GeoFabLab prints 3-D rocks and fossils, advances geoscience research, education
Franek Hasiuk grabbed a little red ball and said it's not every day you pick up Mars.
Fracking raises concerns among community leaders, study indicates
(Phys.org) —Community leaders in areas that are considering hydraulic fracturing express a number of concerns about the practice's potential impact on public health, according to a new study co-authored by the University ...
Advanced molecular 'sieves' could be used for carbon capture
(Phys.org) —Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed advanced molecular 'sieves' which could be used to filter carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
Gas leaks from faulty wells linked to contamination in some groundwater
A study has pinpointed the likely source of most natural gas contamination in drinking-water wells associated with hydraulic fracturing, and it's not the source many people may have feared.
Research confirms oil-replacement theory
Some years ago, the bitumen inclusions in rocks that often accompany petroleum gas deposits intrigued a CSIRO geologist.
Understanding hydrogen uptake by a single palladium nanoparticle
A team of four researchers at Stanford University and the Dutch energy research institute DIFFER have determined for the first time the mechanism by which nanometer-sized particles of palladium take up hydrogen. ...
Not just cool – it's a gas
In space, a new way of producing gas is being tested for steering satellites. On Earth, it is now fighting fires without harming the environment – and business insiders say it could be revolutionary.
Study assesses the environmental costs and benefits of fracking
A strange thing happened on the way to dealing with climate change: Advances in hydraulic fracturing put trillions of dollars' worth of previously unreachable oil and natural gas within humanity's grasp.
Hydrogen production breakthrough could herald cheap green energy
(Phys.org) —Scientists have taken a major step forward in the production of hydrogen from water which could lead to a new era of cheap, clean and renewable energy.
The biomethane market needs clear frame conditions for further growth
Biomethane as a substitute for the fossil energy carrier natural gas offers a variety of options and applications for a sustainable energy supply. Nevertheless, a consequent market penetration is still pending ...
Fracking workers exposed to dangerous amounts of benzene, study says
Some workers at oil and gas sites where fracking occurs are routinely exposed to high levels of benzene, a colorless gas that can cause cancer, according to a study by the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety.
Study maps 15 years of carbon dioxide emissions on Earth
World leaders face multiple barriers in their efforts to reach agreement on greenhouse gas emission policies. And, according to Arizona State University researchers, without globally consistent, independent ...
More health symptoms reported near 'fracking' natural gas extraction
A Yale-led study has found a greater prevalence of health symptoms reported among residents living close to natural gas wells, including those drilled by hydraulic fracturing. The study appears online Sept. ...
Book explains how data analysis can aid in oil, gas exploration
A massive amount of drilling data is archived at the Kansas Geological Survey on KU's west campus and at other institutions around the world. In a new book published by the Oxford University Press, KGS Senior Scientific Fellow ...