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Pulling Water, Fuel, and Power From Thin Air Is Getting Practical

Pulling Water, Fuel, and Power From Thin Air Is Getting Practical Pulling things from thin air is generally considered a magic trick. But several recent research papers suggest we could soon be extracting valuable resources like water, fuel, and power from the atmosphere. Startup Carbon Engineering published a new technique for turning atmospheric CO2 into…
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5 Organizations Using Cool Tech Solutions and Research to Clean Up the Oceans

5 Organizations Using Cool Tech Solutions and Research to Clean Up the Oceans The Earth is an ocean world. From space, this fact is obvious, whether the planet appears as a bluish dust mote at the edge of the solar system, a bright sapphire star from our planetary neighbors, or the blue marble we see…
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How Graphene Research Is Taking Aim at 5 of the World’s Biggest Problems

How Graphene Research Is Taking Aim at 5 of the World’s Biggest Problems In September 2015, world leaders gathered at a historic UN summit to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These are 17 ambitious targets and indicators that help guide and coordinate governments and international organizations to alleviate global problems. For example, SDG 3…
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The Massive Project to Clean Up the Ocean With a Two-Kilometer Screen

The Massive Project to Clean Up the Ocean With a Two-Kilometer Screen Every year, eight million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean, threatening just about every marine species and ecosystem. As the global population grows and countries develop, this is only going to increase, eventually threatening us as well—if it isn’t already. The Great…
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