Fossil Fuels
Deep-sea worms and bacteria team up to harvest methane  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Scientists at Caltech and Occidental College have discovered a methane-fueled symbiosis between worms and bacteria at the bottom of the sea, shedding new light on the ecology of deep-sea environments. more
Vaporizable endoskeletal droplets via tunable interfacial melting transitions  Science Magazine · 1 day
Liquid emulsion droplet evaporation is of importance for various sensing and imaging applications. The liquid-to-gas phase transformation is typically triggered thermally or acoustically by low–boiling point liquids, or by inclusion of solid... more
Massive generation of metastable bulk nanobubbles in water by external electric fields  Science Magazine · 1 day
Nanobubbles (NBs) are nanoscopic gaseous domains than can exist on solid surfaces or in bulk liquids. They have attracted substantial attention due to their... more
Potential Texas-OPEC alliance shows more oil production doesn't make U.S. 'energy independent'  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
While the coronavirus consumes our attention, a small revolution is underway in energy policy: Texas officials are discussing whether to join hands with OPEC. more
Clean cooking with LPG could avert 28,000 premature deaths, reduce global temperatures  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new study, published in Environmental Health Perspectives, has found that clean cooking with liquified petroleum gas could avert 28,000 premature deaths and reduce... more
New household energy strategy in Cameroon to help avert 28,000 deaths and reduce global temperatures  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new study, published in Environmental Health Perspectives, has found that clean cooking with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)... more
'Tequila' powered biofuels more efficient than corn or sugar  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Agave tequilana, the plant native to Mexico used to make tequila, could prove to be an efficient alternative to sugarcane and corn to make biofuels in semi-arid regions. This research... more
Satellite data lays scale of methane leaks bare  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, is leaking from industry sites at rates equivalent to the annual carbon emissions of France and Germany combined, a new analysis using satellite data showed Tuesday. more
ALMA Uses Cosmic Lens to Capture Disturbed Gas Clouds in Distant Quasar  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
By combining the power of strong gravitational lensing with the capability of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), a team of astronomers from Japan... more
New Trump mileage standards to gut Obama climate effort  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
President Donald Trump is poised to roll back ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards and raise the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come, gutting one of the... more
Intensity of past methane release measured with new, groundbreaking methods  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A novel approach to geochemical measurements helps scientists reconstruct the past intensity of the methane seeps in the Arctic Ocean. Recent studies show that methane emissions fluctuated, strongly,... more
Scientists propose new strategy for carbon dioxide electrochemical reduction  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Carbon dioxide (CO2) emission has become a global problem. Efficient conversion of CO2 into value-added liquid fuels is one method to fix CO2, and it can alleviate the growing shortage... more
Novel graphene-based filters to make gas purification more effective  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers have shown how a new class of low-cost graphene-based membranes can be selectively tuned to separate different gases from gaseous mixtures. more
Quantum copycat: Researchers find a new way in which bosons behave like fermions  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
When a one-dimensional gas of strongly interacting bosons expands, the velocity distribution of the bosons transforms into one that is identical to... more
A novel physical mechanism of liquid flow slippage on a solid surface  Science Magazine · 1 week
Viscous liquids often exhibit flow slippage on solid walls. The occurrence of flow slippage has a large impact on the liquid transport and the... more
Mitigating cavitation erosion using biomimetic gas-entrapping microtextured surfaces (GEMS)  Science Magazine · 1 week
Cavitation refers to the formation and collapse of vapor bubbles near solid boundaries in high-speed flows, such as ship propellers and pumps. During this process, cavitation bubbles focus fluid energy... more
Old gas blob from Uranus found in vintage Voyager 2 data  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Buried inside data Voyager 2 gathered at Uranus more than 30 years ago is the signature of a massive bubble that may have stolen a blob... more
ALMA resolves gas impacted by young jets from supermassive black hole  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Astronomers obtained the first resolved image of disturbed gaseous clouds in a galaxy 11 billion light-years away by using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). The... more
ALMA resolves gas impacted by young jets from supermassive black hole  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Astronomers obtained the first resolved image of disturbed gaseous clouds in a galaxy 11 billion light-years away by using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). The... more
