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January 20, 2016

 

solar panels

Getting the Carbon Out

Scientists have a developed a solar-energy-based technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But is it a feasible solution to global warming?

December 30, 2015

 

cigarette butts

Recycling Cigarette Butts

Cigarette butts, a huge source of littering, can be repurposed into carbon supercapacitors used in electronic devices.

February 27, 2015

 

sunset in the Arctic

Arctic Sunlight Can Speed Up the Greenhouse Effect

Global warming has created a feedback loop, wherein Arctic sunlight converts thawing ice into more CO2.

November 1, 2014

 

A gray diagram of the hexagonal crystalline structure of graphine.

Move Over, Duct Tape! Graphene Is New In Town

An ultra-thin carbon material, graphene's potential uses are many and varied.

July 8, 2014

 

The martian horizon as seen from orbit around the red planet

What We Can Learn From Martian Meteorites

Over the years, scientists have found many meteorites they believe came to Earth from Mars. These bits of debris have many interesting things to say.

December 20, 2013

 

An abandoned gas pump with handle.

Some Fuel For Thought

The number of carbon atoms in fuel determines its chemical properties.

May 14, 2013

 

African forest

Are Trees Ready To Take On Global Warming?

While humans make attempts to control carbon dioxide levels that contribute to global warming, is it possible that trees have already taken on the task?

January 23, 2013

 

alien toy with earth behind

Is There Life On Other Planets?

Some simple sugars detected by astronomers, glycoaldehydes, are thought to be the basic building blocks of life.

March 15, 2012

 

rover curiosity

All About The Robot That Could: Curiosity

The Mars Science Laboratory mission is sending its largest rover to the red planet. That rover's name is Curiosity.

January 31, 2012

 

open refrigerator

Why Refrigerators Hum

How does the gas coolant that just chilled your fridge make the coils warm? The secret's in the refrigerator's hum.

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