Cooling curtain made of a porous triple-layer membrane—alternative to electrically powered air conditioning
21 hours ago
Climate change is leading to ever higher temperatures and aridity in many areas, making efficient room cooling increasingly important. An ETH doctoral student at the Functional Materials Laboratory has developed an alternative ...
Freshwater flow affects Everglades fish, but how?
Jul 25, 2017
With tarpon fishing season at its peak, FIU scientists are tracking the saltwater fish throughout the Florida Everglades. They want to know how water conditions affect some of the state's most lucrative recreational fisheries.
The U.S. is predicting droughts sooner with satellites
Jul 25, 2017
Unlike us humans, soybeans and wheat can't turn to acupuncture or aromatherapy when they're stressed out.
Sunny, rainy, or cloudy: New study shows how weather impacts response to mobile ads
Jul 20, 2017
Among the many factors that impact digital marketing and online advertising strategy, a new study in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science provides insight to a growing trend among firms and big brands ... weather-based advertising. ...
A uranium-based compound improves manufacturing of nitrogen products
Jul 19, 2017
Nitrogen is abundantly available in nature and forms the basis for many valuable products, both natural and artificial. This requires a reaction known as "nitrogen fixation", whereby molecular nitrogen is split into two atoms ...
Space station project seeks to crystalize the means to counteract nerve poisons
Jul 17, 2017
The microgravity conditions of the International Space Station (ISS) may hold the key to improving our understanding of how to combat toxic nerve agents such as sarin and VX. That is the hope of Countermeasures Against Chemical ...
New test paves way for potential treatments to target Alzheimer's and other conditions
Jul 17, 2017
A simple methodology for capturing proteins implicated in the development of Alzheimer's disease and other conditions has been developed by researchers at the University of Bradford and University of Dundee.
Spain heatwave breaks records and kills one
Jul 14, 2017
Spain baked in a record-breaking heatwave on Thursday which was blamed for the death of a road crew worker and is suspected of leaving another man in critical condition.
Online climate data benefits producers
Jul 12, 2017
Are you a farmer who wants to keep better track of the climate conditions around you? There's an app for that.
Sustainable amine production through hydrogenation of amides under mild conditions
Jul 10, 2017
Osaka University group demonstrates a catalyst that effectively converts amides to amines at low temperature under low hydrogen pressure