Sparks literally fly when a sperm and an egg hit it off The fertilized mammalian egg releases from its surface billions of zinc atoms in “zinc sparks ” one wave after another found a Northwestern ... - Read More
The largest trees in a forest may command the most attention but the smallest seedlings and youngest saplings are the ones that are most critical to the composition and diversity of the forest overall While ... - Read More
The team responsible for the Sample Analysis at Mars SAM instrument suite on NASA's Curiosity rover has made the first definitive detection of organic molecules at Mars Organic molecules are the building blocks of all ... - Read More
A global fleet of composite planes could reduce carbon emissions by up to 15 per cent but the lighter planes alone will not enable the aviation industry to meet its emissions targets according to new ... - Read More
University of Manchester scientists have identified the most energy efficient way to make clouds more reflective to the sun in a bid to combat climate change Marine Cloud Brightening is a reversible geoengineering method proposed ... - Read More
What do you get when you wrap a thin sheet of the wonder material graphene around a novel multifunctional sulfur electrode that combines an energy storage unit and electron ion transfer networks An extremely promising ... - Read More
In the fight against global warming carbon capture chemically trapping carbon dioxide before it releases into the atmosphere is gaining momentum but standard methods are plagued by toxicity corrosiveness and inefficiency Using a bag of ... - Read More
New work from Carnegie's Ivan Naumov and Russell Hemley delves into the chemistry underlying some surprising recent observations about hydrogen and reveals remarkable parallels between hydrogen and graphene under extreme pressures Their work is the ... - Read More
Ever wonder what's in the black cloud that emits from some semi trucks that you pass on the freeway Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab scientist Thomas Kirchstetter knows very precisely what's in there having ... - Read More
Splashy blue and green hues pop from under the glassy finish of the Tinamou species' bird relatives of ostriches rheas and emus eggs Pigments covered by a thin smooth cuticle reveal the mystery behind these ... - Read More
Oil reservoirs are scattered deep inside Earth like far flung islands in the ocean so their inhabitants might be expected to be very different but a new study led by Dartmouth College and University of ... - Read More
Scientists at the University of Strathclyde and City University of New York have created methods that dramatically simplify the discovery of biological gels for food cosmetics and biomedicine as published in the journal Nature Chemistry ... - Read More
New evidence suggesting that power lines and mobile phones do not cause physical harm to humans has been found by researchers at The University of Manchester Several past studies have suggested that the magnetic fields ... - Read More
An ancient meteorite and high energy X rays have helped scientists conclude a half century of effort to find identify and characterize a mineral that makes up 38 percent of the Earth And in doing ... - Read More
MIT chemists have devised a new way to wirelessly detect hazardous gases and environmental pollutants using a simple sensor that can be read by a smartphone These inexpensive sensors could be widely deployed making it ... - Read More
Nitrous oxide N2O is an important greenhouse gas that doesn't receive as much notoriety as carbon dioxide or methane but a new study confirms that atmospheric levels of N2O rose significantly as the Earth came ... - Read More
A 13 year decline in vegetation in the eastern and southeastern Amazon has been linked to a decade long rainfall decline in the region a new NASA funded study finds With global climate models projecting ... - Read More
Effective environmental management depends on a detailed knowledge of the distribution of species But taxonomists are in short supply and some species can be difficult to identify even for experts Eawag in collaboration with Canton ... - Read More
After years of monitoring different experimental buildings a group of researchers from the School of Architecture of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid has developed a model that can estimate the thermal performance of vegetal façades regarding ... - Read More
he entire semiconductor industry not to mention Silicon Valley is built on the propensity of electrons in silicon to get kicked out of their atomic shells and become free These mobile electrons are routed and ... - Read More
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