The surface of the Galapagos Marine Reserve enlarged by nearly 50%

Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso (center) shows the decree increasing the surface of the Galapagos Marine Reserve, alongside former US President Bill Clinton (left) and Colombian President Ivan Duque, January 14, 2022, in Puerto Ayora, on the island of Santa Cruz. DOLORES OCHOA / AP It’s not just a symbolic gesture, or a ” naive idealism”, … Read more

Catalyst surface analysed at atomic resolution

Journal Reference: Weikai Xiang, Nating Yang, Xiaopeng Li, Julia Linnemann, Ulrich Hagemann, Olaf Ruediger, Markus Heidelmann, Tobias Falk, Matteo Aramini, Serena DeBeer, Martin Muhler, Kristina Tschulik, Tong Li. 3D atomic-scale imaging of mixed Co-Fe spinel oxide nanoparticles during oxygen evolution reaction. Nature Communications, 2022; 13 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-27788-2 At RUB, a team headed by Weikai … Read more

Mystery behind formation of surface ice-shapes on Pluto unraveled

Journal Reference: Adrien Morison, Stéphane Labrosse, Gaël Choblet. Sublimation-driven convection in Sputnik Planitia on Pluto. Nature, 2021; 600 (7889): 419 DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-04095-w A team of international researchers, including Dr Adrien Morison from the University of Exeter, has shown how vast ice forms have been shaped in one of the planet’s largest craters, Sputnik Planita. Perhaps … Read more

New copper surface eliminates bacteria in just two minutes, scientists report

Journal Reference: J.L. Smith, N. Tran, T. Song, D. Liang, M. Qian. Robust bulk micro-nano hierarchical copper structures possessing exceptional bactericidal efficacy. Biomaterials, 2022; 280: 121271 DOI: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2021.121271 The new copper product is the result of a collaborative research project with RMIT University and Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, with findings just published in Biomaterials. … Read more

Microsoft introduces Surface Laptop Go

Microsoft presents its latest Surface laptop. The 2-in-1 Surface Pro X is also getting an update. The Surface Laptop Go is a ‘classic’ laptop with a 14.2 PixelSense touchscreen. It contains a full keyboard (minus the numeric keypad on the right) and weighs 1,110 kilograms. Microsoft Surface Laptop Go © Microsoft Inside, the device runs … Read more