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Effect Pesticides have on Frogs

22 March, 2019 – 4:32 am |

Atrazine, one of the most widely used pesticides in the world, wreaking havoc with the sex lives of adult male frogs, three quarters maul them and becoming one of 10 women, according to a new study from the University of California, Berkeley biologists. The 75 percent that are chemically castrated are essentially “dead” due to […]

nanoparticles promising future cancer therapy

4 March, 2019 – 4:32 am |

Abstract Recently, the use of gold nanoparticles as potential selective tumor radiosensitizer has been proposed as a major advance in radiotherapy. Experiments in living cells and in vivo have demonstrated the effectiveness of metal nanoparticles when combined with low energy X-ray radiation (below 1 MeV Linac conventional radiation). Other DNA studies have performed in order […]

From grass to water, Chesapeake Bay experts differ on meaning of ‘clean’

17 December, 2018 – 4:33 pm |

After a recent rain, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is blocked with an eclectic mix of garbage – bottles of soda and a big purple ball, sticks and dirt, candy wrappers and recessed television. “The Bay right now is the water more dead than he ever has – and that is the experience of the boatman did […]

Establishing healthy shrubs not the water-consuming task many think, research shows

22 November, 2018 – 4:32 am |

Good news for your utility bills and the environment: New University of Florida research shows that landscape shrubs need much less water to establish healthy roots of what you might expect. “We finally have our irrigation recommendations for the establishment of shrubs back up with science. We need less watering than many people think,” said Ed […]

New Nanochemistry Technique Encases Single Molecules in Microdroplets

23 October, 2018 – 4:32 am |

Water flows through a microfluidic channel, about 35 microns wide, and enters a narrowing which breaks into drops. By varying the width of the constriction of changes in the size of droplets and strands of water molecules with desired concentration just cause of the resulting droplets to collect individual molecules of interest of 99 percent […]

Dutch help California’s Bay Area plan for sea level rise

20 October, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

How to plan for rising sea level, an abstract concept for many Californians still drew serious consideration of engineers, designers and urban planners from the Netherlands and the U.S. at a symposium on Monday. A panel of experts sponsored by the Dutch government submitted a report outlining strategies to address sea level rise in San […]

Statewide study shows algae toxin a minor threat

17 October, 2018 – 4:32 am |

A toxin produced by freshwater algae has won a lot of media in recent years but a new University of Florida study shows that there is little reason to worry about your presence in the lakes of Florida. The researchers analyzed the water taken from 187 lakes in 38 counties during a period of one […]

Tapping the Earth’s Energy

28 April, 2018 – 4:32 am |

Sue Servant decided it was time to chop the twine on carbon-based fuels.   So when her aging gas furnace required replacing, she turned to the Earth for a solution. She installed a geothermal system–also called a ground-source heat pump, a water-source heat pump, or geo-exchange system–which lately started heating and cooling her Cambridge, Mass. […]

Equinix Extends Its Leadership in Energy Efficient Data Centers

26 September, 2017 – 4:32 am |

FOSTER CITY, Calif. – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a global provider of data center, announced today that its SV2 International Business Exchange ™ (IBX ®) data center has earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The last accreditation extends global leadership in Equinix energy performance, […]