These Oceanographers Want to Turn Marine Slime into Drugs

This article comes from Wired.com Eric Niiler 10.27.2020 08:00 AM A California team will use a robotic vehicle to study tiny seafloor creatures, hoping they might yield new compounds to fight viruses and cancer. ON WEDNESDAY, A crew of technicians will hoist a remotely operated vehicle dubbed Hercules from its berth on an oceanographic research vessel down into a patch of ocean about 150 miles off the Southern … Continue reading These Oceanographers Want to Turn Marine Slime into Drugs

Seaweed to Cow Feed

Why is Sweden building the world’s largest algae factory? From Euronews.com A Swedish start-up is building the world’s largest algae factory to create emission-reducing seaweed feed for cattle. But how do you reduce greenhouse gases from the world’s most polluting animal? 4 per cent of the world’s methane emissions currently come from cattle, which is two times higher than the whole aviation industry put together. … Continue reading Seaweed to Cow Feed

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Did You Know – What’s the Difference Between a Hurricane, Typhoon and a Cyclone?

Since we are in the middle of Hurricane season we thought we share this tidbit. The only difference between a hurricane and a typhoon is the location where the storm occurs. Hurricanes and typhoons are the same weather phenomenon: tropical cyclones.  A tropical cyclone is a generic term used by meteorologists to describe a rotating, organized system of clouds and thunderstorms that originates over tropical or subtropical waters and … Continue reading Did You Know – What’s the Difference Between a Hurricane, Typhoon and a Cyclone?

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This Barnacle-Inspired Glue Seals Bleeding Organs in Seconds

From Wired.com Excessive bleeding is, in some sense, an engineering problem. “For us, everything is a machine, even a human body,” says Hyunwoo Yuk, a research scientist in mechanical engineering at MIT. “They are malfunctioning and breaking, and we have some mechanical way to solve it.” About 1.9 million people die every year from blood loss, sometimes from trauma, sometimes on the operating table. Bleeding bodies are wet, … Continue reading This Barnacle-Inspired Glue Seals Bleeding Organs in Seconds