Solar energy researchers are shining their scientific spotlight on materials with a crystal structure discovered nearly two centuries ago.
(University of Stirling) The environmental benefits of taller, shrubbier tundra plants in the Arctic may be overstated, according to new research involving the University of Stirling.
(Oregon State University) Solar energy researchers are shining their scientific spotlight on materials with a crystal structure discovered nearly two centuries ago.
Researchers have developed a new environmentally friendly method for removing toxic chemicals from water. A newly invented machine, called the Matrix Assembly Cluster Source (MACS), has been used to design a breakthrough water treatment method using a solvent-free approach.
(Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS)) Traffic density is the most important factor for much the air pollutant nitrogen dioxide (NO2). However, weather also has an influence, according to a study by TROPOS, which evaluated the influence of weather conditions on nitrogen dioxide concentrations in Saxony 2015 to 2018 on behalf of LfULG. It was shown that wind speed and the height of the lowest air layer are the most important factors that determine how much pollutants can accumulate locally.
(Goldschmidt Conference) In a novel collaboration, clinicians and geochemists have developed a test which can show the presence of osteoporosis before it has a noticeable clinical effect on bones. The methods are still being refined, but initial results show that it is more sensitive than the standard DXA osteoporosis scans, and can identify the condition earlier. Researchers are now working to develop the test for routine clinical use.
Within the scientific community, the peer-review process is widely held to be the gold standard of reliability and veracity, offering readers a degree of confidence lesser papers simply can’t muster. And so last month when The Lancet, one of the…
The plant product cellulose is the most abundant form of biomass globally and can be converted into useful products such as biofuels. However, the processing of this biopolymer is cumbersome, owing to its rigid, water-insoluble structure. To overcome this, scientists recently developed a novel laser-based technique that makes cellulose degradation easier. Because this reaction does not require harsh conditions, it can lead to efficient application of cellulose across various industries, especially environmental technology.
Researchers have designed a new electrolyte for lithium metal batteries that could increase the driving range of electric cars.
(University of Exeter) A new study has highlighted the crucial role that sea ice across the Southern Ocean played in controlling atmospheric carbon dioxide levels during times of past climate change, and could provide a critical resource for developing future climate change models.