Lab unveil new nano-sized synthetic scaffolding technique
Scientists, including University of Oregon chemist Geraldine Richmond, have tapped oil and water to create scaffolds of self-assembling, synthetic proteins called peptoid nanosheets that mimic complex biological ...
Science could make canola oil more nutritious, and broccoli more tasty
(Phys.org) —Genomics researchers of the University of Arizona's iPlant collaborative, housed in the BIO5 Institute, have helped unravel the genetic code of the rapeseed plant, most noted for a variety whose ...
Canola genome sequence reveals evolutionary 'love triangle'
An international team of scientists including researchers from the University of Georgia recently published the genome of Brassica napus—commonly known as canola—in the journal Science. Their discove ...
Research team finds evidence of oil residue in Gulf two years after BP spill
(Phys.org) —Oil residue remained in the Gulf of Mexico two years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to a study headed by a University of Florida professor.
Exxon Valdez 2014: Does media coverage of manmade disasters contribute to consumer complacency?
Twenty-five years ago, the Exxon Valdez spilled 11 million gallons of oil into Alaska's Prince William Sound. Americans found themselves cleaning up another giant oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. According to a new ...
GeoFabLab prints 3-D rocks and fossils, advances geoscience research, education
Franek Hasiuk grabbed a little red ball and said it's not every day you pick up Mars.
Research confirms oil-replacement theory
Some years ago, the bitumen inclusions in rocks that often accompany petroleum gas deposits intrigued a CSIRO geologist.
Fracking workers exposed to dangerous amounts of benzene, study says
Some workers at oil and gas sites where fracking occurs are routinely exposed to high levels of benzene, a colorless gas that can cause cancer, according to a study by the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety.
Team working to safeguard the shoreline
An NJIT research team has estimated the total mass of oil that reached the Gulf of Mexico shore in the wake of the BP Deepwater Horizon blowout. It's the first time such an estimate was reported, and the study is published ...
Gulf killifishes' biological responses to oil spills similar in field, laboratory studies
Gulf killifish biological responses to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill detected by researchers in the field are similar to those in controlled laboratory studies, according to a study published September ...
Lavender farmers rebel against EU chemical rules
The sweet smell of lavender is tinged with bitterness this year in the south of France, as farmers who harvest the flower protest European regulations linking the plant to chemical toxins.
SwRI expands biofuels capabilities with custom-designed circulating fluidized bed system
SwRI announced today the addition of a custom-designed circulating fluidized bed (CFB) to convert heavy crude oils or biological feedstock such as corn, into valuable, refined fuel samples that clients can ...
Chinese firm serves up 'smart chopsticks' for food-wary diners
From recycled cooking oil to fox meat and chemicals, a litany of food scandals have turned Chinese diners' stomachs, but a new "smart chopsticks" concept by Internet search giant Baidu could put the answer in their hands.
Shell files new plan to drill in Arctic
Royal Dutch Shell has submitted a new plan for drilling in the Arctic offshore Alaska, more than one year after halting its program following several embarrassing mishaps.