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Going with the floe: Sea ice movements trace dynamics transforming the new Arctic
UC Riverside-led research is the first to use MODIS satellite imagery to understand long-term ocean movements from sea ice dynamics. (2019-11-14)
New research examines how drug promotion rules impact physician prescribing practices
Findings from a new study led by researchers at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine show that the way in which pharmaceutical companies are permitted to share information about their drugs can influence physician prescribing practices. (2019-11-14)
When bubbles bounce back
Ultrapure solvents prove there is more than meets the eye when oil and water mix. (2019-11-13)
Rocky Mountain not-so high: Oil, gas wells drive down Colorado home values, reveals WVU research
Heather Stephens, assistant professor of resource economics and management at West Virginia University, found that shale development negatively impacts house prices, particularly for houses with private water and close proximity to the mountains. (2019-11-12)
Supplements don't preserve kidney health in Type 2 diabetes
Supplements of vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids (often sold as fish oil) do not help people with type 2 diabetes stave off chronic kidney disease, according to findings from the largest clinical study to date of the supplements in this patient population. (2019-11-08)
Flexible yet sturdy robot is designed to 'grow' like a plant
MIT engineers have developed a robot designed to extend a chain-like appendage flexible enough to twist and turn in any necessary configuration, yet rigid enough to support heavy loads or apply torque to assemble parts in tight spaces. (2019-11-07)
Researchers model avalanches in two dimensions
There's a structural avalanche waiting inside that box of Rice Krispies on the supermarket shelf. (2019-11-06)
University of Oklahoma geoscientist hopes to make induced earthquakes predictable
University of Oklahoma Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy assistant professor Xiaowei Chen and a group of geoscientists from Arizona State University and the University of California, Berkeley, have created a model to forecast induced earthquake activity from the disposal of wastewater after oil and gas production. (2019-11-06)
Palm oil: Less fertilizer and no herbicide but same yield?
Environmentally friendlier palm oil production could be achieved with less fertilizer and no herbicide, while maintaining profits. (2019-11-05)
Fish oil supplements have no effect on anxiety and depression
Omega-3 fats have little or no effect on anxiety and depression according to new research. (2019-11-04)
Historical data confirms recent increase in West Texas earthquakes
A new analysis of historical seismic data led by The University of Texas at Austin has found that earthquake activity in West Texas near the city of Pecos has increased dramatically since 2009. (2019-11-04)
Fractionation processes can improve profitability of ethanol production
The US is the world's largest producer of bioethanol as renewable liquid fuel, with more than 200 commercial plants processing over 16 billion gallons per year. (2019-11-04)
Oil and gas wastewater used for irrigation may suppress plant immune systems
A new Colorado State University study gives pause to the idea of using oil and gas wastewater for irrigation. (2019-10-31)
Various stearates tested for in-situ combustion process by Kazan Federal University
Thermal oil extraction gets more and more recognition in scientific circles. (2019-10-30)
Bird bacteria is key to communication and mating
Birds use odor to identify other birds, and researchers at Michigan State University have shown that if the bacteria that produce the odor is altered, it could negatively impact a bird's ability to communicate with other birds or find a mate. (2019-10-29)
How rat-eating monkeys help keep palm oil plants alive
Found as an ingredient in many processed and packaged foods, palm oil is the most widely consumed vegetable oil. (2019-10-21)
All plastic waste could become new, high-quality plastic through advanced steam cracking
A research group at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has developed an efficient process for breaking down any plastic waste to a molecular level. (2019-10-18)
Atmospheric pressure impacts greenhouse gas emissions from leaky oil and gas wells
Fluctuations in atmospheric pressure can heavily influence how much natural gas leaks from wells below the ground surface at oil and gas sites, according to new University of British Columbia research. (2019-10-18)
How do ketogenic diets affect skin inflammation?
