Degraded forests now release more carbon than they store

Analyses – Degraded forests now release more carbon than they store

Analyses of satellite images suggest that degraded forests now release more carbon than they store

Molecular Robot Builds Molecules

MOLECULAR ROBOT BUILDS MOLECULES

A team of scientists from the University of Manchester have created the world’s first ever molecular robot. The wide range of positive implications and the nanotechnology used is another step towards the scientific advancement and artificial intelligence. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council is the one behind the funding of the project.

WHERE IS THE EARTH’S CARBON STORED?

Carbon is a commonly found chemical element that is abundant in the universe. Some forms of carbon can be seen unlike other chemicals. For example, diamond is the hardest form of carbon, coal and graphite are other forms of carbon.

WHAT DO YOU UNDERSTAND BY ELECTRON COUNTING?

Electron counting is a formalism used for classifying compounds and for explaining or predicting electronic structure and bonding.

Carbon and Its Allotropes

Carbon is placed at number 6 on the periodic table and is one of the most abundant elements in universe and in the earth’s crust. It is also the fundamental building block of all organisms. Hence, compounds of Carbon are known as organic compounds, and the study of Carbon compounds is known as Organic Chemistry.