Yesterday, 04NOV20, the United States withdrew from the Paris Accord

The United States left the Paris Agreement on Wednesday, no matter who wins the election. Of the nearly 200 nations that signed the agreement, the U.S. is the only one to walk away from its promises to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. President Trump originally announced his intention to withdraw from the landmark agreement in 2017 …

“Examining wet Martian regolith simulants from the mid-infrared through the visible with reflectance spectroscopy: A laboratory perspective on recurring slope lineae

R. Havel1, K. Slavicinska1, C. Bennett1, Z. Landsman1 1University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL Published on: Oct 26, 2020 Bulletin of the AAS • Vol. 52, Issue 6 (DPS52 Abstracts) License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY 4.0) "The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's (MRO) CRISM instrument has observed the 'ebb and flow' of recurring slope …

HST UV Observations of Asteroid (16) Psyche

To give readers of I Really Appreciate Science insight into the nature of on-going research into astroids and what that research entails, we present part of a recent publication in an easy-to-read format - with a link to the complete article. The Planetary Science Journal, 1:53 (14pp), 2020 December https://doi.org/10.3847/PSJ/abb67e © 2020. The Author(s). Published …

“Metal Oxide-Based Nanocomposites as Antimicrobial and Biomedical Agents”

In this chapter, the authors explore the discovery and use of nanocompostite metal oxides in medicine. I was fortunate enough to work on Pt/TiO2 for the U.S. Department of Energy and The Japanese National Institute of Technology and Science during the early 21st Century. Part of our work was cited and then quoted in this …

PNNL Gets X-Ray Vision

A trio of specialized instruments will speed advances in research into critical novel materials Corydon Ireland, PNNL Back in March 2020, PNNL geochemist Carolyn Pearce makes an adjustment to a PNNL XAFS machine in the basement of the Physical Sciences Building. The motorized sample wheel to her left holds the metals or aqueous solutions being tested …

“Ecological destruction accelerated” – Thunberg and Neubauer react to the decision of the EU Parliament

STERN From the German to English with Google Translate "The European Parliament has agreed on a position for the planned multi-billion EU agricultural reform. A majority of MPs approved a compromise that had been debated for weeks. The decision stipulates that in future 30 percent of the direct payments will be reserved for organic regulations. …