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Resurfacing urban areas to offset 150 billion tons of CO2

Imagine a world where the rooftops and pavements of every urban area are resurfaced to increase the reflection of the Sun's light rays. Well, this is exactly what a group of Canadian researchers have done in an attempt to measure the potential effects against global warming. read more
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Slime mold mimics Canadian highway network

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (2 years ago)

A researcher placed rolled oats on a map of Canada, covering the major urban areas. One urban area held the slime mold. The slime mold reached out for the food, creating thin tubes that eventually formed a network mirroring the Cana... Read Post

DTU researchers film protein quake for the first time

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (3 hours ago)

One of nature's mysteries is how plants survive impact by the huge amounts of energy contained in the sun's rays, while using this energy for photosynthesis. The hypothesis is that the light-absorbing proteins in the plant's blades ... Read Post

Urban Trees Enhance Water Infiltration

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (6 years ago)

The management of stormwater in urban areas is often focused on restoring the hydrologic cycle disrupted by extensive pavement and compacted urban soils, but now a group of researchers have been investigating innovative ways to maxi... Read Post


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