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A review on modified carbon materials as promising agents for hydrogen storage

Posted on 28. August, 2018.

Nowadays, energy is an important issue in all countries and this essential subject and the drawbacks of fossil fuels have encouraged researchers to develop new energies. However, among these new energies such as solar energy, wind energy and others, hydrogen is pre-eminent because it has no pollutant by-product and it is thus clean with a huge thermal energy. However, it is not applicable in many industries because of obstacles such as safety, volatility, explosive hazards and low compressibility. 

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Free Current Commentary - US withdrawal from the COP21 Paris Climate Change Agreement, and its possible implications

Posted on 15. March, 2018.

The global media have reacted with a combination of disappointment and dumbfoundedness, in the wake of the decision by the USA to abrogate its curbing of carbon emissions, as set forth in the Paris Agreement, at the COP21 United Nations Climate Change Conference in December 2015. 

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The scientific dating of standing buildings

Posted on 12. March, 2018.

Over recent years, our understanding of building history has been transformed by the use of scientific dating techniques. This has been particularly significant for the innumerable modest buildings of Britain – houses, barns, mills, etc., that are described as ‘vernacular’.

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Mathematical models of microbial growth and metabolism: a whole-organism perspective

Posted on 7. March, 2018.

Life on Earth can be divided into several kingdoms, with the prokaryote domains of the Archaea and the Bacteria standing out by dint of their vast metabolic diversity and versatility which is belied by the paltry morphological variation encountered in these domains.

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Moonlighting proteins – nature’s Swiss army knives

Posted on 22. February, 2018.

The human body is an amazingly complex machine with billions of cells that work together to perform a vast number of biochemical processes, each requiring hundreds or thousands of protein machines to serve as the structures and to synthesise the components, convert food to the chemical energy, break down old components, regulate all these processes and coordinate with other components, cells, and organs.

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Photosynthesis, pigment–protein complexes and electronic energy transport: simple models for complicated processes

Posted on 18. December, 2017.

Essentially all the accessible energy for life in the Earth’s biosphere is made available through the process of photosynthesis, the conversion of light energy from the Sun into storable chemical energy for metabolism. The process itself has been the subject of remarkable evolution throughout Earth’s history.

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The whispering world of plants: ‘The Wood Wide Web’

Posted on 28. November, 2017.

The notion that plants can ‘talk’ to one another was, until relatively recently, dismissed as fantasy, but the reality of inter-plant communication is now becoming an accepted part of mainstream science. 

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Rosemary, the beneficial chemistry of a garden herb

Posted on 3. May, 2017.

Exposure to the aroma of rosemary essential oil can significantly enhance working memory in children.

This is one the findings of a study presented by Dr Mark Moss and Victoria Earle of Northumbria University at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference in Brighton.

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Toxicological and analytical assessment of e-cigarette refill components on airway epithelia

Posted on 11. January, 2017.

There are over 2.6 million users of e-cigarettes in the United Kingdom alone as they have been promoted as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes. Currently there are over 7,500 flavour variations available which have proven to be popular with younger generations. 

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