Graphene films—highly resistant to damage—could protect metals in harsh environments
(Phys.org)—A coating so thin it's invisible to the human eye has been shown to make copper nearly 100 times more resistant to corrosion, creating tremendous potential for metal protection even in harsh ...
Unique salt allows energy production to move inland
Production of energy from the difference between salt water and fresh water is most convenient near the oceans, but now, using an ammonium bicarbonate salt solution, Penn State researchers can combine bacterial ...
Microbe processes carbon via new metabolic pathway
Grasshopper mice are numb to the pain of the bark scorpion sting
The painful, potentially deadly stings of bark scorpions are nothing more than a slight nuisance to grasshopper mice, which voraciously kill and consume their prey with ease. When stung, the mice briefly ...
Genome duplication aids plant's survival in saline soils
(Phys.org) —Having more than two sets of chromosomes can increase a plant's ability to take up nutrients and survive in saline soils, a joint study by Purdue University and the University of Aberdeen shows.
Scientists develop CO2 sequestration technique that produces 'supergreen' hydrogen fuel
(Phys.org) —Lawrence Livermore scientists have discovered and demonstrated a new technique to remove and store atmospheric carbon dioxide while generating carbon-negative hydrogen and producing alkalinity, ...
Researchers find new source for cold ocean water abyssal layer
Hawaii lab turns laser-powered bubbles into microrobots
Atmospheric warming altering ocean salinity
The warming climate is altering the saltiness of the world's oceans, and the computer models scientists have been using to measure the effects are underestimating changes to the global water cycle, a group ...
Aquarius yields NASA's first global map of ocean salinity
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's new Aquarius instrument has produced its first global map of the salinity of the ocean surface, providing an early glimpse of the mission's anticipated discoveries.
Scientists find underground river beneath Amazon
Brazilian scientists have discovered an underground river some 4,000 meters (13,000) feet deep, which flows from west to east like the country's famous waterway.
Ocean science satellite blasts off from California
A rocket carrying an Earth-observing satellite launched early Friday on a mission to measure the saltiness of the ocean from space.
Rapid changes in Greenland climate last 5,000 years, study finds
(PhysOrg.com) -- Abrupt average temperature changes of as much as 4 or 5 degrees Celsius over a few decades may have profoundly affected human civilization for cultures that occupied western Greenland over ...
Salinity in Outer Banks wells traced to fossil seawater
Rising salinity in the primary source for desalinated tap water in North Carolina's Outer Banks has been traced to fossil seawater, not as some have feared to recent seawater intrusion.