Nijmegen microbiologists have shown that the rare earth metal Cerium is essential for the methane oxidizing bacteria which they discovered in 2007 in an Italian hot acid volcanic mudpot It is the first time that ... - Read More
University of Michigan researchers today released seven technical reports that together form the most comprehensive Michigan focused resource on hydraulic fracturing the controversial natural gas and oil extraction process commonly known as fracking The studies ... - Read More
In the baseball world a superstar can do five things exceptionally well hit hit for power run throw and field said Fuzhong Zhang In the parallel universe of the microbiological world there is a current ... - Read More
Protein based drugs show promising activity against many hard to treat targets Getting these biomolecules past the body's numerous defenses however requires innovative technology such as drug delivering nanoparticles Polylactic acid PLA is a potential ... - Read More
Scientists at ETH Zurich and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory LLNL in California have developed an innovative sensor for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy SERS Thanks to its unique surface properties at nanoscale the method can ... - Read More
In a materials science laboratory at Harvard University a transparent disk connected to a laptop fills the room with music it's the Morning prelude from Peer Gynt played on an ionic speaker No ordinary speaker ... - Read More
A year long experiment on tiny ocean organisms called coccolithophores suggests that the single celled algae may still be able to grow their calcified shells even as oceans grow warmer and more acidic in Earth's ... - Read More
Research by environmental scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences SEAS brings bad news to the western United States where firefighters are currently battling dozens of fires in at least 11 states ... - Read More
An innovative method for stripping greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide from industrial emissions is potentially cheaper and more efficient than current methods according to a United States patent based on research by Dr Jason ... - Read More
In the midst of an intensifying global water crisis scientists are reporting development of a more economical way to use one form of the ice that burns to turn very salty wastewater from fracking and ... - Read More
In the latest advance in efforts to find an inexpensive way to make hydrogen from ordinary water one of the keys to the much discussed hydrogen economy scientists are reporting that powder from high grade ... - Read More
Mercury a common industrial toxin is carried through the atmosphere before settling on the ocean and entering the marine food web Now exciting new research from the University of Michigan and the University of Hawai'i ... - Read More
Food and biofuel crops could be grown and maintained in many places where it wasn't previously possible such as deserts landfills and former mining sites thanks to an inexpensive non chemical soil additive The additive ... - Read More
Arsenic laden groundwater used for cooking and drinking could pose a risk to the health of almost 20 million people across China This is shown by a study carried out by Eawag scientists in collaboration ... - Read More
Clean drinking water is a diminishing natural resource in developing nations and in many industrialised countries VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a simple and inexpensive test kit that detects phenolic compounds in ... - Read More
A simple kitchen sink experiment helped Northwestern University researchers discover that green tea leaves not only can be used to steep a good cup of tea but they make an excellent antibacterial coating too And ... - Read More
An often overlooked form of manganese an element critical to many life processes is far more prevalent in ocean environments than previously known according to a study led by University of Delaware researchers that was ... - Read More
A ring of protein and pigments half synthetic and half natural can be used to quickly prototype light harvesting antennas that absorb more sunlight than fully natural ones In diagrams it looks like a confection ... - Read More
curing diseases by replacing the missing proteins that cause certain disorders almost like an artificial limb replaces the function of a leg or arm lost to injury Another is an internationally known leader in science ... - Read More
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