Agreement paves way for battery anodes made from bio-sourced lignin

Finnish forestry company Stora Enso and Swedish battery developer Northvolt have entered into a joint development agreement to create a sustainable battery, featuring an anode made using lignin-based hard carbon produced from Nordic forest wood. The aim is to develop the world’s first industrialized battery featuring an anode sourced entirely from European raw materials, lowering […]
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The steps of a commercial building roof moisture survey

Roofs are meant to keep moisture out and conditioned air in. But holes and leaks can develop over time, and water intrusion poses a great threat to every building. To top it off, moisture doesn’t just come from rain. HVAC systems, condensation, plumbing leaks, and…
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US-European Satellite Will Make World’s First Global Freshwater Survey

In Brief:

The Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission will make measurements of over 95% of Earth’s lakes, rivers, and reservoirs.

Water is life, but for all its importance, humanity has a surprisingly limited view of Earth’s freshwater bodies. Researchers have reliable water level measurements for only a few thousand lakes around the world, and little to no data on some of the planet’s important river systems. The upcoming Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite will fill that enormous gap….

Gemini’s GHOST Captures Exquisite First Light Observations of a Bright, Chemically Rich Star

The image shows a representation of the full GHOST spectrum of HD 222925, a remarkably bright, chemically complex star. This star is a prime example of the type of object that GHOST will investigate. The spectrum measures light from around…

NIST selects four ‘post-quantum’ encryption standards

NIST selects four ‘post-quantum’ encryption standards

The US institute has selected four algorithms that will be developed to protect data from a future quantum computer attack
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2022 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #28

Listing of articles linked to on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week: Sun, July 10, 2022 through Sat, July 16, 2022.

The following articles sparked above average interest during the week (bolded articles are from SkS authors): Cranky Uncle Cartoon 5/20 – Dark NightCranky Uncle Cartoon 7/20 – Dinosaurs, Cranky Uncle Cartoon 4/20 – Cold Weather, Cranky Uncle Cartoon 6/20 – Debate, Cranky Uncle Cartoon 9/20 – Falling, Cranky Uncle Cartoon 10/20 – Flying Bird, and Cranky Uncle Cartoon 8/20 – Drunk Driving. Apparently, the Cranky Uncle Cartoon series is „somewhat“ popular!

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DC-DC Power Converters Benefit from Thermal Management by Heat Sinks

Designed to keep DC-DC power converters running within their safe operating temperatures, these heat sinks ship pre-assembled with a layer of phase change thermal interface material to enhance heat transfer into the sink. All heat sinks come with three sets … Continue reading → Source: Advanced Thermal Solutions…

How automated calibration can help service companies be more competitive

Service companies that perform calibrations for the process industries operate in a challenging environment. Not only is there a lot of competition, but contracts for customers are based on estimates, meaning that every additional hour of work directly affects the bottom line. Finding and retaining skilled calibration technicians is also a challenge. So, what can service companies do to make their quotations more accurate and ensure work is carried out as consistently and efficiently as possible? The answer is to…