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Travelling to a peatland area with the Urarina. Credit: Christopher Schulz

The cultural significance of carbon-storing peatlands to rural communities

A group of UK and Peruvian researchers have carried out the first detailed study of how rural communities interact with peatlands in the Peruvian...
Unraveling secrets of diamond formation

Unraveling secrets of diamond formation

Carbon is a key component of all known life on Earth, representing approximately 45-50% of all dry biomass. It is taken into Earth’s interior...
How plants use carbon affects their response to climate change

How plants use carbon affects their response to climate change

The photosynthesis process is well known. Plants inhale carbon dioxide and exhale oxygen. During inhalation, plants use some of the carbon for respiration whereas some...
New Ultrathin Form of Magnetic Carbon

New Ultrathin Form of Magnetic Carbon

Scientists from the Palacky University in Olomouc have recently created a breakthrough discovery. They have developed the first non-metallic magnet that retains its magnetic...
Carbon Dioxide Can Be Used to Create Ethanol

Carbon Dioxide Can Be Used to Create Ethanol

Carbon dioxide gas can be toxic to the humans. It increases the temperature of the earth and causes holes in earth's ozone layer. But...
New Kind Of Supercapacitor Made Without Carbon

New Kind Of Supercapacitor Made Without Carbon

Scientists from MIT have developed new supercapacitor that does not use carbon. It could potentially produce more power than existing versions of this technology. Generally,...
Scientists synthesize a new photoactivatable molecule

Scientists synthesize a new photoactivatable molecule

Generally, photoswitch detects changes and polarities in light motion. It is sensitive in some way to light. Now, scientists from the Ludwig Maximilian University...

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