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Daltons and Amagats laws fail in gas mixtures with shock propagation  Science Magazine · 37 minutes
A shock propagating through a gas mixture leads to pressure, temperature, and density increases across the shock front. Rankine-Hugoniot relations correlating pre- and post-shock quantities describe... more
National greenhouse gas reporting needs an overhaul: It's time to directly measure the atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
How much greenhouse gas is emitted by any individual country? With global emissions of carbon dioxide hitting a record of... more
Student Solves a Decades-Old Physics Mystery  LIVE SCIENCE · 24 hours
Why do gas bubbles appear to get stuck inside narrow vertical tubes? more
Carbon emissions from volcanic rocks can create global warming  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Greenhouse gas emissions released directly from the movement of volcanic rocks are capable of creating massive global warming effects -- a discovery which could transform the way scientists predict climate... more
Lake methane emissions should prompt rethink on climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Study sheds new light on the impact of natural methane production on global climate change assessments. more
Supermassive Black Hole Triggers Star Formation in Multiple Galaxies  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
Enormous black holes usually affect their surroundings through the so-called ‘negative feedback’ — in other words, suppressing the... more
First field measurements of laughing gas isotopes  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Thanks to a newly developed laser spectrometer, Empa researchers can for the first time show which processes in grassland lead to nitrous oxide emissions. The aim is to reduce emissions of this potent greenhouse... more
Self-healing liquid brings new life to battery alternative  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Rechargeable lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are a revolutionary technology, found in everything from cellphones to cars. Their ubiquity and role in breaking dependence on fossil fuels earned a trio of researchers this year's... more
Astronomers Find Neptune-Like Exoplanet Orbiting White Dwarf  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
A Neptune-like exoplanet orbits an Earth-sized white dwarf star called WD J091405.30+191412.25 (WD J0914 for short) once every 10 days, leaving a... more
Carbon emissions from volcanic rocks can create global warming: study  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Greenhouse gas emissions released directly from the movement of volcanic rocks are capable of creating massive global warming effects—a discovery which could transform the way scientists predict climate... more
UN climate talks aim to pave way for global carbon market  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
On a cold afternoon in late November, Jan Gerrit Otterpohl eyes the chimneys of Berlin's Heizkraftwerk Mitte, a state-of-the-art power plant that supplies the city with... more
Hidden giant planet revealed around tiny white dwarf star  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The first evidence of a giant planet orbiting a dead white dwarf star has been found in the form of a disc of gas formed from its evaporating atmosphere. more
The polar regions in a 2{degrees}C warmer world  Science Magazine · 2 days
Over the past decade, the Arctic has warmed by 0.75°C, far outpacing the global average, while Antarctic temperatures have remained comparatively stable. As Earth approaches 2°C warming, the Arctic and Antarctic may... more
Study shows lake methane emissions should prompt rethink on climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new study from Swansea University has given new insights into how the greenhouse gas methane is being produced in the surface waters of lakes, which... more
First giant planet around white dwarf found  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers using ESO's Very Large Telescope have, for the first time, found evidence of a giant planet associated with a white dwarf star. The planet orbits the hot white dwarf, the remnant of a... more
Research finds short-term radon test kits are not effective in measuring radon gas exposure  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
As awareness increases about the health danger of radon gas, more people are making the decision to test their homes... more
Global carbon emissions growth slows, but hits record high  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Coal use is down dramatically in the United States and the European Union, and renewable energy is gaining traction. But rising natural gas and oil use in 2019 increased the... more
Natural gas drives record CO2 emissions in 2019  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Global carbon emissions boosted by soaring natural gas use are set to hit record levels in 2019 despite a decline in coal consumption and a string of countries declaring a climate emergency,... more
Global carbon emissions increase but rate has slowed  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Global carbon emissions are set to grow more slowly in 2019, with a decline in coal burning offset by strong growth in natural gas and oil use worldwide—according to researchers at the... more
Global carbon emissions growth slows, but hits record high  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The runaway train that is climate change is about to blow past another milestone: global fossil-fuel carbon dioxide emissions will reach yet another record high. Driven by rising natural gas... more
How the strep bacterium hides from the immune system  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A bacterial pathogen that causes strep throat and other illnesses cloaks itself in fragments of red blood cells to evade detection by the host immune system, according to a new... more
Gas giant composition not determined by host star  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A surprising analysis of the composition of gas giant exoplanets and their host stars shows that there isn't a strong correlation between their compositions when it comes to elements heavier than hydrogen... more
Gas giant composition not determined by host star  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A surprising analysis of the composition of gas giant exoplanets and their host stars shows that there isn't a strong correlation between their compositions when it comes to elements heavier than hydrogen... more
How the strep bacterium hides from the immune system  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A bacterial pathogen that causes strep throat and other illnesses cloaks itself in fragments of red blood cells to evade detection by the host immune system, according to a study... more
