Wildfires produce a witch's brew of carbon containing particles as anyone downwind of a forest fire can attest A range of fine carbonaceous particles rising high into the air significantly degrade air quality damaging human ... - Read More
University of Utah researchers developed a new weapon to fight poachers who kill elephants hippos rhinos and other wildlife By measuring radioactive carbon 14 deposited in tusks and teeth by open air nuclear bomb tests ... - Read More
They lie dormant for years but at the first sign of favorable conditions they awaken This sounds like the tagline for a science fiction movie but it describes the amazing life cycles of microbial organisms ... - Read More
According to new research from the Monell Center and collaborating institutions odors from human skin cells can be used to identify melanoma the deadliest form of skin cancer In addition to detecting a unique odor ... - Read More
Released 6 13 2013 2 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom Monell Chemical Senses Center more news from this source Jun 13 2013 PHILADELPHIA June 13 2013 According to new research from the Monell Center and collaborating ... - Read More
A team of scientists has won a berth on a tiny satellite to explore one of NASA's most important frontiers in climate studies the imbalance in Earth's energy budget and the extent to which fast ... - Read More
The commercial application of MEMS or micro electro mechanical systems will receive a major boost today following the presentation of a brand new way to accurately measure the power requirements and outputs of all existing ... - Read More
The chemical element bromine whose compounds contribute significantly to the depletion of ozone in the lower atmosphere is also released in polar regions to a great extent from snow on land This is the result ... - Read More
A smaller proportion of black carbon created during combustion will remain in soil than have been estimated before Contrary to previous understanding burying black carbon in the ground in order to restrain climate change will ... - Read More
A study just published in the Journal of Marine Biology sheds new light on the relatively rare but occasionally recorded presence of white sharks in waters surrounding the Hawaiian Islands and suggests a new method ... - Read More
manufacturers stopped adding it to common household products ” Other speakers in the symposium focused on the ongoing problem of arsenic contamination in the 21st century Arsenic occurs naturally in elevated concentrations in the soil ... - Read More
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
from Augusta Honduras Now a major heritage site Augusta was founded as an English stronghold on Roatan Island from 1742 1748 and hosted a mix of English militia and indigenous Miskitu While historical documents provide ... - Read More
With warm summer days at the beach on the minds of millions of winter weary people scientists are reporting that use of a new water quality test this year could prevent unnecessary beach closures while ... - Read More
When it comes to examining the surface of rocks on Mars with a high powered laser five is a magic number for Los Alamos National Laboratory postdoctoral researcher Nina Lanza Share This See Also Nature ... - Read More
The core drill slides through a drill pipe extending from the drill ship at the sea surface through a water depth of 2.5 km and hundreds of metres of sediment into the oceanic crust off ... - Read More
Engineers at Stanford have developed a prototype single fiber endoscope that improves the resolution of these much sought after instruments fourfold over existing designs The advance could lead to an era of needle thin minimally ... - Read More
All living organisms rely on iron as an essential nutrient In the ocean iron's abundance or scarcity means all the difference as it fuels the growth of plankton the base of the ocean's food web ... - Read More
Aging sewer systems are spilling a considerable amount of nitrogen into urban watersheds diminishing both the quality of water and ecosystems' habitats However many studies documenting the impacts of nitrogen on urban environs have not ... - Read More
A screening tool from the U S Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL eases and greatly quickens one of the thorniest tasks in the biofuels industry determining cell wall chemistry to find plants ... - Read More
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