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Fighting barnacle buildup with biology

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — Biological growth along the bottoms of boats is more than just an eyesore. Biofouling, as it is known, slows down ships and impedes the readiness of emergency response and military vessels. A new study identifies key developmental steps these organisms must take to metamorphose from their larval to adult state. Understanding this process could lead to new technologies to prevent the organisms fro Read More
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Chemicals banned decades ago linked to increased autism risk today

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — A group of human-made chemicals used in some pesticides and insulating materials banned in the 1970s continues to linger in the United States, and new research found that high levels of exposure to some of them during pregnancy may increase the likelihood of a child being diagnosed with autism by roughly 80 percent. Read More
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Facts About Microbursts

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Microbursts, also called downbursts, are powerful, localized columns of wind. They can cause just as much damage as a tornado. Read More
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Predictive tool vital to sustainable environmental futures

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — A new predictive tool, which for the first time combines human perception of the environment with land-use planning and socioeconomic data, could help governments mitigate the impact of climate change in developing countries.  Read More
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Admitting visible light, rejecting infrared heat

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — The transparency of glass to visible light makes it the most common way to let light into a building. But because glass is also transparent to near-infrared radiation -- windows also let in heat, giving rise to the well-known greenhouse effect. A coating that blocks 90 per cent of the heat from sunlight could be used to develop smart windows, say scientists. Read More
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New 'greener' method developed for producing some metals

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — While trying to develop a new battery, researchers find a whole new energy-efficient way to produce some metals without creating air pollution. Read More
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Chemists develop promising cheap, sustainable battery for grid energy storage

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — Chemists have developed a long-lasting zinc-ion battery that costs half the price of current lithium-ion batteries and could help enable communities to shift away from traditional power plants and into renewable solar and wind energy production. Read More
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Is Britain on the verge of a Brexit-fuelled house price crash? Only the data will tell

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https://www.theguardian.com — The long-term effect of the referendum on the housing market is impossible to predict. But there's no doubt: sales have slowed and prices fallen since the vote - Prof Danny Dorling writes in the Guardian 25/08/16 25 August 2016 - Read More
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Goddess Name Inscribed in Lost Language on Ancient Tablet

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http://feedproxy.google.com — An extraordinary discovery at a northern Italy site may reveal customs of a lost civilization. Read More
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What If Scientists Found Life on Closest Alien Planet Proxima b?

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http://feedproxy.google.com — The discovery of a potentially Earth-like planet in the habitable zone of our closest star, Proxima Centauri, raises one of the greatest mysteries of science: Is there life beyond our world — and if so, could the Proxima system be a place to find it? Read More
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This Weird Galaxy Is Actually 99.99 Percent Dark Matter

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Astronomers have discovered a galaxy as big as the Milky Way that consists almost entirely of dark matter, a mysterious and invisible substance that scientists have been trying to figure out for decades. Read More
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