Cleaning up oil spills with hair via Science Everyday

Adsorption of oil with hair is the adhesion of atoms, ions or molecules from a gas, liquid or dissolved solid to a surface. This process creates a film of the adsorbate on the surface of the adsorbent. What this means is that hair allows oil to coat, hence effectively absorbing it. And given the surfaceContinue reading “Cleaning up oil spills with hair via Science Everyday”

Applying Human-Centered Circular Principles to Tax shifts and currencies to better design our societies.

Building equitable circular societies: “The best way to design a circular world is to consider that waste should not have existed in the first place.” This article is published in The Beam #6 —  We have a dream: Our world appears more chaotic than ever, yet from chaos come the best innovations. Three such innovative concepts were bornContinue reading “Applying Human-Centered Circular Principles to Tax shifts and currencies to better design our societies.”

Chemical engineers can help solve the climate challenge #COP21

Originally posted on IChemE:
This week saw the start of the 21st Conference of Parties, COP21. More than 190 countries and 150 global leaders have gathered in Paris, France, to discuss a new global agreement on climate change. The United Nations (UN) event will host around 40,000 people and runs right through until the end of…

Snow Facts

It’s not really the most wonderful time of the year unless there is snow involved. Fact.  Not only can snow be the greatest part of the British weather experience, but it also guarantees more happiness than a decent summer season. Ah snow. Word on the street (the street being the Met Office) is that weContinue reading “Snow Facts”

Female astronauts will spend 8 days in space without men or make-up

The test and flight simulation project, named “Moon-2015”, is designed to simulate an eight-day round trip to the moon, reaching lunar orbit before returning to the Earth. The all female astronaut crew asked how they’d cope in space without men or make-up for 8 days: The Russian Academy of Science’s Institute of Biomedical Problems (IBP) in Moscow beganContinue reading “Female astronauts will spend 8 days in space without men or make-up”

Acoustic survey tracks whale population trends along the coast of Southern California

Originally posted on Summit County Citizens Voice:
Naval training exercises off the coast of California could pose a threat to endangered marine mammals. Blue whale numbers holding steady; fin whales increasing Staff Report FRISCO — A new acoustic survey in Southern California coastal waters is helping researchers track whale populations. The data analyzed by the Scripps…

The Dept of Fisheries launches a “Shark Monitoring Program” to make the Ocean Safer for Humans

Australia: The worlds Deadliest Shark Coast. The “Great White Shark” is the most deadly of the oceans predators. The Shark Investigation Team works on making the deadly seas safer for humans. The Dept of Fisheries launches an extensive “Shark Monitoring Program” The Western Australia  (Full Documentary) Deadly Shark Attacks . shark documentary documentary (Nature Documentary) DeadlyContinue reading “The Dept of Fisheries launches a “Shark Monitoring Program” to make the Ocean Safer for Humans”

The Dangers of Over-Prescribing Antibiotics

CDC: Over-prescibing Antibiotics promotes stronger More Resilient Bacteria Growth. This new Bacteria Growth is more resistant to medications, and often causes infections and cancer-type skin spots (these spots appear red and brown) that are much more serious than the original infection being treating. Antibiotic prescribing in hospitals is inconsistent and often inappropriate—contributing to the emergence of antibioticContinue reading “The Dangers of Over-Prescribing Antibiotics”

MSU News – MSU chemists solve long-standing problem, explained in international journal

BOZEMAN, MT – A Montana State University team says it has discovered the grail of organic chemistry and has just published a paper about its accomplishment in one of the field’s top journals. The paper by professor Tom Livinghouse and graduate students Bryce Sunsdahl and Adrian Smith appears in the Dec. 22 issue of the German chemistryContinue reading “MSU News – MSU chemists solve long-standing problem, explained in international journal”

MSU News – MSU researchers publish paper on the optics of Yellowstone thermal springs

BOZEMAN MT – Researchers with Montana State University’s College of Engineering have used optical technology to create a simple mathematical model to explain how temperature and chemical composition in Yellowstone’s thermal springs combine to give them their amazing colors. The model can be used to visually recreate how the springs appeared years ago, before decadesContinue reading “MSU News – MSU researchers publish paper on the optics of Yellowstone thermal springs”