Tag Archives: climate change

Researchers propose a method for recycling wind turbine blades

A group of researchers from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) and the Lithuanian Energy Institute have proposed a method for recycling wind turbine blades. Using pyrolysis, they broke the composite materials into their building blocks, i.e. phenol and fibers. According to the scientists, the mined materials can be reused and …

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Expanding access to physical science research in Sweden and Norway through reading and publishing agreements

MELVILLE, NY, March 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — AIP publishingone of the leading not-for-profit academic publishers in the physical sciences, is delighted to announce a new reading and publishing agreement with UiT The Arctic University of the Arctic, Norway (UiT) and an extension of the Bibsam Consortium Read and publish the …

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University receives highest award for soil science research

A Scottish university has received a prestigious honor from the royal family in recognition of its groundbreaking research in soil science. Representatives from the University of Aberdeen were presented with the Queen’s Birthday Award by the Prince of Wales and the Princess Royal at a ceremony in London on Thursday …

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This cult 1970s sci-fi novel predicted today’s climate crisis

Smog-ridden cities. Endless war. Water so polluted that it cannot be drunk. Bad harvests. Acid rain. A pandemic of antibiotic-resistant diseases. Reduced life expectancy and human fertility. Vanishing bees, collapse of agriculture. Mass extinctions wiped out most birds and fish. Only the wealthiest can afford quality organic food, while the …

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From Alzheimer’s disease to asthma, scientists have a new way to crack the diseases. And it’s in space

ISS astronauts also monitor the health of the planet. Floating 400 kilometers above the surface in low Earth orbit, it offers a unique perspective on the evolution of the planet that goes beyond NASA’s satellite capabilities. The space station collects images and data to monitor changes in land masses, water, …

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£6.25 million for environmental science research in the UK

© Pop Nukoonrat An investment of £6.25million will be invested in the creation of a five-year program of environmental science research in the UK The team will bring together social scientists and organizations to bring more evidence-based information to policy-making and research. The ACCES (Advancing Capacity for Climate and Environment …

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Nigeria needs more social science research – How to increase production

Sub-Saharan Africa faces some of the greatest challenges in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. For example, Nigeria has at least 87 million people in extreme poverty. The country’s unemployment rate was over 33.3%the second highest in the world, at the end of 2020. These kinds of challenges are the business …

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Nigeria needs more social science research: how to increase production

Sub-Saharan Africa faces some of the greatest challenges in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals. For example, Nigeria has at least 87 million people in extreme poverty. The country’s unemployment rate was over 33.3%the second highest in the world, at the end of 2020. These kinds of challenges are the business …

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Can science fiction awaken us to our climate reality?

“It’s possible it could work,” he said. “At worst, you have to go down with headlamps.” They conversed and Robinson turned to Biagioli, taking up the conversation on Galileo. A little later, I saw the hikers waving at us from afar. They had begun their journey. What I wanted was …

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Science fiction books about robots of 2021

2021 Scifi Robot Books 2021 produced four new scifi books with good hard science underpinning their depiction of robots and three where there was less science but lots of interesting ideas about robots. Not only are these books enjoyable on their own, but the fiction can serve as teachable moments …

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Science, fiction and fantasy collide in “A Snake Falls to Earth”

David Wilson for the Boston Globe Darcie Little Badger has always been a writer, even before she could write. “When I was little I tried to write books,” she said. “But I didn’t know the alphabet.” His scribbles soon gave way to real words. In first grade, she wrote a …

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UK industry leaders expect ‘striking’ pivot to scientific research

Many UK universities are looking to invest more in scientific research while prioritizing support for the arts and humanities, a survey of senior institutional leaders has found. In one survey of institutional research managers conducted by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), 61% of those whose universities included life and medical …

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Chemists Improve Stability of Perovskite Solar Cells Using Passivation Method

A group of chemists from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) in Lithuania synthesized materials that were used to build a record-breaking perovskite solar module, with an efficiency of 21.4%. This has been achieved through passivation of the active layer of the solar cell, which increases the efficiency of the cell …

