Rice University's breakthrough silicon oxide technology for high density next generation computer memory is one step closer to mass production thanks to a refinement that will allow manufacturers to fabricate devices at room temperature with ... - Read More
Thermal systems use heat to produce cold and vice versa To do so a material is needed that can dissipate water vapor particularly well and quickly A new method simply applies this property as a ... - Read More
Theorists propose a way to make superconducting quantum devices such as Josephson junctions and qubits atom by atom inside a silicon crystal Such systems could combine the most promising aspects of silicon spin qubits with ... - Read More
Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL are turning to extremely tiny tubes and rods to boost power and durability in lithium ion batteries the energy sources for cell phones laptops and ... - Read More
A Binghamton University physicist and his colleagues say they have unlocked one key mystery surrounding high temperature superconductivity Their research published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found a remarkable ... - Read More
When the forestry machines have finished extracting timber what is left are tops and branches waste which cannot be used However according to researchers it is possible to turn these heaps of lopwood into high ... - Read More
Chlorinated chemicals perform a host of societally useful functions but they also have a dark side Once their use life has ended such agents often become environmental contaminants sometimes resistant to bioremediation In a series ... - Read More
Particles of soot floating through the air and comets hurtling through space have at least one thing in common 0.36. That reports a research group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST is ... - Read More
One of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpieces drawn in red chalk on paper during the early 1500s and widely believed to be a self portrait is in extremely poor condition Centuries of exposure to humid storage ... - Read More
Led by Marius Gilbert Interfaculty School of Bioengineering Université libre de Bruxelles and Tim Robinson ILRI Kenya an international researcher team established new global maps of livestock distribution This study should help to measure the ... - Read More
Tropical forests are a sometimes underappreciated asset in the battle against climate change They cover seven percent of land surface yet hold more than 30 percent of Earth's terrestrial carbon As abandoned agricultural land in ... - Read More
Vast amounts of excess heat are generated by industrial processes and by electric power plants researchers around the world have spent decades seeking ways to harness some of this wasted energy Most such efforts have ... - Read More
Researchers at MIT have discovered a new way of harnessing temperature gradients in fluids to propel objects In the natural world the mechanism may influence the motion of icebergs floating on the sea and rocks ... - Read More
Batteries do not age gracefully The lithium ions that power portable electronics cause lingering structural damage with each cycle of charge and discharge making devices from smartphones to tablets tick toward zero faster and faster ... - Read More
Using a material found in Silly Putty and surgical tubing a group of researchers at the University of California Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have developed a new way to make lithium ion batteries that ... - Read More
Scientists have taken a large step toward making a fiber like energy storage device that can be woven into clothing and power wearable medical monitors communications equipment or other small electronics The device is a ... - Read More
A team of scientists has found that the woody growth of forests in north Borneo is half as great again as in the most productive forests of north west Amazonia an average difference of 3.2 ... - Read More
The icing on the cake for semiconductor nanocrystals that provide a non damped optoelectronic effect may exist as a layer of tin that segregates near the surface One method of altering the electrical properties of ... - Read More
The Aziz' team at the Joint Laboratory between Freie Universität Berlin and HZB has built a laser based tabletop setup which generates ultrashort XUV light pulses and achieves their monochromatization by implementing special reflection zone ... - Read More
Soils under Britain's allotments are significantly healthier than intensively farmed soils researchers have found This is the first study to show that by growing at small scale in urban areas it is possible to produce ... - Read More
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