2 Stock Sectors to Invest in for 2022

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When you consider all your options, you may wonder what stock sectors you should jump on in this "new day and age." After all, with elevated inflation, turtlelike economic growth, and interest rate hikes, what should we look forward to? In November, the unemployment rate fell to 4.2%, and experts suggest that officials expect unemployment to fall even more by the end of 2022. Industrial production increased and motor vehicle assemblies rose, a suggestion that supply chain issues may slowly grind to a halt. On the other hand, economic growth may slow, and with continued inflation and interest rate hikes, it's clear that certain industries or market sectors will outperform others.  Two s ...

Haber-Bosch and the Greening of Ammonia Production

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We here on Earth live at the bottom of an ocean of nitrogen. Nearly 80% of every breath we take is nitrogen, and the element is a vital component of the building blocks of life. Nitrogen is critical to the backbone of proteins that form the scaffold that life hangs on and that catalyze the myriad reactions in our cells, and the information needed to build these biopolymers is encoded in nucleic acids, themselves nitrogen-rich molecules. And yet, in its abundant gaseous form, nitrogen remains directly unavailable to higher life forms, unusably inert and unreactive. We must steal our vital supply of nitrogen from the few species that have learned the biochemical trick of turning atmospheric n ...

Historic buildings could be protected from rising energy bills by solar panels

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Historic buildings could be protected from rising energy bills by Solar panels by Staff Writers Bath UK (SPX) Feb 02, 2022 illustration only Installing Solar panels could help historic buildings beat the rising costs of energy, according to a new study by a team of UK researchers led by the University of Bath. Researchers from the Centre for Doctoral Training in New and Sustainable Photovoltaics - a consortium of seven universities led by the University of Bath that trains doctoral students in different aspects of solar energy technology - looked at the dimensions, tilt and orientation of the Abbey roof, along with historic weather data, and ...

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Kohler’s fancy bath products are for the super lazy or time-challenged

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A Simple Plan to Solve All of America’s Problems

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Sign up for Derek’s newsletter here. During the holiday week, I spent a frigid afternoon standing in a long line outside the local library to pick up a rapid COVID test. Lines for essential goods are a pretty good sign of failed public policy. When food runs low, there are bread lines. Where gasoline is in short supply, there are gas lines. But there I stood, nearly two years into a pandemic, shivering inside a depressing metaphor of state failure. As I bounced from foot to foot to stay warm, I asked myself: How on earth did this happen? America’s miserable—and miserably timed—testing shortage was a policy choice. The FDA has continually slow-walked the approval of rapid tests ...

Scientists enhance energy storage capacity of graphene supercapacitors via solar heating

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Prof. WANG Zhenyang's research group from the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HFIPS) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has enhanced the energy storage capacity of graphene supercapacitors via Solar heating. Related research results were published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A. In low temperature environments, the hindered diffusion of electrolyte ions seriously restricts the electrochemical performance of supercapacitors. Electrode materials with solar-thermal properties are expected to provide a new strategy to solve this problem. However, it remains a challenge to develop electrode materials with both excellent solar-thermal properties and high energy storage cap ...

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3 Solar Stocks Wall Street Predicts Will Rebound in the Coming Year

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The acceleration in Solar energy adoption over the past few years can be attributed to global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and curtail the effects of climate change. In 2012, the International Energy Agency (IEA) predicted that global Solar energy generation would reach 550 terawatt-hours by 2030. However, that target was surpassed in 2018. In December, the U.S. approved two large-scale Solar projects in California and the opening up of public lands in other Western states for additional solar power development. The approvals signify a step toward in the Biden administration’s efforts to limit climate change and meet sustainability targets. The global solar electricity ...

A Staple of Sci-Fi Space Travel Will Likely Remain a Fantasy

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In Poul Anderson's 1970 novel Tau Zero, a starship crew seeks to travel to the star Beta Virginis in hopes of colonizing a new planet. The ship's mode of propulsion is a "Bussard ramjet," an actual (though hypothetical) means of propulsion that had been proposed by physicist Robert W. Bussard just a decade earlier. Now, physicists have revisited this unusual mechanism for interstellar travel in a new paper published in the journal Acta Astronautica, and alas, they have found the ramjet wanting. It's feasible from a pure physics standpoint, but the associated engineering challenges are currently insurmountable, the authors concluded. A ramjet is basically a jet engine that "breathes" air ...

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This car can (probably) mine crypto and we’re not sure that’s a good thing

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The thing  mobility and blockchain  technology have in common are grandiose ideas that promise a lot, but don’t consistently deliver. So can a product that combines both overcome this? Canadian company, Daymak, believes it can. Since 2002, Daymak has been the biggest distributor and developer of electric light vehicles in Canada. It has over 150 dealers, has sold more than 100,000 vehicles, and exports to 25 countries. For reference, light electric vehicles refer to electric-powered transport like escooters, autocycles, and ebikes. But what we’re most interested in today is one of the company’s latest EVs: the Spiritus.  This promises  crypto mining  capabilities whi ...

Bridging atmospheric scientists and solar engineers to reach carbon neutrality

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Major societal challenges are not discipline specific - such complex challenges require the knowledge and expertise of multiple and varied fields to develop effective and comprehensive solutions together. But, given the sheer breadth of any single academic or industrial area, how can individuals learn enough to facilitate necessary crosstalk? That's the problem facing atmospheric scientists, who study various components of the Earth's atmosphere to better understand interactions and impact, and Solar engineers, who develop hardware to convert sunlight into energy, striving to reach carbon neutrality in the next 40 years, but there may be an answer: uberreviews. A typical review paper mi ...

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