“Our mission here is to save humanity from extinction due to climate change,” says MIT professor.
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With trees infested by the emerald ash borer deemed essentially worthless, a team of designers wanted to see if the decaying wood could be repurposed as a building material.
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Researchers design an effective treatment for both exhaust and ambient air.
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New research sheds light on how and when stars in our galaxy made carbon, "ending up within the raw material from which the sun and its planetary system..."
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Poorly planned tree-planting efforts may risk actually adding to climate change and cutting biodiversity, research on a campaign in Chile finds.
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Results could help designers engineer high-temperature superconductors and quantum computing devices.
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Plants don't just get carbon from photosynthesis, new research suggests. Up to 40% may also get a portion from fungi in their roots.
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Coal could someday be used to make a variety of useful devices, researchers suggest.
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Though scientists knew the black smoke from cookstoves contained dangerous carbon, new research indicates that's only half the problem.
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Carbon nanotubes embedded in leaves detect chemical signals that are produced when a plant is damaged.
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