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bacterium Chlorobaculum tepidum

Discovering a New Compound

Almost 20 years ago, the University of Delaware’s Tom Hanson started studying the bacterium Chlorobaculum tepidum (Cba. tepidum), an organism that only lives in...
ozone layer

Tracking an Ozone Killer

«It is detective work,» says Stefan Reimann, a researcher at Empa's «Air Pollution / Environmental Technology» department and one of the authors of the...
PET aerogels

NUS Researchers Turn Plastic Bottle Waste into Ultralight Supermaterial with Wide-Ranging...

Researchers from the the National University of Singapore (NUS) have made a significant contribution towards resolving the global issue of plastic waste, by creating...
antenna

Physicists Design Next-Gen Antenna for Supersensitive Magnetic Field Detectors

Scientists from ITMO University and the Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences have proposed a new microwave antenna that creates a...
deep-sea canyon

Submarine Canyon Reveals the Role of Corals in Capturing Carbon from...

On August 10, 2018, the RV Celtic Explorer, an Irish research vessel, returned to Galway Harbor on the west coast of the Republic of...
solar fuelsvideo

Harvesting Solar Fuels Through a Bacterium’s Unusual Appetite for Gold

Video above: When fed gold nanoclusters, the bacterium Moorella thermoacetica is transformed into a hybrid artificial photosynthesis system that converts sunlight and carbon dioxide into...
Composite Materialsvideo

Materials of the Future

Materials that are light and robust, inherently stable and still easily adjustable, and which can also be produced sustainably and in a resource-friendly way...
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Climate Change May Drive 10% of Amphibian Species in Brazil’s Atlantic...

Global warming could lead to the extinction of up to 10% of frog and toad species endemic to Brazil’s Atlantic Rainforest biome within about...
schwarzitevideo

Long-Sought Carbon Structure Joins Graphene, Fullerene Family

The discovery of buckyballs surprised and delighted chemists in the 1980s, nanotubes jazzed physicists in the 1990s, and graphene charged up materials scientists in...
E. Coli Bacteria

Researchers Discover the ‘Optimism’ of E. Coli Bacteria

They were surprised to find that the bacteria had different strategies for dealing with each of the nutrient restrictions. Even more surprisingly, when carbon...
climate change

How Plants Use Carbon Affects Their Response to Climate Change

Plants take in – or ‘fix’ – carbon dioxide from the atmosphere during photosynthesis. Some of the carbon is used for plant growth, and...
marine science

Keeping up with Sea-Level Rise

Soil accumulation in coastal ecosystems could mitigate rising sea levels around the Arabian Peninsula, according to new research from KAUST. However, this mitigation will...
carbon nanotubes

Carbon Is the New Black

Engineers with the University of Cincinnati are leveraging a partnership with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to create clothing that can charge your cell phone. Move...
electron camera

SLAC’s Ultra-High-Speed ‘Electron Camera’ Catches Molecules at a Crossroads

An extremely fast “electron camera” at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has produced the most detailed atomic movie of the decisive...
global warming

Transforming Our Lives Can Limit Global Warming to 1.5c Without New...

The new study, published today in Nature Energy, is the first to show how the 1.5oC global warming target can be reached without increasing our...
nanowires

Atomically Thin Nanowires Convert Heat to Electricity More Efficiently

Heat can be converted to electricity more efficiently using nanowires as thin as atoms, according to new University of Warwick research Atomically thin...
Electric Urban Commuting

RESOLVE Prototypes Shape Future of Electric Urban Commuting

The future of daily urban commuting could be small, lightweight Electric L-category Vehicles (ELVs) – a cost effective, energy efficient and comfortable alternative to traditional cars...
battery

Scientists Discover How a Pinch of Salt Can Improve Battery Performance

They found that adding salt to the inside of a supermolecular sponge and then baking it at a high temperature transformed the sponge into...
graphene

Individual Impurity Atoms Detectable in Graphene

Graphene is made of a two-dimensional layer of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice. The strong bonds between the carbon atoms make graphene...
tiny structures

Tiny Structures – Huge Impact

The surface of materials can have an enormous influence on their function. If the external properties are changed, this also expands the range of...