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October 8, 2017
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New Studies of Ancient Concrete Could Teach Us to Do as the Romans Did

Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley experiments show how natural chemistry strengthened ancient concrete A new look inside 2,000-year-old concrete – made from volcanic ash, lime (the product of baked limestone), and seawater – has provided new clues to the evolving chemistry … Continue reading

December 14, 2014
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Uranium-extracting technology for seawater earns student a Fuel Cycle Research Award

Scientists have long known that seawater contains small concentrations of valuable metals, but a technologically feasible extraction method has remained elusive. The University of Chicago’s Carter Abney, a graduate student in chemistry, has been developing materials called metal-organic frameworks to … Continue reading

June 25, 2013
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Acidifying oceans could spell trouble for squid

New study reveals more acid seas could alter early development of Atlantic longfin squid Acidifying oceans could dramatically impact the world’s squid species, according to a new study led by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) researchers and just published online … Continue reading

March 20, 2013
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Strange phallus-shaped creature provides crucial missing link

Christopher Cameron of the University of Montreal’s Department of Biological Sciences and his colleagues have unearthed a major scientific discovery – a strange phallus-shaped creature they found in Canada’s Burgess Shale fossil beds, located in Yoho National Park. The fossils … Continue reading

December 8, 2012
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Massive Crevasses and Bendable Ice affect Stability of Antarctic Ice Shelf, CU-Boulder Research Team Finds

Gaping crevasses that penetrate upward from the bottom of the largest remaining ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula make it more susceptible to collapse, according to University of Colorado Boulder researchers who spent the last four Southern Hemisphere summers studying … Continue reading

October 27, 2012
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NASA Radar Penetrates Thick, Thin of Gulf Oil Spill

PASADENA, Calif. – Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena have developed a method to use a specialized NASA 3-D imaging radar to characterize the oil in oil spills, such as the 2010 … Continue reading

June 7, 2012
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A ‘B-12 Shot’ for Marine Algae?

Scientists find key protein for algae growth in the ocean Scientists have revealed a key cog in the biochemical machinery that allows marine algae at the base of the oceanic food chain to thrive. They have discovered a previously unknown … Continue reading

March 17, 2012
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New Research Lowers Past Estimates of Sea-Level Rise

*Projections for the future still loom large* The seas are creeping higher as the planet warms. But how high could they go? Projections for the year 2100 range from inches to several feet, or even more. The sub-tropical islands of … Continue reading