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Apr. 29, 2016 — Engineers are using nanoparticle technology in an effort to meet the ever-increasing demand for food. Their innovative technique boosts the growth of a protein-rich bean by improving the way it ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — New research suggests that the very oldest pieces of rock on Earth -- zircon crystals -- are likely to have formed in the craters left by violent asteroid impacts that peppered our nascent planet, ... read more

Engineers Produce Biodiesel from Microalgae in Three Hours

Apr. 27, 2016 — By using native cells from the Lake of Texcoco, researchers reduce biofuel production ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — The pavement sealcoat products used widely around the nation on thousands of asphalt driveways and parking lots are significantly more toxic and mutagenic than previously suspected, according to a ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — A new study found that vulnerability of deep-sea biodiversity to climate change's triple threat -- rising water temperatures, and decreased oxygen, and pH levels -- is not uniform across the ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — Accidental wastewater spills from unconventional oil production in North Dakota have caused widespread water and soil contamination, a new study finds. Researchers found high levels of contaminants ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — Beachgoers may soon be able to know in a timely manner if the water is clean enough for swimming, thanks to some new technology. Sensors in new buoys gather information, everything from temperature ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — Millions of native orchids are flourishing on the site of a former iron mine in New York's Adirondacks, suggesting that former industrial sites – typically regarded as blighted landscapes — ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — Rainwater may play an important role in the process that triggers earthquakes, according to new research. Researchers have identified the sources and fluxes of the geothermal fluids and mineral veins ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — Findings on Norway spruce show how plants and animals can adapt better to climate change than previously envisaged. The spruce remembers what the temperature conditions were like when it was a seed, ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — From a quarter to half of Earth's vegetated lands has shown significant greening over the last 35 years largely due to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, according to a new ... read more

One Oil Field a Key Culprit in Global Ethane Gas Increase

Apr. 26, 2016 — A single US shale oil field is responsible for much of the past decade's increase in global atmospheric levels of ethane, a gas that can damage air quality and impact climate, according to new ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — The modern challenge of nuclear waste storage and disposal has researchers looking back at ancient materials from around the ... read more

Proteomics Method Measures Carbon Uptake of Marine Microbes

Apr. 26, 2016 — A successful trial has been described of a new method of identifying the carbon uptake of specific marine bacterioplankton taxa. The technique uses proteomics -- the large-scale study of proteins -- ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — Bioreactors are passive filtration systems that can reduce nitrate losses from farm fields. Most bioreactors are simple pits filled with wood chips; bacteria on the wood chips remove 25 to 45 percent ... read more

Groundwater Quality Changes Alongside Expansion of Hydraulic Fracturing

Apr. 26, 2016 — New research demonstrates that groundwater quality changes alongside the expansion of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing but also suggests that some potentially hazardous effects may ... read more

Radioactive Waste Disposal Could Be Safer and Cheaper

Apr. 26, 2016 — Scientists have developed a technology to reprocess irradiated reactor graphite by evaporation. This technology allows making radioactive waste disposal safer and economically ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia is one of the most inhospitable places on Earth. Water at near-boiling temperatures bubbles up from underground, high salt concentrations create multi-coloured ... read more

Monitoring Toxic Chemicals in Coastal Waters to Protect Wildlife

Apr. 26, 2016 — More investment is needed to develop better analytical tests to measure, and therefore help control, the amount of toxic chemicals called organotins that enter the environment, according to a new ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — The warm spring of 2012 in the U.S. caused plants to absorb more carbon, thereby compensating for reductions during the subsequent summer drought, researchers have ... read more

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