A proposed mine threatens Minnesota's Boundary Waters, the most popular wilderness in the US

Conservation or copper? A proposed mine in northern Minnesota pits industrial jobs against a thriving outdoor economy.

Char Miller, W. M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis and History, Pomona College • conversation
Oct. 5, 2020 ~10 min

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Can UK fossil fuel companies now be held accountable for contributing to climate change overseas?

How Zambian farmers won the right to pursue claims in UK courts – and why UK polluters should be worried

Sam Varvastian, PhD researcher, Cardiff University • conversation
May 28, 2020 ~7 min

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3D-printed ‘David’ is just 0.1 mm tall

3D-printing has created two tiny versions of Michelangelo's "David," one 1 mm tall, and the other just one-tenth the size of that.

Peter Rüegg-ETH Zurich • futurity
Dec. 18, 2019 ~3 min

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Method may finally unleash graphene for faster computers

Today, computer components use copper, but graphene could make chips faster, lighter, and more reliable. New research solves the issues that kept it back.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Aug. 6, 2019 ~8 min

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2 genes protect staph bacteria from copper’s powers

Staph bacteria are notoriously resistant to antibiotics, but new research homes in on the genes that let them stand up to copper.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
Feb. 8, 2019 ~4 min

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