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California Gas Well Blowout Caused Nation's Largest Methane Release, Study Finds

The Aliso Canyon natural gas well blowout released more than 100 000 tons of the powerful greenhouse gas methane before the well was finally plugged Feb 11 according to the first study of the event ... - Read More

Oxygen-starved oceans held back life's recovery after the 'Great Dying'

Stanford scientists have found that chronically low levels of oxygen throughout the oceans hampered the recovery of life after the Permian Triassic extinction the most catastrophic die off in our planet's history Also known as ... - Read More

Biofuel tech straight from the farm

Nature's figured it out already how to best break down food into fuel Now scientists have caught up showing that fungi found in the guts of goats horses and sheep could help fill up your ... - Read More

A metal that behaves like water

Graphene is going to change the world or so we've been told Since its discovery a decade ago scientists and tech gurus have hailed graphene as the wonder material that could replace silicon in electronics ... - Read More

Power walk: Footsteps could charge mobile electronics

When you're on the go and your smartphone battery is low in the not so distant future you could charge it simply by plugging it into your shoe An innovative energy harvesting and storage technology ... - Read More

Hot find: Tightly spaced objects could exchange millions of times more heat

The sun's warmth crosses millions of miles of empty space to create a summer day a campfire roasts marshmallows from several feet away Scientists have understood the mathematics behind this ghostly transfer of heat since ... - Read More

Researchers develop new, more-efficient selective oxidation catalyst

Since August 2012 Thomas Manz Chemical and Materials Engineering assistant professor at New Mexico State University and Ph D student Bo Yang have worked to develop a new more efficient selective oxidation catalyst Our new ... - Read More

Organic waste for sustainable batteries

A carbon based active material produced from apple leftovers and a material of layered oxides might help reduce the costs of future energy storage systems Both were found to have excellent electrochemical properties and stand ... - Read More

Buildings wrapped in high-efficiency, flexible solar cells? It could happen

A patented breakthrough by researchers at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology improves the efficiency of organic photovoltaic cells by 50 percent and could someday provide a huge boost for the viability of solar power ... - Read More

Chemical Cages: New Technique Advances Synthetic Biology

Released 11 Feb 2016 2 05 PM ESTSource Newsroom Arizona State University Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nature CommunicationsFeb 12 2016 Living systems rely on a dizzying variety ... - Read More

Clean energy from water

Fuel cells generate electrical energy through a chemical reaction of hydrogen and oxygen To obtain clean energy the splitting of water into its components of hydrogen and oxygen is critical Researchers at the University of ... - Read More

Why not recycled concrete?

From 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

Car roof and battery made with byproducts of paper production

Swedish researchers have produced the world's first model car with a roof and battery made from wood based carbon fibre a lightweight and renewable alternative to metals and other composites Remember wood paneled station wagons ... - Read More

Slime Can See

Released 9 Feb 2016 12 05 PM ESTSource Newsroom eLife Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations eLifeFeb 10 2016 After more than 300 years of looking scientists have figured ... - Read More

Phosphine as a Superconductor? Sure, but the Story May Be Complicated

nearly 2 million times the pressure of our atmosphere here on Earth and similar to the pressure at which phosphine was squeezed in the diamond vice in the superconductor experiment The search for superconductors One ... - Read More

Carbon Dioxide Captured From Air Converted Directly to Methanol Fuel for the First Time

Released 3 Feb 2016 2 05 PM ESTSource Newsroom University of Southern California USC Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Journal of American Chemical SocietyFeb 6 2016 They're making ... - Read More

Scientists Take Key Step Toward Custom-Made Nanoscale Chemical Factories

a characteristic essential for future applications Aussignargues said “The engineered protein was also more stable than its natural counterpart which was a big surprise ” he said “You can treat it with things that normally ... - Read More

Study Reveals Proteins Most Associated With Aging

Released 29 Jan 2016 1 05 PM ESTSource Newsroom Stony Brook University more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations StructureJan 30 2016 STONY BROOK N ... - Read More

Watching electrons cool in 30 quadrillionths of a second

Two University of California Riverside assistant professors of physics are among a team of researchers that have developed a new way of seeing electrons cool off in an extremely short time period The development could ... - Read More

Physicists develop a cooling system for the processors of the future

Researchers 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
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