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Converting self-sterilising water filtration technologies for COVID-19 protection

Added: 24 Aug 2020

With the worldwide focus on coronavirus prevention and transmission, a new type of air-filter that …

Coronaviruses amplified along wildlife supply chain

Added: 17 Aug 2020

Coronaviruses were detected in a high proportion of bats and rodents in Viet Nam from 2013 to 2014,…

Advantage flat angel shark

Added: 7 Aug 2020

The general picture of a shark is that of a fast and large ocean predator. Some species, however, q…

A truffle's tale... 40 years in the making

Added: 7 Aug 2020

As a first-year graduate student studying truffle ecology at Oregon State University, Dan Luoma att…

How flying snakes glide

Added: 6 Aug 2020

Flying snakes glide through the air, flattening their bodies to provide lift. But as they glide the…

Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite reveals new penguin colonies

Added: 5 Aug 2020

A new study using satellite mapping technology reveals there are nearly 20% more emperor penguin co…

Affordable carbon-loving materials for reduced industrial emissions

Added: 28 Jul 2020

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tenne…

Supergenes play a larger role in evolution than previously thought

Added: 16 Jul 2020

Massive blocks of genes--inherited together 'plug and play' style--may play a larger role in evolut…

Algae as living biocatalysts for a green industry

Added: 13 Jul 2020

Better still: living algae can be used as biocatalysts for certain substances, and they bring the c…

Extinct Oligocene dolphins were apex predators

Added: 9 Jul 2020

A report in the journal Current Biology, offers a detailed description of the first nearly complete…

COVID-19 Earth observation dashboard

Added: 25 Jun 2020

In response to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, NASA, ESA (European Space Agency), and J…

New antiviral technology supports reusable COVID-19 facemasks

Added: 25 Jun 2020

Researchers from Freie Universität Berlin and ITA RWTH Aachen, two of the most recognised academic …

The many lifetimes of plastics

Added: 16 Jun 2020

Infographics strive to give us a sense of how long plastic goods will last in the environment but i…

Webinar: Accepting animal-free bacterial endotoxin testing

Added: 15 Jun 2020

European, US, Japanese and Chinese pharmacopeia will include a synthetic substitute for horseshoe c…

Survival of coronavirus in different cities, on different surfaces

Added: 11 Jun 2020

One of the many questions researchers have about COVID-19 is how long the coronavirus causing the d…

Researchers uncover a world of life on the back of a turtle

Added: 4 Jun 2020

Much to the delight of all Hindu’s and fans of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels, researchers have…

Viable sodium-ion battery for sustainable energy storage

Added: 3 Jun 2020

Washington State University (WSU) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) researchers have…

Oil-hungry smart sponge could restore our oceans

Added: 2 Jun 2020

A Northwestern University-led team has developed a highly porous smart sponge that selectively soak…

Plastic-eating superworms host biodegrading gut bacteria

Added: 29 May 2020

Resembling giant mealworms, superworms (Zophobas atratus) are beetle larvae that are often sold in …

Deep earthquake simulation may unravel geophysical mystery (video)

Added: 29 May 2020

New computer modeling by Magali Billen, professor of earth and planetary sciences at UC Davis, offe…