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Plants May Be Taking Up More Atmospheric Carbon Than Models

Plants May Be Taking Up More Atmospheric Carbon Than Models Previously Estimated

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research led by scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee has found that global climate change models may have underestimated the amount of carbon dioxide absorption by...

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Research Shows How Giant Clams Harness The Sun
2014-10-07 03:38:15

University of Pennsylvania Evolution in extreme environments has produced life forms with amazing abilities and traits. Beneath the waves, many creatures sport iridescent structures that rival what materials scientists can make in the laboratory. A team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Santa Barbara, has now shown how giant clams use these structures to thrive, operating as exceedingly efficient, living greenhouses that grow symbiotic...

How Was Oxygen Before Life Made?
2014-10-06 03:40:50

Provided by Andy Fell, UC Davis About one-fifth of the Earth’s atmosphere is oxygen, pumped out by green plants as a result of photosynthesis and used by most living things on the planet to keep our metabolisms running. But before the first photosynthesizing organisms appeared about 2.4 billion years ago, the atmosphere likely contained mostly carbon dioxide, as is the case today on Mars and Venus. Over the past 40 years, researchers have thought that there must have been a small...

2014-10-01 08:32:03

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ChromaDex Corp. (OTCQB: CDXC), Life Extension announced today the launch of NAD+ Cell Regenerator(TM), an innovative nutritional supplement that boosts vitality and supports healthy aging. NAD+ Cell Regenerator(TM) features the ingredient NIAGEN(TM) from ChromaDex Corp. (OTCQB: CDXC), an innovative natural products company that provides proprietary ingredients and science-based solutions to the dietary supplement, food and beverage,...

Great Bahama Bank marine core sediments
2014-09-18 02:30:49

University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Scientists analyze marine sediment core to understand trends in carbon isotopes over time A recent study of the global carbon cycle offers a new perspective of Earth’s climate records through time. Scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science suggest that one of the current methods for interpreting ancient changes in the concentration of carbon dioxide in the...

2014-09-11 08:28:36

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ChromaDex Corp. (OTCQB: CDXC), an innovative natural products company that provides proprietary ingredients and science-based solutions to the dietary supplement, food and beverage, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, announced today that it has entered into an ingredient supply agreement with Healthy Directions, a direct-to-consumer nutritional supplement retailer and wholly-owned subsidiary of Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ: HELE)....

Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation lidar
2014-09-08 11:37:53

Elizabeth Zubritsky, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center A laser-based instrument being developed for the International Space Station will provide a unique 3-D view of Earth’s forests, helping to fill in missing information about their role in the carbon cycle. Called the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) lidar, the instrument will be the first to systematically probe the depths of the forests from space. The system is one of two instrument proposals recently selected for...

paleosol in boulders
2014-09-08 07:08:52

Thomas Deane, Trinity College Dublin Geologists from Trinity College Dublin have rewritten the evolutionary history books by finding that oxygen-producing life forms were present on Earth some 3 billion years ago – a full 60 million years earlier than previously thought. These life forms were responsible for adding oxygen (O2) to our atmosphere, which laid the foundations for more complex life to evolve and proliferate. Working with colleagues from the Presidency University in...

2014-09-04 08:23:03

- Company's Scientific Advisory Board Will Comprise a Diverse Range of Experts with an Emphasis on Nicotinamide Riboside - IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ChromaDex Corp. (OTCQB: CDXC), an innovative natural products company that provides proprietary ingredients and science-based solutions to the dietary supplement, food and beverage, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, announced today it has appointed three highly respected scientists and researchers to the...

benthic microbial mat community
2014-08-25 06:40:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A type of bacteria growing in a hot spring near Yellowstone National Park in Montana uses a previously unidentified process to harvest energy and produce oxygen from sunlight, according to new research published in a recent edition of the journal Science. The bacteria grows in far-red light, researchers from the Pennsylvania State University, the University of California, Davis, and Montana State University report in their study,...

photosynthesis for hydrogen fuel
2014-08-23 03:00:24

Dr. Kastoori Hingorani, Australian National University An ANU team has successfully replicated one of the crucial steps in photosynthesis, opening the way for biological systems powered by sunlight which could manufacture hydrogen as a fuel. “Water is abundant and so is sunlight. It is an exciting prospect to use them to create hydrogen, and do it cheaply and safely,” said Dr. Kastoori Hingorani, from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis in the ANU Research...


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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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