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Oceans Acidity Rising with CO2 Emissions

“The oceans have taken up a quarter of the carbon dioxide humans have put in the atmosphere over the last two hundred years. But…


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Dr. Frank Shu: An Astrophysicist Offers An Outsider’s View on the Future of Energy

Dr. Frank Shu is beaming. “That’s it!” he smiles broadly, extending a hand to a colleague. The excitement is palatable in the sweat-soaked tropical…


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Reversing Climate Change: Biochar in Ten Minutes

Dr. Frank Shu is a celebrated astrophysicist and Shaw Prize winner now dedicated to making an impact on climate change. He has developed a…


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Saudia Arabia to go 50% Solar in 20 years

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is seeking to find an alternative to petroleum by exploiting solar energy in desalination. “The Kingdom’s future plan includes…


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#TBT: David Lynch Does the Weather

David Lynch’s weather report for Los Angeles on Thursday, March 9, 2009. “Mostly blue skies, some white clouds floating by, muted golden sunshine, very…


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Japan Approves 310 m/hour “Maglev” Commuter Train

nyv.me/l/aQKj The Japanese government approved on Friday what may be the fastest commuter train in the world (311 mph), with plans to share the…


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Carbon-Neutral Coal in 10 minutes?

Dr. Frank Shu and his team of researchers at the Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Academia Sinica, Taiwan) have one of the largest BioChar…


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Beyond the Higgs Boson: The Anti-Matter Imbalance

In the clean room at the Ross Campus, 4,850 feet below the surface, the Majorana Demonstrator (MJD) project is growing the world’s purest electroformed…