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“Magic sand” might help us understand the physics of granular matter

(Tokyo Metropolitan University) Tokyo, Japan – Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have studied the properties of mixtures of silicone-coated “magic sand”, a popular kid’s toy, and normal sand. Silicone-coated sand particles were found to interact with each other only, and not with other sand particles. The team discovered that adding silicone-coated sand beyond a certain threshold leads to an abrupt change in clustering and rigidity, a simple, useful way to potentially tune the flow of granular materials for industry.

IPPC Science In Trouble: A Significant Drop In Global Temperature

According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), three of the hottest years in measurement history (note! not the warmest) have been 2016, 2019, and 2020 (see Figure 1 after the jump). The total radiative forcings (RF) according to the IPCC…

Biden’s War On Energy Is Hurting The World’s Poor

The first thing Aysha picks up when she opens her eyes to the warm glow of the morning sun is not an iPhone, not an alarm clock, not even a glass of water. It’s her collection of large plastic gasoline…

‘Net-Zero Emissions by 2050’ and ‘2°C’ Climate Targets: The Devil’s in the Details – SB News

If you are truly looking for ways to maintain or establish your company as a leader in sustainability, and to minimize backlash from critical stakeholder groups, get thee to a 1.5°C science-based target as soon as you can. We feel…

Ecosystems across the globe ‘breathe’ differently in response to rising temperatures

(Cranfield University) Land stores vast amounts of carbon, but a new study led by Cranfield University’s Dr Alice Johnston suggests that how much of this carbon enters the atmosphere as temperatures rise depends on how far that land sits from the equator.

MIKE WALDEN COLUMN: How can we address climate change? – The Stanly News & Press | The Stanly News & Press – Stanly News & Press

The Biden Administration has identified addressing climate change — specifically, global warming — as one of its top priorities. Indeed, they are incorporating climate change into both their foreign and economic policies. Mike Walden Accepting global warming and its impacts…

Fighting climate change by farming kelp – OPB News

In the race to stall or even reverse global warming, new efforts are in the works to pull carbon dioxide out of the air and put it somewhere safe. One startup in Maine has a vision that is drawing attention…

Kelp Farm Startup Aims To Bury Carbon And Slow Climate Change – NPR

Adam Baske (left) and Capt. Rob Odlin of Running Tide Technologies in the Gulf of Maine. They release rope that’s entwined with early-stage kelp, a fast growing seaweed that will soak up carbon dioxide. Fred Bever/Maine Public hide caption toggle…

In stopping climate change, time is as important as tech | Greenbiz – GreenBiz

This article originally appeared on the author’s personal blog, and was written in that capacity. Italics are the author’s. The only sure path to stop climate change is to zero out greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible. That’s it. As…

Scientists Achieve Breakthrough, Talking With Lucid Dreamers in Their Sleep—And There’s Now An App For That

Dreams take us to an alternative reality while we’re fast asleep. So, you might not expect that a person in the midst of a vivid dream would be able to perceive incoming questions and provide answers to them. But a new study led by Northwestern University researchers shows that, in fact, they can—and they developed […]

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