20.11.2018





  • Volcanoes and glaciers combine as powerful methane producers
    Large amounts of the potent greenhouse gas methane are being released from an Icelandic glacier, scientists have discovered. A study of Sólheimajökull glacier, which flows from the active, ice-covered volcano Katla, shows that up to 41 tons of methane is being released through meltwaters every day during the summer months. - 20.11.2018
  • Healthcare providers -- not hackers -- leak more of your data
    New research found that more than half of the recent personal health information, or PHI, data breaches were because of internal issues with medical providers -- not because of hackers or external parties. - 20.11.2018
  • Digital offense: Anonymity dulls our moral outrage
    A recent study digs deeper into exactly why people react less strongly to insults online, and offers a glimpse at what might help people be more civil to each other. - 19.11.2018
  • Move over Rover: There's a new sniffing powerhouse in the neighborhood
    Scientists are now homing in on the secrets behind animals' super sniffers to develop an artificial chemical sensor that could be used for a variety of tasks, from food safety to national security. - 19.11.2018
  • The 'Swiss Army knife of prehistoric tools' found in Asia, suggests homegrown technology
    A study by an international team of researchers have determines that carved stone tools, also known as Levallois cores, were used in Asia 80,000 to 170,000 years ago. With the find -- and absent human fossils linking the tools to migrating populations -- researchers believe people in Asia developed the technology independently, evidence of similar sets of skills evolving throughout different parts of the ancient world. - 19.11.2018


  • Techniques to combat overeating during holiday season
    Halloween and its abundance of candy for most people signals a months-long slide into “I can eat whatever I want” and calories be damned until the New Year. For others, it’s a time filled with anxiety and loss of self-control. With Thanksgiving days away and the holiday season upon us, focus on food consumption will […] - 20.11.2018
  • How to Convert Climate-Changing Carbon Dioxide into Plastics and Other Products
    Rutgers scientists have developed catalysts that can convert carbon dioxide – the main cause of global warming – into plastics, fabrics, resins and other products. The electrocatalysts are the first materials, aside from enzymes, that can turn carbon dioxide and water into carbon building blocks containing one, two, three or four carbon atoms with more […] - 20.11.2018
  • Volcanoes and glaciers combine as powerful methane producers
    Large amounts of the potent greenhouse gas methane are being released from an Icelandic glacier, scientists have discovered. A study of Sólheimajökull glacier, which flows from the active, ice-covered volcano Katla, shows that up to 41 tonnes of methane is being released through meltwaters every day during the summer months. This is roughly equivalent to […] - 20.11.2018
  • Using electricity and water, a new kind of motor can slide microrobots into motion
    Look around and you’ll likely see something that runs on an electric motor. Powerful and efficient, they keep much of our world moving, everything from our computers to refrigerators to the automatic windows in our cars. But these qualities change for the worse when such motors are shrunk down to sizes smaller than a cubic […] - 20.11.2018
  • Antarctic Melting Slows Atmospheric Warming and Speeds Sea Level Rise
    As the Antarctic ice sheet melts, warming of the atmosphere will be delayed by about a decade but sea level rise will accelerate, according to new University of Arizona-led research published online today in the journal Nature. The study is the first to project how the melting of the Antarctic ice sheet will affect future […] - 20.11.2018