Friday 19 December, 2014

Scientists Developed Inexpensive Tidal Simulator for Ecological Studies

Tidal simulator microcosm units consisted of one 18.9-L bucket containing a Spartina alterniflora sward connected to a second reservoir bucket (with a lid to prevent evaporation) by aquarium tubing attached to two water-lifting pumps.(Image credit:Bioone journals)

Rachel MacTavish is growing salt marsh plants in microcosms that replicate the tide. She assembled them in an outdoor Continue reading “Scientists Developed Inexpensive Tidal Simulator for Ecological Studies” »  More...

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By BioNews On Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
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Fiber optic sensors to improve landslide prediction

Detecting and monitoring both large landslides and slow slope movements could be a lot easier and cheaper with optical fiber sensors Continue reading “Fiber optic sensors to improve landslide prediction” More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
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Human-induced water vapour next climate threat

The rising levels of water vapour in the upper troposphere – a key amplifier of global warming – owing to greenhouse gases will intensify climate change impacts over the next decades Continue reading More...

By BioNews On Friday, July 11th, 2014
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New approach to improve hurricane intensity forecast

In what could offer a new method to aid in storm intensity prediction of hurricanes, researchers have found that physical conditions at the air-sea interface Continue reading “New approach to improve hurricane More...

By BioNews On Thursday, July 10th, 2014
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What makes cities warmer than countryside

Variation in how efficiently urban areas release heat back into the lower atmosphere – through the process of convection – is the dominant factor in the daytime “urban heat island” (UHI) More...

By BioNews On Thursday, July 10th, 2014
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How climate change affects parasites and disease spread

Though hosts might expand their geographical range due to global warming, the parasites do not always follow suit Continue reading “How climate change affects parasites and disease spread” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
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Grant carbon, development space to developing countries: Survey

Against the backdrop of over 190 countries pledging emission cuts for the post-2020 period, the new climate deals must ensure developing countries are granted the required “carbon and development space” More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
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Friction and fractures inter-related, may explain earthquakes

In a major breakthrough that has implications for describing the mechanics that drive earthquakes, researchers have discovered that how things break (fracture) and how things slide (friction) are closely inter-related More...

By BioNews On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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Nature-inspired stronger materials a game-changer?

Drawing inspiration from the structure of bones and bamboo, researchers have created stronger, tougher materials that can be customised for a wide variety of applications Continue reading “Nature-inspired More...

By BioNews On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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Caribbean coral reefs may disappear within 20 years: Report

In 20 years’ time, most of the Caribbean coral reefs may disappear, since what is left of them currently does not exceed one-sixth of the original coral cover Continue reading “Caribbean coral reefs More...