Research scientists at Howard University are applying the tools of nanotechnology to the age-old problem of water treatment. Continue reading Modifying Water-Purification Membranes with Nanomaterials
Scheduled to launch in 2017, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will monitor more than 500 000 nearby “Suns” for two years and is expected to discover at least 500 Earth-like planets. Continue reading Coming soon: A new NASA mission to hunt for alien planets
Once known as the smog capital of the world, Los Angeles is on its way to shedding that reputation. Beijing, take notice! If you grew up in or near a large US city in the 1980s and 90s, you might recall the frequent warnings—especially on hot days—of high ozone (O3) levels. Breathing ground-level ozone—a product of … Continue reading Is clean air worth the cost? A case study for developing megacities
An international collaboration, including one researcher from the University of the Virgin Islands in St. Thomas, predicts some winners—not just losers—for coral species in a warming ocean.
Continue reading Do nothing to stem global warming, and some hardy coral will live on
Researchers at North Carolina A&T State University reveal the conditions that allow tissue and bone cells to attach and grow on magnesium-based metals, a promising class of implant material.
Continue reading Could dissolvable metal be the future of medical implants?