University of Michigan researchers today released a detailed draft analysis of policy options for hydraulic fracturing the natural gas and oil extraction process commonly known as fracking The draft final report of the U M ... - Read More
Chemicals used as synthetic flame retardants that are found in common household items such as couches carpet padding and electronics have been found to cause metabolic and liver problems that can lead to insulin resistance ... - Read More
Scientists from Vienna and Moscow have created a high energy mid infrared laser powerful enough to create shining filaments in the air Such devices could be used to detect chemical substances in the atmosphere It ... - Read More
Recent research which has counted with the participation of the University of Granada Andalusian Institute of Earth Sciences has yielded new data on chemical gardens mysterious formations produced when certain solid salts copper sulfate cobalt ... - Read More
Carbonates are the most important carbon reservoirs on the planet But what role do they play in the Earth's interior How do they react to conditions in the Earth's mantle These are the questions being ... - Read More
As you heat up a piece of iron the arrangement of the iron atoms changes several times before melting This unusual behavior is one reason why steel in which iron plays a starring role is ... - Read More
Research at the National Oceanography Centre NOC may help to predict extreme winters across Europe by identifying the set of environmental conditions that are associated with pairs of severe winters across consecutive years Pairs of ... - Read More
After testing dust in the air near cattle feedlots in the Southern High Plains researchers at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech University found evidence of antibiotics feedlot derived bacteria and ... - Read More
New laser driven compression experiments reproduce the conditions deep inside exotic super Earths and giant planet cores and the conditions during the violent birth of Earth like planets documenting the material properties that determined planet ... - Read More
A new composite material prevents metal corrosion in an environmentally friendly way even under extreme conditions It can be used wherever metals are exposed to severe weather conditions aggressive gases salt heavy wear or high ... - Read More
Stacking perovskites onto a conventional silicon solar cell dramatically improves the overall efficiency of the cell according to a new study led by Stanford University scientists The researchers describe their novel perovskite silicon solar cell ... - Read More
Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are learning how the properties of water molecules on the surface of metal oxides can be used to better control these minerals and use ... - Read More
A team of scientists has identified how a sixth sense in fish allows them to detect flows of water which helps resolve a long standing mystery about how these aquatic creatures respond to their environment ... - Read More
Interlinkage of the power and gas grids is planned to make electricity supply sustainable and robust in the future Fluctuating amounts of wind and solar power for instance might be stored in the form of ... - Read More
The best material to keep carbon dioxide from natural gas wells from fouling the atmosphere may be a derivative of asphalt according to Rice University scientists The Rice laboratory of chemist James Tour followed up ... - Read More
Just two hours of exposure to diesel exhaust fumes can lead to fundamental health related changes in biology by switching some genes on while switching others off according to researchers at the University of British ... - Read More
A group of scientists led by researchers at the Université de Versailles' Institut Lavoisier in France has worked out how to stably gift wrap a chemical gas known as nitric oxide within metal organic frameworks ... - Read More
Carnivorous plants catch and digest tiny animals in order and derive benefits for their nutrition Interestingly the trend towards vegetarianism seems to overcome carnivorous plants as well The aquatic carnivorous bladderwort which can be found ... - Read More
Cars that run on natural gas are touted as efficient and environmentally friendly but getting enough gas onboard to make them practical is a hurdle A new study led by researchers at Rice University promises ... - Read More
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