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Delta And The World Need Carbon Offsets To Stop Global Warming – Forbes

Delta Air Lines said Friday it will invest $1 billion over the next 10 years in measures designed to … [+] offset climate-warming carbon emissions from its planes. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) ASSOCIATED PRESS Delta Air Lines’ announcement on Valentine’s…

Iodide salts stabilise biocatalysts for fuel cells

(Ruhr-University Bochum) Contrary to theoretical predictions, oxygen inactivates biocatalysts for energy conversion within a short time, even under a protective film. A research team of the Resolv Cluster of Excellence at Ruhr Universität Bochum (RUB) has found out why: Hydrogen peroxide forms on the protective film. The addition of iodide salts to the electrolyte can prevent this from happening and considerably extend the life of the catalysts.

Integrating renewable energy sources into the electricity grid

(Swansea University) A Swansea-led team will be examining how best to integrate renewable energy sources into the UK power grid, helping to cut carbon emissions, thanks to a new £244,000 research award.

There's a radio signal from deep space that's repeating every 16 days

Scientists have detected a repeating radio signal from deep space that follows a 16-day pattern. Researchers are trying to decipher the origins of the signals. Details of their findings were recently released in the journal arXiv as they await full…

Mysterious fast radio burst repeats in 16-day rhythm

For the first time, a fast radio burst has been found to be repeating, in a regular 16-day cycle. The baffling detection from the CHIME radio telescope deepens the mystery of these bizarre intergalactic objects.

Researchers virtually ‘unwind’ lithium battery for the first time

(The Faraday Institution) An international team led by researchers at UCL has revealed new insights into the workings of a lithium battery by virtually ‘unrolling’ its coil of electrode layers using an algorithm designed for papyrus scrolls.

Why Neptune and Uranus are different

We think of Uranus and Neptune almost as twins. In some ways, they are very similar. But a new study by researchers at PlanetS explains why, in some aspects, they are also radically different.

This stellar fight caused a beautiful cosmic rainbow

A few hundred years ago, two stars were involved in a winner-take-all confrontation. One star grew so big that it engulfed the other, resulting in a dramatic rainbow cloud of gas. Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers observed…