Sci/Tech

New Airborne Spy Technology Could Spawn Oil Revolution

New Airborne Spy Technology Could Spawn Oil Revolution

  CALGARY, Alberta, Canada, March 6, 2014 (ENS) – The newest advancement in oil exploration is an early-phase aerial technology that can see what no other technology, including the latest 3D seismic imagery, can see, allowing explorers...

 

Disease Risk in Modern Humans Shaped by Neanderthal DNA

Disease Risk in Modern Humans Shaped by Neanderthal DNA

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, January 30, 2014 (ENS) – People who easily tolerate cold weather can thank Neanderthals who disappeared from Europe and Asia 30,000 years ago, and people who suffer from Type 2 diabetes may be able to blame...

 

NASA to Launch Five Earth Science Missions to Space in 2014

NASA to Launch Five Earth Science Missions to Space in 2014

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 23, 2014 (ENS) – Five NASA Earth science missions will fly into space this year, with two of them headed for the International Space Station. NASA says the new missions will open more technically advanced...

 

Giant Trench Detected Beneath West Antarctica

Giant Trench Detected Beneath West Antarctica

  NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, UK, January 15, 2014 (ENS) – A massive ancient subglacial trough, deeper than the Grand Canyon in the United States, has been discovered far beneath the ice of West Antarctica. A team of UK experts charted the...

 

Obama Administration Extends International Space Station to 2024

Obama Administration Extends International Space Station to 2024

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 9, 2014 (ENS) – The Obama Administration has approved extension of International Space Station operations to at least 2024 from its current deadline of 2020. John Holdren, director of the White House Office...

 

Unwanted Greenhouse Gas Could Boost Geothermal Power Output

Unwanted Greenhouse Gas Could Boost Geothermal Power Output

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, December 27, 2013 (ENS) – Researchers are developing a new kind of geothermal power plant that will lock away unwanted carbon dioxide, CO2, underground – and use the greenhouse gas in liquid form as...

 

Space Telescope Sees Water Plumes on Jupiter’s Moon, Europa

Space Telescope Sees Water Plumes on Jupiter’s Moon, Europa

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, December 12, 2013 (ENS) – The Hubble Space Telescope has discovered water vapor erupting in plumes from the frigid surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa near its south pole. Europa is already thought to harbor...

 

Brain ‘Cleans’ Itself of Toxins During Sleep

Brain ‘Cleans’ Itself of Toxins During Sleep

  ROCHESTER, New York, October 18, 2013 (ENS) – Sleep clears the brain of toxins that have accumulated in the body during waking hours, American scientists have demonstrated for the first time. The results suggest a new role for sleep...

 

Ford’s New Battery Lab at U. Michigan Sparks Innovation

Ford’s New Battery Lab at U. Michigan Sparks Innovation

  ANN ARBOR, Michigan, October 16, 2013 (ENS) – Ford Motor Co., the state of Michigan and the University of Michigan are teaming up to establish a unique $8 million battery lab at the university’s Energy Institute. The new facility...

 

Deep Ice Canyon Found Far Below Greenland Surface

Deep Ice Canyon Found Far Below Greenland Surface

  GREENBELT, Maryland, August 29, 2013 (ENS) – Using ice-penetrating radar, scientists have discovered a long, deep canyon that exists a mile beneath the Greenland ice sheet, data from a NASA airborne science mission and an international...

 

Water Discovered on Moon’s Surface Points to Water Within

Water Discovered on Moon’s Surface Points to Water Within

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 28, 2013 (ENS) – For the first time from lunar orbit, scientists have detected “magmatic water,” which originates from deep within the Moon’s interior, on the surface of the Moon, reports...

 

Apes Can Swim and Dive

Apes Can Swim and Dive

  BERN, Switzerland, August 14, 2013 (ENS) – A husband and wife research team has provided the first video-based observation of apes that can swim and dive. Instead of the usual dog-paddle stroke used by most terrestrial mammals,...

 

Canada Funds Algal Biorefinery to Convert Tar Sands Emissions

Canada Funds Algal Biorefinery to Convert Tar Sands Emissions

  CALGARY, Alberta, Canada, August 9, 2013 (ENS) – To reduce greenhouse gas emissions from oil production in the Alberta tar sands, the government of Canada is investing in a demonstration-scale algal biorefinery that will convert...

 

Uncertain Funding Jeopardizes U.S. Land Imaging Satellites

Uncertain Funding Jeopardizes U.S. Land Imaging Satellites

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 8, 2013 (ENS) – Landsat satellites orbiting the Earth have continuously recorded changes to the planet’s land surfaces for 40 years, but while it is essential to U.S. national security,  the future...

 

U.S. National Health Agency to Retire Most Research Chimps

U.S. National Health Agency to Retire Most Research Chimps

  BETHESDA, Maryland, July 3, 2013 (ENS) – The National Institutes of Health plans to use fewer chimpanzees in future NIH-funded biomedical research and retire most of the several hundred chimpanzees it currently owns or supports. NIH...

 

It Takes a Special Algae to Make Biofuel

It Takes a Special Algae to Make Biofuel

  NEWARK, Delaware, July 2, 2013 (ENS) – A species of swimming marine algae that forms toxic algal blooms in the natural environment can be harnessed to grow a feedstock for bioethanol to fuel vehicles. The algae Heterosigma akashiwo...

 

Lead Exposure Shown to Trigger Schizophrenia

Lead Exposure Shown to Trigger Schizophrenia

  NEW YORK, New York, June 5, 2013 (ENS) – For the first time, an experiment on animals shows that exposure to the environmental toxin lead could cause people to develop the severe mental disorder schizophrenia. Scientists at Columbia...

 

Ontario Government Rescues Experimental Lakes Area

Ontario Government Rescues Experimental Lakes Area

  TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, April 25, 2013 (ENS) – The Ontario Government has stepped in to save a unique freshwater research facility in the Experimental Lakes Area after the Canadian government cut off funding as of March 31. Ontario...

 

Waste Sulfur Yields Better Batteries for Electric Cars

Waste Sulfur Yields Better Batteries for Electric Cars

  TUCSON, Arizona, April 15, 2013 (ENS) – A new chemical process transforms waste sulfur into a lightweight plastic that can improve batteries for electric cars, reports a research team of U.S., Korean and German scientists The scientists...

 

Japan Turns from Nuclear Fission to Nuclear Fusion

Japan Turns from Nuclear Fission to Nuclear Fusion

  TOKYO, Japan, March 28, 2013 (ENS) – The Japanese utility that supplies electricity to seven prefectures on Japan’s main island of Honshu today officially withdrew its plan to build a new nuclear power plant near the site...

 
 
 
 

Categories