Commercial hybrid-electric aircraft, reduced carbon emissions

Although we're still a long way from commercial airplanes powered by a combination of fossil fuel and batteries, a recent feasibility study explored fuel/battery...

Antarctic snowfall dominated by a few extreme snowstorms

A new study reveals the importance of a small number of intense storms around Antarctica in controlling the amount of snow falling across the...

Clouds have moderated warming triggered by climate change

Researchers have analyzed information contained in the rings of ancient pine trees from northern Scandinavia to reveal how clouds have reduced the impact of...

Continued PTSD in women exposed to deepwater horizon oil spill

A study reports that women exposed to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon (BP) Oil Spill continue to experience symptoms of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder...

Scientist constructs artificial photosynthetic cells

Scientists build artificial cells as models of primitive cells. Research team have constructed artificial cells using minimal components that are able to supply energy...

3D models reveal why bigger bumblebees see better

By generating 3D images of bumblebees' compound eyes, researchers have discovered how bumblebees differ in their vision. The results could contribute to increased knowledge...

Stalagmite holds key to predicting droughts, floods for India

By studying the last 50 years of growth of a stalagmite from Mawmluh Cave, they found an unexpected connection between winter rainfall amounts in...

Catalyst advance removes pollutants at low temperatures

Researchers have developed a catalyst that can both withstand high temperatures and convert pollutants at near room temperature -- an important advance for reducing...

Hurricane Maria study warns: Future climate-driven storms may raze many tropical forests

A new study shows that damage inflicted on trees in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria was unprecedented in modern times, and suggests that more...

Bacteria may travel thousands of miles through the air globally

Bacteria may travel thousands of miles through the air worldwide instead of hitching rides with people and animals, according to scientists. Their 'air bridge'...

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