Pesticide regulation in California is flawed, UCLA report says
Approximately 30 million pounds of fumigant pesticides are sprayed on valuable California crops each year—strawberries, tomatoes, peppers and the like—in an attempt to control pests. Responsibility for the safety of pesticides ...
Study could help improve nuclear waste repositories
(Phys.org) —Here's the question faced by a team of Sandia National Laboratories researchers: How fast will iodine-129 released from spent nuclear fuel move through a deep, clay-based geological repository?
Japan seeds clouds to boost Tokyo rain
Japanese scientists have fired cloud seeding equipment to help top up reservoirs serving the 35 million people of greater Tokyo, officials said Friday, amid a sweltering summer dry spell.
Solving electron transfer
EPFL scientists have shown how a solvent can interfere with electron transfer by using unprecedented time resolution in ultrafast fluorescence spectroscopy.
Researchers reveal gas that triggers ozone destruction
Scientists at the Universities of York and Leeds have made a significant discovery about the cause of the destruction of ozone over oceans.
Blocking iodide transport by inhibiting the sodium iodide symporter
(Phys.org)—Iodide entrapment in the thyroid gland is essential, and plays a key role in dysfunctions such as thyroid and breast cancers, thyroiditis, Graves–Basedow disease, and Hashimoto's disease. The ...
Geerts hopes to answer mysteries of cloud seeding through supercomputing model
Bart Geerts likes to chase storms high in the mountains. And, oftentimes, he helps contribute to them.
Scientists study how to improve pesticide efficiency
In 2007, a controversial pesticide was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use on fruit and vegetable crops, mainly in California and Florida. Farm workers and scientists protested the approval of the pesticide ...
It's elemental: Paper celebrates discovery of iodine
(PhysOrg.com) -- It's not every day that an element gets to celebrate a bicentennial, and a University of Delaware professor is pleased to have been invited to the "birthday party" for iodine, which was discovered ...
Iodate refuses to intimidate
Like a bull in a china shop, a massive, iodine-based ion called iodate should disrupt the surrounding water molecules until it is forcibly expelled. However, it doesn't. This disconnect between the molecule's ...
DSC recipe brings good news to solar cell economics
Turning the heat on organizing energy
(PhysOrg.com) -- Conventional wisdom suggests that when exposing a crystal to heat, the thermal energy within the crystal would spread uniformly across the lattice.
Simple method of dealing with harmful radioactive iodine discovered
A novel way to immobilise radioactive forms of iodine using a microwave, has been discovered by an expert at the University of Sheffield.
Scientists develop material to remove radioactive contaminants from drinking water
A combination of forest byproducts and crustacean shells may be the key to removing radioactive materials from drinking water, researchers from North Carolina State University have found.