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Thawing permafrost feeds climate change

Carbon held in frozen permafrost soils for tens of thousands of years is being released as Arctic regions of the Earth warm and is further fueling global climate change according to a Florida State University ... - Read More

Warming climate may release vast amounts of carbon from long-frozen Arctic soils

While climatologists are carefully watching carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere another group of scientists is exploring a massive storehouse of carbon that has the potential to significantly affect the climate change picture University of ... - Read More

Ascent or no ascent? How hot material is stopped in Earth's mantle

Gigantic volumes of hot material rising from the deep earth's mantle to the base of the lithosphere have shaped the face of our planet Provided they have a sufficient volume they can lead to break ... - Read More

Could smell hold the key to limiting or ending pesticide use?

Could smell hold the key to ending pesticide use   UK scientists may have uncovered a natural way of avoiding the use of pesticides and help save plants from attack by recreating a natural insect ... - Read More

Diabetes drug found in freshwater is a potential cause of intersex fish

A medication commonly taken for Type II diabetes which is being found in freshwater systems worldwide has been shown to cause intersex in fish male fish that produce eggs A study by Rebecca Klaper at ... - Read More

Origin of life: Chemistry of seabed's hot vents could explain emergence of life

Hot vents on the seabed could have spontaneously produced the organic molecules necessary for life according to new research by UCL chemists The study shows how the surfaces of mineral particles inside hydrothermal vents have ... - Read More

Nanotech-enabled moisturizer speeds healing of diabetic skin wounds

A new high tech but simple ointment applied to the skin may one day help diabetic patients heal stubborn and painful ulcers on their feet Northwestern University researchers report Scientist and dermatologist Amy S Paller ... - Read More

Chemists' synthesis of silicon oxides opens 'new world in a grain of sand'

In an effort that reaches back to the 19th century laboratories of Europe a discovery by University of Georgia chemistry researchers establishes new research possibilities for silicon chemistry and the semiconductor industry The study published ... - Read More

Revolutionary discovery leads to invention of new 'building blocks'

Polymer science will have to add a new giant molecule to its lexicon thanks to a cutting edge discovery at The University of Akron Taking a revolutionary building blocks approach researchers have pioneered a way ... - Read More

Picture this: Graphene brings 3-D holograms clearer and closer

From mobile phones and computers to television cinema and wearable devices the display of full colour wide angle 3D holographic images is moving ever closer to fruition thanks to international research featuring Griffith University Led ... - Read More

Scientists develop first liquid nanolaser

Northwestern University scientists have developed the first liquid nanoscale laser And it's tunable in real time meaning you can quickly and simply produce different colors a unique and useful feature The laser technology could lead ... - Read More

New insights into ionic liquids

To directly observe chemical processes in unusual new materials is a scientific dream made possible by modern microscopy methods researchers at Kiel University have for the first time captured video images of the attachment of ... - Read More

2-D semiconductor comes clean: Performance dramatically improved

In 2013 James Hone Wang Fong Jen Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia Engineering and colleagues at Columbia demonstrated that they could dramatically improve the performance of graphene highly conducting two dimensional 2D carbon by ... - Read More

New sensor detects spoiled meat

MIT chemists have devised an inexpensive portable sensor that can detect gases emitted by rotting meat allowing consumers to determine whether the meat in their grocery store or refrigerator is safe to eat The sensor ... - Read More

Engineer improves rechargeable batteries with nano 'sandwich'

The key to better cellphones and other rechargeable electronics may be in tiny sandwiches made of nanosheets according to mechanical engineering research from Kansas State University Gurpreet Singh assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering ... - Read More

Nanotubes with two walls have singular qualities

Rice University researchers have determined that two walls are better than one when turning carbon nanotubes into materials like strong conductive fibers or transistors Rice materials scientist Enrique Barrera and his colleagues used atomic level ... - Read More

Engineers purify sea and wastewater in 2.5 minutes

A group of Mexican engineers from the Jhostoblak Corporate created technology to recover and purify either seawater or wastewater from households hotels hospitals commercial and industrial facilities regardless of the content of pollutants and microorganisms ... - Read More

Beyond the lithium ion: Significant step toward a better performing battery

The race is on around the world as scientists strive to develop a new generation of batteries that can perform beyond the limits of the current lithium ion based battery Researchers at the University of ... - Read More

How to maximize the superconducting critical temperature in a molecular superconductor

An international research team led by Professor Kosmas Prassides of Tohoku University has investigated the electronic properties of the family of unconventional superconductors based on fullerenes*1 which have the highest known superconducting critical temperature Tc ... - Read More

Discovery Changes How Scientists Examine Rarest Elements of Periodic Table

into learning more about these elements ” Getting a piece of californium is no easy task though After years of negotiating with the U S Department of Energy Albrecht Schmitt obtained 5 milligrams of californium ... - Read More
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