Researchers work to reduce the amount of precious metals in catalytic converters

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

Cooking a delicious risotto and making plastics are actually very similar processes. In both, ingredients come together and are heated to create a product,...

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

A new study has for the first time predicted which invasive species could pose a future threat to the UK's ecologically unique Overseas Territories.

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

The loss of pollinators, such as bees, is a huge challenge for global biodiversity and affects humanity by causing problems in food production. Researchers...

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

A new hybrid catalyst converts carbon dioxide into ethylene in one pot.

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...

New species of microalgae discovered

A new species of microalgae was found in water from a home aquarium. While analyzing DNA samples taken from the algae, researchers discovered Medakamo...

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

Scientists are working to understand the cause and how the events of the LPME unfolded by focusing on mercury from Siberian volcanoes that ended...

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