Research pair devise a way to make nylon precursor that is less harmful to the ozone layer
Past global warming similar to today's: Size, duration were like modern climate shift, but in two pulses
The rate at which carbon emissions warmed Earth's climate almost 56 million years ago resembles modern, human-caused global warming much more than previously believed, but involved two pulses of carbon to ...
New cheap NFC sensor can transmit information on hazardous chemicals, food spoilage to smartphone
MIT chemists have devised a new way to wirelessly detect hazardous gases and environmental pollutants, using a simple sensor that can be read by a smartphone.
Report claims consumers are uninformed regarding magnitude of livestock contribution to carbon emissions
Scientists use 'smallest possible diamonds' to form ultra-thin nanothreads
(Phys.org) —For the first time, scientists have discovered how to produce ultra-thin "diamond nanothreads" that promise extraordinary properties, including strength and stiffness greater than that of today's ...
Buckyballs enhance carbon capture: Environmentally friendly material targets flue gases, wells
(Phys.org)—Rice University scientists have discovered an environmentally friendly carbon-capture method that could be equally adept at drawing carbon dioxide emissions from industrial flue gases and natural ...
Physicists bind single-atom sheets with the same force geckos use to climb walls
Physicists at the University of Kansas have fabricated an innovative substance from two different atomic sheets that interlock much like Lego toy bricks. The researchers said the new material—made of a ...
Contamination of impacted meteorites can happen quickly
A team of scientists has published the results of an investigative survey into the Sutter's Mill meteorite that landed in California in 2012.
Tropical trees may not be the carbon sink planet scientists have been hoping for
Most carbon-dense ecosystem in Amazonia mapped for first time
The highest concentration of carbon in parts of Amazonia is not stored in trees, but below the ground as peat, according to new University of Leeds research.
Ocean acidification a culprit in commercial shellfish hatcheries' failures
The mortality of larval Pacific oysters in Northwest hatcheries has been linked to ocean acidification. Yet the rate of increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and the decrease of pH in near-shore waters ...
Carbon-trapping 'sponges' can cut greenhouse gases
In the fight against global warming, carbon capture – chemically trapping carbon dioxide before it releases into the atmosphere – is gaining momentum, but standard methods are plagued by toxicity, corrosiveness ...
'Trojan horse' proteins are step forward for nanoparticle-based anti-cancer and anti-dementia therapeutic approaches
Scientists at Brunel University London have found a way of targeting hard-to-reach cancers and degenerative diseases using nanoparticles, but without causing the damaging side effects the treatment normally ...
NASA study shows 13-year record of drying Amazon caused vegetation declines
A 13-year decline in vegetation in the eastern and southeastern Amazon has been linked to a decade-long rainfall decline in the region, a new NASA-funded study finds.