The upside of research: you get to tackle problems nobody has tackled before
The downside of research: you have to tackle problems nobody has tackled before
Know anyone with some free time this Fall, who’s interested in gaining experience working in Museums, Libraries, or both? Well look no further…
Fall internship projects include:
- Improving access to the Vertical Files in our Art Libraries
- Processing collections in the Vine Deloria, Jr….
Humans have spent the last 10,000 years mastering agriculture. But a freak summer storm or bad drought can still mar many a well-planted harvest. Not anymore, says Japanese plant physiologist Shigeharu Shimamura, who has moved industrial-scale farming under the roof.
More efficient ways to lower CO2
The term carbon capture is talked about as a way to battle against climate change, but what exactly is it? This recent NY Times video does a great job explaining it.
Basically, when a power plant burns fossil fuel such as coal, it releases gas into the air. Carbon capture technology can single out the CO2 molecules in this gas before it leaves the smokestack. The current process is to spray a chemical on the gas to separate the carbon dioxide so that it can be pumped underground.
This process is both expensive and can take up a third of the plant’s generated power known as parasitic energy. Scientists are trying to find ways to use safer and energy efficient materials to reduce this issue. The problem is that a wide array (millions!) of chemicals can bond with CO2, making the testing process quite complex.
UC Berkeley’s Berend Smit and his team have created a computer model to test out these materials in the virtual world. So researchers can upload the molecular structure they want to test to a website and see how efficient it might be.
You can read more about this project here.
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This is very on point
Best post on tumblr.
girls being kept out of the sciences and pushed into the humanities; the humanities being valued less in our society than the sciences; and the humanities and sciences being looked at as stark opposites that couldn’t possibly be enjoyed for the same reasons are all problems that need to in some degree be tackled together