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Table salt compound spotted on Europa
New insight on Europa's geochemistry was hiding in the visible spectrum. (2019-06-12)
Salty diet reduces tumor growth by tackling immune cells
A study by an international research team led by Professor Markus Kleinewietfeld (VIB-UHasselt) shows that high salt intake inhibits tumor growth in mice. (2019-06-05)
Fuels out of thin air: New path to capturing and upgrading CO2
Engineering researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a new electrochemical path to transform CO2 into valuable products such as jet fuel or plastics. (2019-05-29)
A rose inspires smart way to collect and purify water
A new device for collecting and purifying water, developed at The University of Texas at Austin, was inspired by a rose and, while more engineered than enchanted, is a dramatic improvement on current methods. (2019-05-29)
Light at night is harmful for amphibians, new research shows
Light at night might be convenient for humans, but it's having a detrimental effect on amphibian populations, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2019-05-28)
Study highlights vulnerability of rural coast to sea-level rise
A new paper in Nature Climate Change highlights growing recognition that existing knowledge is insufficient to best inform public and private decisions regarding the encroachment of wetlands into privately owned farm land and forests. (2019-05-27)
Lonely patients with heart failure least likely to follow treatment recommendations
Less than 10% of heart failure patients comply with advice on salt and fluid restrictions, daily weighing, and physical activity, reports a study presented today at Heart Failure 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). (2019-05-26)
Finding the cause of capacity loss in a metal-oxide battery material
The formation and thickening of internal and surface barriers during battery charge and discharge cycles limits electrochemical reactions in a lithium-ion battery with an iron oxide electrode. (2019-05-24)
Dead roots double shoreline loss in gulf
A new Duke University-led study finds that the loss of marsh-edge salt grasses and mangroves due to disturbances such as heavy oiling from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill doubles the rate of shoreline erosion in hard-hit marshes. (2019-05-24)
Don't overdo omega-6 fat consumption during pregnancy
New research in The Journal of Physiology showed that eating a diet with three times the recommended daily intake of linoleic acid might be harmful in pregnancy. (2019-05-24)
Producing electricity at estuaries using light and osmosis
Researchers at EPFL are working on a technology to exploit osmotic energy -- a source of power that's naturally available at estuaries, where fresh water comes into contact with seawater. (2019-05-23)
Building a better salt trap: Scientists synthesize a molecular 'cage' to trap chloride
Indiana University researchers have synthesized a powerful new molecule to trap chloride salts. (2019-05-23)
Charging into the future -- novel rock salt for use in rechargeable magnesium batteries
By synthesizing novel material for electrode that facilitates reversing of the chemistry of ions, a group of researchers led by Professor Idemoto from Tokyo University of Science combat the wasteful aspects of energy sources by laying an important foundation for the production of next-generation rechargeable magnesium secondary batteries. (2019-05-22)
Scientists discovered an entirely new reason for methane venting from the Arctic Shelf
Russian scientists have discovered a previously unknown mechanism of influence of salts migration on the degradation of gigantic intra permafrost gas (methane) hydrate reserves in the Arctic Shelf. (2019-05-21)
High-quality jadeite tool discovered in underwater ancient salt works in Belize
Anthropologists discovered a tool made out of high-quality translucent jadeite with an intact rosewood handle at a site where the ancient Maya processed salt in Belize. (2019-05-20)
A new view of wintertime air pollution
The team's unexpected finding suggests that in the US West and elsewhere, certain efforts to reduce harmful wintertime air pollution could backfire. (2019-05-09)
Water flea can smell fish and dive into the dark for protection
Zoologists at the University of Cologne have discovered the messenger substance responsible for the flight of the small planktonic crustacean Daphnia from fish in lakes. (2019-05-08)
Eddy currents affect flux of salt more than heat
Modeling the 3D structure of Red Sea eddies shows how transport of energy and biochemical materials influences circulation patterns in the Red Sea. (2019-05-06)
Radical desalination approach may disrupt the water industry
Columbia Engineering researchers report that they have developed a radically different desalination approach--''temperature swing solvent extraction (TSSE)''--for hypersaline brines. (2019-05-06)
Carbon nanotube nanoreactors to stabilize metastable structures
Some metastable structures have been predicted to have high potential applications due to their unique properties. (2019-04-27)
