Under extremely high pressure conditions oxygen molecules group into quartets and give rise to a dance of their magnetic moments This as observed in a new study carried out by SISSA in collaboration with ICTP ... - 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 tool to help brain surgeons test and more precisely remove cancerous tissue was successfully used during surgery according to a Purdue University and Brigham and Women's Hospital study The Purdue designed tool sprays a ... - Read More
Clemson University scientists are shedding new light on how invasion by exotic plant species affects the ability of soil to store greenhouse gases The research could have far reaching implications for how we manage agricultural ... - Read More
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Berkeley Lab and the University of Hawaii have uncovered the first step in the process that transforms gas phase molecules into solid particles like soot ... - Read More
Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL are turning to extremely tiny tubes and rods to boost power and durability in lithium ion batteries the energy sources for cell phones laptops and ... - Read More
The politically expedient way to mitigate climate change is essentially no way at all according to a comprehensive new study by University of Chicago climatologist Raymond Pierrehumbert Among the climate pollutants humans put into the ... - Read More
Methane is a simple molecule consisting of just one carbon atom bound to four hydrogen atoms But that simplicity belies the complex role the molecule plays on Earth it is an important greenhouse gas is ... - Read More
Climate change models could have a thing or two to learn from termites and fungi according to a new study released this week For a long time scientists have believed that temperature is the dominant ... - Read More
The Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research Bioforsk has tested and implemented a set of methods for the detection of fecal pollution in Norwegian watercourses The methods which combine microbial and molecular biological techniques ... - Read More
Quantum criticality the strange electronic state that may be intimately related to high temperature superconductivity is notoriously difficult to study But a new discovery of quantum critical points could allow physicists to develop a classification ... - Read More
One of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpieces drawn in red chalk on paper during the early 1500s and widely believed to be a self portrait is in extremely poor condition Centuries of exposure to humid storage ... - Read More
Researchers from Brown University have developed a new biochip sensor that can selectively measure concentrations of glucose in a complex solution similar to human saliva The advance is an important step toward a device that ... - Read More
Forget about positioning giant mirrors in space to reduce the amount of sunlight being trapped in Earth's atmosphere or seeding clouds to reduce the amount of light entering earth's atmosphere Those approaches to climate engineering ... - Read More
A new Yale led study challenges the long held assumption that climate is the primary driver of how quickly organic matter decomposes in different regions a key piece of information used in formulating climate models ... - Read More
University of Pittsburgh researchers have become the first to detect a fundamental particle of light matter interaction in metals the exciton The team will publish its work online June 1 in Nature Physics Humankind has ... - Read More
Silicon panel based technology requires a very costly contaminating manufacturing process while organic photovoltaic OPV devices have been positioned as one of the most attractive alternatives as a source of solar energy This research has ... - Read More
Soils that formed on Earth's surface thousands of years ago and that are now deeply buried features of vanished landscapes have been found to be rich in carbon adding a new dimension to our planet's ... - Read More
Setting strong standards for climate changing carbon emissions from power plants would provide an added bonus reductions in other air pollutants that can make people sick damage forests crops and lakes and harm fish and ... - Read More
Scientists from the University of Southampton in collaboration with the Universities of Sheffield and Crete have developed a new hybrid energy transfer system which mimics the processes responsible for photosynthesis From photosynthesis to respiration the ... - Read More
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