Since we live in the area, it is well known to us and many others that the dog days of summer in St. Louis are hot, humid and hazy. On the warmest of these days, the air arrives from the south, bringing with it high temperatures, moisture and natural forest emissions of chemicals, known as […]

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Is There Such A Thing As Too Big? As cruise ships go, the Harmony of the Sea is a monster! This gigantic floating “good time” docked today in the UK as part of her maiden voyage. ( I am not sure why we refer to ships as “her” but this one is a mother..)

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Things Being Built From Shipping Containers. We have done posts before about the use of shipping containers for affordable housing and not just single level residences but gigantically tall apartments made from them! The apartment project was not all attractive but the designers felt it was cost effective and made use of containers that were […]

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Was It Just Luck That Earth Has An Oxygen Atmosphere? Earth scientists from Rice University, Yale University and the University of Tokyo are offering a new answer to the long-standing question of how our planet acquired its oxygenated atmosphere.

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The Importance of Keeping Our Genetic Information Private Cannot Be Overstated. Researchers at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine have received a four-year, $4-million grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish a new center for the study of privacy concerns associated with the use of genomic information, the NIH announced today, May 17.

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What Do Your Tweets Reveal To Hackers? Researchers at MIT and Oxford University have shown that the location stamps on just a handful of Twitter posts in fact, as few as eight over the course of a single day can be enough to disclose the addresses of the poster’s home and workplace to a relatively […]

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New Research Into Soft Exosuit Technology. The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has entered into a collaboration with ReWalk Robotics Ltd., to accelerate the development of the Institute’s lightweight, wearable soft exosuit technologies for assisting people with lower limb disabilities.

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The Truth About The Impact Of The Oil And Gas Industry. The advent of modern natural and oil extraction technologies most recently being that of hydraulic fracturing or fracking as it known, has brought with it much debate on it’s merits and risks. It is not widely thought that fracking is causing an increase in […]

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An Answer As To Why Perovskite Solar Cells Degrade In Sunlight. A new study has found both the cause and a solution for the pesky tendency of perovskite solar cells to degrade in sunlight, a research breakthrough potentially removing one roadblock to commercialization for this promising technology.

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More For The Love Of Chemistry. For the chemistry nuts out there that are old enough to enjoy the taste of whisky, here is a video for you. It may not help you become a whisky tycoon but it is fun to understand the chemistry behind such a drink.

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