Humans are rapidly changing the look and function of earth's ecosystems from the increase of greenhouse gases to the unintentional and harmful spread of plants and animals to new environments A major challenge for ecologists ... - Read More
Unconventional oil and gas UOG operations combine directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing or fracking to release natural gas from underground rock Recent discussions have centered on potential air and water pollution from chemicals used in ... - Read More
Scientists may have solved a long standing enigma known as the African Humid Period an intense increase in cumulative rainfall in parts of Africa that began after a long dry spell following the end of ... - Read More
Polylactic acid is a degradable plastic used mostly for packaging To meet the rising demand ETH researchers have developed an eco friendly process to make large amounts of lactic acid from glycerol a waste by ... - Read More
The ability to 'thread' a molecular ligand through a metal organic framework MOF to alter the pore size of the material and yet allow the MOF to retain its crystallinity and principal structural features has ... - Read More
Taking inspiration from nature researchers have created a versatile model to predict how stalagmite like structures form in nuclear processing plants as well as how lime scale builds up in kettles It's a wonderful example ... - Read More
An efficient method to harvest low grade waste heat as electricity may be possible using reversible ammonia batteries according to Penn State engineers The use of waste heat for power production would allow additional electricity ... - Read More
For years scientists have been pursuing artificial leaf technology a green approach to making hydrogen fuel that copies plants' ability to convert sunlight into a form of energy they can use Now one team reports ... - Read More
A 12 year University of Illinois study shows that although the use of cover crops does not improve crop yields the practice does increase the amount of sequestered soil organic carbon using three different soil ... - Read More
Car finish to which no dirt particles adhere house fronts from which graffiti paints roll off and shoes that remain clean on muddy paths the material fluoropore might make all this possible Both water and ... - Read More
Barely has the research aircraft HALO entered the kilometre high clouds towering above the Brazilian rainforest than the researchers find themselves in a complete haze but they can rely on the measuring instruments that are ... - Read More
First developed in China in about the year A D 150 paper has many uses the most common being for writing and printing upon Indeed the development and spread of civilization owes much to paper's ... - Read More
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have figured out how to reverse the characteristics of a key bonding material polyurea providing an inexpensive alternative for a broad number of applications such as ... - Read More
Chemists and engineers at Oregon State University have discovered a fascinating new way to take some of the atmospheric carbon dioxide that's causing the greenhouse effect and use it to make an advanced high value ... - Read More
New catalysts designed and investigated by Tufts University School of Engineering researchers and collaborators from other university and national laboratories have the potential to greatly reduce processing costs in future fuels such as hydrogen The ... - Read More
New findings by a Johns Hopkins University led team reveal long unknown details about carbon deep beneath Earth's surface and suggest ways this subterranean carbon might have influenced the history of life on the planet ... - Read More
Coral reefs persist in a balance between reef construction and reef breakdown As corals grow they construct the complex calcium carbonate framework that provides habitat for fish and other reef organisms Simultaneously bioeroders such as ... - Read More
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