Gems are known for the beauty of the light that passes through them But it is the fixed atomic arrangements of these crystals that determine the light frequencies permitted passage Now a Sandia led team ... - Read More
Sharp observation by doctoral student Mengmeng Cui in Thomas Russell's polymer science and engineering laboratory at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently led her to discover how to kinetically trap and control one liquid within ... - Read More
Discovered in the 19th century thermoelectric materials have the remarkable property that heating them creates a small electrical current But enhancing this current to a level compatible with the needs of modern technologies has revealed ... - Read More
Engineers at Sandia National Laboratories along with partner institutions Georgia Tech Bucknell University King Saud University and the German Aerospace Center DLR are using a falling particle receiver to more efficiently convert the sun's energy ... - Read More
Researchers at Purdue University have shown how to reduce fuel consumption while improving the efficiency of hydraulic steering systems in heavy construction equipment The new approach incorporates several innovations It eliminates valves now needed to ... - Read More
Hardly a spectroscopic method boasts so many different applications as nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy better known as NMR The approach of NMR spectroscopy is based on monitoring the so called nuclear spin namely the angular ... - Read More
Hydrocarbons from Earth make up the oil and gas that heat our homes and fuel our cars The study of the various phases of molecules formed from carbon and hydrogen under high pressures and temperatures ... - Read More
go into a container of water Sunlight focused into the water quickly heats the nanoparticles which scientists are terming “nanoheaters ” A layer of steam forms on the nanoheaters and buoys them up to the ... - Read More
University of Michigan researchers today released seven technical reports that together form the most comprehensive Michigan focused resource on hydraulic fracturing the controversial natural gas and oil extraction process commonly known as fracking The studies ... - Read More
Researchers at the University of Alberta announced today that they have determined the chemical composition of human urine The study which took more than seven years and involved a team of nearly 20 researchers has ... - Read More
Nanosatellites are smartphone sized spacecraft that can perform simple yet valuable space missions Dozens of these little vehicles are now tirelessly orbiting Earth performing valuable functions for NASA the Department of Defense and even private ... - Read More
Chemists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz JGU have developed a new method for parallel protein analysis that is in principle capable of identifying hundreds or even thousands of different proteins It could be used to ... - Read More
Chemical flasks and inconvenient chemostats for cultivation of bacteria are likely soon to be discarded Researchers have constructed a microfluidic system allowing for merging transporting and splitting of microdroplets With this method hundreds of different ... - Read More
A superfluid moves like a completely frictionless liquid seemingly able to propel itself without any hindrance from gravity or surface tension The physics underlying these materials which appear to defy the conventional laws of physics ... - Read More
ETH researchers are able to make objects such as particles and liquid droplets fly in mid air by letting them ride on acoustic waves For the first time they have been able to also control ... - Read More
Researchers studied the variations and fluctuations in the length of day over a one to 10 year period between 1962 and 2012 Research at the University of Liverpool has found that variations in the length ... - Read More
In 1998 the Nobel Prize in Physics was conferred to the discovery of a new type of quantum fluid with fractional charge excitations known as Laughlin state The production of this quantum state which explains ... - Read More
When you squeeze something it gets smaller Unless you're at Argonne National Laboratory At the suburban Chicago laboratory a group of scientists has seemingly defied the laws of physics and found a way to apply ... - Read More
The deep biosphere the realm of sediments far below the seafloor harbors a vast ecosystem of bacteria archaea and fungi that are actively metabolizing proliferating and moving according a new study by scientists at Woods ... - Read More
New technology under development at The Ohio State University is paving the way for low cost electronic devices that work in direct contact with living tissue inside the body The first planned use of the ... - Read More
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