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Bacteria munch up alumina impurities

Previously unknown species of naturally-occurring bacteria have the potential to save the alumina and aluminium industries millions of dollars while helping to reduce their impact on the environment, microbiologist Naomi ...

dateJul 19, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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The Atmosphere of Io

(PhysOrg.com) -- Io is one of the four moons of Jupiter that Galileo discovered after he turned his new telescope heavenward. They shocked him and his contemporaries because they demonstrated that heavenly bodies can orbit ...

dateJun 14, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Electric fish plug in to communicate

(PhysOrg.com) -- Just as people plug in to computers, smart phones and electric outlets to communicate, electric fish communicate by quickly plugging special channels into their cells to generate electrical impulses, University ...

dateSep 29, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Hot and cold moves of cyanide and water

Scientists have long known that molecules dance about as the temperature rises, but now researchers know the exact steps that water takes with a certain molecule. Results with small, electrically charged cyanide ions and ...

dateSep 03, 2009 in General Physics
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