Crystallized Carbon Hexagonal System


Nanotechnology to clean water

A molecule able to remove hydrocarbons from the sea has been identified. The news comes from Egypt and Saudi Arabia, where a group of researchers has tested one of the polymers considered to be most environmentally friendly for purifying water.…

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“Memory of Ice”project ready to get underway

A team of glaciologists and engineers from France, Italy, Russia and the United States is ready to go up to 4,300 metres above sea level for the international “memory of ice” protection project. On 15 August the researchers will go…



Microfibres: small size, big pollution

Who would have thought that one of the most common pollutants in water comes from our washing machines! We are speaking of microfibres, synthetic fibres less than 5 mm in length, which detach from our clothes in each wash, becoming…

Winter landscape


The relentless reduction of Arctic ice

The effects of global warming on the polar cap are increasingly evident. The average coverage of Arctic ice in the month of May, in fact, marked a new negative record. This according to the US National Snow and Ice Data…



World Oceans Day

8 June is the World Oceans Day, emphasising the importance of this priceless common heritage, which covers 71% of our planet. “The ocean is the heart of the planet: like the heart that pumps blood throughout the body, the ocean…



Micro-robots for wastewater treatment

They are thinner than a human hair, swim like fish and, most importantly, are able to eliminate heavy metals from wastewater. What exactly are we talking about? About micro-robots, designed to purify industrial wastewater, often rich in heavy metals, such…

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World Water Day 2016

22 March of every year is the World Water Day, an opportunity to celebrate water, a vital resource for life. This is a celebration established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1992, following the Rio Conference. The theme for…



Sea level rising increasingly rapidly

Over the past one hundred years, the rise in the global sea level has been faster than in the previous 27 centuries and the increase expected in 2100 is between 28 and 131 cm above current levels. The variability of…



Increasingly warm oceans

In recent decades, the oceans have proved to be one of the most important factors in climate change mitigation. In fact, from a recent study published in the scientific journal "Nature Climate Change" it emerges that in the last two…

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