The injustice that education does to the environment: A story from a survivor  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
I am a survivor of the Bhopal gas tragedy, which is considered to be the world's worst industrial disaster. By writing this... more
A new way to control microbial metabolism  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Microbes can be engineered to produce a variety of useful compounds, including plastics, biofuels, and pharmaceuticals. However, in many cases, these products compete with the metabolic pathways that the cells need to fuel themselves... more
Taking 3D printing of electronic parts to the next level  nanowerk · 4 days
Researchers have demonstrated a novel and groundbreaking way to additively print gallium nitride (GaN) - a material that can be used to produce semiconductor power devices as well... more
Student solves a 100-year-old physics enigma  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
An EPFL Bachelor's student has solved a mystery that has puzzled scientists for 100 years. He discovered why gas bubbles in narrow vertical tubes seem to remain stuck instead of rising upward. According to his research... more
Transforming the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into graphene  nanowerk · 4 days
Researchers have produced graphene by molten carbonate electrolytic splitting of CO2 to a nano-thin carbon product (carbon nanoplatelets) comprised of 25 to 125 graphene layers, and subsequent electrochemical exfoliation of the nanoplatelets... more
Trace CO2 capture by an ultramicroporous physisorbent with low water affinity  Science Magazine · 1 week
CO2 accumulation in confined spaces represents an increasing environmental and health problem. Trace CO2 capture remains an unmet challenge because human health risks can occur at... more
The five corrupt pillars of climate change denial  nanowerk · 1 week
The latest estimate is that the world's five largest publicly-owned oil and gas companies spend about US$200 million a year on lobbying to control, delay or block binding climate policy. more
Los Angeles: Hollywood, palm trees and urban oil fields  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
For most outsiders, Los Angeles is all about Hollywood, palm trees and sunny skies. more
Photoferrotrophy, deposition of banded iron formations, and methane production in Archean oceans  Science Magazine · 1 week
Banded iron formation (BIF) deposition was the likely result of oxidation of ferrous iron in seawater by either oxygenic photosynthesis or iron-dependent anoxygenic photosynthesis—photoferrotrophy.... more
Concordia researcher hopes to use big data to make pipelines safer  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Oil and gas pipelines have become polarizing issues in Canada, but supporters and detractors alike can agree that the safer they are, the better. more
Big trucks, little emissions  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers reveal a new integrated, cost-efficient way of converting ethanol for fuel blends that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions. more
What the US defense industry can tell us about how to fight climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Achieving the large-scale cuts in greenhouse gas emissions that will be needed will require the development and adoption of new... more
Slash emissions now or face climate disaster, UN warns  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The world will miss its chance to avert climate disaster without an immediate and all-but-impossible fall in fossil fuel emissions, the UN said Tuesday in its annual assessment on greenhouse... more
Political distrust a major barrier to climate action  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Distrust in politicians and the political system is preventing people from supporting increased taxes on fossil fuels, a potentially important climate policy. By comparison, most people believe in climate change. So says... more
Fossil fuel divestment will increase carbon emissions, not lower themy  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A global campaign encouraging individuals, organizations and institutional investors to sell off investments in fossil fuel companies is gathering pace. According to 350.org, US$11 trillion has already been... more
UN: 'Quick wins' needed to keep climate goals within reach  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Countries have procrastinated for too long and need to begin making steep cuts to their greenhouse gas emissions immediately, or risk missing agreed targets for limiting global warming,... more
Smoker-survivor genes may have long ancestral history of fighting toxins  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Longevity genes that helped humans survive ancient airborne toxins may be the same genes that make humans resilient to pollution from fossil fuels and cigarette smoke today, according... more
US public views on climate and energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Majorities of Americans say the federal government is doing too little for key aspects of the environment. And most believe the US should focus on development of alternative sources of energy over expansion of... more
Smoker-survivor genes may have long ancestral history of fighting toxins  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Longevity genes that helped humans survive ancient airborne toxins may be the same genes that make humans resilient to pollution from fossil fuels and cigarette smoke today, according... more
New study looks to biological enzymes as source of hydrogen fuel  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Research has chemists one step closer to recreating nature's most efficient machinery for generating hydrogen gas. This new development may help clear the path for the... more
New study looks to biological enzymes as source of hydrogen fuel  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Research from the University of Illinois and the University of California, Davis has chemists one step closer to recreating nature's most efficient machinery for generating hydrogen... more
US public views on climate and energy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Majorities of Americans say the federal government is doing too little for key aspects of the environment. And most believe the U.S. should focus on development of alternative sources of energy over expansion of... more
NASA rockets study why tech goes haywire near poles  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Each second, 1.5 million tons of solar material shoot off of the Sun and out into space, traveling at hundreds of miles per second. Known as the solar wind, this... more
