calcium carbonate

Researchers find cuttlebone’s microstructure sits at a ‘sweet spot’

Ling Li has a lesson in one of his mechanical engineering courses on how brittle materials like calcium carbonate behave under stress. In it, he takes a piece of chalk…

Microscope allows gentle, continuous imaging of light-sensitive corals

To work around their photosensitivity, Laissue developed a custom light-sheet microscope (the L-SPI) that allows gentle, non-invasive observation of corals and…

Research shows old newspapers can be used to grow carbon nanotubes

A research collaboration between Rice University and the Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) at Swansea University has found that old newspapers can be…

New deep-water coral discovered

Psammogorgia pax, collected at a depth of 63 meters (207 feet) in Hannibal Bank –a flat-topped seamount located in Coiba National Park, a biodiversity hotspot…

How sponges undermine coral reefs from within

Coral reefs are demolished from within, by bio-eroding sponges. Seeking refuge from predators, these sponges bore tunnels into the carbonate coral structures,…

Full carbonate chemistry at the site of calcification in a tropical coral

Researchers from the Centre Scientifique de Monaco (CSM), the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen and the University of Kiel have succeeded…

Plant defense following the iron-maiden principle

In agriculture unspectacular thal cress (Arabidopsis thaliana) is simply considered as a weed. In science, however, the plant has for decades been the modell…

Heidelberg Researchers Study Unique Underwater Stalactites

In recent years, researchers have identified a small group of stalactites that appear to have calcified underwater instead of in a dry cave. The Hells Bells in…

Alkaline soil, sensible sensor

Producers sometimes face challenges that go deep into the soil. They need answers to help the soil, on site. A portable field sensor can accurately measure…

Key to speeding up carbon sequestration discovered

Scientists at Caltech and USC have discovered a way to speed up the slow part of the chemical reaction that ultimately helps the earth to safely lock away, or…

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