News tagged with environmental pressures

Shipping sensor goes to work for climate science

A device the size of a deck of playing cards that can track temperature, humidity, light and barometric pressure is moving from the shipping world to the realm of research to help develop a better understanding ...

dateJun 17, 2011 in Engineering
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Wine yeasts reveal prehistoric microbial world

However, one of the most well-known characteristics of yeast is the ability of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, baker's yeast, to ferment sugar to 2-carbon components, in particular ethanol, without completely oxidising it to car ...

dateMay 11, 2011 in Evolution
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Scorpion biodiversity

Scorpions possess resistance to high temperatures and the ability to conserve water for long periods of time, and as a result thrive in hot and arid parts of the world. But is this global distribution also seen at a more ...

dateApr 09, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Obesity linked to dangerous sleep apnea in truck drivers

Truck crashes are a significant public health hazard causing thousands of deaths and injuries each year, with driver fatigue and sleepiness being major causes. A new study has confirmed previous findings that obesity-driven ...

dateMar 11, 2009 in Health
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