Control of anthropogenic atmospheric emissions can improve water quality in seas  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new research highlighted the importance of reducing fossil fuel combustion not only to curb the trend of global warming, but also to improve the quality... more
Control of anthropogenic emissions can improve water quality in coastal seas  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study highlights the importance of reducing fossil fuel combustion, not only to curb the trend of global warming, but also to improve the quality... more
Longer lives not dependent on increased energy use  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Growing consumption of energy and fossil fuels over four decades did not play a significant role in increasing life expectancy across 70 countries. New research has quantified the importance of different development... more
Longer lives not dependent on increased energy use  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Growing consumption of energy and fossil fuels over four decades did not play a significant role in increasing life expectancy across 70 countries. more
Observation of dynamical fermionization  Science Magazine · 1 week
The wave function of a Tonks-Girardeau (T-G) gas of strongly interacting bosons in one dimension maps onto the absolute value of the wave function of a noninteracting Fermi gas. Although this fermionization makes many aspects of the two gases identical,... more
Upgrading biomass with selective surface-modified catalysts  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists have designed a catalyst composed of very low concentrations of platinum (single atoms and clusters smaller than billionths of a meter) on the surface of titanium dioxide. They demonstrated how this catalyst significantly enhances the... more
Under extreme heat and drought, trees hardly benefit from an increased CO2 level  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The increase in the CO2 concentration of the atmosphere does not compensate the negative effect of greenhouse gas-induced climate change on trees:... more
Less ice, more methane from northern lakes: A result from global warming  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Shorter and warmer winters lead to an increase in emissions of methane from northern lakes, according to a new study. Longer ice-free periods contribute... more
Less ice, more methane from northern lakes: A result from global warming  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Shorter and warmer winters lead to an increase in emissions of methane from northern lakes, according to a new study by scientists in Finland... more
Under extreme heat and drought, trees hardly benefit from an increased carbon dioxide level  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The increase in the CO2 concentration of the atmosphere does not compensate the negative effect of greenhouse gas-induced climate change... more
Global supply chains as a way to curb carbon emissions  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The coronavirus outbreak raised everyone's awareness of the significance of global supply chains to modern economies. But global supply chains also play an important role in greenhouse gas... more
Breath figure-derived porous semiconducting films for organic electronics  Science Magazine · 1 week
Porous semiconductor film morphologies facilitate fluid diffusion and mass transport into the charge-carrying layers of diverse electronic devices. Here, we report the nature-inspired fabrication of several porous organic semiconductor-insulator blend films [semiconductor:... more
Astronomers Map Out Three Nearby Molecular Clouds  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Astronomers using the Nobeyama 45-m Radio Telescope in Japan have carried out mapping observations toward three nearby molecular clouds: Orion A, Aquila Rift,... more
Innovative thinner electrolyte can improve functioning of solid oxide fuel cells  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In this post-industrialization age, electricity has become the backbone of our society. However, using fossil fuels to generate it is not the best option because of... more
Solar system acquired current configuration not long after its formation  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The hypothesis that the solar system originated from a gigantic cloud of gas and dust was first floated in the second half of the 18th century by German... more
Concrete solutions that lower both emissions and air pollution  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Some common strategies to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of concrete production could have unintended consequences for local air pollution and related health damages, according to a new study. more
New 3-D view of methane tracks sources  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA's new 3-dimensional portrait of methane concentrations shows the world's second largest contributor to greenhouse warming, the diversity of sources on the ground, and the behavior of the gas as it moves through the... more
Fleeing from the coronavirus is dangerous. Here's why.  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Traveling is risky during the coronavirus outbreak. Places like airports, bus stops and gas stations are especially dangerous for COVID-19. more
New catalyst material could fuel clean energy revolution  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Fuel cells and water electrolyzers that are cheap and efficient will form the cornerstone of a hydrogen fuel based economy, which is one of the most promising clean and sustainable alternatives to... more
Ammonia emitted from fertilized paddy fields mostly does not end up in air  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Livestock production and nitrogen fertilizer used in croplands emit lots of ammonia, which is the most abundant alkaline gas in ambient air.... more
