An international team from Monash University in Australia has discovered how sand "holds its breath." The researchers revealed how diatoms in the sand survive in different environmental conditions, revealing its potential use in the biofuel industry.
In the fight against climate change, a team of scientists has finally solved the puzzle on hod to convert carbon dioxide to fuel by using the most ordinary thing -- sand.
Warmer climates are yielding more female hatchlings, researchers explain in a new study. This could have serious impacts on the survival of struggling loggerhead sea turtle populations in Florida.
A nine-foot-long hammerhead shark was found buried on a Florida beach Wednesday, the apparent victim of a fishing incident.
A unique slithering robot is revealing the secrets of the sidewinder snake, whose ability to quickly climb sandy slopes has long puzzled scientists, according to a new study.
It turns out that sand is the key ingredient to creating more efficient batteries, researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering found. Sand-based lithium ion batteries outperformed the current industry standard by three times.