Posts Tagged ‘basins’

One quarter of New Orleans’ catch-basins were clogged to uselessness with 93,000 lbs of plastic Mardi Gras beads

London has fatbergs: glistening, multiton agglomerations of fat, sanitary napkins, “flushable” wipes, human waste, dirty diapers, used condoms, and delicious strawberry jame; New Orleans has 93,000 pounds of plastic Mardi Gras beads. The city’s emergency crews have spent $7m since September, vacuuming the beads out of 15,000 of the city’s 64,000 catch-basins, […]

Biomarker finder adjusts on the fly: Scientists build better tool to find signs of disease

Rice University researchers (from left) Lucia Wu, David Zhang and J. Sherry Wang have developed a continuously tunable method to quantify biomarkers in DNA and RNA. Finding biomarkers is important for the detection of diseases and the design of therapies. Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University A Rice University laboratory has developed a continuously tunable method to […]

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