Woman of Steel
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Woman of Steel

IT’S EARLY ONE APRIL morning in Todi, Italy, and the installation is already underway: the four sculptures in pieces on a flatbed truck in the deserted piazza; the dawn sky lit a dramatic ombré, like a Giorgio de Chirico painting. Within the hour, the town begins to wake: flocks of schoolchildren, men and women oblivious…

Catalyst opens way to sustainable fuels from carbon dioxide
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Catalyst opens way to sustainable fuels from carbon dioxide

If the idea of flying on battery-powered commercial jets makes you nervous, you can relax a little. Researchers have discovered a practical starting point for converting carbon dioxide into sustainable liquid fuels, including fuels for heavier modes of transportation that may prove very difficult to electrify, like airplanes, ships and freight trains. Artistic representation of…

Seven steps to make travel to scientific conferences more sustainable
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Seven steps to make travel to scientific conferences more sustainable

Travelling by train can reduce the environmental impact of attending a conference.Wavebreak Media ltd/Alamy All scientists face pressure to give external seminars and attend conferences. This is especially important for early-career researchers because doing so can help them to find new positions, and adds to their CVs. To do research effectively, scientists need to build…

Ridged red planet: Sand dunes of Mars revealed in stunning new detailed PHOTO
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Ridged red planet: Sand dunes of Mars revealed in stunning new detailed PHOTO

ESA and Roscosmos scientists studying the frozen wastes of the north polar region of Mars have captured a truly stunning sight, rolling, cracking dunes made by sublimating CO2 gas, creating a truly out of this world landscape. Using highly specialized camera equipment, scientists can study the wind patterns on the Red Planet and, more specifically,…

How to Support the Global Climate Strike
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How to Support the Global Climate Strike

Photo: Sarah Silbiger (Getty Images)Last week, 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg and hundreds of other young activists protested in front of the White House, demanding action on climate change. This Friday, September 20th, they’ll be joined by thousands of other young (and older) protestors across the world to take part in a global the Climate Strike.…

C/2019 Q4: Second Interstellar Object Spotted in Our Solar System | Astronomy -News.com
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C/2019 Q4: Second Interstellar Object Spotted in Our Solar System | Astronomy -News.com

Astronomers have spotted what they believe is the second object of interstellar origin ever observed in the Solar System. Comet C/2019 Q4. Image credit: G. Borisov. C/2019 Q4 is a relatively large active comet between 1.2 and 10 miles (2-16 km) in diameter. Also designated 2I/Borisov, the object was discovered by Gennady Borisov, an amateur…