News tagged with diatom

Ancient algae found deep in tropical glacier

The remains of tiny creatures found deep inside a mountaintop glacier in Peru are clues to the local landscape more than a millennium ago, according to a new study by Rice University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln ...

dateJun 01, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Intricate algae produce low-cost biosensors

(Phys.org) —Oregon State University researchers are combining diatoms, a type of single-celled photosynthetic algae, with nanoparticles to create a sensor capable of detecting miniscule amounts of protein or other biomarkers.

dateSep 01, 2014 in Bio & Medicine
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Lake Erie: Warmest in summer, coldest in winter

When it's 20 below, Dr. Michael Twiss, professor at Clarkson University, has been known to clear the snow and lie down on the thick ice of a frozen lake and stare up at the Northern Lights. But for all his ...

dateSep 17, 2013 in Environment
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Diatoms explain release of CO2

(Phys.org) —Scientists have found unexpectedly high concentrations of opal, a mineral containing silicate, in marine sediments during the transition periods from ice ages to warm phases. The explanation ...

dateApr 10, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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