Some 56 million years ago a massive pulse of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere sent global temperatures soaring In the oceans carbonate sediments dissolved some organisms went extinct and others evolved Scientists have long suspected ... - Read More
University of Pittsburgh researchers have become the first to detect a fundamental particle of light matter interaction in metals the exciton The team will publish its work online June 1 in Nature Physics Humankind has ... - Read More
Next time you spot an earthworm sliding through fresh dirt take a closer look What you're seeing is an organic movement called peristaltic locomotion that has been meticulously refined by nature Jarod Gregory an undergraduate ... - Read More
Crime fighters could have a new tool at their disposal following promising research by Queen's professor Diane Beauchemin Dr Beauchemin Chemistry and student Lily Huang MSc'15 have developed a cutting edge technique to identify human ... - 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
Soon making and improving medical drugs could be as easy for chemists as stacking blocks is for a child University of Illinois chemist Martin Burke a pioneer of a technique that constructs complex molecules from ... - Read More
A recent study into the biomechanics of the necks of ants a common insect that can amazingly lift objects many times heavier than its own body might unlock one of nature's little mysteries and quite ... - Read More
to keep the odds stacked against sharing of these genes ” ### This study was funded by the Children's Discovery Institute MD II 2011 117 the International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability at ... - Read More
Powerful inexpensive and even flexible when they need to be organic photodiodes are a promising alternative to silicon based photodetectors They are used to improve light sensitivity in cameras and to check displays for homogeneous ... - Read More
Date May 9 2014 Source Society of Toxicology Summary Since the rise in the use of hydraulic fracturing of shale to produce natural gas and oil many have debated the merits and detractions of the ... - Read More
University of Houston physicists have discovered a new thermoelectric material offering high performance at temperatures ranging from room temperature up to 300 degrees Celsius or about 573 degrees Fahrenheit This new material is better than ... - Read More
Graphene a one atom thick form of the carbon material graphite has been hailed as a wonder material strong light nearly transparent and an excellent conductor of electricity and heat But a number of practical ... - Read More
University of Leicester students apply sophisticated scientific principles to pop culture scenarios with intriguing results How would athletes fare if the Winter Olympics were held on Saturn's moon Enceladus How realistic was the grizzly downfall ... - Read More
The periodic table of the elements is to get crowded towards its heaviest members Evidence for the artificial creation of element 117 has recently been obtained at the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research ... - 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
A study published today in Science by researchers from the U S Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory may dramatically shift our understanding of the complex dance of microbes and minerals that takes place in ... - Read More
Materials that can be used for thermoelectric devices those that turn a temperature difference into an electric voltage have been known for decades But until now there has been no good explanation for why just ... - Read More
Scientists at the U S Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory are seeking ways to synchronize the magnetic spins in nanoscale devices to build tiny yet more powerful signal generating or receiving antennas and other ... - Read More
Many efforts to reduce the environmental impacts associated with commercial horticulture production have failed to influence the general public For example one recent study showed that the use of organic fertilizers offered no significant marketing ... - Read More
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have observed magnetic properties typically associated with those observed in rare earth elements in iron These properties are observed in a new iron based compound that does ... - Read More
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