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Sparkling Firework Droplets

Nov 21 2016 Washington D C November 21 2016 In Japan many adults hold fond childhood memories of fireworks as a symbol of the summer season Senko hanabi which translates to “sparkling fireworks ” emit ... - Read More

X-Rays Reveal Artistry in an Ancient Vase

shows certain standards of aesthetic excellence The artist invested more in his work than we had given him credit for Such collaborations spark scientific innovation as well Well conserved art objects allow researchers to look ... - Read More

Cleaning Concrete Contaminated with Chemicals

that would be too expensive ” said Tenney “We need to decontaminate it and make it safe The public has to be confident enough to come back and use the affected facility ” The project ... - Read More

Asphalt-based carbon-capture material advances

A Rice University laboratory has improved its method to turn plain asphalt into a porous material that can capture greenhouse gases from natural gas In research detailed this month in Advanced Energy Materials Rice researchers ... - Read More

Scientists Expect to Calculate Amount of Fuel Inside Earth by 2025

Sep 13 2016 Earth requires fuel to drive plate tectonics volcanoes and its magnetic field Like a hybrid car Earth taps two sources of energy to run its engine primordial energy from assembling the planet ... - Read More

Chemistry Says Moon Is Proto-Earth's Mantle, Relocated

but two have been very influential ” In the original giant impact model the impact melted a part of the Earth and the entire impactor flinging some of the melt outward like clay from a ... - Read More

Highly efficient heavy metal ions filter

In November 2015 Brazil experienced an unparalleled environmental disaster When two dams broke at an iron ore mine a poisonous cocktail of heavy metals was sent pouring into the Rio Doce reaching the Atlantic some ... - Read More

Glass Paint Could Keep Metal Roofs and Other Structures Cool Even on Sunny Days (Video) 


keeping them cool and durable The researchers present their work today at the 250th National Meeting & amp Exposition of the American Chemical Society ACS ACS the world’s largest scientific society is holding the meeting ... - Read More

Soils retain, contain radioactivity in Fukushima

Radiation suddenly contaminates the land your family has farmed and lived on for generations Can soil play a role in protecting crops and human health Research in Fukushima Japan may lend an answer On March ... - Read More

Better season-long nutrient supply in soybean a 'low-hanging fruit' to improve upon

Over the last several decades there have been substantial yield improvements in soybean Because of new varieties and new agronomic practices the yield potential in soybean is higher now than ever before But a lack ... - Read More

Microbial soil cleanup at Fukushima

Proteins from salt loving halophilic microbes could be the key to cleaning up leaked radioactive strontium and caesium ions from the Fukushima Dai ichi Nuclear Power Plant incident in Japan The publication of the X ... - Read More

Protecting crops from radiation-contaminated soil

Almost four years after the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan farmland remains contaminated with higher than natural levels of radiocesium in some regions of Japan with cesium 134 and cesium ... - Read More

The Making of a Geochemist: Q&A with Andrew Stack

interview by Dawn Levy IMAGE 1 2015 P00289CAPTION CREDITAndrew Stack of Oak Ridge National Laboratory calls on his expertise in geology chemistry and computing to advance understanding of the dynamics of minerals underground Image credit ... - Read More

Cheap asphalt provides 'green' carbon capture

The best material to keep carbon dioxide from natural gas wells from fouling the atmosphere may be a derivative of asphalt according to Rice University scientists The Rice laboratory of chemist James Tour followed up ... - Read More

Single-atom gold catalysts may offer path to low-cost production of fuel and chemicals

New catalysts designed and investigated by Tufts University School of Engineering researchers and collaborators from other university and national laboratories have the potential to greatly reduce processing costs in future fuels such as hydrogen The ... - Read More

Batteries included: A solar cell that stores its own power

Is it a solar cell Or a rechargeable battery Actually the patent pending device invented at The Ohio State University is both the world's first solar battery In the October 3 2014 issue of the ... - Read More

Boosting biofuel: Yeast made to tolerate high levels of ethanol, making them more productive

Yeast are commonly used to transform corn and other plant materials into biofuels such as ethanol However large concentrations of ethanol can be toxic to yeast which has limited the production capacity of many yeast ... - Read More

Rolling 'neat' nanotube fibers: Acid-free approach leads to strong conductive carbon threads

The very idea of fibers made of carbon nanotubes is neat but Rice University scientists are making them neat literally The single walled carbon nanotubes in new fibers created at Rice line up like a ... - Read More

Phosphorus a promising semiconductor: Physicists find 2-D form pays no heed to defects

Defects damage the ideal properties of many two dimensional materials like carbon based graphene Phosphorus just shrugs That makes it a promising candidate for nano electronic applications that require stable properties according to new research ... - Read More

Improving tumor radiation therapy: When basic ions break DNA down

Scientists now have a better understanding of how short DNA strands decompose in microseconds A European team found new fragmentation pathways that occur universally when DNA strands are exposed to metal ions from a family ... - Read More
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