28 Jan '13, 9pm

"Looking back, I underestimated the risks." Nicholas Stern says climate crisis 'Far Worse' Than Previously Thought

"Looking back, I underestimated the risks." Nicholas Stern says climate crisis 'Far Worse' Than Previously Thought

Graphene’s popularity has been gaining momentum over the last decade and more and more academic and corporate institutions are studying ways of easily fabricating the wonder material and implementing ways of using it. One prestigious institution is looking to close the gap between engineering and real-world application of the 1-atom thick pure carbon material by coalescing both academics and industry mechanics into one new state of the art facility. The University of Cambridge recently announced that it will be adding the ‘Cambridge Graphene Centre’ to its facilities with construction set to start on the 1st of February (2012) with completion set for the end of this year. According to Cambridge the new facility will feature state-of-the-art equipment (pencils and protractors?) for graphene film manufacturing and optimization as well as dispersion (Casimer effect/graphene i...

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Nicholas Stern: Climate Situation 'Far Worse' Than Previously Thought

Nicholas Stern: Climate Situation 'Far Worse' T...

treehugger.com 28 Jan '13, 9pm

In an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Stern, who is now a crossbench peer, said: "Looking back, I underest...

Famed climate economist: ‘I underestimated the risks’ of climate change

Famed climate economist: ‘I underestimated the ...

grist.org 28 Jan '13, 6pm

You will be forgiven for not knowing who Nicholas Stern is. In short, a former chief economist for the World Bank, he bega...

Nicholas Stern: 'I got it wrong on climate chan...

businessgreen.com 27 Jan '13, 1pm

Lord Stern, author of the government-commissioned review on climate change that became the reference work for politicians ...

Facing the third degree... Nicholas Stern: 'I g...

businessgreen.com 27 Jan '13, 3pm

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Boom in Mining Rare Earths Poses Mounting Toxic...

e360.yale.edu 28 Jan '13, 1pm

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Graphene and Boron Nitride Combined With Precision: A new technique for combining graphene with hexagonal boron

Graphene and Boron Nitride Combined With Precis...

spectrum.ieee.org 29 Jan '13, 7pm

The struggle for which material will be the de facto choice for two-dimensional (2-D) devices in future electronics has be...

How climate change could wipe out the western forests

How climate change could wipe out the western f...

grist.org 27 Jan '13, 1pm

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e360.yale.edu 28 Jan '13, 4pm

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dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 26 Jan '13, 9pm

As you said, Aldrin et al. (DOI: 10.1002/env.2140) is published, whereas Skeie et al. is not yet as far as I know. But her...

£25m #graphene centre to open at University of ...

newelectronics.co.uk 24 Jan '13, 10am

The £25million Cambridge Graphene Centre, due to open at the end of 2013, will target the manufacture of graphene on an in...

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dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 26 Jan '13, 9pm

As you said, Aldrin et al. (DOI: 10.1002/env.2140) is published, whereas Skeie et al. is not yet as far as I know. But her...

That new barefoot study has indeed raised a lot...

runblogger.com 26 Jan '13, 3pm

A new study on barefoot running Kenyans has made its rounds through the media over the past few weeks. I first read about ...

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renewableenergyfocus.com 25 Jan '13, 11am

The Geowave project aims to overcome some of the technical and economic hurdles associated with anchoring wave energy devi...