Two more dead after ‘unusual’ solar flare event: U.S.

A second “unusual” solar flare has killed at least four people in New Mexico, officials said Wednesday, adding the death toll was expected to rise.The incident occurred near the town of Laughlin in northern New Mexico early Monday, and officials are investigating why it occurred.Authorities initially reported three deaths and said the deaths were the result of “unknown causes.”However, the […]

New carbon dioxide photocatalytic catalyst for use in nanoscale photovoltaic systems

By James MacGregor and Daniel Bissett, Energy & Environment Australia (Australia), June 1, 2020, 3:23:38In a series of papers published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, a team of researchers led by Dr. Paul B. Kukar of the University of British Columbia has developed a carbon dioxide nanoparticle photocatalysis device, using a new carbon dioxide catalyst, which can […]

The Best and Worst of Phonetics, Part 1

The Best Phonetic Phoneme of 2018: Pronunciation, Tone, Syllable The Worst Phonemic Phonemes of 2018 This is the year of the “scoop” in Phonology.The best and worst of phonetics is here.How did we get here?We started out with the “cough-a-doo” sound in English, which we dubbed “the sound of a cough.”The name “cuff” was a nod to the way that […]

What is a dark photocatalytic?

Researchers have developed a method to create a photocatalysing catalyst that can be used in a wide variety of applications.The team at the Institute of Applied Chemistry in Paris has now shown that they can use light and carbon nanotubes to make a dark catalytic compound.The team at CNRS is part of the French national research group and has been […]