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Unheated high tunnels help bedding plants growers reduce energy costs

Energy costs account for one of the largest expenses in commercial greenhouse production of annual bedding plants. Naturally, bedding plant producers are searching for more energy-efficient production methods that can reduce fuel usage and increase profits. Christopher Currey, Roberto Lopez, and Neil Mattson published a study in HortTechnology that gives growers in northern latitudes valuable information on finishing practices for annual bedding plants. [More]
New way to wirelessly detect hazardous gases, environmental pollutants

New way to wirelessly detect hazardous gases, environmental pollutants

MIT chemists have devised a new way to wirelessly detect hazardous gases and environmental pollutants, using a simple sensor that can be read by a smartphone. [More]
New study reveals how soil helps control air pollution

New study reveals how soil helps control air pollution

Scientists have long known that air pollution caused by cars and trucks, solvent use and even plants, is reduced when broken down by naturally occurring compounds that act like detergents of the atmosphere. What has not been well understood until now are the relative contributions of all the processes producing such compounds. [More]

BIOREM receives patent for innovative biological air purification media

BIOREM Inc.("Biorem" or "the Company") today announced that it has received a patent (US 8,772,015 B2) for its innovative biological air purification media. [More]
University of Birmingham unveils national network of Quantum Technology Hubs

University of Birmingham unveils national network of Quantum Technology Hubs

A new £120 million national network of Quantum Technology Hubs, that will explore the properties of quantum mechanics and how they can be harnessed for use in technology, has been unveiled today at the University of Birmingham. [More]
New book explores convergence as key to stable global agricultural platform

New book explores convergence as key to stable global agricultural platform

A scientific text, Convergence of Food Security, Energy Security and Sustainable Agriculture, is now available through Springer Science+Business Media. [More]

Runners, walkers come together to participate in 3rd annual Thanksgiving Day 5K

Over 2,300 running enthusiasts and members of the community came together to participate in the third annual Thanksgiving Day 5K. Thousands of crew, volunteers and spectators supported the racers along the 3.1 mile route. [More]

French study investigates how woman's shoe heels influence men's behavior

If it's help a woman needs, maybe she should wear high heels. That's the message from Nicolas Guéguen of the Université de Bretagne-Sud in France, after he observed how helpful men are towards women in high heels versus those wearing flat, sensible shoes. [More]
2014 expected to be a banner year for brewed and RTD tea sales in the US

2014 expected to be a banner year for brewed and RTD tea sales in the US

Tea is the world's second most-consumed beverage after water. According to a new report published in the current issue of HerbalEGram — the American Botanical Council's (ABC) monthly online magazine — sales of loose, bagged, concentrated, and herbal tea in the United States increased by 5.9% in 2013, reaching a total of $1,751,055,302. [More]

New laser technology accurately detects leaks in biogas plants

There are nearly 8,000 biogas plants today in Germany. They use biomass-derived gas to generate electricity and heat. [More]
NJIT, Drexel and Rowan join forces to tackle water problems in the region

NJIT, Drexel and Rowan join forces to tackle water problems in the region

Water experts at NJIT, Drexel University and Rowan University are joining forces to tackle the increasingly complex challenges affecting water resources in the region, from shrinking supplies, to industrial contamination, to climate change. [More]

U-M student researchers complete Detroit's first comprehensive inventory of greenhouse gas emissions

Energy use in buildings accounts for nearly two-thirds of the greenhouse gas emissions generated in Detroit, while exhaust from cars, trucks and buses is responsible for about 30 percent of the total, according to a new citywide inventory compiled by University of Michigan student researchers. [More]

Ultra-light architecture technology set to revolutionize architecture, construction

A research team from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed Cloud Arch, an innovative, ultra-light architecture that will revolutionize the way large open public spaces, such as market, airport, stadium, concert hall, factory, are built. [More]

Artful Steps to hold art exhibit featuring the work of people with developmental disabilities

Artful Steps, in collaboration with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), proudly announces a group art exhibit featuring the work of people with developmental disabilities. [More]

California's drought linked to human-caused climate change, say Stanford scientists

The atmospheric conditions associated with the unprecedented drought currently afflicting California are "very likely" linked to human-caused climate change, Stanford scientists say. [More]
Emergency or disaster preparedness begins at home

Emergency or disaster preparedness begins at home

Preparedness for an emergency or disaster begins at home. That's the message officials are trying to convey during September, which is National Preparedness Month. [More]

ANSYS, Modelon partner to revolutionize product development

ANSYS and Modelon have entered an agreement to revolutionize product development – reducing late-stage integration failures, decreasing product development costs and speeding time to market. [More]

VAPE Holdings adds new line of products to its HIVE brand

Vape Holdings, Inc. (the "Company"), a holding company focused on providing healthy, efficient, and sustainable vaporization products, is pleased to announce the newest line of products under the HIVE brand, HIVE GLASS, which is set to release on or before December 1, 2014. [More]

Study finds considerable gap between economic loss and compensation after Hebei Spirit oil spill

Although nearly eight years have passed since a major oil spill in South Korea, compensation and recovery efforts appear to be far from satisfactory, and the affected communities continue to suffer the effects of the disaster. [More]

Scientists explore reason behind major comeback of underwater grasses

The Susquehanna Flats, a large bed of underwater grasses near the mouth of the Susquehanna River, virtually disappeared from the upper Chesapeake Bay after Tropical Storm Agnes more than 40 years ago. [More]