Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 29, 2015
COP21 event: Keeping warming below 2 degrees
Climate change experts will provide a briefing on individual INCDs, their aggregation, a comparison to carbon budgets and the two/1.5 degree emission targets.

New membrane may solve fresh water shortages
Researchers at Hiroshima University have developed a technology that improves the removal of salt from seawater, a breakthrough that may alleviate the increasing demand for fresh water in some countries.

Computational thinking in a fun scientific setting may help students learn chemistry
A team of researchers led by a Virginia Tech faculty member has received $1.25 million from the National Science Foundation to introduce computational approaches to help students learn chemistry in an environment that encourages scientific discussion.

John Innes Centre scientists use CRISPR technology to edit crop genes
A team of scientists from the John Innes Centre and The Sainsbury Laboratory, have shown that the very latest gene-editing technology CRISPR, can be used to make targeted changes or edits to specific genes in two UK crops.
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