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Asteroid Impacts Could Create Habitats for Life

Nov 18 2016 An international team of 38 scientists including Rutgers’ Sonia Tikoo has shown how large asteroid impacts deform rocks and possibly create habitats for early life on Earth and elsewhere Around 65 million ... - Read More

Salty Snow Could Affect Air Pollution in the Arctic

Nov 17 2016 In pictures the Arctic appears pristine and timeless with its barren lands and icy landscape In reality the area is rapidly changing Scientists are working to understand the chemistry behind these changes ... - Read More

Virginia Tech Researchers Explore Gigantic Volcanic Eruptions That Caused Worldwide Mass Extinctions

massive worldwide volcanic eruptions that created incredibly high volumes of lava and triggered environmental catastrophes and mass extinctions from 170 to 90 million years ago Heading the new research is Esteban Gazel an assistant professor ... - Read More

UChicago Site of Radiocarbon Dating Discovery Named Historic Landmark

not 25 000 years ago as previously believed “This radiocarbon dating method was a transformative advance to archaeology and historical studies allowing the determination of the age of archeological sites and objects without reliance on ... - Read More

New UAH Lab Seeks Answers to Particle, Cloud Mysteries

A new laboratory at The University of Alabama in Huntsville UAH is setting out to solve some of the fundamental mysteries about one of the common compounds floating in the atmosphere and what effects if ... - Read More

Scientists Expect to Calculate Amount of Fuel Inside Earth by 2025

Sep 13 2016 Earth requires fuel to drive plate tectonics volcanoes and its magnetic field Like a hybrid car Earth taps two sources of energy to run its engine primordial energy from assembling the planet ... - Read More

Chemistry Says Moon Is Proto-Earth's Mantle, Relocated

but two have been very influential ” In the original giant impact model the impact melted a part of the Earth and the entire impactor flinging some of the melt outward like clay from a ... - Read More

'Sticky waves: ' molecular interactions at the nanoscale

Like the gravitational forces that are responsible for the attraction between the Earth and the moon as well as the dynamics of the entire solar system there exist attractive forces between objects at the nanoscale ... - Read More

UEA Scientists Pave Way for New Generation of Superbug Drugs

Released 18 Feb 2016 11 05 AM ESTEmbargo expired 22 Feb 2016 11 00 AM ESTSource Newsroom University of East Anglia Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nature February ... - 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

Humans settled, set fire to Madagascar's forests 1,000 years ago

There's no question that our species has had a dramatic impact on the planet's physical environment particularly over the last few centuries with the rise of modern industry transportation and infrastructure But as new research ... - 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

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

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

Atom-Sized Craters Make a Catalyst Much More Active

Released 23 Nov 2015 1 20 PM ESTSource Newsroom SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations H Li et al Nature ... - Read More

Diamonds May Not Be So Rare As Once Thought

Released 3 Nov 2015 12 05 PM ESTSource Newsroom Johns Hopkins University more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nature Communications Nov 2015 DE FG ... - Read More

Discovery of a Highly Efficient Catalyst Eases Way to Hydrogen Economy

and cobalt a metal that is 1 000 times cheaper than platinum Catalysts reduce the energy needed to start a chemical reaction The new catalyst is almost as efficient as platinum and likely shows the ... - Read More

Thawing permafrost feeds climate change

Carbon held in frozen permafrost soils for tens of thousands of years is being released as Arctic regions of the Earth warm and is further fueling global climate change according to a Florida State University ... - Read More

Ascent or no ascent? How hot material is stopped in Earth's mantle

Gigantic volumes of hot material rising from the deep earth's mantle to the base of the lithosphere have shaped the face of our planet Provided they have a sufficient volume they can lead to break ... - Read More

Origin of life: Chemistry of seabed's hot vents could explain emergence of life

Hot vents on the seabed could have spontaneously produced the organic molecules necessary for life according to new research by UCL chemists The study shows how the surfaces of mineral particles inside hydrothermal vents have ... - Read More
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