Gases

Nations with least emissions most vulnerable to climate change

Nations with least emissions most vulnerable to climate change

 Countries that emit the least amounts of greenhouse gases are ironically the most vulnerable to climate change effects such as increased frequency of natural disasters, changing habitats and human health impacts, a new study has found.

Feb 07, 2016, 14:14 PM IST
New technology to let smartphones detect gases

New technology to let smartphones detect gases

Scientists have developed a miniature smartphone sensor that can identify the type and amount of gases in air samples.

Aug 16, 2015, 16:32 PM IST
Oceans slowed down global warming

Oceans slowed down global warming

In the recent years, extra heat from greenhouse gases has been trapped in the subsurface waters of the Pacific and Indian oceans accounting for the slowdown in the global surface temperature increase observed during the past decade, shows a study.

Jul 17, 2015, 22:15 PM IST

Graphene potentially useful in fuel cell technology: Study

 Graphene, impermeable to gases and liquids, can easily allow protons to pass through it, suggesting it could be a promising candidate for use in hydrogen fuel cells, according to a new study published in the journal Nature.

Nov 27, 2014, 18:05 PM IST

Identified: 'Hidden' emissions in global meat trading

 An international team of researchers has estimated the amount of methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) that countries release into the atmosphere when producing meat from livestock.

Nov 14, 2014, 15:22 PM IST
First ever interstellar molecule suggesting life origins detected

First ever interstellar molecule suggesting life origins detected

A new research has revealed the discovery of an unusual carbon-based molecule with a branched structure within a giant gas cloud in interstellar space, suggesting life origins.

Sep 27, 2014, 14:14 PM IST

Climate engineering cannot help us in erasing climate change

Researchers have said that climate engineering cannot help us erase whatever has happened to climate change.

Jun 04, 2014, 09:58 AM IST

New method could help protect against chemical weapons

Researchers have discovered that some compounds called polyoxoniobates can degrade and decontaminate nerve agents like the deadly sarin gas, and have other characteristics that could make them ideal for protective suits, masks or other clothing.

May 28, 2014, 13:24 PM IST

Four new ozone-depleting gases found in atmosphere

A new study has found four new man-made gases in the atmosphere which are destroying the ozone layer.

Mar 10, 2014, 11:23 AM IST

Pollution level to peak during Diwali

The pollution level in the national capital is likely to peak on Diwali and remain the same the next day, according to weather analysts.

Oct 31, 2013, 15:43 PM IST

Early universe galaxy powered by primordial cosmic fuel discovered

Astronomers have discovered a galaxy that is being powered by cold streams of primordial hydrogen, vestigial matter left over from the Big Bang, fuelling a distant star-forming galaxy in the early universe.

Oct 03, 2013, 11:58 AM IST

Feeding galaxy explains how gases are absorbed in star formation

An international group of astronomers has spotted a distant galaxy hungrily snacking on nearby gas.

Jul 05, 2013, 12:41 PM IST

Reducing greenhouse gases not enough to slow global warming

A new research by a scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology has determined that reducing greenhouse gases may not be enough to slow down global warming.

Nov 12, 2009, 13:44 PM IST

Reducing greenhouse gases may not be enough to slow global warming

A new research by a scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology has determined that reducing greenhouse gases may not be enough to slow down global warming.

Nov 11, 2009, 14:40 PM IST