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The future should be based on science, facts and experience, not fear, says reader

Mr. Editor, As you know, I have written a number of articles on the proposed Deep Geological Repository (DGR) at South Bruce, and have publicly advocated for the current search and site selection process. Recently, opponents of the DGR have questioned my motivation, suggesting that I am somehow paid or …

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One of the great sci-fi movies set in 2022

When Destiny Chases Us is a 1973 film, but some of its assumptions about the future have come true today. ??Happy 2022! A day late, but better late than never. To celebrate the arrival of this new year, take a look back and revisit the story of a movie released …

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Politics and people | Making climate science research more accessible

On December 16, Union Minister of State (Science and Technology) Jitendra Singh told the Rajya Sabha that natural disasters such as cyclones and floods had increased in the country in recent years. These extreme weather events, as scientists have said, are due to the climate crisis. The Sixth Assessment Report …

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Clemson professor wins national awards for plant science research Clemson News

December 21, 2021January 4, 2022 Sruthi NarayananAssistant Professor of Crop Ecophysiology in the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciencesreceived two national awards for his work in agronomy. Sruthi Narayanan, Assistant Professor of Crop Ecophysiology at Clemson, receives the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) Early Career Award from CSSA …

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Lessons from science fiction on how to tackle climate change

In the summer of 2021, nearly 600 people died in British Columbia during a heat wave. In November 2021, precipitation from an atmospheric river hit the province. The two real-world catastrophes are eerily reminiscent of the events of the 2020 sci-fi novel, The ministry of the future. “It was an …

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New inexpensive method to detect lime in soil – sciencedaily

Scientists at the University of Adelaide have developed a new, simple, inexpensive, and rapid method for detecting and measuring very low concentrations of agricultural lime in soils, which is usually a long and difficult exercise. The research is published in the leading soil science journal Geoderma. The doctoral student and …

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New inexpensive method to detect lime in soil

Scientists at the University of Adelaide have developed a new, simple, inexpensive, and rapid method for detecting and measuring very low concentrations of agricultural lime in soils, which is usually a long and difficult exercise. The research is published in the leading scientific soil journal Geoderma. The doctoral student and …

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The method of “precision agriculture”, one of the many scientific impulses to improve agriculture in India

NEW DELHI – As the strongest pillar on which our ancient societies have relied from time immemorial, farming as a profession has had a lasting impact on the economy as well as the quality of life of the Common Indian. However, even with the use of new technologies and rapid …

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Zhiying Li developed a method to predict Streamflow

Using the hydrological modeling techniques she created, Zhiying Li is able to predict how the volume of water may change over decades in several hundred US watersheds. (Photo courtesy of Zhiying Li) Editor’s Note: Zhiying Li wins The Story Exchange’s first annual Women In Science Incentive Prize. Growing up in …

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The best sci-fi and fantasy books of 2021

In the gray haze of an uncertain year, these books stand out with vivid colors and waves of intense emotion. They are only organized by the order in which I read them. By Elizabeth Knox (Viking, 640 pages, $ 28) There are so many vast, sprawling, protean wonders between its …

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New method for early detection of bacterial infections in crops

The method based on Raman spectroscopy allows the early detection and quantification of pathogens in plants, in order to improve the management of plant diseases. Researchers from the Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) on Disruptive and Sustainable Technologies for Agricultural Precision (DiSTAP) of Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), the …

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2021 Infosys Prize spotlights the best of science and research in India

The Infosys Science Foundation on Thursday announced the winners of the 2021 Infosys Prize for their contributions to science and research in six different fields: engineering and computer science, humanities, life sciences, mathematical sciences, physical sciences and social sciences . The annual award, one of the most prestigious science and …

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The climate mapping method developed at OSU shows an increase in temperatures, in particular daily troughs

