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HKUST Researchers Enhance Performance of Eco-Friendly Cooling Applications by Developing Sustainable Strategy to Manipulate Interfacial Heat Transfer

Researchers at the School of Engineering of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have developed a sustainable and controllable strategy to manipulate interfacial heat transfer, paving the way for improving the performance of eco-friendly cooling in various applications such as electronics, buildings and solar panels.

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Pollution Paradox: How Cleaning Up Smog Drives Ocean Warming

They call it “The Blob.” A vast expanse of ocean stretching from Alaska to California periodically warms by up to 4 degrees Celsius (7 degrees F), decimating fish stocks, starving seabirds, creating blooms of toxic algae, preventing salmon returns to rivers, displacing sea lions, and forcing whales into shipping lanes to find food.

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Climate Change Added 26 Days of Extreme Heat on Average Over Last Year

Over the last 12 months, the world saw, on average, 26 additional days of extreme heat as a result of climate change, a new analysis finds.

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Marine Protected Areas Don’t Line Up With Core Habitats of Rare Migratory Fish, Finds New Research

A team of researchers in France from the “Pole MIAME” that gathers diadromous fish experts from multiple research institutions (OFB, INRAE, Institut Agro and UPPA) have developed a new modelling approach that accurately predicts core and unsuitable habitats of rare and data-poor diadromous fish (fish which migrate between marine and freshwater), such as threatened shads and the IUCN red-listed ‘critically endangered’ European eel.

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Charge Your Laptop in a Minute or Your EV in 10? Supercapacitors Can Help; New Research Offers Clues

Imagine if your dead laptop or phone could charge in a minute or if an electric car could be fully powered in 10 minutes.

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Simple Food Swaps Could Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Household Groceries by a Quarter

Switching food and drink purchases to very similar but more environmentally friendly alternatives could reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from household groceries by more than a quarter (26%) according to a new Australian study from The George Institute for Global Health and Imperial College London published today in Nature Food.

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Improved Refrigeration Could Save Nearly Half of the 1.3 Billion Tons of Food Wasted Each Year Globally

About a third of the food produced globally each year goes to waste, while approximately 800 million people suffer from hunger, according to the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization.

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Texas A&M-Led Team Creates First Global Map Of Seafloor Biodiversity Activity

A pioneering study has used extensive global datasets and machine learning to map the activities of seafloor invertebrate animals, including worms, clams and shrimps, across the entire ocean, revealing for the first time critical factors that support and maintain the health of marine ecosystems.

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Innovative Material for Sustainable Building

Researchers at KIT develop a transparent metamaterial for energy-efficient light and temperature regulation in buildings.

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Caterpillars Can Detect Their Predators by the Static Electricity They Emit

Caterpillars respond defensively to electric fields similar to those emitted by their natural predators, scientists at the University of Bristol have found.

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