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Weird Crystal Can Absorb All The Oxygen In A Room -- And Then Release It Later

This could potentially make fuel cells, space travel, and scuba diving a lot more efficient.<p>Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark say they’ve invented a crystal that pulls oxygen out of the air and even water. Apparently, just a spoonful of the stuff can suck up all the oxygen in a …

Scuba Diving

The 13 Most Important Numbers in the Universe

In the order in which science first became aware of them.<p>Some numbers, such as your phone number or your Social Security number, are decidedly more important than others. But the numbers on this list are of cosmic importance—they are the fundamental concepts that define our universe, that make the …

Forget potato salad, this Kickstarter wants you to pay for pain

<i>Blood, Guts, 'N Glory</i> (<i>BGnG</i>) can't possibly be real, but project creator Tejay Beauparlant assures me it is.<p>Beauparlant and his business partners are raising money on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to launch <i>BGnG</i>, a real-life combat shooter where your explicit goal is to inflict physical pain …

Why Complex Mineral Surfaces Could Be Indications Of Life

Earth’s complex environment of 4,900 minerals likely came from the interactions of life with the surface and the atmosphere, Robert Hazen argues. …

James Webb Space Telescope

The Ebola Outbreak 3 Weeks In: Dire But Not Hopeless

Guinea is on high alert. At the international airport, travelers' temperatures are monitored for signs of infection. In the capital city of Conakry, people rarely shake hands and are advised to regularly wash their hands with bleach-diluted water.<p>This is what life is like nearly three weeks after …

Researchers Bioengineer Bacteria That Poops Out Gasoline

Korean researchers have engineered a new strain of <i>E. coli</i> that can produce a suitable substitute for gasoline. And as they quite rightly point out, …

In desert cave, microbes feed on water, rocks, and air - Futurity

The discovery of a diverse ecosystem of microbes in an underground cave could lead to the development of new drugs and novel ways to clean the …

Arizona State University

Northeastern researchers have discovered a new treatment to cure MRSA infection

Recent work from University Distinguished Professor of Biology Kim Lewis promises to overcome one of the leading public health threats of our time. …

Structure of bacterial nanowire protein hints at secrets of conduction

Electrically conducting bacteria important for energy, environment and technology<p>RICHLAND, Wash. -- Tiny electrical wires protrude from some bacteria …

Staphylococcus aureus bacteria turns immune system against itself

Around 20 percent of all humans are persistently colonized with <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i> bacteria, a leading cause of skin infections and one of the …

Microbiologists reveal unexpected properties of methane-producing microbe

Derek Lovley's lab at UMass Amherst show for the first time that one of the most abundant methane-producing microorganisms on Earth makes direct …