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Enlist the Ocean in Combatting Climate Change, Experts and Advocates Argue – Scientific American

Climate scientists and marine advocates are calling on governments worldwide to look beyond green policymaking when it comes to climate change. They say a critical shade is missing in the fight against global warming. Blue. Countries must recognize the important…

China’s carbon-monitoring satellite reports global carbon net of six gigatons

(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) About six gigatons — roughly 12 times the mass of all living humans — of carbon appears to be emitted over land every year, according to data from the Chinese Global Carbon Dioxide Monitoring Scientific Experimental Satellite (TanSat).

Mycoplasma mobile moves into overdrive: Twin motor modified from ATP synthase discovered

(Osaka City University) Using electron microscopy and high-speed atomic force microscopy, researchers show the internal molecular motor behind the gliding mechanism for Mycoplasma mobile to consist of two ATP synthase-like molecules. Sharing a similar structure with ATP synthase suggests a common evolutionary ancestor. This synthase-like ATPase is challenging the origin of cells and proteins themselves.

Student Invents Toilet That Converts Poop into Energy – And Pays in Digital Currency if You Help to Fill it!

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, they say. Well, in a South Korean school, one man’s poo is another man’s pennies. The invention of a toilet that composts human excrement and turns it into methane biogas for use in the school’s energy system has the students there re-evaluating waste like never before, as the […]

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Influential US climate report moves ahead — under new leadership – Nature.com

NEWS 16 July 2021 With Allison Crimmins completing the new federal climate team, scientists say the fifth National Climate Assessment is back on solid ground. Jeff Tollefson Jeff Tollefson You have full access to this article via your institution. Extreme…

Researchers Design T-shirt Fabric That Reduces Body Heat, Protecting People From Rising Temperatures

It’s pretty easy to make clothing designed to keep you warm, either with natural inspirations or synthetic designs, but making something designed to keep you cool is much harder. While objects like cars and buildings can be coated in ultra-white paint or mirrors that reflect the sun’s rays, a pair of Chinese scientists have figured […]

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Reclamation awards $125,000 in prize competition to increase usable water

(Bureau of Reclamation) Reclamation selected five teams to share $125,000 in the first phase of the More Water Less Concentrate Prize Competition. This competition challenged the public to develop innovative solutions to reduce byproducts that require additional treatment and disposal and increase freshwater supplies from inland desalination plants.

Learning aids: Skoltech method helps train computer vision algorithms on limited data

(Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)) Researchers from Skoltech have found a way to help computer vision algorithms process satellite images of the Earth more accurately, even with minimal data for training. This will make various remote sensing tasks easier for machines and, ultimately, the people who use their data.

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