In sweet corn, workhorses win
4 hours ago
When deciding which sweet corn hybrids to plant, vegetable processors need to consider whether they want their contract growers using a workhorse or a racehorse. Is it better to choose a hybrid with exceptional yields under ...
Magnetic liquids improve energy efficiency of buildings
11 hours ago
Climate protection and the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions have been on top of global development agendas. Accordingly, research and development projects have been conducted on national and international levels, which ...
Identifying species via environmental DNA
Jan 15, 2018
Environmental DNA analysis makes it possible to detect water organisms without having to capture them first. For the first time, a team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) systematically investigated the effect of ...
Why the Republican Party may have an advantage when it rains: Voters change their minds
Jan 11, 2018
Bad weather affects U.S. voter turnout and election outcomes with past research demonstrating that the Republican Party has the advantage. A new study by researchers at Dartmouth College and The Australian National University ...
New materials being developed to prevent wind turbine damage
Jan 10, 2018
Researchers of Spain's Universitat Jaume I of Castellón are developing new materials that will make wind turbines more resistant to the extreme climate conditions they have to withstand.
Lake Michigan waterfowl botulism deaths linked to warm waters, algae
Jan 09, 2018
Since the 1960s, tens of thousands of birds living on the Great Lakes have died during periodic outbreaks of botulism. The outbreaks have only become more common and widespread in recent years, leaving scientists who track ...
Strengthening citric fruit to better resist climate change
Jan 08, 2018
Research of the Department of Agricultural Sciences and the Natural World of the Universitat Jaume I in Castellón, Spain, has identified the genes within citric fruit that biotechnology could improve to fight climate change. ...
Is Arctic warming influencing the UK's extreme weather?
Jan 04, 2018
Severe snowy weather in winter or extreme rains in summer in the U.K. might be influenced by warming trends in the Arctic, according to new findings.
Overreliance on air conditioning is driving up power prices in Australia
Jan 03, 2018
A UniSA researcher has called for a change in Australia's building codes in the wake of a study which shows new homes can be less resistant to heat than older, double-brick houses.
From U.S. South to China, heat stress could exceed human endurance
Dec 22, 2017
Climate scientists say that killer heat waves will become increasingly prevalent in many regions as climate warms. However, most projections leave out a major factor that could worsen things: humidity, which can greatly magnify ...