An increase in human made carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could initiate a chain reaction between plants and microorganisms that would unsettle one of the largest carbon reservoirs on the planet soil Researchers based at ... - Read More
Released 24 Dec 2014 11 00 AM ESTSource Newsroom Department of Energy Office of Science more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Dec 25 2014 Daniel Kaplan and Peter ... - Read More
The largest trees in a forest may command the most attention but the smallest seedlings and youngest saplings are the ones that are most critical to the composition and diversity of the forest overall While ... - Read More
In the fight against global warming carbon capture chemically trapping carbon dioxide before it releases into the atmosphere is gaining momentum but standard methods are plagued by toxicity corrosiveness and inefficiency Using a bag of ... - Read More
MIT chemists have devised a new way to wirelessly detect hazardous gases and environmental pollutants using a simple sensor that can be read by a smartphone These inexpensive sensors could be widely deployed making it ... - Read More
A 13 year decline in vegetation in the eastern and southeastern Amazon has been linked to a decade long rainfall decline in the region a new NASA funded study finds With global climate models projecting ... - Read More
Not all boreholes are the same Scientists of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT used mobile measurement equipment to analyze gaseous compounds emitted by the extraction of oil and natural gas in the USA For ... - Read More
By assessing the impacts of a range of non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs the research has shown that the growth of edible crops can be affected by these chemicals even at the very low concentrations ... - Read More
Humans are rapidly changing the look and function of earth's ecosystems from the increase of greenhouse gases to the unintentional and harmful spread of plants and animals to new environments A major challenge for ecologists ... - Read More
Taking inspiration from nature researchers have created a versatile model to predict how stalagmite like structures form in nuclear processing plants as well as how lime scale builds up in kettles It's a wonderful example ... - Read More
MIT biological engineers have created a new computer model that allows them to design the most complex three dimensional DNA shapes ever produced including rings bowls and geometric structures such as icosahedrons that resemble viral ... - Read More
Car finish to which no dirt particles adhere house fronts from which graffiti paints roll off and shoes that remain clean on muddy paths the material fluoropore might make all this possible Both water and ... - Read More
Two years ago researchers at the U S Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute JBEI engineered Escherichia coli E coli bacteria to convert glucose into significant quantities of methyl ketones a class of chemical compounds ... - Read More
Researchers at KU Leuven's Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis have successfully converted sawdust into building blocks for gasoline Using a new chemical process they were able to convert the cellulose in sawdust into hydrocarbon ... - Read More
UC nanoparticle designs target and treat early stage cancer cells by killing those cells with heat delivered from inside the cell itself Normal cells are thus left unaffected by the treatment regimen Conventional treatment seeks ... - Read More
Even during summer dry spells some isolated patches of soil in forested watersheds remain waterlogged These patches act as hot spots of microbial activity that remove nitrogen from groundwater and return it to the atmosphere ... - Read More
NYU Langone yeast geneticists report they have developed a novel tool dubbed the telomerator that could redefine the limits of synthetic biology and advance how successfully living things can be engineered or constructed in the ... - Read More
Restoring wetlands can help reduce or reverse soil subsidence and reduce greenhouse gas emissions according to research in California's Sacramento San Joaquin River Delta by Dartmouth College researchers and their colleagues The study which is ... - Read More
Rachel MacTavish is growing salt marsh plants in microcosms that replicate the tide She assembled them in an outdoor greenhouse at the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve in Georgia USA with buckets from a ... - Read More
A world without plants would be a world without oxygen uninhabitable for us and for many creatures We know plants release oxygen by absorbing carbon dioxide and breaking down water using sunlight through the process ... - Read More
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