Entries by Nastaran Khodaparast

General Motors Texas Facility Now 100% Powered by the Wind

The Arlington, Texas, manufacturing facility of General Motors is, as of October 9, getting 100% of its energy from the nearby Cactus Flats Wind Farm, a 148-megawatt facility based in Concho County. General Motors’ business offices in Fort Worth and Austin, as well as other facilities throughout the state, will also be powered by wind […]

Almost all world’s oceans damaged by human impact

Just 13% of the world’s oceans remain untouched by the damaging impacts of humanity, the first systematic analysis has revealed. Outside the remotest areas of the Pacific and the poles, virtually no ocean is left harbouring naturally high levels of marine wildlife. Huge fishing fleets, global shipping and pollution running off the land are combining […]

Mars (probably) has a lake of liquid water

A Mars orbiter has detected a wide lake of liquid water hidden below the planet’s southern ice sheets. There have been much-debated hints of tiny, ephemeral amounts of water on Mars before. But if confirmed, this lake marks the first discovery of a long-lasting cache of the liquid. “This is potentially a really big deal,” […]

Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology could help protect water supplies

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed Artificial Intelligence (AI) software capable of identifying and quantifying different kinds of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, a threat to shut down water systems when it suddenly proliferates. “We need to protect our water supplies,” said Monica Emelko, a professor of civil and environmental engineering and member of the […]

MOF material offers selective, reversible and repeatable capture of toxic atmospheric gas

Led by the University of Manchester, an international team of scientists has developed a metal-organic framework material (MOF) that exhibits a selective, fully reversible and repeatable capability to remove nitrogen dioxide gas from the atmosphere in ambient conditions. This discovery, confirmed by researchers using neutron scattering at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, […]