Proposed design could reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 95 percent, a new study finds.
Jan. 14, 2021 • ~7 min
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The bacteria scrub out nitrogen, potentially defending against certain nutrient overloads.
Jan. 8, 2021 • ~7 min
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Researchers identify a mechanism by which small particles in the atmosphere can generate more frequent thunderstorms.
Dec. 31, 2020 • ~7 min
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Nanoscale devices integrated into the leaves of living plants can detect the toxic heavy metal in real time.
Dec. 13, 2020 • ~9 min
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Carbon capture and storage are key to achieving climate goals.
Nov. 18, 2020 • ~6 min
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Discovery could lead to new designs for improved and more sustainable materials inspired by nature.
Oct. 30, 2020 • ~5 min
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High-resolution climate projections could enable a robust adaptation and resilience response.
Oct. 29, 2020 • ~4 min
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Electrically switchable system could continuously separate gases without the need for moving parts or wasted space.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~5 min
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Study suggests sea ice blocks the flow of carbon both into and out of the ocean, in roughly equal measure.
Oct. 1, 2020 • ~6 min
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New analysis can help scientists and engineers better assess flood risk and habitat creation associated with restoration efforts.
Sept. 25, 2020 • ~3 min
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