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Video: Forecasting desert storms to empower solar panels
Solar energy is ever more becoming an important source of renewable power generation. A serious problem for the productivity of solar power plants is desert dust: it obscures the sun and makes the mirrors dirty. To prevent ...
Sustainably exploiting the sea's treasure trove
Researchers are looking at environmentally friendly ways of extracting valuable bioactive molecules from marine-based organisms.
User-led sustainable buildings
Users' perspectives play a key role in low-energy building. Experts agree that the feedback from people living in energy efficient buildings could help to optimise their overall usability.
New laser to watch DNA-proteins interactions
Researchers have found a new way to study how the DNA and proteins interact inside a cell structure. These reactions last only a fraction of a second, and therefore required a new approach to conventional observing methods. ...
Hunting for new genes by sequencing seas samples
(Phys.org) —Mass DNA sequencing has led to a better knowledge of marine micro-organisms in their environment and helps to discover new genes of interests. However, it is only part of the answer for biotech applications.
Making ice-cream more nutritious with meat left-overs
Food industries are now turning meat left-over into high-protein content ingredients for food supplements, or to be added to processed food. But a EU-wide regulation covering them is still lacking.
Estimating the impact of fires on the atmosphere
European scientists globally monitor wildfires with the help of satellites. The emission data are important for globally and regionally forecasting air quality.
No biomarkers identified to assess potential health effects of GMOs
Many people in Europe are critical of genetically modified (GM) food, due to safety concerns. A Eurobarometer survey, published in 2010, revealed that the European public tends to be worried on a "mediate level" about GM ...
Mapping proteins in space and time within cells
How many types of proteins are there in a cell? How many of each type are there and where are they at any given time? New methods may shed light on these fundamental biological questions.
Nanosilver in textiles – friend or foe?
Antimicrobial silver nanoparticles may enable people to use textiles in an environmentally more sustainable way, even though a question mark remains on their potential risks