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Removing hazardous substances from the air

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are carbon-based compounds, many of which are hazardous to humans' health. EU-funded researchers coordinated efforts to apply nanotechnology to the capture and sequestration ...

dateAug 14, 2012 in Bio & Medicine
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Low-cost sensors gather air pollution data

(Phys.org) —Epidemiologists' understanding of the relationship between exposure to airborne pollutants and a range of health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease and asthma, has grown increasingly ...

dateNov 26, 2013 in Environment
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Caterpillars attracted to plant SOS

Plants that emit an airborne distress signal in response to herbivory may actually attract more enemies, according to a new study published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Plant Science .

dateJul 01, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Keep the Aspidistra flying

Grown for its ability to survive neglect, shady conditions and the effects of gas used for lighting, the Aspidistra was such a popular houseplant in late Victorian Britain that it came to represent – as novelist George ...

dateJul 18, 2013 in Environment
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