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Methane-Eating Microbes

A New Way to Keep Tabs on Methane-Eating Microbes

Anaerobic methanotrophs are a group of microbes that consume methane and live a low-energy lifestyle in oxygen-free environments. A new study shows that measuring the ratio of rare isotopes of methane from marine sediments is a useful tool for tracking their activities, which previously have been hard to distinguish from those of microbes that make methane.

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Sniffing Out Sources of Volcanic Carbon Dioxide 12 September 2013 Feature

Quantifying and understanding the natural emissions of CO2 from Earth is fundamental to our…

Video: Precious Beam Time 11 September 2013 Feature

One of the challenges faced by many scientists is access to large-scale, high-demand equipment such…

Ultrahigh Pressure Manometer is Calibrated 15 April 2013 Feature

The accurate measurement of experimentally generated ultrahigh pressure is difficult. In the past…

Gas Instrument Sandpit, Etna, Sicily, 2-5 September 2013 25 March 2013 Feature

The DCO is sponsoring a Sandpit Workshop at Etna volcano in Sicily on September 2-5, 2013. The…

Progress in Instrument Development 15 February 2013 Feature

The Deep Exploration Biosphere Investigative tool (DEBI-t) was developed in 2011 by the Center for…

High-Pressure Methane Clathrate Structure Revealed 15 February 2012 Feature

Natural gas clathrate hydrates, which exist in several forms depending on pressure and temperature…

Instrument Funding Update 2 July 2010 Feature

On June 23rd, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (DCO's Founding Sponsor) approved significant funding…

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