ENVIRONMENT

Technology system for circular use of plastic

All Plastic Waste Could Become New, High-quality PlasticTthrough Advanced Steam Cracking

A research group at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has developed an efficient process for breaking down any plastic waste to a molecular level.

by Staff Reporter

Bubble corals

3D-printed Coral Could Help Endangered Reefs

UD researchers find fish give 'fins up' to printed coral models

by Staff Reporter

GHG

Has Global Warming Stopped? The Tap of Incoming Energy Cannot be Turned Off

The greenhouse (GHG) effect caused by CO2 and other GHG gases acts as a "pump", feeding more and more energy into the Earth system. Most of this energy is ultimately stored in the ocean, and the warming rate of the atmosphere is affected by air-sea energy transport.

by Staff Reporter

SNS Nanobolometer

Radiation Detector with the Lowest Noise in the World Boosts Quantum Work

The nanoscale radiation detector is a hundred times faster than its predecessors and can function without interruption.

by Staff Reporter

dark matter

Physicists Have Found a Way to 'Hear' Dark Matter

Physicists at Stockholm University and the Max Planck Institute for Physics have turned to plasmas in a proposal that could revolutionize the search for the elusive dark matter.

by Staff Reporter

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Researchers Use Game Theory to Successfully Identify Bacterial Antibiotic Resistance

Washington State University researchers have developed a novel way to identify previously unrecognized antibiotic-resistance genes in bacteria.

by Staff Reporter

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New Process Discovered to Completely Degrade Flame Retardant in The Environment

A team of environmental scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and China has for the first time used a dynamic, two-step process to completely degrade a common flame-retardant chemical, rendering the persistent global pollutant nontoxic.

by Staff Reporter

Fertilizer Feast and Famine

Fertilizer Feast and Famine

Commercial organic and synthetic nitrogen fertilizer help feed around half of the world's population. While excessive fertilizer use poses environmental and public health risks, many developing nations lack access to it, leading to food insecurity, social unrest, and economic hardship.

by Staff Reporter

Zookepers Are Now Cutting Off The Horns Off All Their Rhinos

Zookepers Are Now Cutting Off The Horns Of All Their Rhinos

Days after the killing of a Rhino in captivity, countermeasures were made to prevent this kind of threat in the future.

by Lewis Powell

Stolen Generations Accept Apology From Kevin Rudd On Sorry Day

Aborigines in Australia Descended From a Colonizing Population That Arrived 50,000 Years Ago

A new study published in the journal Nature reveals that Australian Aborigines descended from a population that colonized Australia some 50,000 years ago. This was at a period when New Guinea and Australia were joined together as one single continent, and before they eventually drifted apart. Scientists used mitochondrial DNA and hair samples from descendants of ancient Aborigines to trace their history and how they came to be located in Australia alone.

by Charles Omedo

Neanderthal Man

Neanderthals Might Have Kissed Our Ancestors, New Study Shows

Scientists have analyzed the dental structure of Neanderthals that lived between 42,000 to 50,000 years ago in modern-day Belgium and Spain and discovered new interesting facts. The new discoveries were published in the journal Nature and now the subject of paleontologists and archaeologists. The discoveries cover the foods that Neanderthals may have eaten thousands of years ago and the medicines they must have used to treat various ailments.

by Charles Omedo

Everland Amusement Park Introduce Their New Panda Couple

Scientists Offer Fantastic Reasons Why Pandas Are of Black and White Colors

The question “why do pandas have black and white colors?” has been on the minds of scientists for decades. Now a study published in the journal Behavioral Ecology seems to have the answers. The research was published by researchers from the University of California in Davis and the California State University in Long Beach.

by Charles Omedo

Volkswagen To Lay Off 30,000 Workers After Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen’s Diesel Emission Pollution: Thousands of People Could Die Prematurely in Europe

A vehicle emission scandal hit German auto giant Volkswagen in late 2015, after the automaker used special software to deceive the general public that its cars were eco-friendly with minimum-level environmental emissions. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) however proved them wrong by demonstrating that Volkswagen was fraudulent in its claims. The automaker agreed to a US settlement of $22 billion and a recall of millions of vehicles installed with the emission cheat software.

by Charles Omedo

Reports Indicate 2016 Was Hottest Year On Record

Air Pollution Can Affect Antibiotics Effectiveness

Air pollution is not good for the health. Now there is more reason to be concerned, as air pollution can affect antibiotics effectiveness.

by Rodney Rafols

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