(Lancaster University) An international team of researchers has discovered a new material made from manganese hydride that would be used to make molecular sieves within fuel tanks - which store the hydrogen and work alongside fuel cells in a hydrogen powered 'system'.The material would enable the design of tanks that are far smaller, cheaper, more convenient and energy dense than existing hydrogen fuel technologies, and significantly out-perform battery-powered vehicles.
(Arizona State University, Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science) According to a new study published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, airborne surveys show that, on a large scale, the spatial arrangement of savanna trees follows distinct patterns that can be described mathematically regardless of variation in environmental factors.
(University of Toledo) The UToledo physicist pushing the performance of solar cells to levels never before reached made a significant breakthrough in the chemical formula and process to make the new material.
(University of Plymouth) The way humans use land across the British Isles has changed beyond recognition during the past 8,000 years. But what impact has that had on biodiversity and are there lessons from the past that could enhance conservation practices now and in the future?
(Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)) The collaborative effort of researchers from Skoltech, SB RAS Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, and RAS Institute for Problems of Chemical Physics translated into the development of advanced lead-free semiconductors for solar cells, based on complex antimony and bismuth halides. The results of their study were published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A and showcased on the journal's cover page.
Floods come faster, last longer and are less predictable than in the past-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The latest climate models are giving disturbing answers -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
(The University of Montana) Wildfires can have dramatic impacts on Western landscapes and communities, but human values determine whether the changes caused by fire are desired or dreaded. This is the simple - but often overlooked - message from a collaborative team of 23 researchers led by University of Montana faculty in a study published in the May issue of the journal BioScience.
Environmental advocates are troubled by statements EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler made at a gathering of environment ministers-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés is pushing internal action as well as changes within the U.N.-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
(University of Plymouth) Artificial intelligence (AI) could help scientists shed new light on the variety of species living on the ocean floor, according to new research led by the University of Plymouth.
This feedback poses major concerns for Western water resources and wildfire risk-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
(International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)) Vietnam is one of the fortunate nations that has a suite of untapped options for emissions reductions that, if undertaken, can save the country an estimated $2.3 billion by 2030, substantially decrease emissions while increasing agricultural productivity, and benefit coastal and forest ecosystems.
An evaluation of U.S. health security finds only modest improvement in recent years-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com