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Newswise: Following the lizard lung labyrinth

Following the lizard lung labyrinth

University of Utah

Mammals inhale oxygen-rich air and they exhale depleted air, exhibiting a so-called tidal flow pattern. In contrast, bird breath travels through part of the respiratory system, but in a one-way loop throughout most of the lung. Biologists have discovered that Savannah monitor lizards have lung structures that are hybrid system of bird and mammal lungs.

Channels: Birds, Wildlife, All Journal News,

Released:
13-Dec-2019 3:40 PM EST
Newswise: Batten down the hatches: Preventing heat leaks to help create a star on Earth

Batten down the hatches: Preventing heat leaks to help create a star on Earth

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

PPPL physicists have identified a method by which instabilities can be tamed and heat can be prevented from leaking from fusion plasma, giving scientists a better grasp on how to optimize conditions for fusion in devices known as tokamaks.

Channels: Physics, DOE Science News, All Journal News,

Released:
13-Dec-2019 1:15 PM EST
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Newswise: A self-cleaning surface that repels even the deadliest superbugs
  • Embargo expired:
    13-Dec-2019 12:00 PM EST

A self-cleaning surface that repels even the deadliest superbugs

McMaster University

A team of researchers at McMaster University has developed a self-cleaning surface that can repel all forms of bacteria, preventing the transfer of antibiotic-resistant superbugs and other dangerous bacteria in settings ranging from hospitals to kitchens.

Channels: All Journal News, Chemistry, Engineering, Food and Water Safety, Infectious Diseases,

Released:
11-Dec-2019 4:40 PM EST
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Newswise: Wetlands, crops can mitigate storm damage
to coastal cities, study led by UAH finds

Wetlands, crops can mitigate storm damage to coastal cities, study led by UAH finds

University of Alabama Huntsville

Coastal cities can be spared some wind destruction from intensifying hurricanes or tropical storm systems if they have functional wetland ecosystems and agricultural croplands in the area, according to new computer modeling.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Hurricanes, Scientific Reports,

Released:
13-Dec-2019 9:45 AM EST
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Newswise: eChallenge winner streamlines honey harvest

eChallenge winner streamlines honey harvest

University of Adelaide

An innovative way of pinpointing when honey will be ready to harvest has won top awards at this year’s Australian eChallenge awards. The wining concept, named Beecognition, has won its creators $16,000 in prize money plus over $5,000 worth of expert guidance from business consultants.

Channels: Agriculture, Entrepreneurship,

Released:
12-Dec-2019 8:05 PM EST
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