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The precious metals, such as platinum, palladium and rhodium, in catalytic converters make the vehicle devices attractive to thieves, but researchers are working to...

Want a stronger biodegradable plastic? Add a ‘pinch’ of cream of tartar

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UK’s Overseas Territories at ongoing risk from wide range of invasive species

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A fairy-like robot flies by the power of wind and light

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New hybrid catalyst could help decarbonization and make ethylene production more sustainable

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UK substantially underestimates its methane emissions from oil and gas production — and many...

Scientists develop a newer, more accurate method for calculating methane emissions from offshore oil and gas production that suggests the United Kingdom severely underestimates...

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Looking back at the Tonga eruption

A 'back-projection' technique reveals new details of the volcanic eruption in Tonga that literally shook the world.

Stability of perovskite solar cells reaches next milestone

Perovskite semiconductors promise highly efficient and low-cost solar cells. However, the semi-organic material is very sensitive to temperature differences, which can quickly lead to...

Mercury helps to detail Earth’s most massive extinction event

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