Nature

Using tree-fall patterns to calculate tornado wind speed
12:31pm, 22nd June, 2018

Using tree-fall patterns to calculate tornado wind speed

(Ecological Society of America) Daniel M. Rhee, a PhD student at University of Illinois specializing in Structures in Civil Engineering, focuses his research on modeling tornadoes and near-surface wind speeds using tree-fall and damage patterns. With...
Alaskan Beluga Whales Ace Hearing Exam
11:08pm, 21st June, 2018

Alaskan Beluga Whales Ace Hearing Exam

Researchers tested the hearing of beluga whales in an Alaskan bay, and found that they seem to have suffered little hearing loss due to ocean noise. Christopher Intagliata reports.-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Boring barnacles prefer the shallow life on coral reefs
5:04pm, 20th June, 2018

Boring barnacles prefer the shallow life on coral reefs

(Rice University) Scientists at Rice University, the University of the Virgin Islands and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration combine efforts to quantify how barnacles infest stony coral over a variety of conditions and reduce calcium...
The seed that could bring clean water to millions
2:26pm, 20th June, 2018

The seed that could bring clean water to millions

(College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University) Carnegie Mellon University's Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering Professors Bob Tilton and Todd Przybycien recently co-authored a paper with Ph.D. students Brittany Nordmark and To...
Heated dilemmas
11:48am, 20th June, 2018

Heated dilemmas

(University of California - Santa Barbara) Short-term management responses to climate change-mediated disasters can be maladaptive in the long-term.