This is my first LinkedIn post, forgive my lack of professionalism, I will try to learn fast :-).The R&D in Brazil is growing steadily and getting into speed with international level. Recently there was this conference on biodiversity from FAPESP A couple of very interesting talks were held talking about the nitrogen and carbon cycles and how the anthropogenic factor modified it.You can find the Nitrogen Cycle presentation here:Biota - Biodiversidade e Ciclagem de Nitrógeno (Parte 1) The Carbon Cycle presentation is found below. It is actually part of the same video, I just pinpoin
Understanding the structure and way of construction in spider silk is a challenge taken up by a research team of Kiel University. The scientists examined five different spider species regarding the adhesion and tensile strength of a particular silk they use to fix the main thread to a surface as shown in their new study published in J. R. Society Interface.
La Californie est une région qui fait face à des périodes de sécheresses de plus en plus intenses et fréquentes. Ces sécheresses ont des conséquences extrêmement négatives dont notamment la diminution des stocks d’eau potable, vitaux à l’agriculture et au train de vie des habitants du Golden State. Pour arriver à économiser l’eau, la ville de San Francisco a lancé une campagne de sensibilisation audacieuse jouant sur des allusions, dirons-nous, assez « olé-olé ».
Microorganisms identified by researchers are able to eliminate toxic contaminants found in industrial wastewater; findings from the study were presented at the Brazil-U.K. Frontiers of Engineering meeting.
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Microorganisms identified by researchers are able to eliminate toxic contaminants found in industrial wastewater; findings from the study were presented at the Brazil-U.K. Frontiers of Engineering meeting
Transient global warming is nearly proportional to cumulative carbon emissions. A theoretically derived equation shows that this relationship stems from the partially opposing climate effects of oceanic uptake of heat and carbon.
Air pollution from Europe's largest industrial facilities cost society at least €59 billion, and possibly as much as €189 billion in 2012, according to an assessment published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA).
Carbon dioxide is being accumulated in the atmosphere at the fastest rate since records began, as scientists warn that the oceans and forests may have absorbed so much CO2 that their crucial function as “carbon sinks” is now severely threatened.