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'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

Chemists' synthesis of silicon oxides opens 'new world in a grain of sand'

In an effort that reaches back to the 19th century laboratories of Europe a discovery by University of Georgia chemistry researchers establishes new research possibilities for silicon chemistry and the semiconductor industry The study published ... - Read More

Oxygen-depleted toxic oceans had key role in mass extinction over 200 million years ago

Changes in the biochemical balance of the ocean were a crucial factor in the end Triassic mass extinction during which half of all plant animal and marine life on Earth perished according to new research ... - Read More

Life for microbial specialists in the poisonous breath of sleeping volcanoes

Researchers of the University Jena analyze the microbial community in volcanically active soils In a mofette close to the Czech river Plesná in north western Bohemia the team working with Prof Dr Kirsten Küsel found ... - Read More

Metals used in high-tech products face future supply risks

In a new paper a team of Yale researchers assesses the criticality of all 62 metals on the Periodic Table of Elements providing key insights into which materials might become more difficult to find in ... - Read More

Simple method of binding pollutants in water

New types of membrane adsorbers remove unwanted particles from water and also at the same time dissolved substances such as the hormonally active bis phenol A or toxic lead To do this researchers at the ... - Read More

Rethinking wetland restoration: Smaller wetlands more valuable than previously thought

Most efforts to protect and restore wetlands mistakenly focus on preserving only total wetland area with no consideration of ecosystem services provided by different wetland types according to a new study from the University of ... - Read More

Possible existence of neutral atomic hydrogen in rock in Earth's deep interior

Date March 25 2015 Source National Institute for Materials Science NIMS Summary A new finding challenges the established dogma that hydrogen exists in the form of a hydroxyl group i e water in silicate minerals ... - Read More
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