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February 28, 2017

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February 28, 2017

Electronic Sensor System to Prevent Mining Explosions

Feb. 15, 2017 — A wireless network of sensors aimed at preventing explosions in mines is an innovation of worldwide significance that is being developed by a Norwegian-African cooperative ... read more

Svalbard's Electric Power Could Come from Hydrogen

Feb. 7, 2017 — The energy supply to Longyearbyen, midway between continental Norway and the North Pole, is a hot topic in the climate debate. Longyearbyen is the largest settlement and the administrative centre of ... read more

Jan. 12, 2017 — Copper is an essential element of our society with main uses in the field of electricity and electronics. About 70% of the copper comes from deposits formed several million years ago during events of ... read more

New Method to Remove Nickel from Contaminated Seawater

Jan. 11, 2017 — The same deposit that builds up in many tea kettles or water pipes in areas where calcium-rich water is the norm might be just the (cheap) ticket to rid contaminated seawater of toxic ... read more

Construction Greener, More Efficient With Intelligent Software

Nov. 24, 2016 — Construction vehicles waste fuel by remaining on full power whilst idle. New research is working to make vehicles more fuel efficient and cheaper with electrical systems, say ... read more

New Study Challenges Assumption of Asbestos' Ability to Move in Soil

Aug. 19, 2016 — A new study challenges the long-held belief that asbestos fibers cannot move through soil. The findings have important implications for current remediation strategies aimed at capping asbestos-laden ... read more

Aug. 5, 2016 — One of the hottest new materials is a class of porous solids known as metal-organic frameworks, or MOFs. Now, a surprising discovery reveals that MOFs also exist in nature -- albeit in the form of ... read more

July 29, 2016 — Scientists discovered impressive abundance and diversity among the creatures living on the seafloor in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone -- an area in the equatorial Pacific Ocean being targeted for ... read more

July 21, 2016 — A drilling tool that will withstand the heat of geothermal drilling has now been developed by scientists. The downhole hammer attaches to the end of a column of drill pipe and cuts through rock with ... read more

June 30, 2016 — A research cruise this summer will address the massive technical challenges in exploring for sea-floor mineral deposits. This expedition will take place on board the RRS <em>James ... read more

June 27, 2016 — The peat bogs of the world, once waterlogged repositories of dead moss, are being converted into fuel-packed fire hazards that can burn for months and generate deadly ... read more

June 21, 2016 — By using ultra-thin slices of diamonds, researchers have found the first direct evidence for the formation of diamonds by a process known as redox freezing. In this process, carbonate melts ... read more

New Approach Measures How Much Carbon Dioxide Comes from Mine Drainage

June 17, 2016 — The collective estimated amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere from 140 coal mines across Pennsylvania is the equivalent to that of a small power plant, a new study has ... read more

Globalization Made Economic Production More Vulnerable to Climate Change

June 10, 2016 — The susceptibility of the global economic network to workers' heat-stress has doubled in the last decade, a new study finds. The analysis shows for the first time how enhanced connectivity of ... read more

Research Accelerates Next-Generation Ultra-Precise Sensing Technology

June 9, 2016 — The mining, navigation, minerals exploration and environmental hydrology sectors are set to benefit from new research into quantum technology, say ... read more

June 7, 2016 — Researchers are refining a natural, low-cost process that will help remove some of the most abundant pollutants, such as iron, from mine-contaminated ... read more

May 31, 2016 — The hydrothermal vents and methane seeps on the ocean floor that were once thought to be geologic and biological oddities are now emerging as a major force in ocean ecosystems, marine life and global ... read more

May 27, 2016 — The first comprehensive study of the content of rare earth elements in coal ashes from the United States shows that coal originating from the Appalachian Mountains has the highest concentrations of ... 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. 22, 2016 — A team of scientists set up camera traps in Peru to record the biodiversity of that area of the Amazon ... read more

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