Not all fats are equal in how they affect our skin, according to a new study in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, published by Elsevier. (2019-10-17)
HARP eclipses CLIP in continuous, rapid and large-scale SLA 3D printing
Objects can be continuously printed from a vat of photocurable resin at rates exceeding 430 millimeters per hour, thanks to a new approach to rapid and large-scale stereolithographic 3d printing (SLA). (2019-10-17)
Predicting Ebola outbreaks by understanding how ecosystems influence human health
The next Ebola outbreak could be predicted using a new UCL-developed model that tracks how changes to ecosystems and human societies combine to affect the spread of the deadly infectious disease (2019-10-15)
Liquid metals the secret ingredients to clean up environment
Liquid metal catalysts show great promise for capturing carbon and cleaning up pollutants, requiring so little energy they can even be created in the kitchen. (2019-10-11)
Fish in early childhood reduces risk of disease
It doesn't take that much fish for young children to reap big health benefits. (2019-10-08)
Stabilizing multilayer flows may improve transportation of heavy oils
During the past 20 years, the oil industry has begun to transition away from light oils toward heavier oils. (2019-10-08)
Anesthetizing fish may affect research outcomes
Fish use colorful patterns to signal to each other, including advertising for mates and warding off rivals. (2019-10-04)
Combustion behavior of aromatics may provide keys to enhancing heavy oil extraction
The problem of petroleum depletion becomes more and pertinent every day. (2019-10-03)
Why some greens turn brown in historical paintings 
Enticed by the brilliant green hues of copper acetate and copper resinate, some painters in the Renaissance period incorporated these pigments into their masterpieces. (2019-10-02)
In major meta-analysis, omega-3 fish oil supplements linked with lower cardiovasc
People who received omega-3 fish oil supplements in randomized clinical trials had lower risks of heart attack and other cardiovascular disease (CVD) events compared with those who were given placebo (2019-09-30)
Poorly reported placebos could lead to mistaken estimates of benefits and harms
Researchers at the University of Oxford have found that placebo controls are almost never described according to standard reporting guidelines. (2019-09-29)
Mosquito eye inspires artificial compound lens (video)
Anyone who's tried to swat a pesky mosquito knows how quickly the insects can evade a hand or fly swatter. (2019-09-25)
Vitamin D and fish oil show promise in prevention of cancer death and heart attacks
The VITamin D and OmegA-3 Trial (VITAL) is the largest and most recent to test whether vitamin D or fish oil can effectively prevent cancer or cardiovascular disease. (2019-09-24)
Safe solution to mop up oil spills: QUT research breakthrough
QUT researchers have come up with a new, safe way to clean up oil spills using compounds equally useful as common household cleaning products. (2019-09-24)
Improvements to rheology measurements in reservoirs proposed by Kazan Federal University
The development and implementation of innovative integrated methods to increase oil recovery is one of the key approaches to solving existing problems in the oil industry. (2019-09-23)
Oil futures volatility and the economy
The drone strike on Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure has highlighted the fragile and interconnected relationship between crude oil supply and the global economy, with new research bringing these economic ties into greater focus. (2019-09-20)
Sesame yields stable in drought conditions
Research shows adding sesame to cotton-sorghum crop rotations is possible in west Texas (2019-09-18)
Bat influenza viruses possess an unexpected genetic plasticity
Bat-borne influenza viruses enter host cells by utilizing surface exposed MHC-II molecules of various species, including humans. (2019-09-17)
Heart-healthy forager-farmers in lowland Bolivia are changing diets and gaining weight
A group of forager-farmers in Bolivia's tropical forests -- known for having remarkable cardiovascular health and low blood pressure -- experienced changes in body mass and diet over a nine-year period, with increased use of cooking oil being the most notable dietary change. (2019-09-16)
Breeders release new flaxseed cultivar with higher yield
The crop has many uses as plant-based food and fiber. (2019-09-11)
Deepwater horizon oil buried in gulf coast beaches could take decades to biodegrade
Golf ball-size clods of weathered crude oil originating from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon catastrophe could remain buried in sandy Gulf Coast beaches for decades, according to a new study by ecologists at Florida State University. (2019-09-10)
Lollies, vitamins and fish-shaped sauce containers hit the MRI mark
A study by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia, has identified four common items that could be cheaper and equally effective alternatives to commercial markers for use in MRI scanning to pinpoint specific anatomical areas or pathologies being scanned. (2019-09-09)
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