The "flash" process developed at Rice University can turn carbon black into functionalized nanodiamond and other materials. The carbon atoms evolved through several phases depending on the length of the flash.
- ACS Nano
An innovation pipeline to cut agricultural emissions could be combined with soil carbon sequestration to achieve net negative emissions in row crop agriculture, according to a Perspective. While significant effort has focused on maximizing soil carbon storage through farm management practices, technical innovations that reduce emissions have received relatively little attention.
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Ultrathin needles for probing plants could help keep crop health in check.
- Advanced Science
For the most accurate accounting of a product's environmental impact, scientists look at the product's entire life cycle, from cradle to grave. It's a grand calculation known as a life cycle assessment (LCA), and greenhouse gas emissions are a key component. For corn ethanol, most greenhouse gas emissions can be mapped to the fuel's production, transportation, and combustion, but a large portion of the greenhouse gas calculation can be traced right back to the farm.
- Journal of Cleaner Production
- US Department of Energy; USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
To boost employees' creativity, managers should consider offering a set of rewards for them to choose from, according to a new study by management experts at Rice University, Tulane University, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and National Taiwan Normal University.
- Journal of Applied Psychology
COVID-19 has changed the world in unimaginable ways. Some have even been positive, with new vaccines developed in record time.
- Scientific Reports