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Nobel medal. A photograph of the front side of the 1947 Nobel Prize Medal in Physics presented to Sir Edward Victor Appleton by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on display in Appleton Tower, at the University of Edinburgh, where it was photographed by David Monniaux, uploaded to Wikipedia in 2005.
‘Urban Mining’ of E-Waste 13x Cheaper Than Mining Virgin Metals
‘Urban Mining’ of E-Waste 13x Cheaper Than Mining Virgin Metals | Recovering gold, copper and other metals from electronic waste – a practice called “urban mining” – is not only more environmentally friendly than extracting virgin materials, but can also be more cost effective.
Why Sustainability Is the Future of the Chemical Industry
Why Sustainability Is the Future of the Chemical Industry |By 2020, the market for “green” chemistry is expected to reach $100 billion globally. This growth is essential to the future of our planet, 8.3 percent of all deaths and 5.7 percent of the total burden of disease worldwide are related to chemical exposure.
Mass Extinction in Earth’s Oceans Could Begin by 2100
Mass Extinction in Earth's Oceans Could Begin by 2100 - Scientific American - 31 times in the past 542 million years the carbon level has deviated either much more than normal or much faster than usual (dots in main graph). Each of the five great mass extinctions occurred during the same time as the most extreme carbon events (pink dots). In each case, more than 75 percent of marine animal species vanished.
Hugo Theorell dedicated his entire career to enzyme research. He received a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1955 for discovering the oxidation enzyme and its effects. He was a former head of research of the Nobel Institute, and the first researcher related to the Institute to be awarded a Nobel Prize.