(Northwestern University) Phosphate Elimination and Recovery Lightweight (PEARL) membrane, a porous nanocomposite substrate, selectively sequesters up to 99% of phosphate ions from polluted water. Tunable membrane will address other environmental challenges through incorporation of specific nanomaterials. New tech meets need for sustainable, scalable and cost-effective solution that works outside the lab.
WASHINGTON—President Joe Biden’s climate summit of 40 world leaders this week will be Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s “last chance” to restore Washington’s confidence in Brazil’s commitment to taking action to fight climate change, the U.S. ambassador to Brazil has warned….
(Northwestern University) Using mathematical modeling, researchers considered a time very early in evolution when primordial species reproduced using external fertilization. In the model, bigger reproductive cells, or gametes, presented a competitive edge because they could hold more nutrients for a potential zygote. Smaller gametes, however, required fewer resources to make, which put less stress on the parent. Organisms evolved to specialize in large or small gametes, precursors to eggs and sperm.
An anti-capitalist agitator fell, landing on his back when he attempted to scale the Chase Bank building in Manhattan Friday. Dressed in all black and wearing a large backpack, the man was attempting to climb the exterior while one of…
(Northwestern University) Power grids counterintuitively thrive on diversity. Heterogeneity among power generators can help grids stabilize.
In a study using a non-toxic substance on mice, Northwestern University researchers have identified the first compound that eliminates the ongoing degeneration of brain neurons in the paralyzing disease known as ALS. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a neurodegenerative disease in which upper motor neurons degrade in victims, producing a swift and fatal demise. In addition […]
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IMAGE: Scanning electron microscopy images of foraminifera from different angles. view more Credit: Northwestern University Microscopic fossilized shells are helping geologists reconstruct Earth’s climate during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), a period of abrupt global warming and ocean acidification that occurred…
Oceans were stressed preceding abrupt, prehistoric global warming – Northwestern University NewsCenter
Microscopic fossilized shells are helping geologists reconstruct Earth’s climate during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), a period of abrupt global warming and ocean acidification that occurred 56 million years ago. Clues from these ancient shells can help scientists better predict…
(Northwestern University) Third recent Northwestern University-led study to detect calcification stress before and across ancient ocean acidification events.
Scientists Achieve Breakthrough, Talking With Lucid Dreamers in Their SleepâAnd Thereâs Now An App For That
Dreams take us to an alternative reality while we’re fast asleep. So, you might not expect that a person in the midst of a vivid dream would be able to perceive incoming questions and provide answers to them. But a new study led by Northwestern University researchers shows that, in fact, they canâand they developed […]