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Shedding new light on the ocean’s living carbon pump

Phytoplankton play a crucial role in ocean biology and climate. Understanding the natural processes that influence phytoplankton primary production, and how they are changing...

Reducing the carbon footprint of artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence has become a focus of certain ethical concerns, but it also has some major sustainability issues. Last June, researchers at the University of...

New natural gas eaters discovered at hot springs

Unlike animals, which only digest proteins, carbohydrates and fats, microorganisms also feed on a variety of other organic compounds. Even natural gas does not...

Diamonds shine in energy storage solution

QUT researchers have proposed the design of a new carbon nanostructure made from diamond nanothreads that could one day be used for mechanical energy...

Researchers uncover the art of printing extremely hard steels flawlessly

For millennia, metallurgists have been meticulously tweaking the ingredients of steel to enhance its properties. As a result, several variants of steel exist today;...

Nanosensor can alert a smartphone when plants are stressed

MIT engineers have developed a way to closely track how plants respond to stresses such as injury, infection, and light damage, using sensors made...

Cement vs. concrete their differences, and opportunities for sustainability

There’s a lot the average person doesn’t know about concrete. For example, it’s porous; it’s the world’s most-used material after water; and, perhaps most...

Double-walled nanotubes have electro-optical advantages

One nanotube could be great for electronics applications, but there’s new evidence that two could be tops. Rice University engineers already knew that size matters...

Electric jolt to carbon makes better water purifier

Nagoya University scientists have developed a one-step fabrication process that improves the ability of nanocarbons to remove toxic heavy metal ions from water. The...

A New study looks at Towards a low carbon future

A New study looks at Towards a low carbon future, When it comes to fulfilling ambitious energy and climate commitments, few nations successfully walk...

Dietary fibre effectively purifies carbon nanotubes

A new, cheaper method easily and effectively separates two types of carbon nanotubes. The process, developed by Nagoya University researchers in Japan, could be...

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