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Conducting gels -- from waste to wealth
Research by scientists at the University of York has demonstrated an innovative way of using a gel to extract precious metals such as silver and gold from waste and convert them into conducting nanoparticles to form a hybrid nanomaterial potentially suitable for a range of high-tech applications. (2015-11-09)
Failing to account for climate change in mining land reclamation may cost billions: Study
Researchers at the University of Waterloo are warning that plans to reclaim mined land risk failure and could cost industry and government billions in future cleanup costs if they do not take into account the affects of climate change. (2015-10-23)
New research method identifies stealth attacks on complicated computer systems
Three Virginia Tech computer scientists are unveiling a novel approach to discovering stealth attacks on computers at the annual ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security. (2015-10-13)
Researchers uncover new genetic markers for wheat improvement
Kansas State University wheat scientists have completed the first study of a chromosome in a tertiary gene pool and have called it a breakthrough in exploring wheat wild relatives for future crop improvement. (2015-10-06)
SETAC North America 36th Annual Meeting
The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America 36th Annual Meeting will be held from Nov. (2015-09-30)
New water-tracing technology to help protect groundwater
UNSW Australia researchers have used new water-tracing technology in the Sydney Basin for the first time to determine how groundwater moves in the different layers of rock below the surface. (2015-09-29)
Earthquake baseline set to inform future fracking
Experts set the world's first pre-fracking baseline for earthquakes caused by human activity. (2015-09-08)
Genome mining effort discovers 19 new natural products in 4 years
It took a small group of researchers only four years -- a blink of an eye in pharmaceutical terms -- to scour a collection of 10,000 bacterial strains and isolate the genes responsible for making 19 unique, previously unknown phosphonate natural products, researchers report. (2015-09-08)
An international team of longevity scientists publish first online database of geroprotectors
Scientists from Insilico Medicine among the anti-aging scientists launching, a publicly available database that has cataloged research related to geroprotectors, compounds that can slow or reverse the root causes of the aging process. (2015-09-08)
Provision of HIV treatment can be cost-saving for companies in high prevalence settings
In settings with a high prevalence of HIV, such as South Africa, provision of antiretroviral therapy programmes in the workplace can be cost saving for companies due to reductions in healthcare costs, absenteeism, and staff turnover according to new research by Gesine Meyer-Rath, Peter Vickerman and colleagues published this week in PLOS Medicine. (2015-09-01)
Cell phones help track of flu on campus
Personal health and lifestyle data captured through smartphone apps can help identify college students at risk of catching the flu. (2015-08-18)
Study: 2 major US aquifers contaminated by natural uranium
New study shows that nearly two million people in California and the Great Plains live above aquifers contaminated by uranium at concentrations up to 89 percent of the EPA standard. (2015-08-17)
New algorithm aimed at combating science's reproducibility problem
A research team that bridges academia and industry has developed a new tool that can help identify false discoveries made through adaptive analysis. (2015-08-06)
Successful European project to minimize the environmental problems caused by coal waste
The ECOAL-MGT project, designed to minimize the environmental problems caused by coal waste piles beside forests, has successfully been completed following tests carried out in San Pedro da Cova, Portugal. (2015-08-04)
Kent research could play major role in curbing illegal ivory sales
A new automated data mining system researched and developed at the University of Kent could lead to a dramatic increase in the detection of potentially illegal online sales of elephant ivory through eBay. (2015-07-29)
Perovskite solar technology shows quick energy returns
In the solar power research community, a new class of materials called perovskites is causing quite a buzz, as scientists search for technology that has a better 'energy payback time' than the silicon-based solar panels currently dominating the market. (2015-07-20)
Managing mining of the deep seabed
The International Seabed Authority is meeting on July 15 to decide on a regulatory framework for mining in the deep-sea floor. (2015-07-09)
Scientists don't turn a blind eye to bias
Scientific journals should insist on more robust experimental processes, say biologists after reviewing nearly 900,000 experiments. (2015-07-09)
This town has been on fire for 50 years (video)
In 1962, a fire started in the coal-mining town of Centralia, Pa. (2015-07-07)
Recent mercury pollution on the rise, but quick to change, Dartmouth-led study shows
A Dartmouth-led study using a 600-year-old ice core shows that global mercury pollution increased dramatically during the 20th century, but that mercury concentrations in the atmosphere decreased faster than previously thought beginning in the late 1970s when emissions started to decline. (2015-06-29)
