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Microbial Life In Undersea Volcanoes Provide Exciting New Research Opportunities
2012-08-07 13:38:43

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Although some have estimated a third of the Earth's biomass lives in our planet's rocks and sediments, little is known about these hard to reach organisms. A new report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), with possibly wide reaching implications, looks to study one group of methane-producing microbes that live deep in the cracks of hot undersea volcanoes. Because of the alien nature of these...

2012-07-11 23:02:28

Lavish & Lime launches the latest in must-have Back to School 2012 gear: the biodegradable reusable lunch bag. Now Moms can pack a lunch that is waste free both inside and out. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) July 11, 2012 Moms can pack school lunches this fall that are truly litterless thanks to a new eco-friendly lunch bag. Online eco boutique Lavish & Lime is pleased to introduce a new line of biodegradable reusable lunch bags for kids made of the revolutionary toxin-free material...

2012-07-11 05:40:34

A new biofuel production process created by Michigan State University researchers produces energy more than 20 times higher than existing methods. The results, published in the current issue of Environmental Science and Technology, showcase a novel way to use microbes to produce biofuel and hydrogen, all while consuming agricultural wastes. Gemma Reguera, MSU microbiologist, has developed bioelectrochemical systems known as microbial electrolysis cells, or MECs, using bacteria to...

2012-07-04 23:00:19

ScienceAlerts.com is a new social network featuring the latest information in the basic and applied sciences of biology, agriculture, environment, forestry, geography and health. The members of this new website monitor 4,868 journals publishing in these fields and alert visitors in real-time through topic-specific site content and RSS feeds. The latest addition to this website is the Environmental Sciences Category with more than 27,000 articles selected from over 150 scientific environment...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.