What could we do to cool the Arctic, specifically?

The Arctic is warming four times faster than the rest of the world, and in some areas as much as seven times. That's according to new research by a group of Norwegian scientists. This effect, dubbed "Arctic amplification," ...

Tons of nanoplastic are floating in the Wadden Sea

About 20 tons of polystyrene and another 5 tons of PET is floating in the Wadden Sea, in the form of invisible nano and micro particles. That's the figure UU and NIOZ researchers calculate this month in the journal Science ...

Nanoparticles can save historic buildings made from porous rock

Many historical buildings were built of sandstone, including Vienna's St. Stephen's Cathedral. Sandstone is easy to work with, but does not withstand weathering. It consists of sand grains that are relatively weakly bonded ...

A new method for exploring the nano-world

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL) and Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin (MPZPM) in Erlangen present a large step forward in the characterization of nanoparticles. They used a special ...

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