The term “snowball effect” is an unfortunate way to describe climate change, but a new study is predicting just that.Climate scientists warn that by 2050, an astonishing 55 trillion kilograms of carbon could be released into the atmosphere from the soil. To put things in perspective, that’s the emissions equivalent of adding another United States to the planet. And, like a rapidly tumbling snowball, more emissions mean more warming, and more warming means… well, you get it.Of course, this nightmare scenario hinges on our inability to curb carbon emissions—a fate that’s become significantly more realistic with Donald Trump, a vocal climate change denier and coal aficionado, about to enter the White House. Our failure to meet the goals mandated by the Paris Agreement would result in “about 17 percent more than the projected emissions due to human-related activities during that period,” Tom Crowther, the study’s lead author and a researcher at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology, said in a statement.
–OK, this is BAD.
–What if: 55 trillion kilograms of carbon = 55 trillion kilograms of Ethanol?!
Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol
The process is cheap, efficient, and scalable, meaning it could soon be used to remove large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere.
Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help avert climate change. Their findings were published in the journal ChemistrySelect. [Go herefor a new in-depth interview about the findings with one of the lead researchers.]
The researchers were attempting to find a series of chemical reactions that could turn CO2 into a useful fuel, when they realized the first step in their process managed to do it all by itself. The reaction turns CO2 into ethanol, which could in turn be used to power generators and vehicles.
“By using common materials, but arranging them with nanotechnology, we figured out how to limit the side reactions and end up with the one thing that we want,” said Adam Rondinone.
This process has several advantages when compared to other methods of converting CO2 into fuel. The reaction uses common materials like copper and carbon, and it converts the CO2 into ethanol, which is already widely used as a fuel.
Perhaps most importantly, it works at room temperature, which means that it can be started and stopped easily and with little energy cost. This means that this conversion process could be used as temporary energy storage during a lull in renewable energy generation, smoothing out fluctuations in a renewable energy grid.
The researchers plan to further study this process and try and make it more efficient. If they’re successful, we just might see large-scale carbon capture using this technique in the near future.
We have always believed in making the open, interoperable web as strong as possible. For a while there were certain experiences the web couldn’t provide, such as working offline, sending notifications, and connecting to hardware. We launched Chrome apps three years ago to bridge this gap. Since then, we’ve worked with the web standards community to enable an increasing number of these use cases on the web. Developers can use powerful new APIs such as service worker and web push to build robust Progressive
Blade & Soul KR has released preliminary information on the upcoming major updates, including a new continent Sorak, level 55 cap, & Hongmoon ultimate skills for all classes.
Here are a few more resources that I used when I signed up on Taiwan.
Oh, and new char is a gunner..(below)
- I followed this guide for installing the .tw client:
The last 2 are one of the ways to get English translation. I ended up going this route.
- Or maybe this one.. http://pohwaran.com/blade-and-soul-taiwan-account-creation-guide/
It’s hard to know exactly, with 700000 tabs open.
Anyway, sort of lost track of where I was going with this. Oh, I joined
Server : 萬夫莫敵
Location: South East Asia
Time Zone : GMT +8
Because it looked like there were some english speaking guilds on there. I noticed that here: http://emperial.sg/blade-soul-taiwan-guild-recruitment-emperial/
The last link is a guild site forums called Emperial with a couple other guilds on it as well.
Thanks to all the people who actually did the hard work of writing these tutorials that I’ve blatantly plagiarized…;)
A sad face with a frowning mouth and disappointed eyes. Not to be confused with the pensive face which is more remorseful. …
This is my favourite version of this song from ‘Flashbacks of a fool’ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1037218/) The movie is also very sweet. Daniel Craig and etc .. not a fast paced etc.. but quite cute..;)
when we were young -Flashbacks of a fool – Best Cut (Lirin Favs).avi
Make Acid Bass with Bitwig. Original post: https://factotumo.com/2016/03/acid-choo-choo-and-bitwig/
Even if you’re not musically inclined, producing your own songs digitally is an easy and fun way to start. You don’t need any expensive equipment, and you don’t need any pricey software. There are plenty of free programs, sound samples, and software synthesizers that will have you creating your own little tune in as little as a few hours. This will teach you basic music theory, which has been shown to improve reading comprehension and mathematical performance. Best of all, you’ll get to express your creative side while you’re at it.
At first, fantasy sports might sound like a hobby better suited for athletes than techies. But fantasy sports aren’t about coordination. In fact, they’re actually all about statistics. Once you sign in, you’ll be given a list of players. Your job is to build your own lineup, making sure to stay within the given budget. Each competing team is awarded points depending on how the players perform in real life. Your first game might be a challenge, but there are plenty of guides that explain daily fantasy sports. Playing fantasy sports helps you learn to use math to solve complex problems, something you’ll likely use many times in your life.
Programming is quickly becoming an essential skill for modern life. Technology controls our world, and writing code allows us to control the technology. Programming a video game is a fun and informative task that will let you start small, and slowly work your way up to more advanced concepts. Even total beginners can get a head start, as you’re no longer required to use a low-level programming language. Instead, you can follow a beginners game programming guide to help you understand the core concepts before you move on.
If you’re the type who wants to create something tangible, a home automation project would be a great place to start. These projects start with a simple controller such as a Raspberry Pi. You can then connect sensors and create simple software that will automate certain parts of your household. You can start with simple tasks like checking to see if your garage door is open. Once you get the hang of the basic functionality, you can slowly work your way towards automating every part of your homefrom the temperature to the security system.
As far as technical skills are concerned; web design gives you a little bit of everything. You’ll practice some creative design while crafting the look of your page, and try your hand at logic as you build out the structure. Web design is probably one of the easiest programming tasks to pick up and is incredibly valuable. The internet has become a core part of our society, so being able to make your own mark is certainly a skill worth having.
Want to build a home recording studio? But don’t know how? In this site, we explain the entire process in a series of 5 simple chapters.
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