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Green material for refrigeration identified

When put under pressure, plastic crystals of neopentylglycol yield huge cooling effects – enough that they are competitive with conventional coolants. In addition, the...
Sea ice in front of the floating ice Stange Ice Shelf Image: David Vaughan, British Antarctic Survey

Future sea level rise could be much lower than previously feared

Two papers distributed in Nature this week call into uncertainty ongoing forecasts of unavoidable Antarctic ice sheet collapse. The first paper proposes that continued...
Third of Himalayan glaciers can no longer be saved, study

Third of Himalayan glaciers can no longer be saved, study

According to a new study, even if making efforts for limiting global warming, one of the Himalayan glaciers will melt by the end of the...
Dimming the Sun to combat global warming

Dimming the Sun to combat global warming

Researchers are proposing an ingenious yet so far unproven approach to tackle climate change. They are planning to spray sun-dimming chemicals into the Earth's atmosphere. In...
Amazon forests failing to keep up with climate change

Amazon forests failing to keep up with climate change

In a new study led by more than 30 institutions around the world, scientists assessed the impact of global warming on thousands of tree species across...
Transparent Wood

Optically Transparent Wood (TW) could be used for solar panels

We all know wood is one of the most reliable and generally used building material. It is strong, cheap, properly manageable and recognizable. A...

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