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New transitory form of silica observed

A Carnegie led team was able to discover five new forms of silica under extreme pressures at room temperature Their findings are published by Nature Communications Silicon dioxide commonly called silica is one of the ... - Read More

Where are the hotspots of plant diversity along boreal streams?

The patterns of plant species diversity along Swedish boreal streams are closely linked to flow of surface and sub surface water The linkages between vegetation and hydrology are tight and according to Lenka Kuglerová they ... - Read More

Hidden benefits of electric vehicles revealed

Electric vehicles are cool research shows Literally A study in this week's Scientific Reports by researchers at Michigan State University MSU and in China add more fuel to the already hot debate about whether electric ... - Read More

Buckyballs become bucky-bombs, when aimed at cancer cells

In 1996 a trio of scientists won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for their discovery of Buckminsterfullerene soccer ball shaped spheres of 60 joined carbon atoms that exhibit special physical properties Now 20 years later ... - Read More

Scientists invent new way to control light, critical for next gen of super fast computing

A device resembling a plastic honeycomb yet infinitely smaller than a bee's stinger can steer light beams around tighter curves than ever before possible while keeping the integrity and intensity of the beam intact The ... - Read More

Geoengineering proposal may backfire: Ocean pipes 'not cool,' would end up warming climate

To combat global climate change caused by greenhouse gases alternative energy sources and other types of environmental recourse actions are needed There are a variety of proposals that involve using vertical ocean pipes to move ... - Read More

'Nanofiber gusher' created

Creating large amounts of polymer nanofibers dispersed in liquid is a challenge that has vexed researchers for years But engineers and researchers at North Carolina State University and one of its start up companies have ... - Read More

Scientists decipher the spectrum of CH5+ for the first time

CH5+ formed by adding a proton H+ to the well known methane CH4 molecule is the prototype of fluxional molecules In contrast to common molecules which are depicted as a rigid structure consisting of balls ... - Read More

Poisonous Symbiosis: Scientists discover mechanics of poison production in Crotalaria

A working group at Kiel University CAU centred around Professor Dietrich Ober has discovered that symbioses between plants and bacteria are not only responsible for binding nutrients as previously assumed but can also be responsible ... - Read More

Toward better agricultural fertilization management

A new study led by researchers from UPM shows that ammonia emissions associated with crop fertilization could reduce up to 82% with a minimum impact on agricultural production The research findings conducted by several universities ... - Read More

Computer sims: In climatic tug of war, carbon released from thawing permafrost wins handily

There's a carbon showdown brewing in the Arctic as Earth's climate changes On one side thawing permafrost could release enormous amounts of long frozen carbon into the atmosphere On the opposing side as high latitude ... - Read More

Scientists develop cool process to make better graphene

A new technique invented at Caltech to produce graphene a material made up of an atom thick layer of carbon at room temperature could help pave the way for commercially feasible graphene based solar cells ... - Read More

There's a revolution brewing in the technology kitchen: Imagine technology that is good enough to wear, safe enough to eat

Technology innovation specialists at Lancaster University are working on a project to design a range of wide reaching sensing devices for people suffering with anxiety This follows work undertaken by the School of Computing and ... - Read More

The ecstasy and the agony: Compression studies of MDMA

MDMA 3 4 methyenedioxymethamphetamine a Class A substance that is usually found in a tableted form is a psychoactive drug which is structurally similar to methylamphetamine and acts as a central nervous system stimulant producing ... - Read More

Iron rain fell on early Earth, new Z machine data supports

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories' Z machine have helped untangle a long standing mystery of astrophysics why iron is found spattered throughout Earth's mantle the roughly 2 000 mile thick region between Earth's core and ... - Read More

Electronic waste has energy value

Using discarded electronic boards the University of the Basque Country's UPV EHU researcher Andoni Salbidegoitia has in collaboration with international researchers developed a system for obtaining clean hydrogen that can be used as fuel The ... - Read More

Fine-tuning quantum dots from coal

Graphene quantum dots made from coal introduced in 2013 by the Rice University lab of chemist James Tour can be engineered for specific semiconducting properties in either of two single step processes In a new ... - Read More

30 years after C60: Fullerene chemistry with silicon opens new possibilities in semiconductor industry

Goethe University chemists have managed to synthesise a compound featuring an Si20 dodecahedron The Platonic solid which was published in the Angewandte Chemie journal is not just aesthetically pleasing it also opens up new perspectives ... - Read More

Insect wings might serve gyroscopic function, new research suggests

Gyroscopes measure rotation in everyday technologies from unmanned aerial vehicles to cell phone screen stabilizers Though many animals can move with more precision and accuracy than our best engineered aircraft and technologies gyroscopes are rarely ... - Read More

Catalyst destroys common toxic nerve agents quickly

Northwestern University scientists have developed a robust new material inspired by biological catalysts that is extraordinarily effective at destroying toxic nerve agents that are a threat around the globe First used 100 years ago during ... - Read More
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