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New review of modelled pathways on mitigation strategies to achieve the Paris Agreement goal

11/11/2019

The Paris Agreement marked the conclusion of many years of negotiations, setting a global temperature target of “well below 2 °C” and encouraging efforts to “limit increase to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels.” However, submitted Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs),...

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New approach to prepare supramolecular polymers

11/06/2019

Supramolecular polymers have a lot of potential in the development of new materials because of their inherent recyclability and their self-healing and stimuli-responsive properties. Such properties are a direct consequence of their non-covalent nature and of the reversibility...

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Imagen del telescopio espacial Hubble, en el que se ven los cúmulos globulares jóvenes en azul y los filamentos de gas frío en rojo.

Thousands of new globular clusters have formed over the last billion years

10/28/2019

Globular clusters may contain hundreds of thousands of stars and may even have as many as ten million stars that essentially emerged at the same time. They are the oldest visible objects in the universe. Globular clusters come together in dense, spherical volumes with...

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Novel approaches in the study of (mock) gravitational interactions

10/24/2019

The origin of long-range attractive interactions has fascinated scientists for centuries. The remarkable Fatio de Duillier–LeSage corpuscular theory, introduced as early as 1690 and generalized to electromagnetic waves by Lorentz, proposed that, due to their mutual shadowing,...

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Generation of Melodies for the Lost Chant of the Mozarabic Rite

10/15/2019

In the Iberian Peninsula and Southern France the Mozarabic rite, with its own tradition of chant, was dominant from the sixth until the eleventh century. Most of these chants were only preserved in so called “neumatic” notation, which indicates the melodic contours but not the...

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