Greenhouse gas concentrations in atmosphere reach yet another high  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another new record high, according to the World Meteorological Organization. This continuing long-term trend means that future generations will be... more
The symbolic and substantive politics of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
How do we get from here to there? How can we decarbonize our energy addicted economies and address the global climate crisis? This weekend, the traditional Harvard-Yale football game was delayed at... more
Bursting bubbles blow smoke rings  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
High-speed video captures complex jets of gas shooting high above the bubble more
Thrustme, Spacety report initial success of cold gas thruster  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Spacety and  ThrustMe reported success in initial on-orbit testing of an iodine-fueled cubesat thruster at the Space Tech... more
Metal-organic framework captures and converts toxic air pollutant into industrial chemical  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Metal-organic framework material material requires only water and air to convert captured nitrogen dioxide gas into nitric acid for industrial use. more
Self-supported hydrogenolysis of aromatic ethers to arenes  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Arenes are widely used chemicals and essential components in liquid fuels, which are currently produced from fossil feedstocks. Here, we proposed the self-supported hydrogenolysis (SSH) of aromatic ethers to produce arenes using the hydrogen... more
California ditched coal—is gas next?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Every day, millions of Californians burn a planet-warming fossil fuel to cook dinner, stay warm or take a hot shower. more
Medical News Today: 8 yoga poses to relieve constipation  MNT · 2 weeks
Constipation is a common complaint, but yoga poses can help by stimulating the digestive system and relieving gas. Learn more about yoga poses for constipation here. more
Clean air research converts toxic air pollutant into industrial chemical  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A toxic pollutant produced by burning fossil fuels can be captured from the exhaust gas stream and converted into useful industrial chemicals using only water and air thanks... more
New electrodes could increase efficiency of electric vehicles and aircraft  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The rise in popularity of electric vehicles and aircraft presents the possibility of moving away from fossil fuels toward a more sustainable future. While significant technological advancements have... more
Clean air research converts toxic air pollutant into industrial chemical  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A toxic pollutant produced by burning fossil fuels can be captured from the exhaust gas stream and converted into useful industrial chemicals using only water and air thanks... more
Expert: Reducing gas flaring will benefit economy and environment  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Reducing gas flaring throughout the United States would provide substantial economic and environmental benefits, according to a new issue brief by an expert in the Center for Energy Studies at... more
Natural gas, false hope in climate change campaign?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Natural gas is cleaner and produces fewer global warming emissions than other fossil fuels, making it key to our transition to a low-carbon future, but it comes with its own serious drawbacks. more
8 yoga poses to relieve constipation  MNT · 2 weeks
Constipation is a common complaint, but yoga poses can help by stimulating the digestive system and relieving gas. Learn more about yoga poses for constipation here. more
Using controlled environment food production to solve food shortages  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Before land and labor shortages prompted by the Industrial Revolution forced food production to move away from cities, agriculture was central to urban environments and their planning. Now, certain shifts... more
Carbon monoxide has a beneficial side at low concentrations  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Most people think of carbon monoxide as harmful, and with good reason -- the colorless, odorless gas sends 50,000 people in the U.S. to hospitals each year when their furnaces... more
The good side of carbon monoxide  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Most people think of carbon monoxide as harmful, and with good reason—the colorless, odorless gas sends 50,000 people in the U.S. to hospitals each year when their furnaces malfunction or car engines run in poorly ventilated... more
Researchers substantially boost sensitivity of terahertz gas analysis  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new advance promises to increase the sensitivity of high-resolution spectrometers that perform chemical analysis using terahertz wavelengths. This higher sensitivity could benefit many applications, such as analysis of the complex gas... more
Premature deaths for some racial groups caused by emissions from electricity generation plants  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Air pollution doesn't just come from cars on the road, generating electricity from fossil fuels also releases fine particulate matter into the... more
Emissions from electricity generation lead to premature deaths for some racial groups  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Air pollution doesn't just come from cars on the road, generating electricity from fossil fuels also releases fine particulate matter into the air. more
Planned fossil fuel output swamps Paris climate goals  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Oil, gas and coal output already planned or in the pipeline will overwhelm efforts to cap global warming at levels consistent with a liveable planet, the UN and leading research groups warned... more
New antenna tech to equip ceramic coatings with heat radiation control  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The gas turbines powering aircraft engines rely on ceramic coatings that ensure structural stability at high temperatures. But these coatings don't control heat radiation, limiting the... more
Beyond the green revolution  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
There has been a substantial increase in food production over the last 50 years, but it has been accompanied by a narrowing in the diversity of cultivated crops. New research shows that diversifying crop production can make food supplies more... more
