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Ordinary Plastic Turned into Diamonds Via Laser Beam in the Blink of An Eye

A thin film of plastic was, for the first time ever, turned into tiny diamonds in the blink of an eye after being shot at with a laser beam. Synthetic diamonds are valuable for their hardness and are used to make high-quality cutting and polishing tools, but equally so for their thermal conductivity, and electrical […]

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15 Powerful Ted Talks on Climate Change You Need to Watch – EARTH.ORG

Since 1984, the nonprofit organisation TED has been devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks that cover topics ranging from science and business to global issues in more than 100 languages. In recent years, several…

In Case of Climate Emergency: Deploying Space Bubbles To Block Out the Sun – SciTechDaily

If climate change has already gone too far, what could be our emergency solutions? Credit: MIT “Space Bubbles” – The Deflection of Solar Radiation Using Thin-Film Inflatable Bubble Rafts An interdisciplinary group of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology…

New Type of Plastic Made Directly From Organic Plant Waste Could Be the Game-Changer We Need

A new type of plastic made directly from organic plant waste has been created by scientists. The new material is easy to make and could be used in everything from packaging and textiles to medicine and electronics. The researchers in Switzerland have already used the technique to make packaging films, fibres that can be spun […]

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Exxon Mobil is at a crossroads as climate crisis spurs clean energy transition – CNBC

Exxon Mobil is one of the most consequential and profitable companies in U.S. history. For more than a hundred years, the company’s oil and gas have helped power the global economy. But the Exxon Mobil of today faces the seemingly…

Cheap Gel Packs Can Pull Many Liters of Water From Even Desert Air

More than a third of the world’s population lives in drylands, areas that experience significant water shortages. Now scientists have developed a solution that could help people in these areas access clean drinking water. The team at The University of Texas at Austin developed a low-cost gel film made of abundant materials that can pull […]

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10 Climate Change Movies To Watch in 2022 – EARTH.ORG

Talks about climate change can be overwhelming and anxiety-inducing, so addressing the issue in movies can help reach a broader public and raise awareness among people that might otherwise not be interested in learning about such a crucial topic. From…

Coral City Camera captures glorious world of reef ecosystems under global warming threat – India Today

Humans don’t know what they’re missing under the surface of a busy shipping channel in the “cruise capital of the world.” Just below the keels of massive ships, an underwater camera provides a live feed from another world, showing marine…

Climate change: Biden, give children their day in court – The Hill

Many American laws contain opening passages with “statements of congressional intent” — short explanations of what Congress hoped a particular law would achieve. They express Congress’s best intentions. Some codify moments of moral clarity lawmakers want to preserve in statutes….

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