Bushfires: Australian satellite would be ‘tuned’ to eucalypt vegetation
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Bushfires: Australian satellite would be ‘tuned’ to eucalypt vegetation

Image copyright Copernicus Data/ESA/Sentinel-2 Image caption The 2019/2020 fire season was unprecedented for the forest area that was burned Australian scientists are developing a satellite that can better identify where bushfires might start.The small spacecraft would carry infrared detectors specifically tuned to the country’s dominant vegetation – in particular to its widespread eucalypt trees and…

‘Needle in a haystack’ discovery in quest to unlock clean energy technology
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‘Needle in a haystack’ discovery in quest to unlock clean energy technology

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers from the University of Aberdeen have discovered a new family of chemical compounds that could revolutionize fuel cell technology and help reduce global carbon emissions. Described as the equivalent of discovering “a needle in a haystack,” the chemical compounds—collectively known as a ‘hexagonal perovskites’—could be the key to unlocking the…