Productivity boosting agricultural innovations in Africa could lead to an increase in global deforestation rates and carbon emissions a Purdue University study finds Historically improvements in agricultural technology have conserved land and decreased carbon emissions ... - Read More
The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2013 propelled by a surge in levels of carbon dioxide This is according to the World Meteorological Organization's annual Greenhouse Gas ... - Read More
Defects damage the ideal properties of many two dimensional materials like carbon based graphene Phosphorus just shrugs That makes it a promising candidate for nano electronic applications that require stable properties according to new research ... - Read More
Geologists from Trinity College Dublin have rewritten the evolutionary history books by finding that oxygen producing life forms were present on Earth some 3 billion years ago a full 60 million years earlier than previously ... - Read More
A new study of three ice cores from Greenland documents the warming of the large ice sheet at the end of the last ice age resolving a long standing paradox over when that warming occurred ... - Read More
Materials made from nanoparticles hold promise for myriad applications from improved solar energy production to perfect touch screens The challenge in creating these wonder materials is organizing the nanoparticles into orderly arrangements Nanoparticles of magnetite ... - Read More
Some species of marine phytoplankton such as the prolific bloomer Emiliania huxleyi can grow without consuming vitamin B1 thiamine researchers have discovered The finding contradicts the common view that E huxleyi and many other eukaryotic ... - Read More
Rice University scientists have performed a detailed analysis of water produced by hydraulic fracturing aka fracking of three gas reservoirs and suggested environmentally friendly remedies are needed to treat and reuse it Rice University researchers ... - Read More
Most of North America's megafauna mastodons short faced bears giant ground sloths saber toothed cats and American camels and horses disappeared close to 13 000 years ago at the end of the Pleistocene period The ... - Read More
Wally Broeker the first person to alert the world to global warming has called for atmospheric CO2 to be captured and stored underground He says that carbon capture combined with limits on fossil fuel emissions ... - Read More
Almost a hundred years ago in 1929 Linus Pauling presented the famous Pauling's Rules to describe the principles governing the structure of complex ionic crystals These rules essentially describe how the arrangement of atoms in ... - Read More
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Scientists have uncovered key attributes of so called brown carbon from wildfires airborne atmospheric particles that may have influenced current climate models that failed to take the material's warming effects into account The work was ... - Read More
Highly purified crystals that split light with uncanny precision are key parts of high powered lenses specialized optics and potentially computers that manipulate light instead of electricity But producing these crystals by current techniques such ... - Read More
Security forces worldwide rely on sophisticated equipment trained personnel and detection dogs to safeguard airports and other public areas against terrorist attacks A revolutionary new electronic chip with nano sized chemical sensors is about to ... - Read More
Quantum computers have yet to materialise Ye scientists are making progress in devising suitable means of making such computers faster One such approach relies on quantum dots a kind of artificial atom easily controlled by ... - Read More
A DTU researcher has developed a method that uses X rays for the rapid identification of substances present in an indeterminate powder The new technique has the capacity to recognize advanced biological molecules such as ... - Read More
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