Novel 3D printing technique to engineer biofilms

Biologists are studying how engineered biofilms closely mimic natural ones. Their research may aid in developing drugs to fight the negative effects of these...

Stemming the tide of invasive weeds with herbicide capsules

An innovative herbicide delivery system could revolutionize the way agricultural and environmental managers battle invasive weeds.

Host and resident bacteria join forces to control fungi in plant roots

Researchers have discovered that diverse root-colonizing fungi can benefit plants, but only when they are kept in check by the host innate immune system...

Air quality models can improve the accuracy of forecasts of daily solar power production...

The expansion of renewable energies is placing increasing demands on the power grids. Precise forecasts of the amount of solar power that will be...

Light-powered soft robots could suck up oil spills

A floating, robotic film could be trained to hoover oil spills at sea or remove contaminants from drinking water.

Perovskite solar cells soar to new heights

Researchers have developed a novel method to fabricate lead halide perovskite solar cells with record efficiency.

Exploring carbon storage deep beneath the seabed

A new study sheds light on the way salty water acts in deep-sea aquifers, paving the way for further research into carbon storage deep...

Aircraft reveal a surprisingly strong Southern Ocean carbon sink

The Southern Ocean is indeed a significant carbon sink -- absorbing a large amount of the excess carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere by...

Growing carbon footprint for plastics

After analyzing the global plastics supply chain, researchers found that the impact of plastics on the climate and health is greater than thought due...

How does the climate crisis affect the Antarctic fur seal?

The climate crisis is limiting the availability of krill -- small crustaceans that are vital in the marine food chain -- during summer in...

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