(University of Pittsburgh) Harmful bacteria can find their way into the water we consume despite treatment prior to distribution. In the face of water scarcity and aging infrastructure, there is a need for innovative, affordable, and portable solutions to sustainably provide safe drinking water across the globe.Engineering researchers from the University of Pittsburgh will use a $500K CAREER award from the NSF to create a sustainable material design framework to mitigate pathogen exposure in this invaluable resource.
There’s a puzzling gap in exoplanets, orbiting distant stars. Where are the worlds between 1.5 and 2 times Earth’s radius? Shrinking planets may be the answer.
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(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) According to the results of a multi-year scientific study, ants of the species Temnothorax nylanderi show exceptionally high survival rates when infected with a tapeworm.
(Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Faculty of Science) The relevance of pet dog biobanking in molecular research and the initiative to make pioneering steps in this field. The Hungarian Canine Brain and Tissue Bank (CBTB) was established by the research team of the Senior Family Dog Project in 2017, following the examples of human tissue banks. In a recent paper, the team reports findings, which would not have been possible without the CBTB, and may augment further progress in dog aging and biomarker research.
(Salk Institute) Plants are unparalleled in their ability to capture carbon from the air, but this benefit is temporary. Researchers have proposed a more permanent, and even useful, fate for this captured carbon by turning plants into a valuable industrial material called silicon carbide (SiC). A new study from Salk scientists quantifies this process with more detail than ever before.
NASA’s new fleet of satellites will offer insights into the wild cards of climate change – Science Magazine
Planned NASA satellites will measure the vertical motions that lead to towering storm clouds. SANTIAGO BORJA By Paul VoosenMay. 5, 2021 , 11:15 AM NASA is about to announce its next generation of Earth-observing satellites. As soon as this month,…
The auto industry’s largest trade group challenged 11 governors who are calling for a national phase-out of gasoline cars to put clean vehicles on their own roads first.
Eighty percent of the coal plants in America are uneconomic compared to wind and solar or are already slated to retire by 2025, according to a new paper released today.
A new “ultra-white’ paint could be a valuable tool for adapting to climate change. But it comes as city officials are haltingly adopting policies to confront a rising number of heat waves.