As computer manufacturers cram ever more processing power onto tiny chips they face a growing problem The connections between electronic components that measure just a few billionths of a meter across allow electrons to leak ... - Read More
Heavy rains have become more frequent in the upper Midwest over the past 60 years according to a study from the University of Iowa The trend appears to hold true even with the current drought ... - Read More
Energy is getting more and more expensive and experts are predicting record electricity and heating prices A software platform promises to lighten the load for households and businesses by making it easier for consumers to ... - Read More
In the search for the fuels of tomorrow Swedish researchers are finding inspiration in the sea Not in offshore oil wells but in the water where blue green algae thrive Share This See Also Agriculture ... - Read More
A simple fermentation treatment can convert a by product of biofuel production into a valuable chemical feedstock for a wide range of biomedical products Share This See Also Cell Biology Agriculture and Food Organic Chemistry ... - Read More
New research on household pesticide contamination emphasizes the need for less reliance on pesticides and more emphasis on neatness blocking cracks where insects can enter and other so called integrated pest management IPM measures scientists ... - Read More
The search for sustainable new materials to store heat captured from the sun for release during the night has led scientists to a high tech combination of paraffin wax and sand Their report on the ... - Read More
To study the effects of ocean acidification ten huge plastic containers called mesocosms are placed in the Gullmar Fjord in Sweden The project is unique mesocosms of this size have never been used for such ... - Read More
Many discoveries in physics came as a big surprise for example the phenomenon that some materials loose almost all their electrical resistance at low temperatures or that others become superconductors at unexpectedly high temperatures In ... - Read More
Earth is the only known planet that holds water in massive quantities and in all three of the main phase states But the earthly omnipresent compound water has very unusual properties that become particularly evident ... - Read More
Engineers at Stanford have developed a prototype single fiber endoscope that improves the resolution of these much sought after instruments fourfold over existing designs The advance could lead to an era of needle thin minimally ... - Read More
All living organisms rely on iron as an essential nutrient In the ocean iron's abundance or scarcity means all the difference as it fuels the growth of plankton the base of the ocean's food web ... - Read More
New York Gov Andrew Cuomo will soon decide whether to approve hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the state To date no alternative to expanded gas drilling has been proposed Share This See Also Energy ... - Read More
It may be better to tolerate lower oil content in algae grown for biodiesel to boost growth and overall productivity says research from the University of Sheffield Share This See Also Petroleum Organic Chemistry Oil ... - Read More
For hundreds of years naturalists and scientists have identified new species based on an organism's visible differences But now new genetic techniques are revealing that different species can show little to no visible differences Share ... - Read More
A team of Spanish and Argentinean researchers have verified that the distribution of the inhabitants in each Spanish province evolves in accordance with the maximum entropy principle in the field of physics Therefore this evolution ... - Read More
Micrometer level naked eye detection of cesium ions a major source of contamination in the vicinity of radioactive leaks is demonstrated in a material developed by researchers in Japan Share This See Also Weapons Technology ... - Read More
There is good news and better news about ground level ozone in American cities While dangerous ozone levels have fallen in places that clamp down on emissions from vehicles and industry a new study from ... - Read More
When Gulf of Mexico algae don't get enough nutrients they focus their remaining energy on becoming more and more poisonous to ensure their survival according to a new study by scientists from North Carolina State ... - Read More
The energy produced by solar panels be it heat or electricity has to be used right away It is hard to store and preserve and also its transportation can be rather complicated Creating solar cells ... - Read More
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