Star formation project maps nearby interstellar clouds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers have captured new, detailed maps of three nearby interstellar gas clouds containing regions of ongoing high-mass star formation. The results of this survey, called the Star Formation Project, will help improve our understanding... more
Star formation project maps nearby interstellar clouds  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Astronomers have captured new, detailed maps of three nearby interstellar gas clouds containing regions of ongoing high-mass star formation. The results of this survey, called the Star Formation Project, will help improve our understanding... more
Star formation project maps nearby interstellar clouds  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Astronomers have captured new, detailed maps of three nearby interstellar gas clouds containing regions of ongoing high-mass star formation. The results of this survey, called the Star Formation Project, will help improve our understanding... more
Haitians rush for supplies after first COVID-19 cases found  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Haitians are rushing to buy food, gas, soap and face masks after the announcement of two imported cases of the coronavirus sparked worries that the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation could... more
Hubble Space Telescope Spots Quasar Tsunamis  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Quasars are the ultra-bright cores of distant active galaxies. These objects are among the most distant and luminous objects known. Their central engines are... more
Research may pave the way to developing effective treatments for puerperal sepsis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Puerperal sepsis, also known as childbed fever, is the leading cause of maternal deaths. In this novel study in The American Journal of Pathology,... more
Victoria bans fracking for good, but quietly lifts onshore gas exploration ban  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Amid coronavirus chaos, the Victorian government announced its decision earlier this week to lift the ban on onshore gas exploration, but also to make... more
New sensor could help prevent food waste  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Chemists have created a tiny sensor that can detect ethylene gas, a plant hormone, in concentrations as low as 15 parts per billion. The sensor could be used to monitor produce ripeness and prevent... more
Closing the carbon cycle to stop climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An excessive amount of carbon dioxide is the main cause of climate change. One of the best approaches is to capture and convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into fuel such as methane. On... more
On the origin of massive stars  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
This scene of stellar creation, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, sits near the outskirts of the famous Tarantula Nebula. This cloud of gas and dust, as well as the many young and massive stars... more
Courts slow Trump's agenda to open public lands to oil and gas drilling  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Soon after President Donald Trump took office, the rush to open millions of acres of federal land to oil and gas drilling... more
On the fate of oxygenated organic molecules in atmospheric aerosol particles  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Highly oxygenated organic molecules (HOMs) are formed from the oxidation of biogenic and anthropogenic gases and affect Earth’s climate and air quality by their key role... more
Heat stress may affect more than 1.2 billion people annually by 2100  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Heat stress from extreme heat and humidity will annually affect areas now home to 1.2 billion people by 2100, assuming current greenhouse gas emissions,... more
Computer model solves mystery of how gas bubbles build big methane hydrate deposits  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
New research has explained an important mystery about natural gas hydrate formations and, in doing so, advanced scientists' understanding of how gas... more
Computer model solves mystery of how gas bubbles build big methane hydrate deposits  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
New research from The University of Texas at Austin has explained an important mystery about natural gas hydrate formations and, in doing... more
Heat stress may affect more than 1.2 billion people annually by 2100  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Heat stress from extreme heat and humidity will annually affect areas now home to 1.2 billion people by 2100, assuming current greenhouse gas emissions,... more
Vaping chemical can produce highly toxic gas when heated up, research reveals  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A chemical found in some vaping products can produce a highly toxic gas when heated up, according to new research from RCSI University of... more
Discovery points to the origin of mysterious ultraviolet radiation  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Billions of lightyears away, gigantic clouds of hydrogen gas produce a special kind of radiation, a type of ultraviolet light known as Lyman-alpha emissions. The enormous clouds emitting the light... more
Why Canada should drop its net-zero pledge to cut carbon emissions  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
At the climate summit held in Paris in December 2015, the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau committed to reducing Canadian emissions of greenhouse gases (most... more
