Ancient carbon trapped in Arctic permafrost is extremely sensitive to sunlight and if exposed to the surface when long frozen soils melt and collapse can release climate warming carbon dioxide gas into the atmosphere much ... - Read More
Feb 11 2013 — The increasing production and use of antibiotics about half of which is used in animal production is mirrored by the growing number of antibiotic resistance genes or ARGs effectively reducing antibiotics' ... - Read More
With help from a wind tunnel and the latest DNA technology U S Department of Agriculture USDA scientists are shedding light on the travel patterns of microbes in soils carried off by strong winds The ... - Read More
Researchers in Japan have developed a way to detect caesium contamination on a scale of millimetres enabling the detection of small areas of radioactive contamination Share This See Also Weapons Technology Chemistry Materials Science Inorganic ... - Read More
By identifying two genes required for transforming inorganic into organic mercury which is far more toxic scientists have just taken a significant step toward protecting human health Share This See Also Genes Human Biology Dentistry Chemistry ... - Read More
Researcher and team are the first to measure all of the elastic properties of an intact spider's web drawing a remarkable picture of the behavior of one of nature's most intriguing structures The work could ... - Read More
A new generation of the HTL process can convert all kinds of biomasses to crude bio oil which is sufficiently similar to fossil crude oil that a simple thermal upgrade and existing refinery technology can ... - Read More
Nitrogen in ocean waters fuels the growth of two tiny but toxic phytoplankton species that are harmful to marine life and human health warns a new study published in the Journal of Phycology Share This ... - Read More
and the iron beads are larger about 1.5 2 millimeters across Chung likened the two different sizes to talcum powder and ice cream sprinkles though the mix is not nearly so colorful The coal and ... - Read More
Engineered to produce the bacterial toxin Bt Bt corn resists attack by corn rootworm a pest that feeds on roots and can cause annual losses of up to $1 billion But besides merely protecting against ... - Read More
The semi aquatic earthworms in the genus Glyphidrilus are somewhat unfamiliar species that live between the terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems of rivers streams canals ponds swamps and paddy systems Remarkably each species is endemic to ... - Read More
Metals contained in nanoparticles can enter into the food chain Scientists have for the first time traced the nanoparticles taken up from the soil by crop plants and analysed the chemical states of their metallic ... - Read More
Chemists at the University of Burgos Spain have manufactured a sheet that changes colour in the presence of water contaminated with mercury The results can be seen with the naked eye but when photographing the ... - Read More
Using Laser Technology Aleksandr Ovsianikov from the Vienna University of Technology wants to create microstructures with embedded living cells This project will be funded by an ERC Starting Grant Share This See Also Biology Developmental ... - Read More
Researchers at Columbia Engineering and Georgia Institute of Technology have published a study in the online Early Edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences PNAS showing for the first time that certain volatile ... - Read More
The discovery that sea urchins use nickel particles to harness carbon dioxide from the sea could be the key to capturing tons of carbon dioxide CO2 from the atmosphere Share This See Also Nature Biology ... - Read More
An old material gets a new name and with it topological insulators have another chance to shine Samarium hexaboride SmB6 has been around since the late 1960s but understanding its low temperature behavior has remained ... - Read More
The structure of graphite oxide surprisingly expands when cooled in methanol or ethanol Also graphite oxide selectively absorbs methanol from water methanol mixtures Two new studies by physicists at Umeå University in Sweden published in ... - Read More
Scientists studying an enzyme that naturally produces alkanes long carbon chain molecules that could be a direct replacement for the hydrocarbons in gasoline have figured out why the natural reaction typically stops after three to ... - Read More
Scientists in the joint research project FUNgraphen are pinning their hopes for new technologies on a particular form of carbon They have developed new carbon macromolecules and molecular carbon composite materials with special properties The ... - Read More
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