Social & Behavior
"The modest gains in the employment-to-population ratios over the last three months seem to be signaling a trend back to pre-COVID employment levels for people with and without disabilities," said John O'Neill, PhD, at Kessler Foundation. "The lack of change in labor force participation shows the resilience of people with disabilities, who have stayed engaged in the labor market and strived to work throughout the pandemic."
- National Institute on Disability Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research,
New research finds that increases in monsoon rainfall over the past million years were linked with increases in atmospheric CO2 and the import of moisture from the southern hemisphere, which suggests stronger rains in the future as CO2 levels rise.
- the United States Geological Survey, the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, Japanese Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, U.S. National Science Foundation Directorate for Engineering, the United Kingdom Natural Environment Research Council, Technology and Rese
Delicious to some, but a bitter bane to others' taste buds, vegetables like broccoli rabe, bok choy and turnips are a dinner staple -- and picky eater conflict -- around the world. It all likely started in the mountains near present-day Afghanistan, where humans first domesticated turnips 3,500 to 6,000 years ago, according to a new study recently published in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution.
- Molecular Biology and Evolution
- , , US Department of Agriculture
From touch screens and advanced electronic sensors to better drug delivery devices, graphene has become one of the most promising new materials in recent decades. In an effort to produce cheap, defect-free graphene in larger quantities, researchers from the Technical University of Munich have been using GCS HPC resources to develop more efficient methods for producing graphene at the industrial scale.
- ACS Nano
Researchers from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign designed a laboratory exercise to teach students how to use micropipettes, through remote learning, using at-home kits.
- Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education
- Department of Bioengineering and the Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Conventional carbon capture is limited by high transportation costs and the need for intensive purification. Membrane-based direct air capture is a promising alternative because capture and storage can be performed at the same remote sites, and low CO2 purity is acceptable for geological storage because the impurities are not hazardous. Molecular dynamics simulations of geological storage of CO2-N2-O2 mixtures from direct air capture demonstrated that this approach is both environmentally acceptable and economically viable.