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Narrow plasmonic surface lattice resonances prefer asymmetric dielectric environment
A research group led by Dr. LI Guangyuan and Dr. (2019-09-03)
Medication in the environment affects feeding behavior of fish
Scientists are increasingly warning that prescription drugs can affect wildlife and ecosystems when they find their way into the environment. (2019-08-07)
Chameleon-inspired structural color soft robot can interact with environment
A novel structural color soft robot with both color-changing and locomotion capabilities has been developed by a research team led by Dr. (2019-07-31)
Hearing device separates simultaneous voices, amplifies the 'target' speaker
Picking out one voice from many at a crowded party is a challenge for assistive hearing devices. (2019-05-15)
The impact of microplastics on the environment unclear, study suggests
A review of more than 300 global studies has revealed a large 'mismatch' in the types of microplastics measured in the environment to those tested for effects in the laboratory. (2018-10-17)
Are microplastics in the environment truly harmful?
Investigators who analyzed the published literature have found significant gaps in our understanding of the effects of microplastics -- plastic particles less than 5mm in size -- in the environment. (2018-10-17)
Scientists identify most pressing issues posed by chemicals in the environment
Chemicals released into the environment by human activity are resulting in biodiversity loss; increased natural hazards; threats to food, water and energy security; negative impacts on human health and degradation of environmental quality. (2018-07-20)
Hospital ownership of practice may reduce physician burnout
Among staff in small- to medium-sized primary care practices, hospital ownership is associated with positive perceptions of work environment and lower burnout. (2018-04-09)
Cool lizards are better at learning socially
Bearded dragons which are incubated in colder environments are better at solving cognitive tasks as adults than incubated in warmer temperatures, according to new research published today. (2017-11-22)
Cells' mechanical memory could hold clues to cancer metastasis
In the body, cells move around to form organs during development; to heal wounds; and when they metastasize from cancerous tumors. (2017-10-25)
A Trump twist? Environment over economy in Michigan
Most Michigan residents would prefer policymakers prioritize the environment over economic growth, finds a new survey by Michigan State University researchers. (2017-03-03)
Study examines pesticides' impact on wood frogs
A new study looks at how neonicotinoid pesticides affect wood frogs, which use surface waters in agricultural environments to breed and reproduce. (2017-03-01)
Plants engineered to express a fruit fly gene may help clean up environmental pollutant
Through a process called phytoremediation, researchers are using plants to clean up land contaminated with TNT, a toxic environmental pollutant and possible carcinogen. (2016-12-07)
How much does that fertilizer REALLY cost?
To adequately account for the cost of nitrogen pollution, researchers from the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment have proposed a framework that accounts for all of the damages that occur when reactive nitrogen enters our air or water. (2016-10-05)
Same genes could make us prone to both happiness and depression
Researchers from Oxford and UT Austin suggest that while no gene 'causes' mental ill health, some genes can make people more sensitive to the effects of their environment -- for better and for worse -- leading to both mental ill health and enhanced mental resilience. (2016-07-19)
'Environment, Health, and Sustainable Society': ISEE-ISES AC2016
On behalf of the ISEE-ISES AC2016 Sapporo organizing committees, it is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 5th ISEE Asia Chapter and the first joint symposium of ISEE and ISES, Asia chapter. (2016-05-30)
Researchers determine 'patterns' for bones left on ground surfaces
For the first time, researchers have determined a signature of changes that occur to human remains, specifically bones, left outside in the New England environment. (2016-03-03)
Global agriculture expert Paul West to present at AAAS Annual Meeting
Paul West, co-director and lead of the Institute on the Environment's Global Landscapes Initiative, will present at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on Feb. (2016-02-12)
Defending your computer from cyber-attacks, Sun Tzu style
We want our computers to perform the way we expect. (2016-01-21)
Vegetarian and 'healthy' diets are more harmful to the environment
Following the USDA recommendations to consume more fruits, vegetables, dairy and seafood is more harmful to the environment because those foods have relatively high resource uses and greenhouse gas emissions per calorie. (2015-12-14)
Environment of tumors impacts metastasis, study finds
According to a new study, the microenvironment of a tumor cell has significant impact on cancer metastasis. (2015-11-16)
The extent of toxin accumulation in birds off the coast of Canada
Toxins known as perfluoroalkyl substances have become virtually ubiquitous throughout the environment, and various national and international voluntary phase-outs and restrictions on these compounds have been implemented over the last 10 to 15 years. (2015-05-18)
Are consumers more likely to purchase unintentionally green products?
