chemicals used in refrigerators and air conditioners In Tuteja's lab in a demonstration the surface repelled coffee soy sauce and vegetable oil as well as toxic hydrochloric and sulfuric acids that could burn skin Tuteja ... - Read More
Agricultural irrigation in California's Central Valley doubles the amount of water vapor pumped into the atmosphere ratcheting up rainfall and powerful monsoons across the interior Southwest according to a new study by UC Irvine scientists ... - Read More
Scientists at ASU are celebrating their recent success on the path to understanding what makes the fiber that spiders spin weight for weight at least five times as strong as piano wire They have found ... - Read More
A new way of making crystalline silicon developed by U M researchers could make this crucial ingredient of computers and solar cells much cheaper and greener Share This See Also Graphene Inorganic Chemistry Spintronics Electronics ... - Read More
At the heart of computing are tiny crystals that transmit and store digital information's ones and zeroes Today these are hard and brittle materials But cheap flexible nontoxic organic molecules may play a role in ... - Read More
Northwestern University graduate student Jonathan Barnes had a hunch for creating an exotic new chemical compound and his idea that the force of love is stronger than hate proved correct He and his colleagues are ... - Read More
Microbiologists who study wild marine microbes as opposed to the lab grown variety face enormous challenges in getting a clear picture of the daily activities of their subjects But a team of scientists from MIT ... - Read More
Plastics have transformed modern society providing attractive benefits but also befouling waterways and aquifers depleting petroleum supplies and disrupting human health Share This See Also Health Policy Teen Health Materials Science Inorganic Chemistry Environmental Issues ... - Read More
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed elastic self healing wires in which both the liquid metal core and the polymer sheath reconnect at the molecular level after being severed Share This See Also ... - Read More
Silica microwires are the tiny and as yet underutilized cousins of optical fibers If precisely manufactured however these hair like slivers of silica could enable applications and technology not currently possible with comparatively bulky optical ... - Read More
When people wash their hands with antibacterial soap most don't think about where the chemicals contained in that soap end up University of Minnesota engineering researchers do Share This See Also Pharmacology Alzheimer's Research Hazardous ... - Read More
A few years ago manufacturers of water bottles food containers and baby products had a big problem A key ingredient of the plastics they used to make their merchandise an organic compound called bisphenol A ... - Read More
The western Antarctic Peninsula is one of the fastest warming regions on the planet and the fastest warming part of the Southern Hemisphere Share This See Also Nature Marine Biology Fish Global Warming Climate Oceanography ... - Read More
Fizzy ocean water and the alkaline fluid that bubbles up from deep ocean vents are coursing through a structure at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena Calif that is reminiscent of the pillared Emerald City ... - Read More
Super small particles of silicon react with water to produce hydrogen almost instantaneously according to University at Buffalo researchers Share This See Also Alternative Fuels Nature of Water Fuel Cells Energy Technology Nanotechnology Electricity Chemical ... - Read More
Scientists at the Universities of York and Leeds have made a significant discovery about the cause of the destruction of ozone over oceans Share This See Also Ozone Holes Atmosphere Environmental Issues Air Quality Oceanography ... - Read More
Plasmonic gold nanoparticles make pinpoint heating on demand possible Now Rice University researchers have found a way to selectively heat diverse nanoparticles that could advance their use in medicine and industry Share This See Also ... - Read More
Many industrial plants depend on water vapor condensing on metal plates In power plants the resulting water is then returned to a boiler to be vaporized again in desalination plants it yields a supply of ... - Read More
What is normal to most people in winter has so far been impossible in physics a minus temperature On the Celsius scale minus temperatures are only surprising in summer On the absolute temperature scale which ... - Read More
Researchers have demonstrated a new technology that combines a laser and electric fields to create tiny centrifuge like whirlpools to separate particles and microbes by size a potential lab on a chip system for medicine ... - Read More
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