Author: Sheeraz Raza

Some Extreme Weather Events Linked To Climate Change

Extreme weather events like floods, heat waves and droughts can devastate communities and populations worldwide. Recent scientific advances have enabled researchers to confidently say that the increased intensity and frequency of some, but not all, of these extreme weather events […]

This New Bacteria Eats Plastic

This New Bacteria Eats Plastic

More than 300 million tons of plastic is produced every year, but only about 10% of it makes it to a recycling plant. The rest ends up as litter in ocean or landfills, causing a major environmental problem. Plastic takes […]

Credits: NASA/Goddard

Close Comet Flyby Affected Mars’ Magnetic Field

Just weeks before the historic encounter of comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) with Mars in October 2014, NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft entered orbit around the Red Planet. To protect sensitive equipment aboard MAVEN from possible harm, […]

Plug Power Inc Q4 Earnings Conference Call [TRANSCRIPT]

Operator Greetings, and welcome to the Plug Power Fourth Quarter 2015 Earnings Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. A question-and-answer session will follow the formal presentation. [Operator instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being […]

MIT Brings Solution To Load Webpages Faster

“Polaris” system from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab accelerates website load-time by decreasing network trips. There are few things more frustrating than a slow-loading Web page. For companies, what’s even worse is what comes after: users abandoning their […]

African Crops Faces Risk From Climate Change

Agriculture in parts of sub-Saharan Africa must undergo significant transformation if it is to continue to produce key food crops, according to a new study published today in Nature Climate Change. The study shows that maize, beans and bananas are […]