COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of air biosecurity because SARS-CoV-2 is mainly transmitted from person to person via airborne droplets. Preventing infectious droplets from entering the body is one of the best ways to protect against infection. In his paper, published at the Applied Thermal Engineering Journal, Mikhail S. Vlaskin, head of the Laboratory of Energy Accumulating Materials at the Joint Institute for High Temperatures of the Russian Academy of Sciences, reviews the transmission patterns of airborne pathogens and air disinfection methods.
Mining cryptocurrencies has in recent years become such a mass phenomenon that it now has a noticeable affect on energy and geopolitics.
Petrostates such as Saudi Arabia and Russia could continue to have significant geopolitical influence even as the global use of fossil fuels decline, a new study exploring the adoption of hydrogen as an industrial energy source details.
Achieving zero emissions is impossible without reducing the carbon footprint in the consumer sector, said Rae Kwon Chung, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and the Global Energy Prize International Prize International Award Committee Chairman. He was commenting on the 6th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).