Metals supercharge a promising method to bury harmful carbon dioxide under the sea

There's a global race to reduce the amount of harmful gases in our atmosphere to slow down the pace of climate change, and one way to do that is through carbon capture and sequestration—sucking carbon out of the air and burying it. At this point, h.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgSep 22nd, 2021

Pioneering new process creates versatile moldable wood

Natural wood already boasts an inherently lower life cycle cost than other materials and is a naturally strong, lightweight, and durable composite material that could offer an attractive alternative to commonly used polymers, metals and alloys, if it.....»»

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Watch this wooden knife cut effortlessly through juicy, medium-well-done steak

Also: A hardened wood nail performed as well as its stainless steel counterpart. Researchers at the University of Maryland (UMD) have figured out a simple, affordable method for creating natural wood materials that.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Physicists describe photons" characteristics to protect future quantum computing

Consumers need to be confident that transactions they make online are safe and secure. A main method to protect customer transactions and other information is through encryption, where vital information is encoded with a key using complex mathematica.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Photon-counting distributed free-space spectroscopy

Remote sensing of atmospheric gas plays an important role in the fields of greenhouse gas monitoring, toxic, harmful, flammable, explosive gasses, and biochemical weapons early warning. With the advent of quantum mechanics and lasers, precise spectra.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Need for massive space telescope inspires lightweight flexible holographic lens

Inspired by a concept for discovering exoplanets with a massive space telescope, a team of researchers is developing holographic lenses that render visible and infrared starlight into either a focused image or a spectrum. The experimental method, det.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Carbon credits and institutional investors are key to a sustainable future

Voluntary carbon markets that allow investors, governments and businesses to buy carbon credits could lower greenhouse gas emissions......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

We must act now to ensure buildings are both net zero carbon and adaptable to a changing climate

To ensure that the built environment is equipped to withstand climate change, integrated frameworks are needed at the design phase to enable net zero adaptation, say researchers......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Building materials drive carbon emissions, and they"re set to grow

A new study from Leiden researchers shows that the carbon emissions of building materials are set to grow if we do not act rapidly. Even with known interventions implemented in concert, these emissions are much larger than the remaining 1.5 degree bu.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Some of the world"s oldest rubies linked to early life

While analyzing some of the world's oldest colored gemstones, researchers from the University of Waterloo discovered carbon residue that was once ancient life, encased in a 2.5 billion-year-old ruby......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

The missing pieces in Taiwan EV sector

Having been in existence since the 1900s, electric vehicles (EV) are only put under the limelight in recent years as governments vow to cut carbon emissions. Upstream, the EV trend provides a tailwind for Taiwanese suppliers who have long been playin.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Giant Retailers Pledge To Leave Fossil-fueled Ships Behind

Major retailers, including Amazon and Ikea, are beginning to clean up their shipping pollution. From a report: A group of companies pledged yesterday that by 2040, they'll only contract ships using zero-carbon fuels to move their goods. Both Ikea and.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsOct 20th, 2021

Reducing carbon dioxide using a panchromatic osmium complex photosensitizer

Finding solutions for the current climate and energy crisis has become a common goal across the globe. And why look far when we have the perfect solution right around us? Taking a page out of nature's book, scientists have been trying to recreate the.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 20th, 2021

Cancer therapies and nuclear material detection boost from newly discovered protein

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Penn State scientists have demonstrated how a protein can be recovered and purified for radioactive metals like actinium that could be beneficial for both next-generation drugs used in cancer therapie.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 20th, 2021

No "silver bullet" for UK reaching net zero carbon emissions for electricity

CO2 emissions from electricity in the UK fell by two thirds in the last decade due to several factors working together, rather than a single panacea......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 20th, 2021

The UK"s Royal Mint is using "revolutionary" new tech to recover gold from e-waste

The Royal Mint has partnered with Canadian start-up Excir to use the extraction tech, which is able to recover 99% of the metals found in electronic waste. It said the chemistry selectively targets and extracts precious metals from circuit boards in.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsOct 20th, 2021

How plasma technology can safely clean disposable PPE for reuse

A new study from the University of Southampton has demonstrated a new method to safely clean and reuse facemask respirators with advanced low-temperature plasma technology. The discovery could help future pandemic responses by providing contingency o.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 20th, 2021

New tool offers ways to improve CRISPR gene-editing method

The ability to edit the genome by altering the DNA sequence inside a living cell is powerful for research and holds enormous promise for the treatment of diseases. However, existing genome editing technologies frequently result in unwanted mutations.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 20th, 2021

The Royal Mint To Extract Gold From Old Phones

Gold and precious metals are to be extracted from old phones and laptops by Britain's coin-maker. From a report: The Royal Mint plans to introduce a world-first technology to the UK to recycle gold from electronic waste. Fewer than one fifth of elect.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsOct 20th, 2021

Climate crisis: How states may be held responsible for impact on children

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has determined that a government can, in theory, be held to account for the impact its country's carbon emissions have on its children, both within and outside of its borders. This is in response to a compl.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsOct 20th, 2021

New tool can identify harmful blue-green algae

A new way to detect early signs of harmful blue-green algae, which bloom in lakes, rivers and reservoirs around the world, has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham together with researchers at the Culture Collection of Algae.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsOct 20th, 2021