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Author: Sarah Foster

I am the founder of Lanta Eco News and am responsible for all editorial decisions here. Prior to founding this publication, I was a lecturer of Biology at Macquarie University. Email contact: [email protected] Local number: 0491 570 156 International number: +61 491 570 156

Scientists make metals as light as air

Metal as light as air? A group of researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are trying. The researchers are trying to make heavy metals like gold, silver and copper “as light as air, in a form so small that it can be carried on the back of a mosquito.” The researchers created a kind […]

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Strange fish from the depths with transparent teeth studied by scientists

A group of researchers from the University of California in San Diego analyzed the teeth of sea dragons (Aristostomias scintillans) characterized by a remarkable degree of transparency. This unique adaptation allows these fish to prey more successfully. Scientists have discovered an unusual crystalline nanostructure at the base of their teeth, a discovery that could be […]

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Voice recognition algorithm “translates” children’s crying

A group of researchers claim to have created a software tool based on artificial intelligence that is capable of distinguishing the cries of children. Very often parents find themselves unable to understand the real need for a crying child because they are not able to distinguish what can be considered as minimal nuances and changes […]

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New method for purifying water from PFAS substances developed by Australian researchers

A new method for cleaning water from PFAS (polyfluorinated alkyl substances) has been developed by a research group at the University of Flinders, Australia. These substances are usually used in protective coatings, lubricants and other foam-based substances, such as fire protection, and can be extremely toxic because they can end up in drinking water and […]

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Elephants know how to quantify food by smell with precision

A particular feature of elephants has been discovered by a group of researchers who published their study on Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Although well analyzed and studied, elephants have a characteristic related to their sense of smell that until now had remained unknown: they are able to quantify the portions of food […]

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Nordic microalgae cleans wastewater and produces biodiesel

A further study, written by the researcher of the University of UmeĆ„ Lorenza Ferro, highlights the importance of microalgae in the environment and the considerable possibilities that these plants offer in the field of biofuel production. Biomass made of algae has been increasingly taken into account and used in recent years for the production of […]

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