Turbulence tells sea urchins to settle down

sea
Tumbling in the waves as they hit a rocky shore tells purple sea urchin larvae it's time to settle down and look for a spot to grow into an adult researchers at the University of ... - Read More

Shape changers: Surface diffusion plays a key role in defining the shapes of catalytic nanoparticles

Nanoparticles, Nanoparticles, Nanoparticles
Controlling the shapes of nanometer sized catalytic and electrocatalytic particles made from noble metals such as platinum and palladium may be more complicated than previously thought Share This See Also Nanotechnology Chemistry Nature of Water ... - Read More

Urban grass might be greener, but that doesn't mean it's 'greener'

Carbon, carbon
New research from the University of Cincinnati shows how some things you do to make your lawn green might not be conducive to going green Share This See Also Nature Soil Types Extreme Survival Global ... - Read More

Scientists seek sea urchin's secret to surviving ocean acidification

sea
Stanford scientists have discovered that some purple sea urchins living along the coast of California and Oregon have the surprising ability to rapidly evolve in acidic ocean water a capacity that may come in handy ... - Read More

Spring Rains Bring Life to Midwest Granaries but Foster Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone'

algae in the Gulf The algae bloom and eventually die and decay removing oxygen from the water The result is water too oxygen depleted to support life ” An oceanographer and executive director of the ... - Read More

'Chemistry of the Bar' Symposium Focuses on New Orleans' Hurricane Cocktail and More

Call their taste and effects appealing or appalling no matter In a city that claims credit for invention of the cocktail the Hurricane Sazerac Pimm’s Cup Bayou Bash Hand Grenade Ramos Gin Fizz and other ... - Read More

Surprising predictor of ecosystem chemistry

Ecosystem, Ecosystem
Carnegie scientists have found that the plant species making up an ecosystem are better predictors of ecosystem chemistry than environmental conditions such as terrain geology or altitude This is the first study using a new ... - Read More

How carbon moves within planet plays big role in planetary atmosphere formation

Carbon, Atmosphere, Atmosphere, carbon
A new study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that the way carbon moves from within a planet to the surface plays a big role in the evolution of a planet's atmosphere ... - Read More

Moving cells with light holds medical promise

Medical
Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis have shown they can coax cells to move toward a beam of light The feat is a first step toward manipulating cells to control insulin ... - Read More

CO2 Released From Burning Fuel Today Goes Back Into New Fuels Tomorrow

in making or synthesizing other products Syngas can be converted into synthetic hydrocarbons for instance gasoline diesel and jet fuel or aviation kerosene Jet fuel is already industrially produced in significant quantities from syngas obtained ... - Read More

Seemingly Small Research Funding Cuts Could Hinder Progress in Nanotechnology

to liquid petroleum products Natural gas is widely seen as a cleaner energy source than other fossil fuels like coal and petroleum Alivisatos described nanoparticle based technologies that promise to improve existing conversion processes The ... - Read More

New Approach to Testing Health, Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles

is the focus of a newly funded multi institutional partnership that includes Haynes’ team It is the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology funded by the National Science Foundation Division of Chemistry through the Centers for Chemical ... - Read More

Carbon's role in planetary atmosphere formation

Carbon, Atmosphere, Atmosphere, carbon
A new study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that the way carbon moves from within a planet to the surface plays a big role in the evolution of a planet's atmosphere ... - Read More

'Pharmaceutical' approach boosts oil production from algae

Taking an approach similar to that used for discovering new therapeutic drugs chemists at the University of California Davis have found several compounds that can boost oil production by green microscopic algae a potential source ... - Read More

Why going green is good chemistry

Green
Shaken not stirred is the essence of new research that's showing promise in creating the chemical reactions necessary for industries such as pharmaceutical companies but eliminating the resulting waste from traditional methods Share This See ... - Read More

Carbon dioxide released from burning fuel today goes back into new fuels tomorrow

The search for ways to use megatons of carbon dioxide that may be removed from industrial smokestacks during efforts to curb global warming has led to a process for converting that major greenhouse gas back ... - Read More

Tin nanocrystals for the battery of the future

Battery, nanocrystals
More powerful batteries could help electric cars achieve a considerably larger range and thus a breakthrough on the market A new nanomaterial for lithium ion batteries developed in the labs of chemists at ETH Zurich ... - Read More

Rapid climate change and the role of the Southern Ocean

Ocean, Climate change, Climate change, Climate, Ocean, climate
Scientists from Cardiff University and the University of Barcelona have discovered new clues about past rapid climate change Share This See Also Global Warming Oceanography Climate Earth Science Geography Geochemistry Carbon cycle Ocean acidification Phytoplankton ... - Read More

Gulf of Mexico Has Greater-Than-Believed Ability to Self-Cleanse Oil Spills

The Gulf of Mexico may have a much greater natural ability to self clean oil spills than previously believed an expert in bioremediation said here today at the 245th National Meeting & amp Exposition of ... - Read More
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