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Electricity from the marshes

An unexpected source of new, clean energy has been found: the Plant-Microbial Fuel Cell that can generate electricity from the natural interaction between living plant roots and soil bacteria. The technique already works ...

Nov 23, 2012 4.9 / 5 (8) 5

Five acres of mats for Tahoe Asian clam project

Rubber barriers bound for the lakebed of Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay are being assembled at the University of California, Davis, as part of the biggest Asian clam control project in the lake's history. UC Davis scientists, staff ...

Oct 17, 2012 4.5 / 5 (2) 0

Fungi discovered to be source of methane

(—Some six years ago scientific textbooks had to be updated because of the surprising discovery made by the research group led by Frank Keppler that plants produce methane in an oxygen-rich environment. ...

Sep 06, 2012 5 / 5 (4) 3

ORNL researchers improve soil carbon cycling models

A new carbon cycling model developed at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory better accounts for the carbon dioxide-releasing activity of microbes in the ground, improving scientists' understanding ...

Aug 16, 2012 not rated yet 0

Charge separation in silver clusters

Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) users from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland, working with the Argonne National Laboratory's CNM Nanophotonics Group, have demonstrated the existence of long-lived char ...

Aug 09, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 0

Dry rivers, vibrant with culture and life

'When the River Runs Dry' is a familiar song in Australia. Some rivers in the arid center of the continent flow only after a stiff monsoon season, and smaller tributaries all over the country commonly shrink to puddled potholes ...

May 07, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 0