U of A researchers are helping make carbon capture more efficient, screening 120,000 carbon capturing solids in hours—instead of thousands of years.

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University of Alberta researchers have developed techniques that save a significant amount of time in developing more efficient carbon capture technologies, which may help lower the costs to use the technologies and increase their adoption as a way to mitigate carbon dioxide emissions.

U of A engineering professor Arvind Rajendran and his team developed a two-step screening process that assesses carbon capture materials called zeolites in seconds rather than a day.

 

Zeolites work by adsorbing—basically sticking to—carbon dioxide molecules, similar to the way odours can be captured by charcoal filters in our refrigerators. In carbon capture systems, the “flue-gas” exhaust emitted from a power plant can be passed through the zeolites, trapping the CO2 before it enters the atmosphere. Theoretically, millions of different types o...

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Study shows Alberta milk meets safety standards

First Canadian research of its kind shows minerals and heavy metals in Alberta milk are below minimum risk levels for human consumption.

Levels of common minerals and heavy metals in Alberta’s milk are safe for human consumption,
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2020
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Linguistics student pinpoints differences in Western Canadian dialects

Vowel pronunciation varies between urban and rural populations, study shows.

It’s only a 40-minute drive from Queens to the Bronx in New York, but the difference in dialect is
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2020
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Gut bacteria might hold clues to improving mental health after spinal cord injuries

U of A researcher finds promising link between gut health and anxious behaviour.

Could feces offer hope to survivors of spinal cord injuries? It’s a question University of
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2020
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COMMENTARY || Gwyneth Paltrow’s new Goop Lab is an infomercial for her pseudoscience business

Upcoming Netflix series based on celebrity's science-free brand represents conflict of interest, argues Timothy Caulfield.

Last week, Netflix dropped the trailer for Gwyneth Paltrow’s new show The Goop Lab. It is a