The planet is dying faster than we thought

Humanity is barreling toward a “ghastly future” of mass extinctions, health crises and constant climate-induced disruptions to society — one that can only be prevented if world leaders start taking environmental threats seriously, scientists warn in a new paper published Jan. 13 in the journal Frontiers in Conservation Science. In the paper, a team of […]

Faster, greener way of producing carbon spheres

IMAGE: Carbon spheres – microscope images A fast, green and one-step method for producing porous carbon spheres, which are a vital component for carbon capture technology and for new ways of storing… view more  Credit: ESRI, Swansea University A fast, green and one-step method for producing porous carbon spheres, which are a vital component for […]

Faster, greener way of producing carbon spheres — ScienceDaily

A fast, green and one-step method for producing porous carbon spheres, which are a vital component for carbon capture technology and for new ways of storing renewable energy, has been developed by Swansea University researchers. The method produces spheres that have good capacity for carbon capture, and it works effectively at a large scale. Carbon […]

Faster, greener way of producing carbon spheres

Carbon spheres – microscope imagesA fast, green and one-step method for producing porous carbon spheres, which are a vital component for carbon capture technology and for new ways of storing renewable energy, has been developed by Swansea University researchers.Carbon spheres range in size from nanometers to micrometers. storage and conversion, catalysis, gas adsorption and storage, […]

AI model shows promise to generate faster, more accurate weather forecasts — ScienceDaily

Today’s weather forecasts come from some of the most powerful computers on Earth. The huge machines churn through millions of calculations to solve equations to predict temperature, wind, rainfall and other weather events. A forecast’s combined need for speed and accuracy taxes even the most modern computers. The future could take a radically different approach. […]

New fullerene crystal production method 50 times faster than predecessor

IMAGE: (a) Photo of produced FFMP on quarts plate and (b)-(d) scanning electron microscope images of samples. view more  Credit: Yokohama National University Researchers from Yokohama National University and the University of Electro-Communications in Japan have developed a highly efficient technique for producing a unique fullerene crystal, called fullerene finned-micropillar (FFMP), that is of significant use […]

Making new technology faster and cheaper — ScienceDaily

Additive manufacturing (AM) machinery has advanced over time, however, the necessary software for new machines often lags behind. To help mitigate this issue, Penn State researchers designed an automated process planning software to save money, time and design resources. Newer, five-axis machines are designed to move linearly along an x, y and z plane and […]

New lab-on-a-chip infection test could provide cheaper, faster portable diagnostics

The chip, developed at Imperial College London and known as TriSilix, is a ‘micro laboratory’ which performs a miniature version of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) on the spot. PCR is the gold-standard test for detecting viruses and bacteria in biological samples such as bodily fluids, faeces, or environmental samples. Although PCR is usually performed […]

Earth faster, closer to black hole in new map of galaxy

Position and velocity map of the Milky Way Galaxy. Arrows show position and velocity data for the 224 objects used to model the Milky Way Galaxy. The solid black lines show the positions of the Galaxy’s spiral arms. The colors indicate groups of objects belonging the same arm. The background is a simulation image. Credit: […]

Researchers identify patients who cleared the disease faster and had a persistent antibody response, with important implications for immunity — ScienceDaily

One of the pressing questions about COVID-19 remains: How long does immunity last? One key indicator of immunity is the presence of virus-specific antibodies. Previous studies have provided conflicting accounts about whether people who have recovered from infection can sustain potentially-protective antibodies or not. A new study led by investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital […]