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March 21, 2015
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Hydrogen fuel: Inexpensive, efficient bi-metallic electrocatalysts may open floodgates for hydrogen fuel

University of Delaware researchers have discovered a cheap and efficient catalyst for converting water to hydrogen fuel (known as hydrogen evolution), a vital step in making hydrogen a viable and sustainable energy source. “The rising concerns about carbon dioxide emissions … Continue reading

January 7, 2014
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When danger is in the eye of the beholder

UCLA anthropologists study how, why we read into potential peril They went boating alone without life vests and gave no thought to shimmying up very tall coconut trees. And although they were only figments of a writer’s imagination, the fictional … Continue reading

July 27, 2013
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Pesticide Accumulation in Sierra Nevada Frogs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A study on frogs in remote Sierra Nevada mountain habitats including Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoia National Monument, detected concentrations of pesticides in frog tissue that potentially came from California’s Central Valley sources.  “Our results show … Continue reading

June 22, 2013
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A cheaper drive to ‘cool’ fuels

UD scientists pioneer inexpensive catalyst to drive synthetic fuel production University of Delaware chemist Joel Rosenthal is driven to succeed in the renewable energy arena.  Working in his lab in UD’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Rosenthal and doctoral student … Continue reading

December 19, 2012
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Mining Waste Byproduct Capable of Helping Clean Water

LEETOWN, W.Va. – A byproduct resulting from the treatment of acid mine drainage may have a second life in helping clean waters coming from agricultural and wastewater discharges, according to a recent study by scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey … Continue reading

June 24, 2012
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Lariats: How RNA Splicing Decisions are Made

Lariats are discarded byproducts of RNA splicing, the process by which genetic instructions for making proteins are assembled. A new study has found hundreds more lariats than ever before, yielding new information about how splicing occurs and how it can … Continue reading