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The first edition of the 2022 Materials Spotlight Series, "The Future of Plastics," will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 27 on the virtual platform Gather.Town
Penn State attendee and COP26 presenter Erica Smithwick, distinguished professor of geography, will discuss key takeaways from the climate conference and the need to change the climate narrative during a talk at 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 24.
Restocking forest patches after fires is important but relies on landscape and local factors, making successful tree replacement and forest recovery difficult. Now, a team of geographers analyzed forest recovery to develop aids for managers in maintaining forests.
Penn State has been awarded a $3.4 million contract from the REMADE Institute, a public-private partnership established by the United States Department of Energy, to fund research targeting the inefficient methods currently used to process and upcycle mixed plastic waste.
NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars on Aug. 6, 2012, and since then has roamed Gale Crater taking samples and sending the results back home for researchers to interpret.
Around the world, energy systems are increasingly impacted by the effects of a changing climate.
A 2011 paper authored by Penn State researchers outlining a geovisual analytics approach to support geographically grounded situational awareness of crisis events using social media was selected to receive the 2021 IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology Test of Time award.
A Penn State researcher testing a new way to assess tobacco use with a neighborhood mapping platform and in-person interviews has found that community engagement is key to addressing risky health behaviors.
When one organism's trash contains traces of human treasure, look for ancient microbial activity, according to researchers who found elemental silver in fossilized worm dung.
New findings by a team led by Penn State researchers suggest potential economic opportunities from the domestic production of critial minerals like cobalt and manganese.