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NASA selects 16 futuristic space technology concepts

NASA has selected 16 cool new futuristic space technology concepts for further study. Four of them are from NASA’s own Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), including a railway system on the moon to move cargo.

Cosmic ray originated in cataclysmic event

Astronomers found a high energy neutrino – a cosmic ray – that apparently originated during a “tidal disruption event,” that is, when a supermassive black hole shredded a distant star.

New Plant-Based Plastics Can be Chemically Recycled With Near-Perfect Efficiency

With plastic pollution creating such a monumental problem, and recycling technology being too often inefficient, there seems to be a new biodegradable, bio-based, or more easily dismantled conventional plastic polymer, invented every month. In 2020, GNN reported on plastic item bags made from minerals that dissolve in boiling water, biodegradable flip-flops made from algae, additives […]

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Can air pollution help us find alien life?

To find alien life in our universe, scientists have considered searches for optical lasers or even giant energy-harvesting structures known as Dyson spheres. Now they’re suggesting a more mundane sort of search, a hunt for air pollution in exoplanet atmospheres.

Global warming likely to rise to 3 degrees Celsius by 2100, well above Paris accord target — UN – ThePrint

Emissions from a factory (Representational Image) | Flickr Text Size: A- A+ New Delhi: At status quo, global warming is likely to increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2040 or earlier and to 3 degrees Celsius by 2100, according to the…

Who Misses The Energy Crisis? Biden Does

The regulatory and policy changes of the Trump administration led to unparalleled job growth and national prosperity. We suffered through the dark Carter years of interrupted energy supplies, higher fuel costs, and long lines at gas stations, at the mercy of oil-rich…

Recommendations for regional action to combat marine plastic pollution

(Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS)) Millions of tonnes of plastic waste find their way into the ocean every year. A team of researchers from the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam has investigated the role of regional ocean governance in the fight against marine plastic pollution, highlighting why regional marine governance should be further strengthened as negotiations for a new global agreement continue.

The 1st sign of intelligent life beyond Earth?

Physicist Avi Loeb of Harvard believes we should take seriously the idea that ‘Oumuamua – the 1st known object to pass through our solar system from interstellar space – might have been created by an alien civilization. His new book is called “Extraterrestrial.”

Tourism mainly responsible for marine litter on Mediterranean beaches

(Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) A study by the ICTA-UAB warns that tourism generates 80% of the marine litter accumulating on the beaches of the Mediterranean islands in summer.For researchers, the global COVID19 pandemic may be an opportunity to rethink the model of sustainable tourism.

‘You say tomato, I say genomics’: Genome sequences for two wild tomato ancestors

A research team has produced genome sequences for two wild species of tomato from South America, ancestors of the cultivated tomato. The ancestral species contain thousands of genes that are not present in modern types. The novel genes will help plant breeders produce new tomatoes with features like improved disease resistance, increased tolerance for the changing climate, and improved flavor and shelf-life.