“This really is a previously unrecognised phenomenon” – Dr Simone Scaringi, Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy, at Durham University
According to a new study the ability of the Earth to reflect solar radiation back into space has been decreasing significantly over the last two decades.
“Brain-inspired computing offers an intriguing and radically different approach that is remarkably power efficient. Focusing on a centre of excellence in this area is timely.”- Professor Woods
The mineral resources of the asteroids will be of great importance in the future
“This study shows how the microplastic pollution crisis is threatening biodiversity more than is currently recognised.”
Earth’s vast habitats from the poles to the equator have robust capacity to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere due to previously undiscovered rock nitrogen weathering reactions that distribute natural fertilizers around the world.
Researching the use of willow tree leaves to make farming more carbon-neutral is being undertaken by the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s University Belfast.
We rarely see the roots of plants, not the whole length of them anyway, because they’re doing their job for the plant mainly under the ground.
MARBLES is a £6.37 million (€7.5 million), 5-year project that will develop new methods for the sustainable collection and use of biological resources from marine environments and assess their commercial potential.
For anyone who missed the 2021 Orkney International Science Festival, fear not, for the talks are available online.