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3D printer

Flow Probes from the 3D Printer

After completing her mechanical engineering studies at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) Katharina Kreitz was virtually flooded with job offers from renowned companies....
earthquake

Modeling the Effects of Wastewater Injection

In work that offers insight into the magnitude of the hazards posed by earthquake faults in general, seismologists have developed a model to determine...
sensory systems

Unifying the Theories of Neural Information Encoding

Digital video cameras have the capability to record in incredible detail, but saving all that data would take up a huge amount of space:...
nanocrystal

Researchers Show Thermally Activated Delayed Photoluminescence from Semiconductor Nanocrystals

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found that the transfer of triplet excitons from nanomaterials to molecules also creates a feedback mechanism that...
climate change

Eradicating Extreme Poverty and Slowing Climate Change are Compatible Goals, UMD...

Ending extreme poverty by 2030 is the first of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Meanwhile, plans set forth by the Paris Climate Agreement...
warming

Earth Likely to Warm More than 2 Degrees This Century

Warming of the planet by 2 degrees Celsius is often seen as a “tipping point” that people should try to avoid by limiting greenhouse...
carbon

Allowable ‘Carbon Budget’ Most Likely Overestimated

While most climate scientists, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, implicitly define "pre-industrial" to be in the late 1800's, a true non-industrially influenced...
Protein Fibers

Researchers Offer New Explanation for Why Protein Fibers Form

Alzheimer’s disease results from a dysfunctional stacking of protein molecules that form long fibers inside brain cells. Similar stacking occurs in sickle-cell anemia and mad cow...
marine

Marine Reserves Offer Protection

Marine protected areas (MPAs) that restrict or ban extractive activities, such as fishing or mining, play a well-established role in conserving biodiversity. An international...
jet engines

Rolls-Royce, Purdue, State of Indiana Announce New Initiative to Develop Next-generation...

Rolls-Royce, Purdue University and the state of Indiana on Monday (June 19) announced a new $24 million jointly funded program during the International Paris...
Quantum

Breaking Newton’s Law

In the quantum world, our intuition for moving objects is strongly challenged and may sometimes even completely fail. An international team of physicists of...
climate

Climate Stabilization: Planting Trees Cannot Replace Cutting CO2 Emissions

“If we continue burning coal and oil the way we do today and regret our inaction later, the amounts of greenhouse gas we would...
CIS and Adobe

Cornell CIS and Adobe Collaboration Creates AI Photo Tool

There may a new cool tool for image editing software in the future. If you’re a fan of making your photo into a Monet...
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Trending Science: Charting the Highs and Lows of Climate Change

As the latest World Meteorological Organization report released this week indicates, 2016 made history as being the warmest on record. The WMO Secretary-General Petteri...
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Global Flood Risk to Increase Five-fold with a 4°c Temperature Rise

This research presents a global assessment of the economic costs and the population affected by river floods under different global warming scenarios. The research...
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New UMD Model Analysis Shows Paris Climate Agreement Is ‘Beacon of...

In December 2015, the world’s nations negotiated the Paris Climate Agreement, which seeks to limit global warming to a maximum of 2 degrees Celsius...
eyes

Why the Lights Don’t Dim When We Blink

Every few seconds, our eyelids automatically shutter and our eyeballs roll back in their sockets. So why doesn’t blinking plunge us into intermittent darkness...
climate change

A Hard Rain to Fall in Australia with Climate Change

Dorothy Mackellar’s classic view of Australia as a country of droughts and flooding rains is likely to get a further boost with just a...
climate change

Top Climate Change Scientist Talks about President-elect Trump’s Likely Impact

Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment Co-Director Professor Joanna Haigh shares her views on how the new United States administration’s policies could...
climate

Northeast U.S. Temperatures are Decades Ahead of Global Average

Results of a new study by researchers at the Northeast Climate Science Center (NECSC) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst suggest that temperatures across...