Study: 40% of O'ahu, Hawai'i beaches could be lost by mid-century

Study: 40% of O’ahu, Hawai’i beaches could be lost by mid-century

The reactive and piecemeal approach historically used to manage beaches in Hawai'i has failed to protect them. If policies are not changed, as much as 40% of all beaches on O'ahu, Hawai'i could be...
Study: Warming ocean, old-forest loss put a squeeze on an elusive seabird

Study: Warming ocean, old-forest loss put a squeeze on an elusive seabird

Squeezed by changing ocean conditions that limit their food options and the long-term loss of old forest needed for nesting, marbled murrelets would benefit most from conservation efforts that take both ocean and forest...
Study: Cities beat suburbs at inspiring cutting-edge innovations

Study: Cities beat suburbs at inspiring cutting-edge innovations

The disruptive inventions that make people go "Wow!" tend to come from research in the heart of cities and not in the suburbs, a new study suggests. Researchers found that, within metro areas, the majority...
Study: Shape matters for light-activated nanocatalysts

Study: Shape matters for light-activated nanocatalysts

Points matter when designing nanoparticles that drive important chemical reactions using the power of light. Researchers at Rice University's Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP) have long known that a nanoparticle's shape affects how it interacts with...
Researchers produce a fisheye lens that's completely flat

Researchers produce a fisheye lens that’s completely flat

To capture panoramic views in a single shot, photographers typically use fisheye lenses -- ultra-wide-angle lenses made from multiple pieces of curved glass, which distort incoming light to produce wide, bubble-like images. Their spherical,...
Research shows vitamin E needed for proper nervous system development

Research shows vitamin E needed for proper nervous system development

In research with key ramifications for women of childbearing age, findings by Oregon State University scientists show that embryos produced by vitamin E-deficient zebrafish have malformed brains and nervous systems. "This is totally amazing -...
Study: Colorado's famous aspens expected to decline due to climate change

Study: Colorado’s famous aspens expected to decline due to climate change

Along three scenic drives through Colorado's Rocky Mountains in fall, tourists will see less of a brilliant golden tree in the next 100 years, researchers from North Carolina State University projected in a new...
Study: Choosing the right cover crop to protect the soil

Study: Choosing the right cover crop to protect the soil

Farmers around the world are keen to protect their most important asset: their soil. The soil supports and enriches their crops. But the relatively thin layer of topsoil can readily wash away into streams,...
Study: Device could help detect signs of extraterrestrial life

Study: Device could help detect signs of extraterrestrial life

Although Earth is uniquely situated in the solar system to support creatures that call it home, different forms of life could have once existed, or might still exist, on other planets. But finding traces...
Study: Climate crisis ages fish, amphibians and reptiles

Study: Climate crisis ages fish, amphibians and reptiles

Climatic conditions are changing at an unprecedented rate, affecting mainly fish, amphibians and reptiles, ectothermic animals that are unable to generate their own internal heat. With heat waves and rising temperatures, these organisms experience...

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