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Tuesday 01 September, 2015

Researchers develop new system to improve safety at sea

ship tracking area

New satellite imaging concept proposed by University of Leicester-led team could significantly reduce search areas for missing boats and planes  More...

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marine wild life extinct
By BioNews On Sunday, February 1st, 2015
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Nearly 25% of the world’s marine life in danger of extinction

Overfishing, pollution, climate change and destruction of habitats like coral reefs are all putting our seas in trouble  More...

Iceland glacier melting
By BioNews On Sunday, February 1st, 2015
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Iceland Rises as Its Glaciers Melt From Climate Change

The Earth’s crust under Iceland is rebounding as global warming melts the island’s great ice caps  More...

pinholes solar cells
By BioNews On Saturday, January 31st, 2015
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Pinholes are Pitfalls for High Performance Solar Cells

The most popular next-generation solar cells under development may have a problem – the top layer is full of tiny pinholes  More...

Location of the selected urban areas (sites) and their population range,
By BioNews On Saturday, January 31st, 2015
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Urban areas experiencing intense heat waves globally

For the past four decades, global warming has increased dramatically in cities  More...

This graphic shows how mercury can enter the environment.
Image credit: 
UNEP Chemicals Branch, DTIE - Switzerland
By BioNews On Saturday, January 31st, 2015
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New sensor spots minute quantities of atmospheric mercury

Researchers have developed a new sensor to detect minute levels of mercury in the atmosphere in just 10 seconds.  More...

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's new injectable acoustic fish-tracking tag is so small it can be inserted into a fish with a syringe. The new tag is three times lighter than earlier versions, making it safer for fish and able to more accurately record fish passage through dams. Image credit:
PNNL
By BioNews On Friday, January 30th, 2015
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A new injectable device to track fish easily, quickly and safely

Fish no longer need to go under the knife to help researchers understand exactly how they swim through hydroelectric dams, thanks to a new injectable tracking device.   More...

Image credit: Molecular ecology
By BioNews On Friday, January 30th, 2015
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Genes decide colour diversity in coral reefs

Scientists from the University of Southampton have discovered the genetic basis which allows corals to produce their stunning range of colours.  More...

whale bones hearing
By BioNews On Friday, January 30th, 2015
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Whales can hear through their bones

Using computer simulation of a fin whale head, scientists have discovered that the skulls of at least some baleen whales have acoustic properties  More...

Bacteria powered fuel cells
By BioNews On Friday, January 30th, 2015
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Researchers develop fuel cells powered by bacteria

Researchers in Norway have succeeded in getting bacteria to power a fuel cell. The “fuel” used is wastewater, and the products of the process are purified water droplets and electricity.  More...