Sci/tech

New Findings Explain How UV Rays Trigger Skin Cancer
October 18, 2017 12:33 PM - Cornell University

Melanoma, a cancer of skin pigment cells called melanocytes, will strike an estimated 87,110 people in the U.S. in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Researchers Customize Catalysts to Boost Product Yields, Decrease Chemical Separation Costs
October 18, 2017 11:54 AM - DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

For some crystalline catalysts, what you see on the surface is not always what you get in the bulk, according to two studies led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Researchers Customize Catalysts to Boost Product Yields, Decrease Chemical Separation Costs
October 18, 2017 11:54 AM - DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

For some crystalline catalysts, what you see on the surface is not always what you get in the bulk, according to two studies led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Nice Ice, Maybe? Husker Research Finds Ice Removal Can Be a Breeze
October 18, 2017 10:57 AM - University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Water-repellent surfaces and coatings could make ice removal a literal breeze by forcing ice to grow up rather than just skate by, says a new study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and several Chinese institutions.

Nice Ice, Maybe? Husker Research Finds Ice Removal Can Be a Breeze
October 18, 2017 10:57 AM - University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Water-repellent surfaces and coatings could make ice removal a literal breeze by forcing ice to grow up rather than just skate by, says a new study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and several Chinese institutions.

DNA Tests on Albatross Poo Reveal Secret Diet of Top Predator
October 18, 2017 10:41 AM - University of Tasmania - Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies

A study that used DNA tests to analyse the scats of one of the world’s most numerous albatrosses has revealed surprising results about the top predator’s diet.

Hardy Corals Make Moves to Build Reefs from Scratch
October 18, 2017 10:38 AM - University of Edinburgh

Resilient species of coral can move to inhospitable areas and lay the foundations for new reefs, a study shows.

Hardy Corals Make Moves to Build Reefs from Scratch
October 18, 2017 10:38 AM - University of Edinburgh

Resilient species of coral can move to inhospitable areas and lay the foundations for new reefs, a study shows.

Separating methane and CO2 will become more efficient
October 18, 2017 10:18 AM - KU Leuven

To make natural gas and biogas suitable for use, the methane has to be separated from the CO?. This involves the use of membranes: filters that stop the methane and let the CO? pass through. Researchers at KU Leuven have developed a new membrane that makes the separation process much more effective.

Extreme weather puts focus on climate change adaptation for buildings
October 18, 2017 08:20 AM - University of Victoria

Forest fires in British Columbia. Floods in Quebec. Hurricanes in Texas. While it’s difficult to say definitively that such events are caused by climate change, there’s little doubt that a warming world exacerbates such extreme weather—and that our society will need to be ready for more of them.

These are the kinds of issues on Anika Bell’s mind as she prepares to pursue her master’s of applied science at the University of Victoria in the new year. Bell’s previous research was featured in an infographic at the Livable Cities Forum in Victoria in September, where planners, policymakers and other professionals across Canada discussed ways to build cities equipped for current and future climate change impacts.

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