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A new material for separating CO2 from industrial waste gases, natural gas, or biogas

With a new material, the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) can be specifically separated from industrial waste gases, natural gas, or biogas, and thereby made available for recycling. The separation process is both energy efficient and cost-effective.

California’s Energy Disaster Is Coming To Virginia

“It can’t happen here” is one of the most dangerous sentences you can utter. The comforting conviction, for example, that some other state’s well-publicized blunders would never be adopted by your own elected representatives can turn out to be just…

A renewable solution to keep cool in a warming world

(International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) Month-on-month, year-on-year, the world continues to experience record high temperatures. In response to this and exacerbated by a growing global population, it is expected that air-conditioning demand will continue to rise. A new IIASA-led study explored the pros and cons of seawater air-conditioning as an alternative cooling solution.

Fats fighting back against bacteria

With antibiotic-resistant superbugs on the rise, this research shows a new way that cells are using to protect themselves – using fats as a covert weapon, and giving us new insights into alternative ways to fight infection.

Supercomputing study breaks ground for tree mapping, carbon research

A new method for mapping the location and size of trees growing outside of forests helped scientists discover billions of trees in arid and semi-arid regions and lays the groundwork for more accurate global measurement of carbon storage on land.

Aerosols vs. droplets

A new study investigates the secret of the SARS-CoV-2 virus’s unusual success: its transmissibility, or how it manages to get from host to host. The dominant mode, it turns out, changes according to environmental conditions.