New polymer membrane tech improves efficiency of CO2 capture

Journal Reference: Marius Sandru, Eugenia M. Sandru, Wade F. Ingram, Jing Deng, Per M. Stenstad, Liyuan Deng, Richard J. Spontak. An integrated materials approach to ultrapermeable and ultraselective CO 2 polymer membranes. Science, 2022; 376 (6588): 90 DOI: 10.1126/science.abj9351 “To demonstrate the capability of our new membranes, we looked at mixtures of CO2 and nitrogen, … Read more

Microscopic ocean predator with a taste for carbon capture

Journal Reference: Michaela E. Larsson, Anna R. Bramucci, Sinead Collins, Gustaaf Hallegraeff, Tim Kahlke, Jean-Baptiste Raina, Justin R. Seymour, Martina A. Doblin. Mucospheres produced by a mixotrophic protist impact ocean carbon cycling. Nature Communications, 2022; 13 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-28867-8 The microbe, abundant around the world, photosynthesises and releases a carbon-rich exopolymer that attracts and immobilises … Read more

Cheaper, more efficient ways to capture carbon

Journal Reference: Haley A. Petersen, Abdulaziz W. Alherz, Taylor A. Stinson, Chloe G. Huntzinger, Charles B. Musgrave, Oana R. Luca. Predictive energetic tuning of C-Nucleophiles for the electrochemical capture of carbon dioxide. iScience, 2022; 25 (4): 103997 DOI: 10.1016/j.isci.2022.103997 The scientists describe their technique in a paper published this month in the journal iSCIENCE. The … Read more

Scientists capture the fleeting dance of moiré excitons

Journal Reference: Ouri Karni, Elyse Barré, Vivek Pareek, Johnathan D. Georgaras, Michael K. L. Man, Chakradhar Sahoo, David R. Bacon, Xing Zhu, Henrique B. Ribeiro, Aidan L. O’Beirne, Jenny Hu, Abdullah Al-Mahboob, Mohamed M. M. Abdelrasoul, Nicholas S. Chan, Arka Karmakar, Andrew J. Winchester, Bumho Kim, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Katayun Barmak, Julien Madéo, Felipe … Read more

25 Honest Movies About Depression That Accurately Capture Living With It

25 Honest Movies About Depression That Accurately Capture Living With

Christian Geisnaes/Magnolia Pictures It’s been a tough couple of years, to say the least. In fact, an estimated 21 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode in 2020, with major depressive disorder affecting approximately 17.3 million American adults. Depression is unique to everyone and can affect people differently, including … Read more

Safer carbon capture and storage

Journal Reference: R. L. Tyne, P. H. Barry, M. Lawson, D. J. Byrne, O. Warr, H. Xie, D. J. Hillegonds, M. Formolo, Z. M. Summers, B. Skinner, J. M. Eiler, C. J. Ballentine. Rapid microbial methanogenesis during CO2 storage in hydrocarbon reservoirs. Nature, 2021; 600 (7890): 670 DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-04153-3 The UK government recently selected four … Read more

Astronomers capture red supergiant’s death throes

Journal Reference: W. V. Jacobson-Galán et al. Final Moments. I. Precursor Emission, Envelope Inflation, and Enhanced Mass Loss Preceding the Luminous Type II Supernova 2020tlf. The Astrophysical Journal, 2022; Volume 924, Number 1 [abstract] Led by researchers at Northwestern University and the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), the team observed the red supergiant during … Read more