Saturday 20 December, 2014

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 stronger materials a game-changer?” »  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

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...

By BioNews On Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Harnessing sunlight to convert carbon dioxide into fuel

Using waste carbon dioxide and easily obtainable machined parts, researchers have devised an efficient method for harnessing sunlight to convert carbon dioxide into a potential alternative fuel known as formic More...

By BioNews On Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

Leafing out and climate change

Global warming is generally expected to bring spring forward but a connected influx of plant species from warmer southern latitudes could counteract this effect Continue reading “Leafing out and climate change” More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

US calls for more efforts to protect oceans

US Secretary of State John Kerry said the oceans are facing threats from over-fishing, pollution and acidification, and called for “a comprehensive Continue reading “US calls for more efforts to protect More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Trash concentration in ocean as dangerous as climatic change

Large concentrations of trash in the oceans, also known as “plastic soups”, are as dangerous as climatic change, one of the experts in the field Continue reading “Trash concentration in ocean More...

By BioNews On Friday, June 13th, 2014

World’s largest water reservoir found deep in earth

In what could quench the thirst of billions of people in the future, researchers have discovered our planet’s largest water reservoir 640 km beneath our feet Continue reading “World’s largest water More...

By BioNews On Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Curb carbon emission to slow global warming: Study

Forget about positioning giant mirrors in space to reduce the amount of sunlight being trapped in the earth’s atmosphere or seeding clouds to reduce the amount of light entering earth’s atmosphere Continue More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Has earth gobbled up giant craters?

Do you know that in past 3.5 billion years, over 80 asteroids – larger than the rocks that wiped out dinosaurs 66 million years ago Continue reading “Has earth gobbled up giant craters?” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Antarctic ice sheet collapse has begun, shows research

In an alarming find, scientists have discovered that the collapse of West Antarctic ice sheet – that holds enough water to raise global seas by several feet Continue reading “Antarctic ice sheet collapse More...