Anyone who has ever toasted the top of their legs with their laptop or broiled their ear on a cell phone knows that microelectronic devices can give off a lot of heat These devices contain ... - Read More
Earth's magnetic field is crucial for our existence as it shields the life on our planet's surface from deadly cosmic rays It is generated by turbulent motions of liquid iron in Earth's core Iron is ... - Read More
Uranium isotopes leave a distinct 'fingerprint' in the sources of volcanic rocks making it possible to gauge their age and origin Geologists have gained a new understanding of how Earth's crust is recycled back into ... - Read More
Optogenetics is one of the hottest tools in biomedical research today a method that uses gene therapy to deliver light sensitive proteins into specific cells This new tool allows researchers to interact with a single ... - Read More
There's a new wave of sound on the horizon carrying with it a broad scope of tantalizing potential applications including advanced ultrasonic imaging and therapy and acoustic cloaking levitation and particle manipulation Researchers with the ... - Read More
One of the hottest materials in condensed matter research today is graphene Graphene had an unlikely start it began with researchers messing around with pencil marks on paper Pencil lead is actually made of graphite ... - Read More
A lot of energy is wasted when machines turn hot unnecessarily heating up their environment Some of this thermal energy could be harvested using thermoelectric materials they create electric current when they are used to ... - Read More
Food and biofuel crops could be grown and maintained in many places where it wasn't previously possible such as deserts landfills and former mining sites thanks to an inexpensive non chemical soil additive The additive ... - 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
A Stanford team has designed an entirely new form of cooling panel that works even when the sun is shining Such a panel could vastly improve the daylight cooling of buildings cars and other structures ... - Read More
NASA scientists say 2012 was the ninth warmest of any year since 1880 continuing a long term trend of rising global temperatures With the exception of 1998 the nine warmest years in the 132 year ... - Read More
What is normal to most people in winter has so far been impossible in physics a minus temperature On the Celsius scale minus temperatures are only surprising in summer On the absolute temperature scale which ... - Read More
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