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Greenhouse Gas Transformed in Aid of Carbon-Free Future

Waste carbon dioxide was repurposed in benchtop experiments at the University of Auckland.

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Combining Materials May Support Unique Superconductivity for Quantum Computing

A new fusion of materials, each with special electrical properties, has all the components required for a unique type of superconductivity that could provide the basis for more robust quantum computing. 

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First-of-its-Kind Plastics Recycling Microfactory to Transform Waste, Create New Jobs

A new plastics recycling and remanufacturing “microfactory” will convert waste materials into new products, provide skilled job opportunities and create a cooperative business model in Phoenix.

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Major New Interdisciplinary Study Will Track Impact of Cultured Meat on Society

Law, sociology and biochemical engineering experts have joined forces to assess the risks and impact of cultured meat, a novel alternative animal protein, as part of a major new interdisciplinary study funded by the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society with support from the Leverhulme Trust.

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UM Grad's Study Reveals Impacts of Climate Change on Irrigation in the West

In a groundbreaking study that could reshape our understanding and management of water resources in the Western United States, David Ketchum, a 2023 graduate of the University of Montana systems ecology Ph.D. program, has unveiled a 35-year analysis quantifying the interconnected impacts of climate change and irrigation on surface water flows.

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After a Long Stretch of Record Heat, El Niño Begins to Wane

El Niño, when warm waters in the eastern Pacific fuel hotter weather globally, is beginning to recede, scientists say.

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Foul Fumes Pose Pollinator Problems

A team led by researchers at the University of Washington has discovered a major cause for a drop in nighttime pollinator activity — and people are largely to blame.

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Scientists Reveal Why Blueberries Are Blue

Tiny external structures in the wax coating of blueberries give them their blue colour, researchers at the University of Bristol can reveal.

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Pregnant Women Should Avoid Ultraprocessed, Fast Foods

In a study, the consumption of fast food and ultraprocessed foods were associated with higher levels of phthalates in pregnant persons.

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Potent Storm Drenches California

An unusually strong winter storm parked over California for several days in early February 2024, dropping a tremendous amount of rain that spurred widespread flash floods and hundreds of mudslides. 

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