- It’s time again for our latest review of technological advances in the world of sustainable development, so here we go!
Microbial fuel cells are improved with the addition of metallic ions.
Self-healing, water-resistant coatings developed.
New research proves liquids can be ‘steered’ on surfaces.
From nuclear waste to biofuel additive.
Silicon solid-state batteries closer to reality.
Low-cost method to remove lead from water developed.
New method to keep solar panels working properly.
This research uses CO2 to produce starch.
Research sheds light on pathway to improved organic solar cells.
New method to upcycle used plastics.
- The September 2021 NOAA global climate report is out and, well, as you might expect, we saw temperatures far above the 20th Century average. Temperatures in the month were some 1.62°F (0.90°C) above the 20th Century average making it the fifth warmest September on record, behind 2015, 2016, 2019 and 2020. Record warmth was noted over 6.43% of the world’s surface in the month – the fourth highest percentage for a September.
- November 18th is the Great American Smokeout and in honor of this important holiday, our Google search of the month was, “Smokeout and GIS.” And of course, we found an excellent research paper by Yu et al. that looked at the relationship between tobacco sales and cultural demographics. As is common with this sort of research, there was a direct correlation established between lower socio-economic status and an increased density of tobacco sales locations.
- Last month we checked out the online GIS resources for Connecticut’s 3rd largest city, Hartford; and for November we travel to Newark, Delaware for a similar review. Unfortunately there are very few online resources for Newark’s GIS department, here is what we could find:
Newark, DE GIS Contacts (we suspect GIS is a part of this department but no specific GIS contacts are listed)
Newark, DE GIS Web Map
Brock Adam McCarty