Slime mold absorbs substances to memorize them
In 2016, CNRS scientists demonstrated that the slime mold Physarum polycephalum, a single-cell organism without a nervous system, could learn to no longer fear a harmless but aversive substance and could transmit this knowledge to a fellow slime mold. (2019-04-22)
Study shows continuing impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil spill
Nine years ago tomorrow -- April 20, 2010 -- crude oil began leaking from the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig into the Gulf of Mexico in what turned out to be the largest marine oil spill in history. (2019-04-19)
Switch from hunting to herding recorded in ancient pee
A new study begins to resolve the scale and pace of change during the first phases of animal domestication beyond the Fertile Crescent. (2019-04-17)
Urine salts provide evidence of Early Neolithic animal management
A close examination of midden soil layers at the early Neolithic site of A??kl? (2019-04-17)
Climate change threatens endangered sparrows
A new study in The Condor: Ornithological Applications finds that some sparrow species will go extinct within the century due to climate change. (2019-04-16)
Solar evaporator offers a fresh route to fresh water
Researchers at the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering have demonstrated a successful prototype of one critical component for affordable small-scale desalination: an inexpensive solar evaporator, made of wood. (2019-04-16)
Necrophagy: A means of survival in the Dead Sea
Researchers from UNIGE and Lyon have examined the sediments in the Dead Sea. (2019-04-15)
New findings on the effect of Epsom salt -- Epsom salt receptor identified
A team of scientists headed by Maik Behrens from the Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich has identified the receptor responsible for the bitter taste of various salts. (2019-04-08)
JILA's 5-minute sample processing enhances DNA imaging and analysis
JILA scientists have developed a fast, simple sample preparation method that enhances imaging of DNA to better analyze its physical properties and interactions. (2019-04-08)
Researchers uncover hidden deicer risks affecting bridge health
Common magnesium chloride deicers used on roadways and bridges around the U.S. may be doing more damage than previously thought, researchers have found. (2019-04-04)
Health claims on packaging for many foods marketed to UK kids are 'confusing'
The health claims made on the product packaging for a large proportion of foods marketed to children in the UK are 'confusing,' and could be contributing to rising rates of childhood obesity, suggests research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. (2019-04-04)
High-tech material in a salt crust
MAX phases unite the positive properties of ceramics and metals. (2019-04-03)
Trips to the toilet at night are a sign of high blood pressure
Trips to the toilet at night are a sign of high blood pressure, according to results from the Watari study presented today at the 83rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Circulation Society (JCS 2019). (2019-03-30)
The salt-craving neurons
Pass the potato chips, please! New research discovers neural circuits that regulate craving and satiation for salty tastes. (2019-03-27)
Thirst controlled by signal from the gut
Scientists have discovered a new way that the gut talks to the brain, by sending messages about the salt content of the stomach and intestines. (2019-03-27)
Not all carrot germplasm is the same -- in terms of salinity tolerance
A study out of The USDA Agricultural Research Service at the University of Wisconsin has evaluated the response of diverse carrot germplasm to salinity stress, identified salt-tolerant carrot germplasm that may be used by breeders, and defined appropriate screening criteria for assessing salt tolerance in germinating carrot seed. (2019-03-26)
Rapid magnetic 3D printing of human cells
A team of McMaster University engineers has found a way to use 3D printing technology to create artificial tumours to help researchers test new drugs and therapies, which could lead to personalized medicine. (2019-03-23)
Calcium in arteries is shown to increase patients' imminent risk of a heart attack
New research findings presented at the American College Cardiology Scientific Sessions from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City shows that identifying the presence or absence of coronary artery calcium (CAC) in a patients' arteries can help determine their future risk. (2019-03-16)
Novel technology aims to improve lithium metal battery life, safety
Rechargeable lithium metal batteries with increased energy density, performance, and safety may be possible with a newly-developed, solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI), according to Penn State researchers. (2019-03-11)
Small brains, big picture: Study unveils C. elegans' microscopic mysteries
Researchers discover how brain cells in the microscopic worm C. (2019-03-05)
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