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Finland Makes Fuel Out of CO2 Captured From the Air

Finland Makes Fuel Out of CO2 Captured From the Air

  ESPOO, Finland, June 24, 2017 (ENS) – A unique demonstration plant in Finland has proven that carbon dioxide (CO2) can be taken directly from the air and used to produce renewable fuels and chemicals. The Soletair demo plant developed...

 

Scientists Urge New Research Integrity Advisory Board

Scientists Urge New Research Integrity Advisory Board

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 21, 2017 (ENS) – The United States should establish an independent, nonprofit Research Integrity Advisory Board to support ongoing efforts to strengthen research integrity, according to a new report from the...

 

First NanoCar Race Heralds ‘Dawn of Atom Technology’

First NanoCar Race Heralds ‘Dawn of Atom Technology’

  TOULOUSE, France, March 23, 2017 (ENS) – NanoCars will compete for the first time ever during an international molecule-car race to be held on April 28-29 in Toulouse, southwestern France. The vehicles, which consist of just a few...

 

Biotech Explosion Will ‘Overwhelm’ Regulators, Panel

Biotech Explosion Will ‘Overwhelm’ Regulators, Panel

  By Sunny Lewis WASHINGTON, DC, March 14, 2017 (ENS) – So many biotechnology products are expected to come to market over the next five to 10 years, that their number and diversity could “overwhelm the U.S. regulatory system,”...

 

Earth’s Earliest Organisms Lived in Submarine Vents

Earth’s Earliest Organisms Lived in Submarine Vents

  LONDON, UK, March 1, 2017 (ENS) – Direct evidence of the oldest life forms ever found on Earth – the fossilized remains of microorganisms at least 3,770 million years old – has been discovered by an international team...

 

NASA Discovers Seven Earth-Size Exoplanets

NASA Discovers Seven Earth-Size Exoplanets

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 25, 2017 (ENS) – Seven Earth-sized planets have been found by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope around a small, relatively nearby, ultra-cool dwarf star. Three of these planets are located in the habitable...

 

Antarctic Ice Crack Closes British Research Station

Antarctic Ice Crack Closes British Research Station

  CAMBRIDGE, UK, February 19, 2016 (ENS) – The appearance of a large and growing crack in the ice shelf near the British Antarctic Survey’s Halley VI research station has prompted officials to close the base for the first time. Operational...

 

Bees Learn to Pull Strings For Food, Teach Other Bees

Bees Learn to Pull Strings For Food, Teach Other Bees

  LONDON, UK, November 2, 2016 (ENS) – Bumblebees can learn to pull strings for food and pass on the skill to a colony, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London. Pulling strings to obtain food is an experiment often...

 

Force Under Central Andes Plateau’s Giant Dome Revealed

Force Under Central Andes Plateau’s Giant Dome Revealed

  SANTA CRUZ, California, October 25, 2016 (ENS) – A new scientific analysis of South America’s Andes mountain range shows the uplifting of Earth’s second highest continental plateau was driven by a huge zone of melted...

 

Wood Pulp Waste Converted to Stable, Blendable Biocrude

Wood Pulp Waste Converted to Stable, Blendable Biocrude

  SYDNEY, Australia, June 22, 2016 (ENS) – Scientists with the Australian start-up Licella have devised a way to use biomass waste from the papermaking process to make a new petroleum substitute – biocrude oil – that has...

 

New Tyrannosaurus Species Discovered in Uzbekistan

New Tyrannosaurus Species Discovered in Uzbekistan

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 16, 2016 (ENS) – A newly discovered species of dinosaur, named Timurlengia euotica, lived about 90 million years ago and fills a 20 million-year gap in the fossil record of tyrannosaurs, finds new research...

 

Explorers to Search Antarctica for Dinosaur Fossils

Explorers to Search Antarctica for Dinosaur Fossils

  AUSTIN, Texas, February 1, 2016 (ENS) – An international team of scientists will begin a two-month journey to Antarctica on Tuesday to search for dinosaur fossils. They hope to find evidence that the frozen continent may have been...

 

U.S. Funds Solar Panel Pavement That Generates Power

U.S. Funds Solar Panel Pavement That Generates Power

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 10, 2015 (ENS) – A new type of solar pavement that can generate electricity and send it to the power grid is being developed by the U.S. company Solar Roadways, with funding from the federal government say...

 

New Camera Measures Greenhouse Gases

New Camera Measures Greenhouse Gases

  STOCKHOLM, Sweden, December 6, 2015 (ENS) – Global warming will happen faster than previously believed, finds new research from Swedish scientists that measures natural methane emissions in a warming world using a unique camera...

 

Tree of Life With 2.3 Million Species Open for Changes

Tree of Life With 2.3 Million Species Open for Changes

  DURHAM, North Carolina, September 20, 2015 (ENS) – The relationships among living things, as they diverged from one another from the beginning of life on Earth more than 3.5 billion years ago, are shown for the first time in a comprehensive...

 

Human Ancestor, Homo naledi, Discovered in S. Africa

Human Ancestor, Homo naledi, Discovered in S. Africa

  JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 11, 2015 (ENS) – A new species of human relative has been discovered in a remote cave chamber  known as Rising Star in the Cradle of Humankind, some 50 kilometers (30 miles) northwest of Johannesburg....

 

Fuel-producing Plants Born of Wedding Nanoscience to Biology

Fuel-producing Plants Born of Wedding Nanoscience to Biology

  BERKELEY, California, September 9, 2015 (ENS) – Scientists have learned how to produce liquid fuel by creating artificial plants that make gasoline and natural gas using only sunlight – a process called synthetic photosynthesis. These...

 

Million-Year-Old Monkey Bone Found in Caribbean Cave

Million-Year-Old Monkey Bone Found in Caribbean Cave

  SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, September 4, 2015 (ENS) – The fossilized bone of a monkey that lived 1.3 million years ago has been found in an underwater cave on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. A team of cave divers recovered...

 

World’s Glaciers Melting Faster Than Ever

World’s Glaciers Melting Faster Than Ever

  ZURICH, Switzerland, August 4, 2015 (ENS) – The current rate of glacier melt around the world is unprecedented in recorded history, new research by the World Glacier Monitoring Service demonstrates. Based at the University of Zurich,...

 

Former Exxon President On Mission to Clean Up Oil Sands

Former Exxon President On Mission to Clean Up Oil Sands

  By James Stafford TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, August 1, 2015 (ENS) – Canada has given oil sands a dirty reputation, but a breakthrough, commercially viable technology has caught the eye of a former Exxon Mobil president who is putting...

 
 
 
 

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