We’re 10 days late for SI’s anniversary. Let’s call that a small margin on 50 years – although this little bit of science news is all about being precise.
Two new studies by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies help improve basic quantitative understanding of the Earth’s greenhouse system. The one, ‘CO2: The Thermostat that Controls Earth’s Temperature’, is a Goddard climate model based study (lead-author Andrew Lacis) to … Continue reading
But they don’t seem to reach the right depth. According to press agency Reuters Chinese state-owned company Sinochem just dropped its bid for the PotashCorp, the big Canadian mining company and largest producer of potash in the world.
The Chilean miners are world-famous, as they are unlikely survivors – after being feared dead for two weeks, following the collapse of a mining tunnel. Luck is very rare at such depths. Every year thousands die in mining accidents worldwide, … Continue reading
Or costing too much liquid nitrogen? South Korean electronics firm LS Cable places a bet and just purchased three million metres of the stuff.
State-backed holding company Chinalco – China, Aluminum, Corporation – yesterday announced it will invest 1.5 billion dollars in ‘rare earth’, the collection of 17 trace elements like scandium, yttrium and the lanthanides, which include the densest of metals: iridium – … Continue reading
Improved battery technology may be an important step towards increased electrification of road transport, and may one day, through a network of on-grid EVs, help create the dreamed global storage facility for green electricity – alleviating the problems the straggling … Continue reading