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February 16, 2013
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Fungi, Fungi Everywhere

New research shows fungi living beneath the seafloor are widespread Fungi living beneath the seafloor are widespread in ocean environments around the world, according to a new paper by scientists at the University of Delaware and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.  … Continue reading

November 19, 2012
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Fishing for Answers off Fukushima

Japan fisheries data provides a look at how the ocean is faring 18 months after the worst accidental release of radiation to the ocean in history Japan’s “triple disaster,” as it has become known, began on March 11, 2011, and … Continue reading

October 21, 2012
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Another Advance on the Road to Spintronics

Berkeley Lab Researchers Unlock Ferromagnetic Secrets of Promising Materials Spintronic technology, in which data is processed on the basis of electron “spin” rather than charge, promises to revolutionize the computing industry with smaller, faster and more energy efficient data storage … Continue reading

May 29, 2012
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Where the Germs Are: Office Kitchens, Break Rooms

A study aided by UA microbiologist Charles Gerba finds that office kitchens and break rooms are frequent hot spots for bacteria. If you thought the restroom was the epicenter of workplace germs, you don’t want to know about office break … Continue reading

May 25, 2012
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Carbon from Martian Meteorites Not Evidence of Life

The findings provide insight into the chemical processes taking place on Mars and will help aid future quests for evidence of ancient or modern Martian life. Carbon in some Martian meteorites came from Mars but not from life on Mars, … Continue reading

December 7, 2011
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Researchers Assess Radioactivity Released to the Ocean from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Facility

With news this week of additional radioactive leaks from Fukushima nuclear power plants, the impact on the ocean of releases of radioactivity from the plants remains unclear. But a new study by U.S. and Japanese researchers analyzes the levels of … Continue reading

November 28, 2011
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Chemistry Professor Links Faeces and Caffeine

Researchers led by Prof. Sébastien Sauvé of the University of Montreal’s Department of Chemistry have discovered that traces of caffeine are a useful indicator of the contamination of our water by sewers. “E coli bacteria is commonly used to evaluate … Continue reading

February 10, 2011
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New View of Family Life in the North American Nebula

Pasadena, Calif. — Stars at all stages of development, from dusty little tots to young adults, are on display in a new image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. This cosmic community is called the North American nebula. In visible light, … Continue reading