News tagged with gas

Climate change forces scientists to speak up

A decade ago, whenever the topic of climate change would come up, Northeastern's Brian Helmuth would focus solely on the scientific facts while deliberately ignoring the potential long-term societal implications.

dateAug 13, 2015 in Environment
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A miniature gas sensor for mobile devices

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a miniature gas sensor that can be connected to mobile devices. Gas measurements made with smartphones will make activities such as the detection of internal air problems ...

dateAug 13, 2015 in Engineering
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Oceanographers solve mystery of beach explosion

When an explosion beneath the sand at Salty Brine State Beach in Narragansett injured a visiting vacationer, state and local police and the bomb squad found no evidence of what may have caused the blast. So state officials ...

dateAug 13, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Capturing and converting CO2 in a single step

Turning carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants into a more valuable chemical would reduce carbon emissions while creating a revenue return. At the University of Pittsburgh, researchers computationally derived a metal-free ...

dateAug 11, 2015 in Materials Science
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Volcanic vents preview future ocean habitats

A world-first underwater study of fish in their natural environment by University of Adelaide marine ecologists has shown how predicted ocean acidification from climate change will devastate temperate marine habitats and ...

dateAug 10, 2015 in Environment
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