New atlas provides highest-resolution imagery of the Polar Regions seafloor

Scientists have created the most comprehensive and high-resolution atlas of the seafloor of both Polar Regions.

Warm winds: New insight into what weakens Antarctic ice shelves

New research describes for the first time the role that warm, dry winds play in influencing the behavior of Antarctic ice shelves.

Toronto’s subways expose passengers to more air pollution than Montreal, Vancouver systems

Subways increase our personal exposure to certain pollutants, even as they decrease overall emissions, research finds. Another finding from this study is that Toronto...

Predicting the movement, impacts of microplastic pollution

Microplastics, which are particles measuring less than 5 mm, are of increasing concern. They not only become more relevant as other plastic marine litter...

Geologist discovers whirlwind phenomena in Andes mountains

There's a lot to be learned from the winds in a Chilean desert--everything from surviving tornadoes on Earth to planning travel to Mars, with...

In-flight, on-demand hydrogen production could mean ‘greener’ aircraft

Technion researchers have a developed safe and efficient way to produce hydrogen on board a plane in flight. Using aluminum particles and (fresh or...

Heavy precipitation speeds carbon exchange in tropics

New insight into how forests globally will respond to long-term climate change has been gained by recent research. The new work suggests that climate-change...

Genetic target for growing hardier plants under stress

In a new investigation, researchers have identified two proteins that regulate whether a cell in plant roots forms a hair cell, which increases surface...

Researchers invent process to make sustainable rubber, plastics

Synthetic rubber and plastics -- used for manufacturing tires, toys and myriad other products -- are produced from butadiene, a molecule traditionally made from...

Global warming making oceans more toxic, breaking climate change research shows

Climate change is predicted to cause a series of maladies for world oceans including heating up, acidification, and the loss of oxygen. A newly...

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