Double-walled nanotubes have electro-optical advantages

Theorists find that flexoelectric effects in double-walled carbon nanotubes could be highly useful for photovoltaic applications.

Seafloor of Fram Strait is a sink for microplastic from Arctic and North Atlantic...

Working in the Arctic Fram Strait, scientists have found microplastic throughout the water column with particularly high concentrations at the ocean floor.

Scientists predict the size of plastics animals can eat

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Animals keep viruses in the sea in balance

A variety of sea animals can take up virus particles while filtering seawater for oxygen and food. Sponges are particularly efficient.

Disasters can affect cervical cancer screening for years

Screening is important for the early detection of cervical cancer, but rates were significantly affected, in some areas for years, following a devastating earthquake...

Highly efficient and stable double layer solar cell developed

A research team has developed a new type of solar cell that can both withstand environmental hazards and is 26.7% efficient in power conversion.

Control of anthropogenic atmospheric emissions can improve water quality in seas

A new research highlighted the importance of reducing fossil fuel combustion not only to curb the trend of global warming, but also to improve...

Scientists identify microbe that could help degrade polyurethane-based plastics

One of the most widely used oil-based plastics, polyurethane, is particularly hard to recycle or destroy safely. It also releases toxic chemicals into landfills....

Coral tells own tale about El Niño’s past

Scientists use data from ancient coral to build a record of temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean over the last millennium. The data question...

What can be learned from the microbes on a turtle’s shell?

Researchers have found that a unique type of algae, usually only seen on the shells of turtles, affects the surrounding microbial communities. It is...

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