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Cooling to almost absolute zero with magnetic molecules

An international team of scientists have become the first ever researchers to successfully reach temperatures below minus 272.15 degrees Celsius only just above absolute zero using magnetic molecules The physicists and chemists are presenting their ... - Read More

Dispelling a misconception about Mg-ion batteries

Lithium Li ion batteries serve us well powering our laptops tablets cell phones and a host of other gadgets and devices However for future automotive applications we will need rechargeable batteries with significant increases in ... - Read More

Dolphin 'breathalyzer' could help diagnose animal and ocean health

Alcohol consumption isn't the only thing a breath analysis can reveal Scientists have been studying its possible use for diagnosing a wide range of conditions in humans and now in the beloved bottlenose dolphin In ... - Read More

A brighter design emerges for low-cost, 'greener' LED light bulbs

The phase out of traditional incandescent bulbs in the U S and elsewhere as well as a growing interest in energy efficiency has given LED lighting a sales boost However that trend could be short ... - Read More

Methods will reverse arsenic danger in Bangladesh water supply

Arsenic poisoning is widespread in Bangladesh where ground water is contaminated by runoff from the Himalayas Now researchers have developed two simple and cheap methods that well drillers can use to tap arsenic safe drinking ... - Read More

Unique catalysts for hydrogen fuel cells synthesized in ordinary kitchen microwave oven

Swedish and Chinese researchers show how a unique nano alloy composed of palladium nano islands embedded in tungsten nanoparticles creates a new type of catalysts for highly efficient oxygen reduction the most important reaction in ... - Read More

Potential of autochthonous bacteria for use as biofertilizers

Neiker Tecnalia the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development is working to select autochthonous bacteria with a biofertilizing potential as a result of the stimulating effect they have on the take up of nutrients ... - Read More

A cost-effective and energy-efficient approach to carbon capture

Carbon capture is a process by which waste carbon dioxide CO2 released by factories and power plants is collected and stored away in order to reduce global carbon emissions There are two major ways of ... - Read More

Researchers pump up oil accumulation in plant leaves

Increasing the oil content of plant biomass could help fulfill the nation's increasing demand for renewable energy feedstocks But many of the details of how plant leaves make and break down oils have remained a ... - Read More

MRI technique detects evidence of cognitive decline before symptoms appear

A magnetic resonance imaging MRI technique can detect signs of cognitive decline in the brain even before symptoms appear according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology The technique has the potential ... - Read More

An innovative way to increase flower, seed and fruit production

A scientist from UPM has developed a method to enhance crop yield by the contact of roots aerial parts or even the substratum of the plant fungus 'Colletotrichum tofieldiae' A new method developed at the ... - Read More

No need for water, enzymes are doing it for themselves

New research by scientists at the University of Bristol has challenged one of the key axioms in biology that enzymes need water to function The breakthrough could eventually lead to the development of new industrial ... - Read More

How to make a 'perfect' solar absorber

The key to creating a material that would be ideal for converting solar energy to heat is tuning the material's spectrum of absorption just right It should absorb virtually all wavelengths of light that reach ... - Read More

Researchers Study Vital 'On/Off Switches' That Control When Bacteria Turn Deadly

No matter how many times it’s demonstrated it’s still hard to envision bacteria as social communicating creatures But by using a signaling system called “quorum sensing ” these single celled organisms radically alter their behavior ... - Read More

New species of electrons can lead to better computing

In a research paper published this week in Science the collaboration led by MIT's theory professor Leonid Levitov and Manchester's Nobel laureate Sir Andre Geim report a material in which electrons move at a controllable ... - Read More

The biomethane market needs clear frame conditions for further growth, experts urge

Biomethane as a substitute for the fossil energy carrier natural gas offers a variety of options and applications for a sustainable energy supply Nevertheless a consequent market penetration is still pending because of a lack ... - Read More

Environmental costs, health risks, and benefits of fracking examined

A strange thing happened on the way to dealing with climate change Advances in hydraulic fracturing put trillions of dollars' worth of previously unreachable oil and natural gas within humanity's grasp The environmental costs and ... - Read More

Agricultural revolution in Africa could increase global carbon emissions

Productivity boosting agricultural innovations in Africa could lead to an increase in global deforestation rates and carbon emissions a Purdue University study finds Historically improvements in agricultural technology have conserved land and decreased carbon emissions ... - Read More

Looking deep inside a working lithium-ion battery

For the first time researchers have been able to open a kind of window into the inner workings of a lithium ion battery Using a neutron beam chemists and engineers at The Ohio State University ... - Read More

Like weeds of the sea, 'brown tide' algae exploit nutrient-rich coastlines

The sea grass beds of Long Island's Great South Bay once teemed with shellfish Clams scallops and oysters filtered nutrients from the water and flushed money through the local economy But three decades after the ... - Read More
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