Science

The words that trees tell each other
05.09.16 - SUDHAMAHI REGUNATHAN*

A few weeks ago we heard a talk which told us that trees engineer their own clouds by releasing vapours into the atmosphere. This week Suzanne Simard, a professor of forest ecology at the University of British Columbia’s Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, tells ...
  


This game-changing material made of ‘Graphene’ can make dirty water safe to drink
29.07.16 - TEAM PT

Engineers at the Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) have developed graphene-based biofoam sheets that can be laid on dirty or salty dams and ponds to produce clean drinking water, using the power of the sun. This new technique could be a cheap and simple ...
  


After spending a year in space, astronaut Scott Kelly announces retirement
12.03.16 -

After spending nearly a year in space, astronaut Scott Kelly is hanging up his spacesuit.

NASA announced Mr. Kelly’s retirement on Friday, less than two weeks after he returned to Earth. He leaves the space agency on April 1.

The 52-year-old Kelly spent a U.S.-record 340 days ...
  



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