New research characterizes novel aspects of maize reproduction
Male reproductive organ development in maize involves a complex array of ribonucleic acid molecules (RNAs) with potentially diverse activities in gene regulation, demonstrated by new research from the University of Delaware ...
Emissions-free cars: Study characterizes essential reaction for renewable energy fuel cells
A University of Delaware research team is considering the important question of what it will take to create an affordable emissions-free car.
Paper details technique to date groundwater
(Phys.org) —Neil Sturchio, chair of the Department of Geological Sciences at University of Delaware, is co-author of a Nature Geoscience paper detailing a pioneering new technique to date groundwater.
Study suggests new pathway for phosphorous cycling in Chesapeake Bay
In the summer months, phosphorous cycling leads the center of the Chesapeake Bay to suffer from bottom water hypoxia—low levels of oxygen—which makes it hard for oxygen dependent organisms to survive. Conversely, this ...
Professor uses thermal infrared imagery to remotely survey Delaware marshes
University of Delaware researcher Jack Puleo reports a new method to remotely survey tidal mudflats in the IEEE journal Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing.
Effort to bring bobwhite quail back to New Jersey Pine Barrens
After virtually disappearing from New Jersey, northern bobwhite quail were reintroduced into that state's Pine Barrens on April 1 as the result of a three-year collaboration that includes the University of Delaware's College ...
Researcher explores effect of zero gravity on genes of microscopic worms
With apologies to the late NASA legend Neil Armstrong, whose boots were the first to step onto the surface of the moon, you might describe Chandran Sabanayagam's research at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute as one small ...
Student uses genome annotation to help study crocodiles, alligators, gharials
For the last year and a half, University of Delaware doctoral student Colin Kern has been annotating the genome of the American alligator, the salt water crocodile and the Indian gharial to help researchers from multiple ...
Researchers report on new catalyst to convert greenhouse gases into chemicals
(Phys.org) —A team of researchers at the University of Delaware has developed a highly selective catalyst capable of electrochemically converting carbon dioxide—a greenhouse gas—to carbon monoxide with 92 percent efficiency. ...
Engineer explores use of Google Glass to enable better health care
Google Glass Explorers are using the novel wearable computers for applications ranging from wildlife preservation and museum tours to precision sports training and on-the-go language translation.