Next time you spot an earthworm sliding through fresh dirt take a closer look What you're seeing is an organic movement called peristaltic locomotion that has been meticulously refined by nature Jarod Gregory an undergraduate ... - Read More
Less than a year after patenting a process that could improve stripping greenhouse gasses from industrial emissions a University of Alabama engineering professor was recently granted another patent that uses a different solvent to accomplish ... - Read More
Led by Marius Gilbert Interfaculty School of Bioengineering Université libre de Bruxelles and Tim Robinson ILRI Kenya an international researcher team established new global maps of livestock distribution This study should help to measure the ... - Read More
Researchers around the world are trying to develop solar driven generators that can split water yielding hydrogen gas that could be used as clean fuel Such a device requires efficient light absorbing materials that attract ... - Read More
Studying stream bubbles isn't exactly a walk in the park What with the mud and ticks the long days hiking and swimming through mucky streams the sun exposure and scratching brush But in the end ... - Read More
Soils that formed on Earth's surface thousands of years ago and that are now deeply buried features of vanished landscapes have been found to be rich in carbon adding a new dimension to our planet's ... - Read More
Installing state of the art solar panels on a quarter of a million roofs could meet one sixth of Scotland's electricity demands experts say Scientists say the strategy could ease the plight of one in ... - Read More
Researchers at MIT have discovered a new way of harnessing temperature gradients in fluids to propel objects In the natural world the mechanism may influence the motion of icebergs floating on the sea and rocks ... - Read More
It's that time of the year again when people are moving their kitchens outside in order to soak up the warm weather and smoky aromas of grilling IFT spokesperson Guy Crosby PhD CFS provides insight ... - Read More
A fungus that infects bats as they hibernate is killing them by the millions placing three species in the East perilously close to being declared endangered or perhaps beyond towards extinction How to know the ... - Read More
Michael Lewis's bestselling book Flash Boys describes how some brokers engaging in high frequency trading exploit fast telecommunications to gain fraction of a second advantage in the buying and selling of stocks But you don't ... - Read More
Photocatalysis catalysis assisted by light is a promising route to convert solar energy into chemical fuels Particularly appealing is the possibility to use photocatalysis to split water molecules into molecular hydrogen Although photocatalysis has been ... - Read More
Numerous studies have linked exposure to bisphenol A BPA in plastic receipt paper toys and other products with various health problems from poor growth to cancer and the FDA has been supporting efforts to find ... - Read More
In a new paper in the Journal of Chemical Physics produced by AIP Publishing a research team in the United Kingdom and the United States describes how water molecules caged in fullerene spheres buckyballs are ... - Read More
When Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Hyunjoon Kong graduate student Cartney Smith and colleagues set out to improve MR imaging MRI they turned current contrast agent technology on its head or rather they ... - Read More
A new fuel cell concept developed by an Michigan State University researcher will allow biodiesel plants to eliminate the creation of hazardous wastes while removing their dependence on fossil fuel from their production process The ... - Read More
Clouds play a critical role in Earth's climate Clouds also are the largest source of uncertainty in present climate models according to the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Much of the ... - Read More
As the shale gas boom continues the atmosphere receives more methane adding to Earth’s greenhouse gas problem Robert Howarth greenhouse gas expert and ecology and environmental biology professor fears that we may not be many ... - Read More
The 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout discharged roughly five million barrels of oil and up to 500 000 metric tonnes of natural gas into Gulf of Mexico offshore waters over a period of 84 days In ... - Read More
Almost every biological process involves sensing the presence of a certain chemical Finely tuned over millions of years of evolution the body's different receptors are shaped to accept certain target chemicals When they bind the ... - Read More
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