febbraio, 2017

The Earth heats up to a record-breaking

The Earth heats up to a record-breaking

Multiple climate analysis groups from the United States and Britain announced Wednesday that 2016 marked the planet’s warmest year on record. The slew of new releases and accounts about the record warmth are telling. Scientists react to Earth’s warmest year: ‘We are heading into a new unknown’. But most powerful are visuals illustrating the year’s warmth and the warmth that built...

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Graphene, able to transport huge currents

Graphene, able to transport huge currents

Once again, graphene has proven itself to be a rather special material: an international research team led by Professor Fritz Aumayr from the Institute of Applied Physics at TU Vienna was able to demonstrate that the electrons in graphene are extremely mobile and react very quickly. Its extraordinary electronic properties make graphene a very promising candidate for future applications in the...

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New textile absorbs pollutants

New textile absorbs pollutants

Researchers at Cornell University in the U.S. have developed a technique that allows the creation of functional textiles that could be capable of filtering pollutants out of water and air. By infusing cotton with a beta-cyclodextrin (BCD) polymer, the fabric can act as a filtration device. The cotton fibers were scanned under an electron microscope and found to be unchanged after the process....

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