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 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
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
Leading conservation scientists from around the world have called for a substantial role for nuclear power in future energy generating scenarios in order to mitigate climate change and protect biodiversity In an open letter to ... - Read More
Driving vehicles that use electricity from renewable energy instead of gasoline could reduce the resulting deaths due to air pollution by 70 percent This finding comes from a new life cycle analysis of conventional and ... - 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
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
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
The same research team that developed the first laser based on a living cell has shown that use of fluorescent proteins in a solid form rather than in solution greatly increases the intensity of light ... - Read More
Researchers at Rice University have created flexible patterned sheets of multilayer graphene from a cheap polymer by burning it with a computer controlled laser The process works in air at room temperature and eliminates the ... - Read More
Like a baseball player sliding into third a hot monomer skids in a straight line along a cold surface until it's safely among its fellow molecules This is not what usually happens when scientists assemble ... - Read More
Windows allow brilliant natural light to stream into homes and buildings Along with light comes heat that in warm weather we often counter with energy consuming air conditioning Now scientists are developing a new kind ... - Read More
A team of researchers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and environmental testing firm URS reports that a small subset of natural gas wells are responsible for the ... - Read More
Composite subatomic structures created by powerful collisions of protons have fallen apart in unexpected ways within a detector in the Large Hadron Collider called LHCb The 'b' in the detector's name stands for beauty a ... - Read More
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