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Thanks, Joe. Get Ready For Prices At The Gas Pump To Go Up, Up, Up

Under President Trump, the United States became the largest producer of oil in the world. In 2019, the U.S. produced 12,248,000 barrels per day (BPD), topping Saudi Arabia, which produced 12,000,000 BPD, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Russia…

Watch ISS spacewalk January 27

On Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 2 NASA astronauts will perform the first in a pair of International Space Station spacewalks, to finish installing a European science platform and complete long-term battery upgrade work.

Scientists developed energy saving ceramic phosphors for high power LED systems

(Far Eastern Federal University) Materials scientists of Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), in collaboration with an international research team, have advanced the design of composite ceramic materials (Ce3+:YAG-Al2O3), i.e. solid-state light converters (phosphors) that can be applied in ground and aerospace technologies. The LED systems based on the developed materials to save 20-30 percent more energy compared to commercial analogues. A related article was published in Materials Characterization.

Mangroves threatened by plastic pollution from rivers, new study finds

(GRID-Arendal) Mangrove ecosystems are at particular risk of being polluted by plastic carried from rivers to the sea. Fifty-four per cent of mangrove habitat is within 20 km of a river that discharges more than a tonne of plastic waste a year into the ocean, according to a new paper published in the journal Science of the Total Environment. Mangroves in southeast Asia are especially threatened by river-borne plastic pollution, the researchers found.

This May Be Earth’s Oldest Rock – But it Was Collected on The Moon

A rock taken by the Apollo 14 astronauts in 1971 from the surface of the moon was just determined to be merely a tourist—not a resident—of our nearest cosmic neighbor. Analysis of the conditions that formed part of this 20-pound stone suggests that, rather than being a new kind of moon rock, it actually arrived […]

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New route to chemically recyclable plastics

As the planet’s burden of rubber and plastic trash rises unabated, scientists increasingly look to the promise of closed-loop recycling to reduce waste. A team of researchers announces the discovery of a new polybutadiene molecule – from a material known for over a century and used to make common products like tires and shoes – that could one day advance this goal through depolymerization.

New route to chemically recyclable plastics

As the planet’s burden of rubber and plastic trash rises unabated, scientists increasingly look to the promise of closed-loop recycling to reduce waste. A team of researchers announces the discovery of a new polybutadiene molecule – from a material known for over a century and used to make common products like tires and shoes – that could one day advance this goal through depolymerization.