Americans take electrical power for granted whenever they flip on a light switch But the growing use of solar and wind power in the United States makes the on demand delivery of electricity more challenging ... - Read More
If you believe that last October's Superstorm Sandy was a freak of nature the confluence of unusual meteorological atmospheric and celestial events think again Share This See Also Global Warming Climate Atmosphere Severe Weather Hurricanes ... - Read More
Behind locked doors in a lab built like a bomb shelter Perry Gerakines makes something ordinary yet truly alien ice Share This See Also Nature of Water Spintronics Chemistry Carbon 14 Ice shelf Gas giant ... - Read More
Order tends towards disorder This is also true for quantum states Measurements at the Vienna University of Technology show that in quantum mechanics this transition can be quite different from what we experience in our ... - Read More
Why certain catalyst materials work more efficiently when they are surrounded by water instead of a gas phase is unclear RUB chemists have now gleaned some initial answers from computer simulations They showed that water ... - Read More
A quick accurate and highly sensitive process to reliably detect minute traces of explosives on luggage cargo or travelling passengers has been demonstrated by scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory The ... - Read More
University of British Columbia researchers have found that when the animals at the top of the food chain are removed freshwater ecosystems emit a lot more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere Share This See Also ... - Read More
Blood flows differently than water Anyone who has ever cut themselves knows that blood flows viscously and rather erratically The similarity between blood and ketchup is something not only filmmakers are aware of Experts refer ... - Read More
Researchers at the University of Minnesota's Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology and the Lillehei Heart Institute have utilized molecular genetic engineering to optimize heart performance in models of diastolic heart failure by creating an ... - Read More
A new generation of the HTL process can convert all kinds of biomasses to crude bio oil which is sufficiently similar to fossil crude oil that a simple thermal upgrade and existing refinery technology can ... - Read More
Tropical rainforests are often called the lungs of the planet because they generally draw in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen But the amount of carbon dioxide that rainforests absorb or produce varies hugely with ... - Read More
A new way of growing graphene without the defects that weaken it and prevent electrons from flowing freely within it could open the way to large scale manufacturing of graphene based devices with applications in ... - Read More
A team of materials scientists at Harvard University and the University of Exeter UK have invented a new fiber that changes color when stretched Inspired by nature the researchers identified and replicated the unique structural ... - Read More
In a demonstration of the power of green chemistry scientists are reporting development of a new and more efficient process for making one of the most costly and widely used medications for severe mental illness ... - Read More
Fizzy ocean water and the alkaline fluid that bubbles up from deep ocean vents are coursing through a structure at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena Calif that is reminiscent of the pillared Emerald City ... - Read More
Light emitting diodes more commonly called LEDs are known for their energy efficiency and durability but the bluish cold light of current white LEDs has precluded their widespread use for indoor lighting Share This See ... - 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
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
The rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria has initiated a quest for alternatives to conventional antibiotics One potential alternative is PlyC a potent enzyme that kills the bacteria that causes strep throat and streptococcal toxic shock ... - Read More
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