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September 28, 2016

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September 28, 2016

An Algorithm for Taxi Sharing

Sep. 26, 2016 — Researchers in Uruguay have developed an evolutionary algorithm to allow a smart city to facilitate efficient taxi sharing to cut an individual's transport costs as well as reduce congestion and ... read more

Stronger Turbine Blades With Molybdenum Silicides

Sep. 23, 2016 — Molybdenum silicides can improve the efficiency of turbine blades in ultrahigh-temperature combustion systems, researchers have ... read more

Sep. 21, 2016 — When there are no data due to a lack of hydrometric station, interviews to neighbors and air photographs of water environment are the effective methods to collect information on the water regime of ... read more

Solar Radiation Variability Over Italy in the Last 55 Years Reconstructed for the First Time

Sep. 19, 2016 — Surface solar radiation variability over Italy from the end of the 1950s has been reconstructed in a new framework, report scientists. This information -- based on more than 50 daily records ... read more

Brain Benefits of Aerobic Exercise Lost to Mercury Exposure

Sep. 16, 2016 — Cognitive function improves with aerobic exercise, but not for people exposed to high levels of mercury before birth, according to new ... read more

Sep. 16, 2016 — The hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica became an international cause for concern in the latter half of the 20th Century, but researchers point out that the issues relating to ozone levels are ... read more

Assessing Health Risks from Oil and Gas Operations

Sep. 15, 2016 — A new study of air pollutant emissions from northern Front Range oil and gas operations has been presented to state officials in ... read more

Sep. 15, 2016 — The Arctic's ice cover appears to have reached its minimum extent on September 10, 2016, according to scientists. Arctic sea ice extent on that day stood at 4.14 million square kilometers (1.60 ... read more

Urban Shorelines Support More Animal Life, Floating DNA Reveals

Sep. 15, 2016 — Researchers are now able to capture the cells of animals, sequence their DNA and identify which species were present in water at a point in time. A new University of Washington study is the first to ... read more

Food Waste Could Store Solar, Wind Energy

Sep. 15, 2016 — Saving up excess solar and wind energy for times when the sun is down or the air is still requires a storage device. Batteries get the most attention as a promising solution although pumped ... read more

Comprehensive Study Finds Widespread Mercury Contamination Across Western North America

Sep. 14, 2016 — Widespread mercury contamination has been recently documented in air, soil, sediment, plants, fish, and wildlife at various levels across Western North ... read more

Greenhouse Gas-Monitoring Aircraft Keep Tabs on the Amazon's Rising Methane Levels

Sep. 14, 2016 — New research into Amazon wetland emissions has been published by scientists. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, second only to carbon dioxide in its contribution to global ... read more

Sep. 13, 2016 — Increased carbon dioxide concentrations alters brain chemistry that may lead to neurological impairment in some fish, a first-of-its-kind study ... read more

Sep. 13, 2016 — Scientists have improved the ability of asphalt-derived porous carbon to capture carbon dioxide from natural ... read more

Sep. 13, 2016 — The winds that gust across the Tibetan Plateau have done so for far longer than previously believed, showing they are resilient to the formation of mountains and changes in carbon dioxide and ... read more

Sep. 8, 2016 — A team of scientists has discovered an unexpected disruption in one of the most repeatable atmospheric ... read more

Sep. 8, 2016 — Exposure to air pollution at the place of residence increases the risk of developing insulin resistance as a pre-diabetic state of type 2 diabetes, report ... read more

Sep. 7, 2016 — As global temperatures rise, how will lake ecosystems respond? As they warm, will lakes -- which make up only 3 percent of the landscape, but bury more carbon than the world's oceans combined -- ... read more

Antimicrobial Chemicals Found With Antibiotic-Resistance Genes in Indoor Dust

Sep. 7, 2016 — University of Oregon researchers have found links between the levels of antimicrobial chemicals and antibiotic-resistance genes in the dust of an aging building used for athletics and academics. One ... read more

Sep. 7, 2016 — Want to help mitigate global climate change? Grow some veggies. According to a new study, turning lawn into a vegetable garden can reduce greenhouse gas ... read more

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