The last update of the “normals” at 30 years covers the years 1991-2020 CORVALLIS, Ore. (KTVZ) – New maps from Oregon State University of the 30-year US climate “normals” show that the area east of the Rockies is getting wetter, the southwest is getting wetter. in drier and temperatures are …

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SMART researchers develop method for early detection of bacterial infections in crops | MIT News

Researchers from the Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) on Disruptive and Sustainable Technologies for Agricultural Precision (DiSTAP) of the Research and Technology Alliance (SMART) of Singapore-MIT, the research firm of MIT in Singapore, and their local collaborators at the Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (TLL), have developed a rapid method based on …

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University of Washington joins international effort to support data science research and training in Africa

The University of Washington at St. Louis is joining a major international effort to advance data science, catalyze innovation and spur health discovery across Africa. Researchers at the School of Medicine are awarded one of 19 scholarships that will support data science research and training activities in Africa. Researchers will …

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Kim Stanley Robinson on Science Fiction and Reclaiming Science for the Left

KSR In my book, these decisions are made by a nation state that has suffered a huge climate catastrophe. The state wants cooler temperatures instantly, no matter the side effects and no matter what the rest of the world thinks. I can imagine this happening – obviously I imagined it …

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From sci-fi to meaty print

November 21, 2021 (Nanowerk News) And get ready for 4D printing, a morphing technology that seems impossible – much like 3D printing once did Some may have heard of 3D printing in the 1980s and 1990s, but the majority probably never heard the term until the turn of the millennium. …

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Interview with Neal Stephenson: Can science fiction help solve our biggest problems?

On his almost A four-decade career as a novelist, Neal Stephenson has constructed intricate visions of future worlds that, looking at them now, seem eerily premonitory. He writes about the ways in which unchecked globalization, pollution and technological capitalism could transform our planet. Along the way, he introduced readers to …

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SMART researchers develop a method for the start of

image: Rapid detection of a bacterial infection (Xanthomonas campestris pv. Campestris (Xcc)) in the leafy Choy Sum vegetable using a quantitative algorithm based on Raman spectroscopy. On the right, the Infection Response Index is displayed, which can help farmers identify infections and take action. seen Following Credit: Singapore-MIT Alliance for …

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Researchers develop method for early detection of bacterial infections in crops

Rapid detection of bacterial infection (Xanthomonas campestris pv. Campestris (Xcc)) in leafy Choy Sum greens using a quantitative algorithm based on Raman spectroscopy. On the right, the Infection Response Index is displayed, which can help farmers identify infections and take action. Credit: Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Singapore-MIT …

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Why the world’s military leaders write science fiction writers

The year is 2056. Decades of warfare have resulted in steady advancements in weapon technology, including one of the novelties dubbed the “hyperspeed missile.” Moving at six times the speed of sound, these weapons changed the rules of combat. In order to protect themselves from attacks, armies have designed a …

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Solar engineering: from science fiction to scientific reality

Should humans try to alter the amount of sunlight the Earth receives? Desperate times call for desperate measures, as the saying goes. As scientists, policymakers and politicians keep one eye more and more surprised on the climate change clock and the other on the continuing and upward trend in greenhouse …

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CGT Professor and Colleagues Receive $15 Million Geospatial Science Research Grant

Vetria Byrd, assistant professor of computer graphics technology, and a multidisciplinary research team have received a five-year, $15 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create a new science research institute focused on geospatial data. The Institute for Geospatial Understanding through an Integrative Discovery Environment, known as I-GUIDE, will …

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New digital magazine focuses on hopeful science fiction

Solarpunk magazine will feature fiction, essays, poetry and interviews about futuristic optimism. courtesy of Solarpunk Magazine Your browser does not support the audio element. “Demand utopia! That’s the tagline for a new digital magazine based in Eugene, Oregon. Solarpunk magazine will focus on optimistic ideas about the future. What if …

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Beasts and Baseball: New Science Fiction and Fantasy

