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On the road to practical, low-cost superconductors with unexplored materials

(Shibaura Institute of Technology) Superconductors have tremendous appeal in power transmission applications due to their zero resistance. However, to bring classical metallic superconductors into superconducting state requires liquid helium as a coolant, which is costly. Now, scientists from Japan take things to the new level by demonstrating high temperature superconductivity in mixed rare-earth barium copper oxides fabricated using a popular technique, opening doors to their low-cost, industrial scale production for real-world applications.

Climate policy models need to get real about people — here’s how – Nature.com

COMMENT 08 June 2021 To predict how society and political systems might actually respond to warming, upgrade integrated assessment models. Wei Peng Wei Peng is at the School of International Affairs and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Penn…

NASA reboots its role in fighting climate change – Nature.com

NEWS 07 May 2021 Space agency aims to breathe new life into its Earth-science programme as US President Joe Biden pushes an ambitious climate agenda. Alexandra Witze You have full access to this article via your institution. NASA has been…

NASA’s new fleet of satellites will offer insights into the wild cards of climate change – Science Magazine

Planned NASA satellites will measure the vertical motions that lead to towering storm clouds. SANTIAGO BORJA By Paul VoosenMay. 5, 2021 , 11:15 AM NASA is about to announce its next generation of Earth-observing satellites. As soon as this month,…

Fevers are plaguing the oceans — and climate change is making them worse – Nature.com

NEWS FEATURE 05 May 2021 Sudden marine heatwaves can devastate ecosystems, and scientists are scrambling to predict when they will strike. Giuliana Viglione Giuliana Viglione is a freelance journalist in Washington DC. Ten years ago, dead fish began washing ashore…

Revealed: Al Gore’s Real Climate Catastrophe

Next month is the thirtieth anniversary of the most entertaining and damning chapter in Al Gore’s career. By the mid-nineteenth century, our knowledge of atmospheric chemistry was sufficiently advanced for a few sharp minds to ponder whether an increase in…

A Fund Cleans Up by Betting on Clean Energy – Barron’s

Lucas White is portfolio manager for Resources and Climate Change Strategies at GMO in Boston. Photograph by Cody O’Loughlin For the four years of the Trump presidency, the White House was hostile to the concept of global warming, although independent…

NSU researcher part of a flagship study on vertebrate genomes

(Nova Southeastern University) Today, the G10K sponsored Vertebrate Genomes Project (VGP) announces their flagship study and associated publications focused on genome assembly quality and standardization for the field of genomics. This study includes 16 diploid high-quality, near error-free, and near complete vertebrate reference genome assemblies for species across all taxa with backbones (i.e., mammals, amphibians, birds, reptiles, and fishes) from five years of piloting the first phase of the VGP project.

‘Sink into your grief.’ How one scientist confronts the emotional toll of climate change – Science Magazine

Sustainability scientist Kimberly Nicholas says confronting climate change requires acknowledging values and feelings as well as advancing science and policy. Janet Nichols By David MalakoffApr. 12, 2021 , 1:55 PM “I was trained to be calm, rational, and objective, to…