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Drought

Drought Increases CO₂ Concentration in the Air

Land ecosystems absorb on average 30% of anthropogenic CO2 emissions, thereby tempering the increase of CO2 concentration in the atmosphere. But plants need water to grow....
electrodes

Understand Processes at Industrial Electrodes Better

For the industrial production of chlorine, electrodes have been used for some time, which consume less power than conventional methods. The method requires oxygen, which...
nanotubes

Physicists Explain Metallic Conductivity of Thin Carbon Nanotube Films

A single-walled carbon nanotube, or SWNT, can be pictured as a graphene sheet rolled into a cylinder. Light, strong, and resistant to high temperatures, SWNTs...
sensor

Dormant, Yet Always-Alert Sensor Awakes Only in the Presence of a...

Here’s your task. Build a tiny sensor that detects a signature of infrared (IR) wavelengths characteristic of a hot tailpipe, a wood fire, or...
carbon monoxide

Hints from Hemoglobin Lead to Better Carbon Monoxide Storage

Carbon monoxide is an insidious poison because it loves the iron in our blood; it pushes oxygen out of iron-based hemoglobin, leading to painful...
hydrogen

Researchers Move Closer to Hydrogen-Powered Cars

Lehigh researchers have collaborated with colleagues in China and at three national laboratories in the United States to develop a gold-based catalyst that they...
water splitting

Researchers Set New Bar For Water-Splitting, CO2-Splitting Techniques

Researchers from North Carolina State University have significantly boosted the efficiency of two techniques, for splitting water to create hydrogen gas and splitting carbon...
ethanol

Use of Ethanol in Vehicles Reduces Pollution by Nanoparticles, Study Shows

When ethanol prices at the pump rise for whatever reason, it becomes economically advantageous for drivers of dual-fuel vehicles to fill up with gasoline....
carbon dioxide

Lights! Action! Photo-Activated Catalyst Grabs CO2 to Make Ingredients for Fuel

Scientists have developed a light-activated material that can chemically convert carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide without generating unwanted byproducts. The achievement marks a significant...
nanosensor

Low-cost CO Sensor Developed Using Nanoscale Honeycomb Structures

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have developed a highly sensitive, low-cost nanosensor that can quickly detect minute changes in carbon monoxide (CO) levels,...
Carbon Dioxide

Researchers Find a Surprise Just Beneath the Surface in Carbon Dioxide...

In a classic tale of science taking twists and turns before coming to a conclusion, two teams of researchers—one a group of theorists and...
Carbon Dioxide

Splitting Carbon Dioxide Using Low-cost Catalyst Materials

A promising avenue for the future of clean energy is to store it in the form of carbon-based fuels produced from renewable sources, effectively...
sour rot grape disease

Paper wasps found to contribute to sour rot grape disease, a...

Come harvest season, wine makers have grown accustomed to looking for the telltale signs of a common but devastating threat: black mold and spores...
co2 mining global warming

Opinion: Worthless mining waste could suck CO₂ out of the atmosphere...

Could waste material from mining be used to trap CO2 emissions? A new £8.6 million research programme will investigate the possibilities. Simon Redfern (Department of Earth Sciences) explains, in...
bioenergy

Does ‘Green Energy’ Have Hidden Health and Environmental Costs?

There are a number of available low-carbon technologies to generate electricity. But are they really better than fossil fuels and nuclear power?To answer...
trafficvideo

Improving Traffic Safety with a Crowdsourced Traffic Violation Reporting App

KAIST researchers revealed that crowdsourced traffic violation reporting with smartphone-based continuous video capturing can dramatically change the current practice of policing activities on the...
gas sensing

New Energies in Gas Sensing

Gas detectors capable of sensing minute quantities of pollutants could help better monitor air quality. KAUST researchers have discovered a two-dimensional electronic material that...
catalyst

UVA Researchers Invent Novel Catalyst to Convert Carbon Dioxide

Researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have invented a new catalyst that can efficiently convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to carbon monoxide (CO). This...
fuel cells

Hydrogen from ‘Reverse Fuel’ Cells

Upgrading biogas to natural gas—methane—requires hydrogen. However, this so-called methanization process generates heat as a by-product. And heat is required to produce hydrogen by...
photoelectrode

Highly-Efficient Photoelectrochemical CO2 Reduction

Direct CO2 conversion has continuously attracted a great deal of attention as a technology to produce fuels and chemical building blocks from renewable energy...