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Researchers see drop in methane emissions from natural gas local distribution systems

A team led by Washington State University researchers has found that methane emissions from local natural gas distribution systems in cities and towns throughout the U S have decreased in the past 20 years with ... - Read More

TRMM satellite makes direct pass over Super Typhoon Maysak

The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite delivered a remarkable image of Super Typhoon Maysak on March 31. TRMM obtained an image straight over the top of a super typhoon with a double eye wall Super ... - 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

Algae from wastewater solves two problems: Biofuel and clean-up

In one of the first studies to examine the potential for using municipal wastewater as a feedstock for algae based biofuels Rice University scientists found they could easily grow high value strains of oil rich ... - 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

Future antibiotic-making kit for amateurs? Kit could one day be widely available

Researchers in Switzerland and Japan have developed a rapid simple and safe method for generating large libraries of novel organic molecules in a fraction of the time required for traditional organic synthesis Led by Professor ... - Read More

Black holes don’t erase information, scientists say

Shred a document and you can piece it back together But send information into a black hole and it's lost forever That's what some physicists have argued for years That black holes are the ultimate ... - Read More

Optics, nanotechnology combined to create low-cost sensor for gases

Engineers have combined innovative optical technology with nanocomposite thin films to create a new type of sensor that is inexpensive fast highly sensitive and able to detect and analyze a wide range of gases The ... - Read More

Oxygen-depleted toxic oceans had key role in mass extinction over 200 million years ago

Changes in the biochemical balance of the ocean were a crucial factor in the end Triassic mass extinction during which half of all plant animal and marine life on Earth perished according to new research ... - 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

From tobacco to cyberwood

Humans have been inspired by nature since the beginning of time We mimic nature to develop new technologies with examples ranging from machinery to pharmaceuticals to new materials Planes are modelled on birds and many ... - Read More

Wrapping carbon nanotubes in polymers enhances their performance

Scientists at Japan's Kyushu University say polymer wrapped carbon nanotubes hold much promise in biotechnology and energy applications   Scientists first reported carbon nanotubes in the early 1990s Since then these tiny cylinders have been ... - Read More

An efficient path from carbon to renewable fuel production

Earth abundant materials based primarily on carbon nitrogen and transition metal oxides can be combined into highly efficient energy conversion devices These devices can be used in fuel cells as well as in electrolysis This ... - Read More

Where no smartphone has gone before

For the crew of the Starship Enterprise Star Trek's Tricorder was an essential tool a multifunctional hand held device used to sense compute and record data in a threatening and unpredictable universe It simplified a ... - Read More

Smartphone face recognition 'improved' by copying the brain

Face recognition security on smartphones can be significantly improved if users store an 'average' photo of themselves according to new research by scientists at the University of York A research team led by Dr David ... - Read More

New pain relief delivery method discovered

A Chemistry undergraduate at the University of York has helped to develop a new drug release gel which may help avoid some of the side effects of painkillers such as ibuprofen and naproxen In a ... - Read More

Scientists Track Ultrafast Creation of a Catalyst with X-ray Laser

Released 1 Apr 2015 2 35 PM EDTSource Newsroom SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nature 2 April 2015 10.1038 nature14296 Apr 2 ... - Read More

Can 'ghosts' cause bad air? Poor indoor air quality and 'sightings'

A team of Clarkson University researchers is studying the possible links between reported hauntings and indoor air quality Associate Professor of Civil & amp Environmental Engineering Shane Rogers said human experiences reported in many hauntings ... - Read More

Travelling pollution: East Asian human activities affect air quality in remote tropical forests

Researchers from the UK and Malaysia have detected a human fingerprint deep in the Borneo rainforest in Southeast Asia Cold winds blowing from the north carry industrial pollutants from East Asia to the equator with ... - Read More

Bacteria play an important role in long term storage of carbon in the ocean

The ocean is a large reservoir of dissolved organic molecules and many of these molecules are stable against microbial utilization for hundreds to thousands of years They contain a similar amount of carbon as compared ... - Read More
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