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Squeezing a rock-star material could make it stable enough for solar cells

A promising lead halide perovskite is great at converting sunlight to electricity, but it breaks down at room temperature. Now scientists have discovered how to stabilize it with pressure from a diamond anvil cell. The required pressure is well within the reach of industrial manufacturing requirements.

NASA “mole’s” attempts to dig into Mars failed. What’s next?

The mission team for NASA’s InSight lander called off its attempts to try to dig deeper into Mars with the heat probe known as “the mole.” Meanwhile, the rest of the mission gained an extension to December 2022.

Burial practices point to an interconnected early Medieval Europe

Changes in Western European burial practices spread rapidly during the 6th – 8th centuries AD, providing strong evidence that early Medieval Europe was a well-connected place with a shared culture.

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Could lab-grown plant tissue ease the environmental toll of logging and agriculture?

MIT researchers have proposed a method for growing plant-based materials, like wood and fiber, in a lab. The technology is still in early development but might one day help reduce the environmental footprint of some types of agriculture.

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Could lab-grown plant tissue ease the environmental toll of logging and agriculture?

MIT researchers have proposed a method for growing plant-based materials, like wood and fiber, in a lab. The technology is still in early development but might one day help reduce the environmental footprint of some types of agriculture.

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Well-built muscles underlie athletic performance in birds

Muscle structure and body size predict the athletic performance of Olympic athletes, such as sprinters. The same, it appears, is true of wild seabirds that can commute hundreds of kilometers a day to find food, according to a recent article.

Well-built muscles underlie athletic performance in birds

Muscle structure and body size predict the athletic performance of Olympic athletes, such as sprinters. The same, it appears, is true of wild seabirds that can commute hundreds of kilometers a day to find food, according to a recent article.

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Having sustainability in mind: lithium from the Upper Rhine Graben for batteries

(Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) ) Worldwide demand for lithium is increasing. The raw material is much sought-after for e-mobility. To meet this increasing demand, production of lithium by deep geothermal energy plants has been discussed for some years now. The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has decided to fund the UnLimited project for setting up a pilot facility at the geothermal power plant in Bruchsal by Energie Baden-Württemberg as consortium leader in cooperation with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Having sustainability in mind: lithium from the Upper Rhine Graben for batteries

(Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) ) Worldwide demand for lithium is increasing. The raw material is much sought-after for e-mobility. To meet this increasing demand, production of lithium by deep geothermal energy plants has been discussed for some years now. The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has decided to fund the UnLimited project for setting up a pilot facility at the geothermal power plant in Bruchsal by Energie Baden-Württemberg as consortium leader in cooperation with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

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Repost for the New Administration: Trans-partisan Plan #1: Addressing Man-Made Global Warming With A Plan That Could Be Supported By Both Democrats and Republicans

By the way, drafts of Biden’s plans released so far has him doing almost the polar opposite of every step I suggest.  The cancellation of individual pipeline projects is just stupid political micro-managing to absolutely no benefit.  (First published September,…