Beyond the green revolution  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
There has been a substantial increase in food production over the last 50 years, but it has been accompanied by a narrowing in the diversity of cultivated crops. New research shows that diversifying crop production can make food supply more... more
Rare gas find solves puzzle of Southern Africa's soaring landscape  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The discovery of gases released from deep beneath the Earth's crust could help to explain Southern Africa's unusual landscape, a study suggests. more
Rare gas find solves puzzle of Southern Africa's soaring landscape  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The discovery of gases released from deep beneath the Earth's crust could help to explain Southern Africa's unusual landscape, a study suggests. more
Climate change could double greenhouse gas emissions from freshwater lakes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Every drop of fresh water contains thousands of different organic molecules that have previously gone unnoticed. By measuring the diversity of these molecules and how they interact with... more
Nitrogen fertilizers are incredibly efficient, but they make climate change a lot worse  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Nitrous oxide (N2O) (more commonly known as laughing gas) is a powerful contributor to global warming. It is 265 times more effective... more
Nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas, is on the rise  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study from an international group of scientists finds we are releasing more of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide into the atmosphere than previously thought. more
'Possibility of life': scientists map Saturn's exotic moon Titan  REUTERS · 3 weeks
Scientists on Monday unveiled the first global geological map of Saturn's moon Titan including vast plains and dunes... more
Climate change could double greenhouse gas emissions from freshwater lakes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Every drop of fresh water contains thousands of different organic molecules that have previously gone unnoticed. By measuring the diversity of these molecules and how they interact with... more
Switching to renewable energy could save thousands of lives in Africa  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
New research finds that if Africa chooses a future powered by fossil fuels, nearly 50,000 people could die prematurely each year from fossil fuel emissions by... more
Nitrous oxide levels are on the rise  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Nitrous oxide is a greenhouse gas and one of the main stratospheric ozone depleting substances on the planet. According to new research, we are releasing more of it into the atmosphere than previously thought. more
Switching to renewable energy could save thousands of lives in Africa  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
With economies and populations surging, an industrial revolution is inevitable on the African continent. The question is, what's going to power it? With renewable energy cheaper... more
Nitrous oxide levels are on the rise  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Nitrous oxide is a greenhouse gas and one of the main stratospheric ozone depleting substances on the planet. According to new research, we are releasing more of it into the atmosphere than previously thought. more
Tuning quantum materials with hydrogen gas  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers at TU Delft have discovered a method to stretch and compress quantum materials using hydrogen gas. They demonstrated this effect using a tiny string of a material called tungsten trioxide, which acts as a sponge... more
This scientist has been counting butterflies for 47 years and has no plans to stop  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Art Shapiro stands on the edge of a Chevron gas station in the north-central Sierra, sipping a large... more
Image: Orion A in infrared  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Stars form within giant clouds of gas and dust that pervade galaxies like our own Milky Way. This image depicts one such cloud, known as Orion A, as seen by ESA's Herschel and Planck space observatories. more
New catalysts remove nitrogen oxide pollutants at lower temperatures  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists from Tokyo Metropolitan University have developed a low-temperature catalyst for removing NOx gas from industrial exhaust using ammonia. Composed of bulk "defective" vanadium oxide instead of vanadium oxides supported... more
Orion A in infrared  ESA · 3 weeks
Image: Stars form within giant clouds of gas and dust that pervade galaxies like our own Milky Way. This image depicts one such cloud, known as Orion A,... more
With Mars Methane Mystery Unsolved, Curiosity Serves Scientists a New One: Oxygen  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
For the first time in the history of space exploration, scientists have measured the seasonal changes in the gases that fill the air directly... more
France reverse palm oil tax break after outcry  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
France's parliament on Friday voted down a proposed tax break on palm oil—which would have hugely benefited energy giant Total—after lawmakers and environmental activists complained the legislation had been rushed through the... more
General and selective deoxygenation by hydrogen using a reusable earth-abundant metal catalyst  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Chemoselective deoxygenation by hydrogen is particularly challenging but crucial for an efficient late-stage modification of functionality-laden fine chemicals, natural products, or pharmaceuticals and the... more
Water could modulate the activity and selectivity of carbon dioxide reduction  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
As an alternative to the depletion of fossil resources, the reduction of CO2 emitted from fossil fuel combustion into valuable chemicals and fuel has drawn increasing... more
Atomically dispersed Ni is coke-resistant for dry reforming of methane  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Dry reforming of methane (DRM) is the process of converting methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) into synthesis gas (syngas). Since CO2 and CH4 are the two most... more
EU bank to stop funding fossil fuels in 'landmark decision'  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The European Union's investment arm said Thursday it will stop funding fossil fuel projects from 2022 as part of a new strategy aimed at fighting climate change, in... more
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