News for the Week (11/30/2018)

Scientists Figure Out How To Convert CO2 Into Plastics and Other Materials

Scientists at Rutgers University in New Jersey have developed catalysts that can convert carbon dioxide (a greenhouse gas) into precursors for plastics, adhesives and pharmaceuticals with a high efficiency of conversion. With this process, carbon dioxide is diverted from being released into the atmosphere and turned into useful materials. (Link)

Image Source: Rutgers University

Chile and India Become World Leaders in Renewable Energy Amongst Developing Nations

The 2018 Climatescope report by energy researcher, BloombergNEF, list Chile and India as 1st and 2nd in renewable energy amongst developing nations. The organization looked at clean energy policies, emissions, installed capacities and more for 103 countries. (Link)

Image Source: Reuters

Aviation Company is Building an Electric Plane

The aviation company, Eviation, is building an all-electric airplane that can travel over 600 miles on one charge and travel about as fast as traditional turboprops used in commuter roles. The operating costs are significantly less at about $200 per hour versus $1,000 per hour. (Link)

To visit Eviation’s website, click here.

Image Source: Eviation

SpaceX Will Deliver Research Equipment to the International Space Station

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will deliver 20 new experiments to the International Space Station on December 4th. The mission, CRS-16, will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and deliver equipment to carry out experiments in genomics, cellular biology, botany and immunology. (Link)

Image Source: SpaceX

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