Rasmus Mencke

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Amaze project aims to take 3D printing 'into metal age'

<b>The European Space Agency has unveiled plans to "take 3D printing into the metal age" by building parts for jets, spacecraft and fusion projects.</b><p>The Amaze project brings together 28 institutions to develop new metal components which are lighter, stronger and cheaper than conventional parts.<p>Additive …

The Known Knowns of Climate Change, by Stefan Rahmstorf

POTSDAM – The philosopher Daniel Dennett once compared science to the construction of a huge pyramid. Its base comprises the mass of well-established …

The 5 Most Sobering Charts from the IPCC Climate Report

• <i>Published:</i> September 27th, 2013<p>The first installment in the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest scientific assessment on climate …

Climate change affecting North American forests, researchers find

Climate change is making North American forests more vulnerable to insects and disease but is helping some trees grow faster and increase their resistance to pests, a team of researchers from Dartmouth College said Monday.<p>Researchers reviewed almost 500 scientific studies dating back to the 1950s …

Study links warmer water temperatures to greater levels of mercury in fish

<b>Correction:</b> An earlier version of this article incorrectly attributed a report to Scientific American. The report, about a U.S. delegation that was unable to attend an international convention on mercury because of the government shutdown, appeared in that publication, but Environmental Health News …

Global warming will increase intensity of El Nino, scientists say

<b>Scientists say they are more certain than ever about the impact of global warming on a critical weather pattern.</b><p>The El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) occurs in the Pacific Ocean but plays an important part in the world's climate system.<p>Researchers have until now been unsure as to how rising …