The human and environmental dangers posed by a widely used manufacturing technique could be almost eradicated thanks to research led by Plymouth University Fibre reinforced polymer matrix composites are employed in a vast array of ... - Read More
The largest migration on the planet is the movement of small animals from the surface of the open ocean where they feed on plants under cover of darkness to the sunless depths where they hide ... - Read More
Neiker Tecnalia the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development is working to select autochthonous bacteria with a biofertilizing potential as a result of the stimulating effect they have on the take up of nutrients ... - Read More
Carbon capture is a process by which waste carbon dioxide CO2 released by factories and power plants is collected and stored away in order to reduce global carbon emissions There are two major ways of ... - Read More
What could the natural diversity and beauty of plant leaves have in common with one of humankind's greatest creative inventions the violin Much more than you might imagine There are many parallels between leaves and ... - Read More
The amazing ability of sidewinder snakes to quickly climb sandy slopes was once something biologists only vaguely understood and roboticists only dreamed of replicating By studying the snakes in a unique bed of inclined sand ... - Read More
Increasing the oil content of plant biomass could help fulfill the nation's increasing demand for renewable energy feedstocks But many of the details of how plant leaves make and break down oils have remained a ... - Read More
Scientists from the University of Leeds have taken a crucial step forward in bio nanotechnology a field that uses biology to develop new tools for science technology and medicine The new study published in print ... - Read More
A future where electricity comes mostly from low carbon sources is not only feasible in terms of material demand but will significantly reduce air pollution a study published in the 6 October Proceedings of the ... - Read More
About one fifth of Earth's atmosphere is oxygen pumped out by green plants as a result of photosynthesis and used by most living things on the planet to keep our metabolisms running But before the ... - Read More
Scientists at the U S Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have created a new model to more accurately describe the greenhouse gases likely to be released from Arctic peatlands as they warm Their findings ... - Read More
A study published in Nature Geoscience shows that air pollution has had a significant impact on the amount of water flowing through many rivers in the northern hemisphere The paper shows how such pollution known ... - Read More
A scientist from UPM has developed a method to enhance crop yield by the contact of roots aerial parts or even the substratum of the plant fungus 'Colletotrichum tofieldiae' A new method developed at the ... - Read More
Plants that come under attack from pathogens have an automatic immune response Fungi get around this plant immunity by injecting proteins into the host plant cells These 'effector proteins' enable the fungi to escape the ... - Read More
The natural photo degradation of diazepam valium and similar medicines followed by bacterial breakdown may reduce their potentially harmful impact on the UK's freshwater environment a team of researchers has said Diazepam used to treat ... - Read More
Pollution in urban and farm runoff in Hawaii is causing tumors in endangered sea turtles a new study finds The study published Tuesday in the peer reviewed open access journal PeerJ shows that nitrogen in ... - Read More
When asked to describe a forest or a meadow most people would probably begin with the plants the species diversity or the color of the foliage They probably wouldn't pay much attention to the animals ... - Read More
A Duke University team has found that nanoparticles called single walled carbon nanotubes accumulate quickly in the bottom sediments of an experimental wetland setting an action they say could indirectly damage the aquatic food chain ... - Read More
Sugar is a vital source of energy for both plants and animals alike Understanding just how sugar makes its way into the cell could lead to the design of better drugs for diabetes patients and ... - Read More
Biomethane as a substitute for the fossil energy carrier natural gas offers a variety of options and applications for a sustainable energy supply Nevertheless a consequent market penetration is still pending because of a lack ... - Read More
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