Lincoln Michel’s first novel, THE SCOUT CORPS (Orbite, 356 p., $ 27), mixes black, cyberpunk and sport into something both timeless and original. In the near and troubling future of New York City, where extreme climate change has made limbs cybernetic and genetic modifications – called “upgrades” – necessary and …

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Strengthening Health Data Science Research in Africa | New

October 27, 2021 — Researchers at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health are leading a new collaborative effort to increase data science research training opportunities in five African countries. They will work with colleagues from the University of Heidelberg to help develop a training center at the University of …

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NIH Invests $ 74.5 Million to Advance Data Science Research and Drive Health Discovery Across Africa

The National Institutes of Health is investing approximately $ 74.5 million over five years to advance data science, catalyze innovation and spur health discoveries across Africa. Under its new Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa) program, NIH is awarding 19 awards to support research …

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Climate science research at UM, MSU receives federal funding through NOAA

Federal funding will bolster ongoing climate change research at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University over the next five years. Researchers at the two largest state universities recently received $ 5.4 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to continue their study of climate change. Federal grant …

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FYUP does not solve the crisis of funds in basic scientific research

Photo: IIT Delhi Some experts have written that the four-year undergraduate program could rekindle India’s dying entrepreneurial spirit. FYUP extends the current undergraduate program by three years and allows students to complete the course with a diploma, diploma, or honors. But this argument, the authors write, uses FYUP only to …

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Scripps family donates $ 6 million to new marine science research center

A rendering of the Marine Conservation and Technology Facility on the Scripps Oceanography Campus. Rendered courtesy of Safdie Rabines Architects. UC San Diego announced the $ 6 million donation from members of the Scripps family to support a new facility dedicated to research, discovery and education in marine biodiversity and …

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Sony turns to science fiction for new ideas

What would you think of a mask that allows you to enjoy the synthesized smells of fine dining? How about a houseboat for people displaced by rising sea levels due to climate change? These are among the ideas that Sony Group Corp. has imagined, all based on stories created through …

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$ 61 million awarded by DOE for research in quantum information science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $ 61 million in funding for infrastructure and research projects to advance quantum information science (QIS). Selected projects include: Strengthening the competitiveness of the United States in the QIS: rewards to five DOEs Nanoscale scientific research centers (NSRC) will support the development …

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UML receives $ 1.8 million research grant to advance research in quantum information science

LOWELL – UMass Lowell has received approximately $ 1.8 million in funding to be used to advance research in Quantum Information Science (QIS) with the goal of helping scientists better understand the physical world and harnessing nature for the benefit of people and society. The research grant was announced in …

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Natural History Museum transfers 27 million specimens to cutting-edge scientific research center in a ‘race against time’ to generate and share big data about nature

The center will expand access to the collections for the Museum’s 300 scientists, their collaborators and researchers around the world through rapid digitization and state-of-the-art scientific facilities The move will be the largest collections move since the 1880s The Natural History Museum today announces the transfer of 27 million specimens, …

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Soil Health Institute Selected as Soil Science Research Partner for Dairy Food, Soil and Water Findings for Net Zero Initiative

Published 06/17/21 Proposed by The Soil Health Institute RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, June 17, 2021 /CSRwire/ — The Soil Health Institute (SHI), the nonprofit organization charged with safeguarding and improving soil vitality and productivity, has been selected as a partner research in soil sciences for Soil and dairy water regenerationa …

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Government of Canada invests heavily in science, research and engineering in Canada

TROIS-RIVIÈRES, QC, June 15, 2021 / CNW / – The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the importance of a strong and vibrant science and research ecosystem. The government of Canada remains committed to supporting this ecosystem, and the talent and innovation it nurtures. Since 2016, we have made the largest scientific …

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BVSD Scientific Research Seminar Students Prepare for Virtual Science Fair

Sarah Stussi, senior at Broomfield High, first chose the Scientific Research Seminar over AP Physics because she wanted a course where she could solve real world problems and have real world experiences. Although the pandemic denied her the opportunity to work in a college lab with a mentor to create …

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