Antarctic Ocean Reveals New Signs of Rapid Melt of Ancient Ice, Clues About Future Sea Level Rise – inside climate news

"A study of seafloor ripples suggests that ice shelves can retreat six miles per year, a quantum increase over today’s rates." By Bob Berwyn for insideclimate news, 28MAY20 "Climate researchers racing to calculate how fast and how high the sea level will rise found new clues on the seafloor around Antarctica. A study released today …

“Development of Au or Pt supported TiO2 photocatalytic materials in the morphological, crystal phase, and band bending aspects”| 형태, 결정상, 밴드 굽힘을 고려한 금 또는 백금이 담지된 이산화티탄 광촉매 물질의 개

Why this paper?  As a Senior Research Scientist, I traveled to Japan to work on nancomposites, such as Pt/TiO2 and Au/TiO2.  I and my Japanese, Korean, and Chinese collaborators accomplished alot in a 3 month period.   When I returned, I brought some of the insight from that research back to Battelle-PNNL.  At EMSL, we worked …

Educating Students

"State colleges and universities are girding for a tough financial future after the coronavirus pandemic" Katherine Long Seattle Times staff reporter "This is the first of two stories on education funding as schools consider their next steps amid fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Coming Monday: K-12 funding will be put to the test. "Washington's public colleges and …

Luisa Neubauer wants to talk about studying and students

And it has relevance to America and every country suffering the pandemic and climate inaction... Luisa Neubauer from Germany is one of the youth climate leaders, along with Greta Thunberg in Sweden and Anuna de Wevers in the Netherlands.  She is also a reporter for STERN, the German weekly. The above commentary was originally published …

A Sunday Drive to the Laser Interferemetric Gravitational Observatory (LIGO)!

Two thin, white arms of LIGO Because LIGO is in my "backyard" now at the Hanford Site....and gravity is everywhere.  Because spacetime is everywhere, and we can now measure major gravitational events with LIGO + VIRGO with fantastic precision! LIGO website   The Einstein Field Equation Cosmological constant, Λ,  with k = Einstein constant = …

“UCSD discovers ‘Elvis worms’ that sparkle like the late singer’s sequins”

"The index-finger long creatures were found in the eastern Pacific, and one species is a biter and fighter By GARY ROBBINS MAY 20, 2020 San Diego Union-Tribune "Remember how the sequins on Elvis Presley’s jumpsuits sparkled when they were hit by a spotlight? "There are iridescent worms in the deep ocean that put on a similar …

“Can we see a change in the CO2 record because of COVID-19?” – NOAA Earth System Research Labs

"There have been many inquiries whether we can see in our CO2 measurements at Mauna Loa and elsewhere the slowdown in CO2 emissions from the burning of fossil fuels. That drop in emissions needs to be large enough to stand out from natural CO2 variability caused by how plants and soils respond to seasonal and …