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Research Underway On Floating Renewable Energy Station

 

Texas A&M researchers are developing an ocean renewable energy station that could combine wind, wave, current and solar energy methods on a floating offshore platform.

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Professor Works To Maximize Efficiency Of Solar Light Pipes

Instead of converting solar light into electrical power for immediate use, Texas A&M's Christi Madsen envisions remoting light energy to another location optically by concentrating solar light.

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Water Reservoirs Higher Than Previously Expected

A new study in Global Biogeochemical Cycles shows per-area greenhouse gas emissions from the world’s water reservoirs are around 29% higher than suggested by previous studies, but that practical measures could be taken to help reduce that impact.

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Small “Snowflakes” in the Sea Play a Big Role

In the deep waters that underlie the productive zones of the ocean, there is a constant rain of organic material called 'marine snow'.

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Study Pinpoints Key Causes of Ocean Circulation Change

Researchers have identified the key factors that influence a vital pattern of ocean currents.

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How the Major Swedish Forest Fire of 2014 Affected the Ecosystem

Swedish researchers from institutions including Uppsala University have spent four years gathering data from the areas affected by the major forest fire of 2014. 

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Californian Smoke Drifted as Far as Central Europe in Autumn 2020 and Caused Heavy Clouding of the Sun

The smoke from the extreme forest fires on the US West Coast in September 2020 travelled over many thousands of kilometres to Central Europe, where it continued to affect the atmosphere for days afterwards. 

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How AI Could Alert Firefighters of Imminent Danger

Firefighting is a race against time. Exactly how much time? 

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Driving in the Snow is a Team Effort for AI Sensors

Nobody likes driving in a blizzard, including autonomous vehicles. 

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Penn Researchers Discover Drug that Blocks Multiple SARS-CoV-2 Variants in Mice

The drug diABZI — which activates the body’s innate immune response — was highly effective in preventing severe COVID-19 in mice that were infected with SARS-CoV-2, according to scientists in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. 

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