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May 25, 2014
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Bergbau in der Tiefsee: Meereslebensräume mit Schürfwunden

Auf dem Meeresboden der Tiefsee (unterhalb von 200 m) lagern wertvolle Rohstoffe: Gashydrate, Sulfidablagerungen sowie metallreiche Krusten und Knollen – Mangan zum Beispiel, ein Element, das zur Herstellung von Mobiltelefonen oder Kraftfahrzeugen benötigt wird. Die Erschließung dieser Rohstoffquellen birgt neben … Continue reading

March 18, 2014
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Der Speisezettel von Neandertalern und den Vorfahren heutiger Menschen unterschied sich vermutlich kaum

Tübinger Forscher und ihr französischer Kollege hinterfragen frühere Deutung von Isotopenanalysen der Knochen Hinter das Rätsel, warum die Neandertaler vor rund 40.000 Jahren von dem anatomisch modernen Menschen verdrängt wurden, müssen Forscher ein noch größeres Fragezeichen setzen als zuvor. Einer … Continue reading

July 30, 2013
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Scientists solve a 14,000-year-old ocean mystery

At the end of the last Ice Age, as the world began to warm, a swath of the North Pacific Ocean came to life. During a brief pulse of biological productivity 14,000 years ago, this stretch of the sea teemed … Continue reading

December 11, 2012
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Researchers Reveal Structure of Carbon’s ‘Hoyle State’

A North Carolina State University researcher has taken a “snapshot” of the way particles combine to form carbon-12, the element that makes all life on Earth possible. And the picture looks like a bent arm. Carbon-12 can only exist when … Continue reading

December 6, 2012
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Next Scientific Fashion Could be Designer Nanocrystals

Three University of Chicago chemistry professors hope that their separate research trajectories will converge to create a new way of assembling what they call “designer atoms” into materials with a broad array of potentially useful properties and functions. These “designer … Continue reading

October 26, 2012
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Small Organisms Could Dramatically Impact World’s Climate

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Warmer oceans in the future could significantly alter populations of phytoplankton, tiny organisms that could have a major impact on climate change. In the current issue of Science Express, Michigan State University researchers show that by … Continue reading

October 11, 2012
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Nearby Super-Earth Likely a Diamond Planet

New research led by Yale University scientists suggests that a rocky planet twice Earth’s size orbiting a nearby star is a diamond planet. “This is our first glimpse of a rocky world with a fundamentally different chemistry from Earth,” said … Continue reading

October 9, 2012
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A Welcome Predictability

Berkeley Lab Researchers Develop New Tool for Making Genetic Engineering of Microbial Circuits Reliably Predictable Synthetic biology is the latest and most advanced phase of genetic engineering, holding great promise for helping to solve some of the world’s most intractable … Continue reading