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Scientists Trace 'Poisoning' in Chemical Reactions to the Atomic Scale

Nov 24 2016 Researchers have revealed new atomic scale details about pesky deposits that can stop or slow chemical reactions vital to fuel production and other processes This disruption to reactions is known as deactivation ... - Read More

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

Solar Smart Window Could Offer Privacy and Light Control on Demand

between two glass panes When the window is off the liquid crystals scatter light making the glass opaque The silicon layer absorbs the light and provides the low power needed to align the crystals so ... - 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

Discovery: A new form of light

Glow in the dark stickers weird deep sea fish LED lightbulbs all have forms of luminescence In other words instead of just reflecting light they make their own Now a team of scientists from the ... - Read More

New colors, a new world of pigments continue to evolve from accidental blue discovery

A bright blue compound that was first discovered by accident seven years ago in an Oregon State University laboratory and has since garnered global attention has now led to the more rational and methodical development ... - Read More

Advance in low-cost clean energy generation

Researchers at the University of Houston and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have reported a substantial advance in generating electricity through a combination of concentrating solar power and thermoelectric materials By combining concentrating solar power which ... - Read More

New cost-effective silicon carbide high voltage switch created

Researchers at North Carolina State University have created a high voltage and high frequency silicon carbide SiC power switch that could cost much less than similarly rated SiC power switches The findings could lead to ... - Read More

Innovative molten silicon-based energy storage system

A team of researchers from Solar Energy Institute at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid UPM are developing a novel system that allows the storage energy in molten silicon which is the most abundant element in Earth's ... - Read More

Metamaterial uses light to control its motion

Researchers have designed a device that uses light to manipulate its mechanical properties The device which was fabricated using a plasmomechanical metamaterial operates through a unique mechanism that couples its optical and mechanical resonances enabling ... - Read More

On-surface chemistry leads to novel products

On surface chemical reactions can lead to novel chemical compounds not yet synthesized by solution chemistry The first step second step and third step products can be analyzed in detail using a high resolution atomic ... - Read More

Food Waste Could Store Solar and Wind Energy

erythritol and xylitol both naturally occurring compounds in foods Their findings showed that with one exception heat transfer within a mixture decreased as the nanotube diameter decreased They also found that in general higher density ... - 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

Supercondenser stores heat as electricity

Researchers at the Laboratory for Organic Electronics at Linköping University Sweden have created a supercondenser that can be charged by the sun It contains no expensive or hazardous materials has patents pending and it should ... - Read More

Biofuel tech straight from the farm

Nature's figured it out already how to best break down food into fuel Now scientists have caught up showing that fungi found in the guts of goats horses and sheep could help fill up your ... - Read More

Researchers discover new phase of boron nitride and a new way to create pure c-BN

Researchers at North Carolina State University have discovered a new phase of the material boron nitride Q BN which has potential applications for both manufacturing tools and electronic displays The researchers have also developed a ... - 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

Power walk: Footsteps could charge mobile electronics

When you're on the go and your smartphone battery is low in the not so distant future you could charge it simply by plugging it into your shoe An innovative energy harvesting and storage technology ... - Read More

Hot find: Tightly spaced objects could exchange millions of times more heat

The sun's warmth crosses millions of miles of empty space to create a summer day a campfire roasts marshmallows from several feet away Scientists have understood the mathematics behind this ghostly transfer of heat since ... - 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
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