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X-Rays Reveal Artistry in an Ancient Vase

shows certain standards of aesthetic excellence The artist invested more in his work than we had given him credit for Such collaborations spark scientific innovation as well Well conserved art objects allow researchers to look ... - Read More

Nano-Spike Catalysts Convert Carbon Dioxide Directly Into Ethanol

In a new twist to waste to fuel technology scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and copper to turn carbon ... - Read More

Advance in low-cost clean energy generation

Researchers at the University of Houston and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have reported a substantial advance in generating electricity through a combination of concentrating solar power and thermoelectric materials By combining concentrating solar power which ... - Read More

New cost-effective silicon carbide high voltage switch created

Researchers at North Carolina State University have created a high voltage and high frequency silicon carbide SiC power switch that could cost much less than similarly rated SiC power switches The findings could lead to ... - Read More

In Bird Feathers, Scientists Find Hints About Color of Extinct Animals

Sep 24 2016 In order to discover the true colors of ancient animals scientists are using X rays to closely examine the chemical details of modern bird feathers The researchers were able to map elements ... - Read More

Asphalt-based carbon-capture material advances

A Rice University laboratory has improved its method to turn plain asphalt into a porous material that can capture greenhouse gases from natural gas In research detailed this month in Advanced Energy Materials Rice researchers ... - Read More

UCLA Chemists Report New Insights About Properties of Matter at the Nanoscale

but not in UCLA R3 ” said García Garibay a member of the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA “The design of UCLA R3 was successful We want to be able to control the viscosity to ... - Read More

'Sticky waves: ' molecular interactions at the nanoscale

Like the gravitational forces that are responsible for the attraction between the Earth and the moon as well as the dynamics of the entire solar system there exist attractive forces between objects at the nanoscale ... - Read More

Quantum Magnets, the Best Biofuel Strain of Switchgrass, Gluons' Influence on Particle Spin, and More from the DOE Office of Science and DOE-Funded National Labs

A New Recipe for Biofuel Genetic Diversity Can Lead to More Productive Growth in Switchgrass Crops A team of national laboratory and university researchers led by the Department of Energy's DOE's Argonne National Laboratory is ... - Read More

Researchers discover new phase of boron nitride and a new way to create pure c-BN

Researchers at North Carolina State University have discovered a new phase of the material boron nitride Q BN which has potential applications for both manufacturing tools and electronic displays The researchers have also developed a ... - Read More

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Graphene Researchers Create "Superheated" Water That Can Corrode Diamonds

Released 3 11 2013 5 00 AM EDTSource Newsroom National University of Singapore more news from this source Mar 11 2013 A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore NUS led by Professor ...

Gentle pasteurization of milk – with microwaves
Microwaves, Milk

In the EU funded project MicroMilk European SMEs together with the University of Hohenheim and the Fraunhofer IGB have developed a novel method for pasteurization of milk with microwaves The system preserves the valuable components ...

Ultrasound ‘Making Waves’ for Enhancing Biofuel Production

All chefs know that you have to break some eggs to make an omelet and that includes engineers at Iowa State University who are using high frequency sound waves to break down plant materials in ...

Researchers "Fish New Pond" for Antibiotics

Released 10 11 2013 9 35 AM EDTEmbargo expired 10 13 2013 1 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom McMaster University more news from this source Oct 15 2013 Hamilton ON Oct 13 2013 Researchers at McMaster ...

Warming since 1950s partly caused by El Niño
Ocean, Ocean

A natural shift to stronger warm El Niño events in the Pacific Ocean might be responsible for a substantial portion of the global warming recorded during the past 50 years according to new research at ...

Geochemistry survey at Chatham Rise reveals absence of modern day greenhouse gas emissions
Gas, Geochemistry, Emissions

Geochemistry analysis conducted by the U S Naval Research Laboratory of fossil sediment injection structures off the New Zealand coast in February and March reveal no presence of modern day expulsions of methane gas a ...

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New ways to construct contactless magnetic gears

no picThe new milk frother you are using to prepare your cappuccino is likely using magnetic gears Magnetic gears transmit rotary motion like mechanical gears but instead of teeth they use magnetic attraction and repulsion between ... - Read More

Why not recycled concrete?

no picFrom paper towels to cups to plastic bottles products made from recycled materials permeate our lives One notable exception is building materials Why can't we recycle concrete from our deteriorating infrastructure for use as material ... - Read More

Scientists guide gold nanoparticles to form 'diamond' superlattices

no picUsing bundled strands of DNA to build Tinkertoy like tetrahedral cages scientists at the U S Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have devised a way to trap and arrange nanoparticles in a way that ... - Read More

Physicists develop a cooling system for the processors of the future

no picResearchers from MIPT have found a solution to the problem of overheating of active plasmonic components These components will be essential for high speed data transfer within the optoelectronic microprocessors of the future which will ... - Read More

First materials woven at atomic and molecular levels: Weaving a new story for COFS and MOFs

no picThere are many different ways to make nanomaterials but weaving the oldest and most enduring method of making fabrics has not been one of them until now An international collaboration led by scientists at the ... - Read More
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