(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) With an estimated daily fuel demand of more than 5 million barrels per day, the global aviation sector is incredibly energy-intensive and almost entirely reliant on petroleum-based fuels. However, a new analysis by Berkeley Lab shows that sustainable plant-based bio-jet fuels could provide a competitive alternative to conventional fuels if current development and scale-up initiatives continue to push ahead successfully.
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Cyclone Savannah weakened and "lost" its eye as high clouds filtered over it. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Southern Indian Ocean and captured a visible image of the tropical storm that revealed high clouds had moved over its eye.
(Geological Society of America) From 28-29 March 2019, geoscientists from the Southeastern U.S. and beyond will convene at the Francis Marion Hotel in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, to discuss new science, expand on existing science, and explore the unique geologic features of the region.
New technology and increased investment could help expand paltry flood coverage-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
(TechLink) Navy scientists have invented a cheaper, lighter, environmentally friendly replacement for zinc anodes used in the millions around the world.
Understanding how these breathtaking features form helps scientist interpret geologic history-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Researchers aiming to lower the cost of mealworms were able to double the worms' size, but the larger larvae had fewer eggs and weaker offspring. Christopher Intagliata reports.-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
(University of California - Santa Barbara) For the entire history of our species, humans have lived on a planet capped by a chunk of ice at each pole. But Earth has been ice-free for about 75 percent of the time since complex life first appeared. This variation in background climate, between partly glaciated and ice-free, has puzzled geologists for decades.
More than 240 scientists have already signed a document supporting students around the world in their demand for bold action to make sure the world they grow up in is livable-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The combined impact from storms and higher sea levels will be greater than the worst natural disasters in state history-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
(University of Texas at Austin) A breakthrough by engineers at The University of Texas at Austin offers new solution through solar-powered technology that absorbs moisture from the air and returns it as clean, usable water. This 'super-sponge' could be used in disaster situations, poverty-stricken areas and developing countries.
(University of Plymouth) Scientists at the University of Plymouth blended an entire smartphone to dust before conducting a chemical analysis of the dissolved results to demonstrate why we should all take a keener interest in what is contained within everyday electrical items.
(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) Young researchers and graduates from any country have until March 24 to apply for the event, which will be held at the University of São Paulo with FAPESP's support.
New Mexico and Nevada are poised to enact far-reaching changes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com