The energy will be converted into microwaves or lasers in Space and beamed back down to Earth.December 02, 2019Solar energy may jump up to an entirely new level by 2035, as we may see aerospace engineers harnessing the Sun& 39;s power from Space.The China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) has stated that the nation will be doing just that and building a space-based solar power station in our lifetime.
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The mysterious pink algae make snow melt even faster and lead to climate change concerns.July 06, 2020If you fell upon pink snow during your ski trip, what would you think? Probably not that it& 39;s due to algae, something that& 39;s usually found by the sea.Scientists in Italy discovered just that when they found pink glacial ice in the Alps, due to pink algae that make snow melt even faster than usual — causing even more drastic climate change effects.
The researchers were able to bring together electronic and light-based elements on the same chip for the first time.July 06, 2020A chip that could revolutionize fiber-optic networks has been manufactured by researchers from ETH Zurich. The monolithic chip that quickly transmits data using light without losing signal quality will increase the speed of data in fiber-optic networks.
India has the second-largest population in the world by country, yet it also has one of the worst waste management structures in the world.For a good deal of India& 39;s modern history, waste management principles have been an afterthought and the country& 39;s poorer population has suffered greatly because of it.
When we look at the world and examine of the pollution producing aspects of it, we might consider smokestacks to be some of the worst offenders. While that is technically true, smokestacks also actually serve an important purpose of keeping ground-level air safe to breathe and help manage the pollution produced.
We may know more about Mars than we do about our own oceans. Oceans make up 71 of our planet. Let& 39;s put that size into perspective. Based on U.S. Geological Survey data, there are about 321,003,271 cubic miles of water on the planet. That would be enough water to fill up about 352,670,000,000,000,000,000 gallon-sized containers.
Wildfires in the surrounding areas are likely the reason behind the bizarre phenomenon.July 23, 2020Reminiscent of a horror movie where a big black gloopy river of sludge moves towards you in a haunting manner, residents of Pima County in Arizona witnessed a similar terrifying event on July 15th.A jet-black river of sludge in fact flooded through a riverbed in the U.
While the Earth has a fair amount of freshwater supply on the surface, and an even more significant amount under the ground, the issue is in part caused by the logistics of water. Water is difficult to extract from the ground and transport, so it is hard to get it to where it& 39;s needed.Roughly 850 million people on the planet lack regular and affordable access to clean drinking water.
Get ready to recycle your tires into new ones!July 27, 2020There is a type of plastic called thermoset which is found in products that have to be durable and heat-resistant. Although it does a great job when being used, it also creates a lot of pollution when being discarded because it cannot be easily recycled or broken down.
Acid rain can have serious implications for the environment -- especially aquatic environments and soils. While action has been taken to clean up many of the emissions that cause it, the damage has already been done to many natural environments around the world.However, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Have you ever wondered if acid rain can actually harm or kill you? Here we explore what effects, if any, acid rain can have on human health, and also answer some other common questions about acid rain relating to its effects on us.RELATED: WHAT ACID RAIN IS AND WAYS TO RESTORE THE DAMAGE IT DOESCan acid rain kill you?
The highly adsorbent mat is also reusable.July 28, 2020Oil spills are an impending doom at our doorstep. After the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, researchers have embarked on a search into novel methods for damage containment. The latest development in this field came from Saudi Arabia& 39;s King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
Air pollution is the bane of many people& 39;s lives who live in heavily built-up areas around the world. While in many developed nations it has become less of a problem over time, for a lot of developing nations the problem is only just beginning.It takes skill and dedication of a very special class of professionals to effectively control, minimize, or hopefully, eliminate air pollution - these professionals are air quality engineers.
Climate change has already had observable effects on the environment and far-reaching implications across the globe. Global warming is the increase of the Earth& 39;s average surface temperature, due to greenhouse gases that collect in the atmosphere, trapping the Sun& 39;s heat. Certain amounts of greenhouse gases can be a good thing, as they make the Earth& 39;s surface a viable environment for humans and animals.
The plant will serve to meet the country& 39;s requirements for clean energy sources.August 02, 2020The United Arab Emirates has begun operations at the Arab world& 39;s first nuclear power plant, reported leader of Abu Dhabi, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan in a tweet.& 34;We proudly witness the start of Barakah nuclear power plant operations, in alignment with the highest international safety standards.
And that the time to start acting is now.August 05, 2020Back in 2015, Bill Gates predicted that a worldwide disaster due to microbes would hit our planet hard, and he was — unfortunately — right about that.So when Gates posted a blog post on Tuesday about the next big challenge to face humanity: climate change, perhaps we should all take a page out of his book and listen.
Experts have estimated that the recent blast along Beirut, Lebanon& 39;s waterfront had a strength of one fifth that of the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. Anyone who has seen the video of the Beirut explosion saw a mushroom cloud, characteristic of a nuclear explosion, envelop the immediate area then spread outward.
Between July 25 and September 23, 2001, the people of Southern India witnessed one of the most unusual weather phenomena in recorded history. Following a reported loud boom in the sky, it started to rain in the region. However, this was not your typical rainstorm. The rain was blood red, with some reports saying there was also black, green, and even yellow rain.
A bad situation just got worse.August 16, 2020Last week on July 25, we reported how the Japanese-owned and Panama-registered MV Wakashio ship grounded on the beautiful coral reefs of the tropical island of Mauritius. The ship sat there for over a week before cracks appeared in its hull and an estimated 200 tons (181 tonnes) of diesel and 2,800 tons (2,540 tonnes) of heavy fuel oil on board started to spill.
The hottest temperatures usually happen in July but seems like August takes the lead this year.August 17, 2020Last year, the Northern Hemisphere experienced a number of heatwaves. From Europe to the U.S., a large number of people endured uncomfortably high temperatures.So far this year, it& 39;s not been quite the same experience.
We are at the brink of economically feasible hydrogen fuel conversion.August 17, 2020With global economic growth comes a demand for more energy. But our planet is in the brink of succumbing to the ways of our kin. Right on this scene that efficient and green energy solutions come into play.Scientists at Israel Institute of Technology have come up with a solar-to-fuel conversion technique with record efficiency.