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Study: New material that mimics coral could help remove toxic heavy metals from the ocean

Study: New material that mimics coral could help remove toxic heavy metals from the ocean

A new material that mimics coral could help remove toxic heavy metals like mercury from the ocean, according to a new study published in the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. The researchers, from Anhui Jianzhu University in China, say their new material could provide inspiration for other approaches to removing pollutants. [More]

BGU-UWA researchers develop new process to produce graphene for use in energy storage

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and University of Western Australia researchers have developed a new process to develop few-layer graphene for use in energy storage and other material applications that is faster, potentially scalable and surmounts some of the current graphene production limitations. [More]

DHS Science and Technology Directorate announces $2.9 million cybersecurity MAS R&D award

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) today announced a $2.9 million cybersecurity mobile app security (MAS) research and development (R&D) award that will help identify mobile app vulnerabilities. The Northern Virginia-based small business, Kryptowire, was awarded a 30-month contract through S&T's Long Range Broad Agency Announcement. [More]

People who grow up in working class family happier than people from higher class background

People who grew up in a working class family are more satisfied in later life than those from a higher class background according to new research from The University of Manchester. [More]
Zinc coating of galvanized steel pipes can be long-term source of lead in water

Zinc coating of galvanized steel pipes can be long-term source of lead in water

When unsafe levels of lead are found in drinking water, the culprit has typically been lead pipes or lead-containing brass and bronze fittings, but in a new study researchers clearly show that lead present in the zinc coating of galvanized steel pipes can be a very significant long-term source of lead in water. [More]

Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association's President & CEO receives FSAE's Executive of the Year award

Last Friday, Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association's President & CEO, Paul Ledford, received the Florida Society of Association Executives "Executive of the Year for 2015" in front of over 400 of his peers. FSAE is a 1000+ member organization of association professionals and vendors that support the association world and profession. [More]
New study analyzes impact of short-lived air pollutant, greenhouse gas reductions on carbon budgets

New study analyzes impact of short-lived air pollutant, greenhouse gas reductions on carbon budgets

Limiting warming to any level requires CO2 emissions to be kept to within a certain limit known as a carbon budget. Can reducing shorter-lived climate forcers influence the size of this budget? A new IIASA study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters analyzes the impact of short-lived air pollutant and greenhouse gas reductions on carbon budgets compatible with the 2°C climate target. [More]

Research suggests chlorofluorocarbons are the main culprits behind climate change

The view that human activities are likely responsible for most of the observed increase in global mean temperature ("global warming") since the mid-20th century is probably a correct reflection of current scientific thought. However, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), not carbon dioxide (CO2), are most likely to be the major driver of climate change, according to a forthcoming book authored by Professor Qing-Bin LU, a physicist in the University of Waterloo, Canada. [More]
Proof-of-concept addresses ongoing controversy regarding presence of oil at the bottom of Gulf of Mexico

Proof-of-concept addresses ongoing controversy regarding presence of oil at the bottom of Gulf of Mexico

A first of its kind study that modeled oil slick weathering over time in a laboratory setting provides evidence that evaporation combined with sinking of the heavy components of surface-spill slicks can explain the presence of oil on the sea floor. [More]

Swimming Federation of India to organize 32nd Sub Junior and 42nd Junior Glenmark National Aquatic Championships

Swimming Federation of India, the governing body of swimming in the country, announced the 32nd Sub Junior and 42nd Junior Glenmark National Aquatic Championships - 2015. The championships will be organized at the state-of-the-art swimming facility at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi, Pune from 13th to 19th July, 2015. [More]
Researchers receive 2.6 million euros to study evolution of sexual reproduction in plants

Researchers receive 2.6 million euros to study evolution of sexual reproduction in plants

A European and US consortium coordinated by Jorg Becker, group leader at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia (IGC; Portugal), has now received funding of 2.6 million euros for 3 years to study the evolution of sexual reproduction in plants. The project is funded under the scope of ERA-CAPS, a European network dedicated to support research activities in Plant Sciences. [More]

USANA recognized for participating in 2015 DSA Code of Ethics Communication Initiative

USANA Health Sciences Inc., a global nutritional supplements company, has been recognized for the sixth consecutive year as one of 53 companies dedicated to participation in the 2015 DSA Code of Ethics Communication Initiative. Participating in this initiative is optional to all direct selling businesses, but those who participate agree to follow the code of ethics, which establishes credibility through good business practices. [More]

Amici Procurement selects Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider iomart to migrate to Office 365

Bio-tech procurement company Amici Procurement has chosen Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider iomart to help it move to Office 365. Amici Procurement provides small to medium-sized companies in the bio-tech sector with a unique procurement service, helping them with all aspects of the purchasing cycle to help them obtain best value. [More]

Inexpensive nickel catalyst triggers decarbonylative cross-coupling between aromatic esters and boronic acids

Esters have been identified to act as a new and clean coupling partner for the carbon-carbon bond forming cross-coupling reaction to make useful compounds for pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and organic materials. [More]

NWS rolls out new online graphics to better convey forecast information

New online graphics being rolled out this summer by the National Weather Service (NWS) are based on research by a team of risk communication experts at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) who focused on how to better convey forecast information visually. [More]

Present-day efforts to cut mercury emissions may reduce pollution more quickly than current models

A Dartmouth-led study using a 600-year-old ice core shows that global mercury pollution increased dramatically during the 20th century, but that mercury concentrations in the atmosphere decreased faster than previously thought beginning in the late 1970s when emissions started to decline. [More]
Serving vegetables at dinner makes you a better cook and a loving parent

Serving vegetables at dinner makes you a better cook and a loving parent

Do you want to be seen as a better cook and a more loving parent? It's as easy as serving a vegetable at dinner, according to recent Cornell Food and Brand Lab research. [More]
Leading doctors and academics call on Wellcome Trust to divest from fossil fuel companies

Leading doctors and academics call on Wellcome Trust to divest from fossil fuel companies

Over 50 leading doctors and academics including Fiona Godlee, editor in chief of The BMJ, have signed an open letter published in The Guardian today calling on the Wellcome Trust to divest from fossil fuel companies. [More]
Hain Celestial’s personal care products named in EWG "Best Beach & Sport Sunscreens" list

Hain Celestial’s personal care products named in EWG "Best Beach & Sport Sunscreens" list

The Hain Celestial Group, a leading organic and natural products company providing consumers with A Healthier Way of Life™ and a leader in personal care products, is proud to announce that several sunscreens from its portfolio of brands have been named to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) "Best Beach & Sport Sunscreens" list. [More]

Worldwide Business with kathy ireland conducts exclusive interview with Drinkable Air

MMP (USA) announces that Worldwide Business with kathy ireland has conducted an exclusive interview with Drinkable Air, America's leading manufacturer of Atmospheric Water Generators (AWG's). [More]
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