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NASA Curiosity: First Mars age measurement and human exploration help

Mars, NASA
NASA's Curiosity rover is providing vital insight about Mars' past and current environments that will aid plans for future robotic and human missions In a little more than a year on the Red Planet the ... - Read More

2012 solar storm points up need for society to prepare

A massive ejection of material from the sun initially traveling at over 7 million miles per hour that narrowly missed Earth last year is an event solar scientists hope will open the eyes of policymakers ... - Read More

New Jersey Shore likely faces unprecedented flooding by mid-century

sea
Geoscientists at Rutgers and Tufts universities estimate that the New Jersey shore will likely experience a sea level rise of about 1.5 feet by 2050 and of about 3.5 feet by 2100 11 to 15 ... - Read More

Researchers create nonlinear light-generating zero-index metamaterial

Light, Light
The Information Age will get a major upgrade with the arrival of quantum processors many times faster and more powerful than today's supercomputers For the benefits of this new Information Age 2.0 to be fully ... - Read More

Pushing limits of light microscopy

Microscopy
A team of researchers from the IMP Vienna together with collaborators from the Vienna University of Technology established a new microscopy technique which greatly enhances resolution in the third dimension In a simple set up ... - Read More

Scientists stitch up photosynthetic megacomplex

Proteins, Proteins, proteins
When sunlight strikes a photosynthesizing organism energy flashes between proteins just beneath its surface until it is trapped as separated electric charges Improbable as it may seem these tiny hits of energy eventually power the ... - Read More

Steering electrons along chemical bonds

Chemical bonds, Chemical bonds
Electron motions induced by a strong electric field are mapped in space and time with the help of femtosecond x ray pulses An x ray movie of the crystal lithium hydride shows that the electric ... - Read More

Large graphene crystals with exceptional electrical properties created

Crystals, Properties
When it comes to the growth of graphene an ultrathin ultrastrong all carbon material it is survival of the fittest according to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin The team used surface oxygen ... - Read More

Lignin-feasting microbe holds promise for biofuels

Anaerobic
Nature designed lignin the tough woody polymer in the walls of plant cells to bind and protect the cellulose sugars that plants use for energy For this reason lignin is a major challenge for those ... - Read More

Carbon nanotube jungles created to better detect molecules

molecules, Carbon nanotube
Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory LLNL and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH in Zurich have developed a new method of using nanotubes to detect molecules at extremely low concentrations enabling trace detection ... - Read More

Breakthrough research produces brighter, more efficiently produced lighting

Light, Light
By determining simple guidelines researchers at UC Santa Barbara's Solid State Lighting & amp Energy Center SSLEC have made it possible to optimize phosphors a key component in white LED lighting allowing for brighter more ... - Read More

VIP Treatment for Jet Lag

Released 10 31 2013 3 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom Washington University in St Louis more news from this source Nov 1 2013 A small molecule called VIP known to synchronize time keeping neurons in the ... - Read More

Go ahead, dunk your cell phone in salt water

Barrier films used in everything from food and drug packaging to consumer electronics and solar cells help prevent your food from spoiling help to preserve medication and protect your electronics from damage due to exposure ... - Read More

Earthworms invade New England

Carbon, carbon
Beavers reshape landscapes with their dams Wolves control elk populations Sea otters protect kelp forests by eating sea urchins These are what ecologists call keystone species critters that control an ecosystem and have a disproportionate ... - Read More

A noble yet simple way to synthesize new metal-free electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction

Reduction, Synthesize, Oxygen
A Korean research team from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology UNIST S Korea developed a high performance and stable metal free electrocatalyst for ORR and the research work was published in a science ... - Read More

New microscopes reveal live, developing cells in unprecedented 3-D clarity

developing
Researchers at NIH have developed two new microscopes both the first of their kind The first captures small fast moving organisms at an unprecedented rate and the second displays large cell samples in three dimensions ... - Read More

Team uses forest waste to develop cheaper, greener supercapacitors

Researchers report that wood biochar supercapacitors can produce as much power as today's activated carbon supercapacitors at a fraction of the cost and with environmentally friendly byproducts The report appears in the journal Electrochimica Acta ... - Read More

When scaling the quantum slopes, veer for the straight path

Quantum, Quantum
Like any task there is an easy and a hard way to control atoms and molecules as quantum systems which are driven by tailored radiation fields More efficient methods for manipulating quantum systems could help ... - Read More

Climate change: Fast out of the gate, slow to the finish the gate

Fast
A great deal of research has focused on the amount of global warming resulting from increased greenhouse gas concentrations But there has been relatively little study of the pace of the change following these increases ... - Read More

Breathing underwater: Evidence of microscopic life in oceanic crust

Crust
Although long thought to be devoid of life the bottom of the deep ocean is now known to harbor entire ecosystems teeming with microbes Scientists have recently documented that oxygen is disappearing from seawater circulating ... - Read More
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