Scientists don't fully understand how 'plastic' solar panels work which complicates the improvement of their cost efficiency thereby blocking the wider use of the technology However researchers at the University of Montreal the Science and ... - Read More
Physicists from Umeå University and Humboldt University in Berlin have solved a mystery that has puzzled scientists for half a century They show with the help of powerful microscopes that the distance between graphite oxide ... - Read More
Green spaces in towns and cities need extra consideration as they may be damaging buildings in the area according to new research from the Universities of Southampton and Surrey When organic chemicals from trees and ... - Read More
Carbon nanotubes unzipped into graphene nanoribbons by a chemical process invented at Rice University are finding use in all kinds of projects but Rice scientists have now found a chemical free way to unzip them ... - Read More
Computer simulation shows how to make a crystal that would toggle like a light switch between conductive and non conductive structures this could lead to flexible electronic materials and enable a cell phone to be ... - Read More
Research to curb global warming caused by rising levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide usually involves three areas Developing alternative energy sources capturing and storing greenhouse gases and repurposing excess greenhouse gases ... - Read More
Water splitting is one of the critical reactions that sustain life on earth and could be a key to the creation of future fuels It is a key in the process of photosynthesis through which ... - Read More
For decades climate scientists have tried to explain why ice age cycles became longer and more intense about 900 000 years ago switching from 41 000 year cycles to 100 000 year cycles In a ... - Read More
The politically expedient way to mitigate climate change is essentially no way at all according to a comprehensive new study by University of Chicago climatologist Raymond Pierrehumbert Among the climate pollutants humans put into the ... - Read More
The impact of the greenhouse gas CO2 on Earth's temperature is well established by climate models and temperature records over the past 100 years as well as coupled records of carbon dioxide concentration and temperature ... - Read More
When the forestry machines have finished extracting timber what is left are tops and branches waste which cannot be used However according to researchers it is possible to turn these heaps of lopwood into high ... - Read More
Methane is a simple molecule consisting of just one carbon atom bound to four hydrogen atoms But that simplicity belies the complex role the molecule plays on Earth it is an important greenhouse gas is ... - Read More
Scientists are using a pioneering method of 'caging' and cooling water molecules to study the change in orientation of the magnetic nuclei at the centre of each hydrogen atom a process which transforms the molecule ... - Read More
Particles of soot floating through the air and comets hurtling through space have at least one thing in common 0.36. That reports a research group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST is ... - Read More
Researchers at the University of California Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have developed a three dimensional silicon decorated cone shaped carbon nanotube cluster architecture for lithium ion battery anodes that could enable charging of portable ... - Read More
Climate change models could have a thing or two to learn from termites and fungi according to a new study released this week For a long time scientists have believed that temperature is the dominant ... - Read More
Scientists from several British Spanish and Russian research centers MIPT Institute for Spectroscopy RAS Kurchatov Institute and Kintech Lab Ltd have come up with a method of synthesizing a new type of nickel carbon compound ... - Read More
Atomic scale snapshots of a bimetallic nanoparticle catalyst in action have provided insights that could help improve the industrial process by which fuels and chemicals are synthesized from natural gas coal or plant biomass A ... - Read More
Scientists know that wildland fire emissions play a significant role in the global carbon cycle and that its principal component carbon dioxide is a primary driver of climate change But predicting and quantifying the effects ... - Read More
Reducing deforestation in the tropics would significantly cut the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere by as much as one fifth research shows In the first study of its kind scientists have calculated ... - Read More
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