Whether you are in your third week or third month of quarantine, you might be itching for some new pastimes. Even if you are not an essential worker, you could be considered essential to an impactful research project, the Penguin Watch. By Carter Root Impakter This project is simple but crucial. Scientists, with the help of […]
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Scientists have known for years that ultraviolet light can kill many viruses and bacteria. Researchers at the UC Santa Barbara Solid State Lighting and Energy Electronics Center report they are taking that knowledge and using it to create light emitting diodes in the UV spectrum that could sanitize surfaces that may have been contaminated with the COVID-19 […]
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is part of the Library of Congress. Founded in 1914, the service provides legislators with nonpartisan analysis and research relevant to policy making. Traditionally, these relatively concise reports were meant solely for Congress, and unless someone leaked one, were not for public consumption. However, as part of the 2018 appropriations package, […]
By David Brin Watch this segment of Neil deGrasse Tyson about America’s decline amid the changing landscape of modern science. I mean it. Watch this and make your uncles and cousins watch it. Half of our economic growth since WWII came from science and technology. This last decade was the first in 60 years in which the […]
CO2 emission estimates based on coal and fossil fuel production are pessimistic at best, says new research out of the University of Texas at Austin. A new study by Tad Patzek, chair of the Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Austin, has shown that CO2 emission estimates used for government […]
A new exploratory study out of George Mason University has found that people will care more about climate change if it is framed as a public health problem. The authors of the study interviewed 70 Americans and had the respondents read a public health framed essay on climate change. Their results found that, on the […]
A computer simulation of the possible spread of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill over the course of a full year has been released. This article originally published on Planetsave.com. Created by researchers from the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the animation is not a […]
On Monday, President Barack Obama reiterated his administration’s focus on science by promising a new level of commitment—one with the same intensity and urgency as that which put Americans on the moon—and stressing that “the days of science taking a back seat to ideology are over.”
Energy efficiency can reduce considerable amounts of carbon emissions while helping achieve energy independence without the worries of a long-term economic slowdown.
The major problem with corn ethanol doesn’t come in its emissions while a car is in motion; it comes from the energy-intensive process used to make it in the first place, and the fertilizer needed to grow corn.
Marine scientists in Scotland are set to initiate a £5 million study which could transform seaweeds and marine plant algae into major sources of low emission automobile fuel in Britain. The scientists are calling them the mari-fuels and they hope that fuels produced from the seaweeds and algae would in part replace the controversial biofuels produced from food crops.
A new collaboration between NASA and the DOE called the Joint Dark Energy Mission (JDEM) will hopefully clarify the properties of properties of dark energy, fundamentally advancing physics and astronomy.
A new report says that global warming could cost the Californian economy billions of dollars each year, through a combination of rising sea levels, and the increased frequency of wild fires and extreme weather events.
The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that it will provide $36 million for 15 projects aimed at furthering the development of new and cost-effective technologies for the capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the existing fleet of coal-fired power plants.