Category Archives: Top Trikes

A fair deal for all

When your government can’t match the research grants paid to affluent laboratories in North America, Europe, and Japan, it would be especially sad to pay more than your wealthy competitors for standard laboratory equipment and materials. The extent of the problem has been revealed this week by a Nature survey by researchers in Germany, Poland, the United States… Read More »

Mark Lee’s Top 5 3D Printing Advances

This year has passed, and with it, there has been a flurry of technological and creative advances in 3D printing. With such an abundance of news and ideas, I thought I might share the 5 advances I found most impressive. So, in no particular order: 1.) JuicyPrint (aka: The Orange Juice & Bacteria 3D Printer) That’s right, an… Read More »

A new window to see hidden side of magnetized universe

New observations and simulations suggest that jets of high-energy particles emitted from a central massive black hole in the brightest galaxy in galaxy clusters can be used to map the structure of invisible inter-cluster magnetic fields. These findings provide astronomers with a new tool to investigate previously unexplained aspects of clusters of galaxies. As clusters of galaxies grow… Read More »

Climate change: Amazon may be turning from friend to foe

Brazil’s Amazon absorbed about 20 percent more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than in the previous decade, according to an astonishing report that shows humanity that the world’s largest tropics is helping to absorb man-made carbon pollution. One cannot depend on the forest. From 2010 to 2019, Brazil’s Amazon basin dumped 16.6 billion tons of CO2, while dropping… Read More »

Wildfire smoke trends worsening for Western US

From the Pacific Northwest to the Rocky Mountains, summers to the west are characterized by wildfires and smoke. New research from the University of Utah links the deteriorating trend of extreme poor air quality events in western regions with wildfire activity, with increasing trends in air quality clearing fumes in September. The work is published in Environmental Research… Read More »

Antarctic ice-sheet melting to lift sea level higher

According to a new study by Harvard researchers, previous studies have significantly reduced global sea level associated with the possible collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet. The report, published in Science Advance, has made new calculations for what the researchers refer to as the water removal mechanism. This occurs when the solid bedcraft of the West Antarctic… Read More »