Our present understanding of thermodynamics is fundamentally incorrect if applied to small systems and needs to be modified according to new research from University College London UCL and the University of Gdańsk The work establishes ... - Read More
They lie dormant for years but at the first sign of favorable conditions they awaken This sounds like the tagline for a science fiction movie but it describes the amazing life cycles of microbial organisms ... - Read More
The chemical secrets of a concrete Roman breakwater that has spent the last 2 000 years submerged in the Mediterranean Sea have been uncovered by an international team of researchers led by Paulo Monteiro of ... - Read More
Every chemist's dream to snap an atomic scale picture of a chemical before and after it reacts has now come true thanks to a new technique developed by chemists and physicists at the University of ... - Read More
Nanostructures that assemble themselves from polymer molecules could prove to be useful tools in chemistry and industry However it is difficult to develop structurally robust self assembling materials because they are often adversely affected by ... - Read More
Tungsten is particularly suitable as material for highly stressed parts of the vessel enclosing a hot fusion plasma it being the metal with the highest melting point A disadvantage however is its brittleness which under ... - Read More
In a move that would make the Alchemists of King Arthur's time green with envy scientists have unraveled the formula for turning liquid cement into liquid metal This makes cement a semi conductor and opens ... - Read More
What happened the last time a vegetated Earth shifted from an extremely cold climate to desert like conditions And what does it tell us about climate change today John Isbell is on a quest to ... - Read More
The atom sized world of carbon nanotubes holds great promise for a future demanding smaller and faster electronic components Nanotubes are stronger than steel and smaller than any element of silicon based electronics the ubiquitous ... - Read More
From brain to heart to stomach the bodies of humans and animals generate weak magnetic fields that a supersensitive detector could use to pinpoint illnesses trace drugs and maybe even read minds Sensors no bigger ... - Read More
University of Illinois researchers have developed a new way to produce highly uniform nanocrystals used for both fundamental and applied nanotechnology projects We have developed a unique approach for the synthesis of highly uniform icosahedral ... - Read More
Thermoelectric materials can be used to turn waste heat into electricity or to provide refrigeration without any liquid coolants and a research team from the University of Michigan has found a way to nearly double ... - Read More
A research group at the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics MANA of NIMS discovered an intriguing phenomenon in which an inorganic layered crystal expanded and contracted by 100 times its original size in a few ... - Read More
Breathing oxygen can be hazardous to your health Share This See Also Extreme Survival Bacteria Fish Geochemistry Earth Science Caving Microorganism Antioxidant Saliva Oxygen Indeed our bodies aren't perfect They make mistakes among them producing ... - Read More
In spring a person's thoughts turn to important matters like how best to keep your drink cold on a hot day Though this quest is probably as old as civilization University of Washington climate scientists ... - Read More
The introduction next year of the Euro 6 exhaust gas standard means that catalytic converters will become more expensive above all for diesel vehicles Empa is working on a catalytic substrate made of ceramic foam ... - Read More
Billions of people worldwide burn animal dung crop residues wood and charcoal to cook their meals And the chemicals produced and inhaled sicken or kill millions At particular risk are women who prepare their families' ... - Read More
Researchers from the University of Tübingen have been able to show for the first time how microorganisms contributed to the formation of the world's biggest iron ore deposits The biggest known deposits in South Africa ... - Read More
University of Chicago researchers have created a synthetic compound that mimics the complex quantum dynamics observed in photosynthesis and may enable fundamentally new routes to creating solar energy technologies Engineering quantum effects into synthetic light ... - Read More
despite several disadvantages Ethanol for instance has a lower energy content per gallon than gasoline which can reduce fuel mileage Ethanol also has a corrosive effect on car engines and can’t easily be used in ... - Read More
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