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dolphins

Banned Toxins Passed from Mother to Young in European Dolphins

Dolphins in the northern Adriatic contain high levels of PCBs – highly toxic chemicals banned in the 1970s and 1980s – and...
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...
genotype and environmental factors

Algorithm Identifies Multiple Gene–Environment Relationships

The scientists produced an algorithm and a bioinformatics method that can be applied to large cohorts of human genome and lifestyle data to identify...
plastics pollution

How Plastic Waste Moves in the Environment

A Washington State University researcher for the first time has modeled how microplastic fibers move through the environment.The work, published in the journal Advances in...
microplastic fibers

How Plastic Waste Moves in the Environment

A Washington State University researcher for the first time has modeled how microplastic fibers move through the environment.The work, published in the journal Advances in...
molecular spintronics

Environment Turns Molecule into a Switch

It looks like a cross with four arms of equal length that have a central atom at their intersection. All atoms are arranged in...
electronic glovevideo

Stanford Develops an Electronic Glove That Gives Robots a Sense of...

Stanford engineers have developed an electronic glove containing sensors that could one day give robotic hands the sort of dexterity that humans take for...
cooling system

Fujitsu Immersion Cooling System Receives Environment Minister’s Award for Global Warming...

Fujitsu today announced that it has received a 2018 Environment Minister's Award for Global Warming Prevention Activity (Technology Development and Commercialization) for its Fujitsu...
unsuspected pollutant

Study Uncovers High Levels of Previously Unsuspected Pollutant in Homes, Environment

Scientists at Indiana University found high levels of a previously unsuspected pollutant in homes, in an electronic waste recycling facility and in the natural...
Antarctic ice

Cause of Long, Potentially Damaging Channels on Antarctic Ice Shelves Found

Glaciers in Antarctica are remote and difficult to study, which means much about their behaviour is unknown. These knowledge gaps mean scientists cannot be...
Burmese pythons

Researchers Find Genomic Evidence of Rapid Adaptation of Invasive Burmese Pythons...

Florida has become a haven for invasive species in the United States, but perhaps the most well-known of the state’s alien residents is the...
virtual environmentvideo

Modifying a Virtual Environment in Just a Few Clicks

Wearing a virtual reality headset and using manual controllers, you can use Imverse’s new software to select tools that let you bring depth, cut,...
microplastics

The Impact of Microplastics on the Environment Unclear

Scientists say there is not yet enough evidence to conclude that microplastics (MPs) do or do not cause harm to the environment, following a...
Broad Energy and Environment

Broad Energy and Environment Study Led by CU Boulder Ends with...

A massive research and education effort on energy and environmental issues led by CU Boulder engineering faculty is ending after a five-year run with...
Global Sea Level

Global Sea Level Could Rise 50 Feet by 2300

Global average sea-level could rise by nearly 8 feet by 2100 and 50 feet by 2300 if greenhouse gas emissions remain high and humanity...
Parkinson’s disease

Seeking a “Missing Link” Between Genes and Environment in Parkinson’s Disease

There is a missing link between genetic and environmental causes of Parkinson’s disease, speculate scientists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and armed with...
Cigarettes

Cigarettes Have a Significant Impact on the Environment, Not Just Health

The devastating impact of the tobacco industry on human health is well known. However, a new report systematically outlines for the first time the...
environmental monitoring

Stanford Students Deploy Machine Learning to Aid Environmental Monitoring

As Hurricane Florence ground its way through North Carolina, it released what might politely be called an excrement storm. Massive hog farm manure pools...
truck cargo transport

The Truck of the Future

Trucks will remain essential to cargo transport in the upcoming decades. Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and their partners have developed...
enigmatic neutron star

The Surprising Environment of an Enigmatic Neutron Star

An unusual infrared emission detected by the Hubble Space Telescope from a nearby neutron star could indicate that the pulsar has features never before...