Nanomaterials Apr 25, 2019

New nanomaterial to replace mercury

The nano research team led by professors Helge Weman and Bjørn-Ove Fimland at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology's (NTNU) Department of Electronic Systems has succeeded in creating light-emitting diodes, ...

Earth Sciences Apr 24, 2019

Microbes may act as gatekeepers of Earth's Deep Carbon

Two years ago a team of scientists visited Costa Rica's subduction zone, where the ocean floor sinks beneath the continent and volcanoes tower above the surface. They wanted to find out if microbes can affect the cycle of ...

Environment Apr 24, 2019

Canada oil sands CO2 emissions hugely underestimated: study

Canada's oil sands CO2 emissions are significantly higher than indicated by industry data collected using internationally recommended methods, according to a study published Tuesday.

Archaeology & Fossils Apr 24, 2019

Meet Callichimaera perplexa, the platypus of crabs

The crab family just got a bunch of new cousins—including a 95-million-year-old chimera species that will force scientists to rethink the definition of a crab.

Evolution Apr 24, 2019

Crabs, lobsters and shrimp now have a family tree dating 500 million years

Researchers have for the first time traced the roots of crabs, lobsters and shrimp to create the family tree of crustaceans people love to eat.

Earth Sciences Apr 25, 2019

Sound of the sea solves decades-old supervolcano mystery

Scientists have used the sound of the sea to discover the route taken by hot fluids that feed a supervolcano in southern Italy.

Nanomaterials Apr 25, 2019

Nanosized container with photoswitches releases cargo upon irradiation

Researchers at Tokyo Tech have developed a nanosized container bearing photoswitches that takes up hydrophobic compounds of various size and shape in water and subsequently releases them quantitatively by non-invasive light ...

Materials Science Apr 24, 2019

Developing a dual-gradient ultrafast biomimetic snapping hydrogel material

Bioinspired materials are designed and engineered to mimic the biological functions of nature; however fast actuation is an important but challenging task to recreate in the lab. In a recent study, Wenxin Fan and co-workers ...

Biochemistry Apr 23, 2019

Scientists create first billion-atom biomolecular simulation

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory have created the largest simulation to date of an entire gene of DNA, a feat that required one billion atoms to model and will help researchers to better understand and develop ...

Space Exploration Apr 24, 2019

China to build moon station in 'about 10 years'

Beijing plans to send a manned mission to the moon and to build a research station there within the next decade, state media reported Wednesday, citing a top space official.

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