Gas separation is crucial for many industrial processes including obtaining nitrogen or oxygen from air and purifying natural gas or hydrogen Currently the most energy efficient method for separating gases involves polymer membranes however most ... - Read More
The appearance of free oxygen in Earth's atmosphere led to the Great Oxidation Event This was triggered by cyanobacteria producing the oxygen which developed into multicellular forms as early as 2.3 billion years ago As ... - Read More
An assistant professor at the University of California Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering is using the teeth of a marine snail found off the coast of California to create less costly and more efficient nanoscale ... - Read More
A Kansas State University researcher is developing more efficient ways to save costs time and energy when creating nanomaterials and lithium ion batteries Share This See Also Batteries Graphene Spintronics Materials Science Alternative Fuels Engineering ... - 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
Exposing pregnant mice to low doses of the chemical tributyltin which is used in marine hull paint and PVC plastic can lead to obesity for multiple generations without subsequent exposure a UC Irvine study has ... - Read More
Scientists at the Universities of York and Leeds have made a significant discovery about the cause of the destruction of ozone over oceans Share This See Also Ozone Holes Atmosphere Environmental Issues Air Quality Oceanography ... - Read More
A carbon nanotube coated lens that converts light to sound can focus high pressure sound waves to finer points than ever before The University of Michigan engineering researchers who developed the new therapeutic ultrasound approach ... - Read More
Plasmonic gold nanoparticles make pinpoint heating on demand possible Now Rice University researchers have found a way to selectively heat diverse nanoparticles that could advance their use in medicine and industry Share This See Also ... - Read More
Many industrial plants depend on water vapor condensing on metal plates In power plants the resulting water is then returned to a boiler to be vaporized again in desalination plants it yields a supply of ... - 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
Researchers have demonstrated a new technology that combines a laser and electric fields to create tiny centrifuge like whirlpools to separate particles and microbes by size a potential lab on a chip system for medicine ... - Read More
An industrial revolution on a minute scale is taking place in laboratories at The University of Manchester with the development of a highly complex machine that mimics how molecules are made in nature Share This ... - Read More
Ever since he was a kid growing up in Germany Holger Müller has been asking himself a fundamental question What is time Share This See Also Spintronics Research Quantum Computers Wave particle duality Equatorial bulge ... - Read More
Rice University's latest nanotechnology breakthrough was more than 10 years in the making but it still came with a shock Scientists from Rice the Dutch firm Teijin Aramid the U S Air Force and Israel's ... - Read More
MIT engineers have created a new polymer film that can generate electricity by drawing on a ubiquitous source water vapor Share This See Also Energy Technology Electricity Nature of Water Materials Science Solar Energy Thermodynamics ... - Read More
Understanding the mechanisms of electron molecule collisions could help predict the operations inside the fusion chamber of the ITER reactor Share This See Also Physics Nuclear Energy Spintronics Electricity Materials Science Chemistry Beryllium Hydrogen like ... - Read More
An MIT researcher has developed a technique that provides a new way of manipulating heat allowing it to be controlled much as light waves can be manipulated by lenses and mirrors Share This See Also ... - Read More
There's hardly a moment in modern life that doesn't involve electronic devices whether they're guiding you to a destination by GPS or deciding which incoming messages merit a beep ring or vibration But our expectation ... - Read More
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