A new study of the Amazon River basin shows lowland rivers that carry large volumes of sediment meander more across floodplains and create more oxbow lakes than rivers that carry less sediment The findings have ... - Read More
Rachel MacTavish is growing salt marsh plants in microcosms that replicate the tide She assembled them in an outdoor greenhouse at the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve in Georgia USA with buckets from a ... - Read More
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have received a $1.2 million award from the U S Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative to develop a technique that they believe will significantly improve the efficiencies of photovoltaic materials ... - Read More
To understand the function of an RNA molecule similar to the better known DNA and vital for cell metabolism we need to know its three dimensional structure Unfortunately establishing the shape of an RNA strand ... - Read More
The pore size of the smart membranes can be adjusted from the outside this is very attractive in applications like biosensors or chemical analysis The 'Swiss cheese' structure is characteristic of many polymer membranes and ... - Read More
Scientists have disclosed a new method to convert lignin a biomass waste product into simple chemicals The innovation is an important step toward replacing petroleum based fuels and chemicals with biorenewable materials says Shannon Stahl ... - Read More
A study in which the Membrane Nanomechanics group led by the Ikerbasque lecturer Dr Vadim Frolov at the Biophysics Unit of the UPV EHU University of the Basque Country has participated suggests that single wall ... - Read More
Researchers at the University of Lorraine in France say that quasicrystals a type of complex metal alloy with crystal like properties can be useful in the design of new composite materials Automotive aerospace and machinery ... - Read More
Tübingen researchers can control interplay of light and matter at the level of individual photons emitted by rubidium Researchers led by Dr Sebastian Slama of Tübingen University's Institute of Physics have succeeded in directing the ... - Read More
The Casimir electromagnetic fluctuation forces across plasmas are analogous to so called weak nuclear interaction forces according to new research A new theoretical work establishes a long sought after connection between nuclear particles and electromagnetic ... - Read More
Due to the environmental disaster's unprecedented scope assessing the damage caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been a challenge One unsolved puzzle is the location of 2 million ... - Read More
A population of endangered giant tortoises which once dwindled to just over a dozen has recovered on the Galapagos island of Española a finding described as a true story of success and hope in conservation ... - Read More
The first study to examine prenatal exposure to the phthalate DiNP finds it is associated with a shorter anogenital distance AGD in Swedish boys at the age of 21 months These findings raise concern since ... - Read More
To understand the extent to which human activities are polluting Earth's atmosphere and oceans it's important to distinguish human made pollutants from compounds that occur naturally A recent study co authored by a Brown University ... - Read More
A Norwegian invention is reducing by a third the energy that foundries need to manufacture ship propeller blades Some of the propeller blades manufactured by Oshaug Metall AS in Molde are so big that if ... - Read More
Rechargeable electric vehicles are one of the greatest tools against rising pollution and carbon emissions and their widespread adoption hinges on battery performance Scientists specializing in nanotechnology continue to hunt for the perfect molecular recipe ... - Read More
Experiments on the DIII D tokamak that General Atomics operates for the U S Department of Energy DOE have demonstrated the ability of lithium injections to transiently double the temperature and pressure at the edge ... - Read More
A multidisciplinary engineering team at the University of California San Diego developed a new nanoparticle based material for concentrating solar power plants designed to absorb and convert to heat more than 90 percent of the ... - Read More
Recent fusion experiments on the DIII D tokamak at General Atomics San Diego and the Alcator C Mod tokamak at MIT Cambridge Massachusetts show that beaming microwaves into the center of the plasma can be ... - Read More
In the on going effort to develop advanced biofuels as a clean green and sustainable source of liquid transportation fuels researchers at the U S Department of Energy DOE 's Joint BioEnergy Institute JBEI have ... - Read More
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