A Fortune 500 company is redesigning a popular product using materials that are friendlier to the environment. (2014-08-26)
How bacteria respond so quickly to external changes
Understanding how bacteria adapt so quickly to changes in their external environment with continued high growth rates is one of the major research challenges in molecular microbiology. (2013-12-02)
Stanford ecologist uses social media data to gauge recreational value of coastal areas
A Stanford ecologist advocates using social media data to determine the recreational value of coastal ecosystems in order to better direct conservation efforts and funds. (2013-02-15)
Feeling stressed by your job? Don't blame your employer, study shows
Work stress, job satisfaction and health problems due to high stress have more to do with genes than you might think, according to research by Timothy Judge, professor of management at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business. (2012-09-14)
What's the main cause of obesity -- our genes or the environment?
The ongoing obesity epidemic is creating an unprecedented challenge for healthcare systems around the world, but what determines who gets fat? (2012-09-11)
Wiley launches new interdisciplinary review WIREs Energy and Environment
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced the launch of a new interdisciplinary review publication, WIREs Energy and Environment, publishing online this month. (2012-08-01)
GMES in Action conference in Copenhagen
The GMES in Action conference will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, on June 4-5, highlighting the usefulness of Europe's space program for the GMES Global Monitoring for Environment and Security initiative to decision-makers and European citizens alike. (2012-05-30)
The environment and pharmaceuticals and personal care products: What are the big questions?
Researchers at the University of York headed a major international review aimed at enhancing efforts to better understand the impacts of chemicals used in pharmaceuticals or in personal care products, such as cosmetics, soaps, perfumes, deodorants and toothpastes, on the natural environment. (2012-05-30)
Fracking and Health Impact Assessments -- IOM hosts workshop April 30 and May 1
Public health was not part of the initial discussions about shale gas extraction and as a result there is little information about any health impacts of the technologies and process. (2012-04-20)
Contact with 'rivals' changes male behavior
Males consistently change their mating behavior depending on whether they have spent time with other males before mating, according to new findings by scientists at the University of East Anglia. (2012-03-20)
2 EPA-led sessions at National Council on Science and Environment's 2012 conference
On Jan. 18, 2012, Dr. Peter Jutro of the Office of Research and Development at the US Environmental Protection Agency, will lead a session titled (2012-01-13)
Motivation in their work reduces stress among IT consultants
Information technology (IT) consultants experience less stress when they carry out assignments in a working environment that motivates them. (2011-02-28)
Sterility in frogs caused by environmental pharmaceutical progestogens
Frogs appear to be very sensitive to progestogens, a kind of pharmaceutical that is released into the environment. (2011-02-16)
Quantum physics: Flavors of entanglement
The entanglement of quantum objects can take surprising forms. Quantum physicists at the University of Innsbruck have investigated several flavors of entanglement in four trapped ions and report their results in the journal Nature Physics. (2010-09-27)
Opinion polls underestimate Americans' concern about the environment, Stanford study finds
When pollsters ask Americans to name the most important problem facing the country, the environment is rarely mentioned. (2010-05-12)
A sense of home important is in residential care for the elderly
Many elderly people in residential care feel insecure during relocation or renovation work -- but there are ways of handling the situation. (2010-04-04)
Study shows key role environment plays in developing reading skills
While genetics play a key role in children's initial reading skills, a new study of twins is the first to demonstrate that environment plays an important role in reading growth over time. (2010-01-11)
Using high-precision laser tweezers to juggle cells
Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have developed a new method to study single cells while exposing them to controlled environmental changes. (2009-05-15)
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