Cattle ID system shows its muzzle
Researchers in Egypt are developing a biometric identification system for cattle that could reduce food fraud and allow ranchers to control their stock more efficiently. (2015-06-29)
New role for Twitter: Early warning system for bad drug interactions
Vermont scientists have invented a new technique for discovering potentially dangerous drug interactions and unknown side-effects -- before they show up in medical databases like PubMed -- by searching millions of tweets on Twitter. (2015-06-29)
Social networking against cancer
Research published in International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics shows how social network analysis can be used to understand and identify the biomarkers in our bodies for diseases, including different types of cancer. (2015-06-04)
New research shows positive welfare effects of natural resource extraction in Africa
Ruthless exploitation, environmental disasters and refugees. That is a common narrative of the consequences of the extraction of natural resources in Africa. (2015-06-02)
Acid saline groundwaters and lakes of southern Western Australia
The 'wheat belt' and 'gold fields' of southern Western Australia are associated with a regional acid saline groundwater system. (2015-06-01)
Mining pollution alters fish genetics in southwest England
Pollution from historic mining activities in south west England has led to a reduction in genetic diversity of brown trout according to new research from the University of Exeter. (2015-05-12)
A climate signal in the global distribution of copper deposits
Climate helps drive the erosion process that exposes economically valuable copper deposits and shapes the pattern of their global distribution, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Idaho and the University of Michigan. (2015-05-11)
System model for calculating mine profitability
A new system dynamic model makes it possible to plan the profitability of mining operations with greater precision than before. (2015-05-06)
First evolutionary history of 50 years of music charts using big data analysis of sounds
Evolutionary biologists and computer scientists have come together study the evolution of pop music. (2015-05-05)
Silica dust in small-scale gold mining linked to silicosis and TB epidemic
Research published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene concludes that exposures to airborne silica are more than 200 times greater in small-scale gold mines than in larger mines. (2015-04-30)
Ferromanganese crusts record past climates
The onset of northern hemispheric glaciation cycles three million years ago has dramatically changed Arctic climate. (2015-04-09)
Fires in Western Australia April 2015
Bushfires are inevitable in the fire-prone landscapes of Western Australia. (2015-04-09)
Carnegie Mellon researchers create 'Wikipedia' for neurons
To help scientists make sense of 'brain big data,' researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have used data mining to create, a publicly available website that acts like Wikipedia, indexing physiological information about neurons. (2015-03-30)
Metals used in high-tech products face future supply risks
Yale researchers have assessed the 'criticality' of all 62 metals on the Periodic Table of Elements, providing key insights into which materials might become more difficult to find in the coming decades, which ones will exact the highest environmental costs -- and which ones simply cannot be replaced as components of vital technologies. (2015-03-27)
Rare-earth innovation to improve nylon manufacturing
The Critical Materials Institute, a US Department of Energy Innovation Hub led by the Ames Laboratory, has created a new chemical process that makes use of the widely available rare-earth metal cerium to improve the manufacture of nylon. (2015-03-25)
Sewage -- yes, poop -- could be a source of valuable metals and critical elements
Poop could be a goldmine -- literally. Surprisingly, treated solid waste contains gold, silver and other metals, as well as rare elements such as palladium and vanadium that are used in electronics and alloys. (2015-03-23)
Surviving the 'most explosive era of infrastructure expansion' in 9 steps
One of the world's most acclaimed environmental researchers has warned of an 'explosive era' of infrastructure expansion across the globe, calling for a new approach to protect vulnerable ecosystems. (2015-03-05)
Global Atlas of Environmental Justice re-launches website
The EJOLT project launches today a new phase of the Global Atlas of Environmental Justice, an interactive map that catalogs thousands of localized stories of resistance against damaging projects: from mines to toxic waste sites to oil refining operations to areas of deforestation. (2015-03-03)
New, useful feature of Moringa seeds revealed
Previous studies have shown that the extracts from seeds of the Moringa oleifera tree can be used for water purification. (2015-02-24)
Three Waterloo academics named among Canada's top researchers for 2015
Three Waterloo academics are named among Canada's Top Natural Sciences and Engineering Researchers for 2015 by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada today. (2015-02-17)
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