Study examines environmental footprint of California dairy cows over 50 years  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Producing a liter of milk in California emits less greenhouse gas and uses less land and water than it did in 1964, according to a recent... more
New technique for measuring greenhouse gas production from thawing permafrost  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A research team led by McGill University geochemist Peter Douglas has used a new method for measuring the rate at which methane is produced by microbes breaking down... more
VLT Spies Iron Raining on Ultrahot Exoplanet WASP-76b  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
WASP-76b, a gas-giant exoplanet located some 640 light-years away in the constellation of Pisces, has a day side where temperatures... more
UNT's modern-day alchemist takes first steps toward transforming methane to methanol  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Finding a method for large scale, inexpensive transformation of methane into methanol is like turning lead into gold, according to Tom Cundari, a Regents Professor of... more
Acacia bushlands prevent climate warming in Eastern Africa  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Changes to the vegetation cover of land surfaces constitutes the biggest cause of increasing carbon dioxide emissions after the use of fossil fuels. Particularly in Africa, forests and bushland are continuously cleared... more
MEMS technology for fabricating plasmonic near-infrared spectrometers  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Near-infrared spectroscopy provides absorption spectrum unique to substances so that discrimination of gas species becomes possible. Miniaturization of spectrometers is thus required to realize compact gas sensors for monitoring air quality in living spaces. more
Even concerned consumers don't know which food choices have the lowest climate impact  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The energy used to grow, process, package and transport food accounts for about a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. But not... more
Oil price crash: will it affect the move to green energy?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The collapse in global oil prices may end up being bad news in the short term for the transition to green energy, as cheaper crude could... more
Feeding fusion: hydrogen ice pellets prove effective for fueling fusion plasmas  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Researchers have found that injecting pellets of hydrogen ice rather than puffing hydrogen gas improves fusion performance at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility, which General Atomics... more
Discovery points to origin of mysterious ultraviolet radiation  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Lyman-alpha blobs (LABs) are gigantic clouds of hydrogen gas that produce a special type of ultraviolet light known as Lyman-alpha emission. An extremely powerful energy source must produce this radiation, but scientists... more
Discovery points to origin of mysterious ultraviolet radiation  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Billions of lightyears away, gigantic clouds of hydrogen gas produce a special kind of radiation, a type of ultraviolet light known as Lyman-alpha emissions. The enormous clouds emitting the light are Lyman-alpha... more
Single-Moon Systems Possible around Gas-Giant Planets  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
A team of astronomers in Japan has demonstrated that systems can form that have only one large moon, such as Titan around Saturn, around... more
Machine learning augments detection of methane leaks  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Though not as prevalent in the atmosphere as carbon dioxide, methane is a far more potent greenhouse gas. Occurring naturally as well as being manmade, methane is much shorter-lived than CO2, but it is... more
Hyperspectral imaging and artificial intelligence combine to augment detection of methane leaks  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Though not as prevalent in the atmosphere as carbon dioxide, methane is a far more potent greenhouse gas. Occurring naturally as well as being... more
Safety zone saves giant moons from fatal plunge  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Numerical simulations showed that the temperature gradient in the disk of gas around a young gas giant planet could play a critical role in the development of a satellite system dominated by... more
Safety zone saves giant moons from fatal plunge  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Numerical simulations show that the temperature gradient in the gas disk around a young gas giant planet could play a critical role in the development of a satellite system dominated by a... more
New theory may increase conservatives' support to transition away from fossil fuels  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A relatively new theory that identifies universal concerns underlying human judgment could be key to helping people with opposing views on an issue coax... more
NASA satellite offers urban carbon dioxide insights  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new NASA/university study of carbon dioxide emissions for 20 major cities around the world provides the first direct, satellite-based evidence that as a city's population density increases, the carbon dioxide it emits per... more
ALMA Captures Bipolar Planetary Nebula in the Making  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
W43A, an aged star located some 7,000 light-years away in the constellation Aquila, ejected high-speed bipolar jets less than 60... more
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