Tech & Engineering
Cycling increased in Germany by more than 40 per cent between 1996 and 2018. This trend mostly affects people with a higher level of education.
- Journal of Transport Geography
Rising temperatures due to climate change will lead to an increase in cases of kidney stones over the next seven decades, even if measures are put in place to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Based on data from South Carolina, the study found the increase will be steeper if no action is taken, but an uptick will occur even with mitigation actions, costing the state healthcare system approximately $57 million in the latter scenario and $99 million if nothing is done. The findings were published today in Scientific Reports.
- Scientific Reports
A team of students from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) and startup Assero have introduced an innovative see-through mask, which is as effective as medical masks or respirators. The mask prototype won international recognition, as it took second place in the Silicon Valley Innovation Competition at the end of 2021.
To create formate, researchers used a one-step electrochemical anodic oxidation (AO) method to synthesise nanoporous tin oxide using tin foil as the raw material. In a flow cell, they were able to achieve a formate partial current density of 285 mA·cm-2, with selectivity of 96.4%. The simplicity and scalability of their method makes it is a promising candidate for large-scale industrial production of formate.
- Green Chemical Engineering
- Science and Technology Major Project of Tianjin, National Nature Science Foundation of China
Nature-based treatment is the theme of the second book in a series on the biology of wastewater treatment published by World Scientific. "Natural Wastewater Treatment Systems and Sustainability" by Nick Gray deals with our need to find alternative treatment solutions, especially for small to medium sized wastewater treatment plants
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the European Union today announced the partner institutions and artists selected for the inaugural cycle of SEA AiR – Studio Residencies for Southeast Asian Artists in the EU (SEA AiR).