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Thawing permafrost feeds climate change

Carbon held in frozen permafrost soils for tens of thousands of years is being released as Arctic regions of the Earth warm and is further fueling global climate change according to a Florida State University ... - Read More

Warming climate may release vast amounts of carbon from long-frozen Arctic soils

While climatologists are carefully watching carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere another group of scientists is exploring a massive storehouse of carbon that has the potential to significantly affect the climate change picture University of ... - Read More

Phonons, arise! Small electric voltage alters conductivity in key materials

Modern research has found no simple inexpensive way to alter a material's thermal conductivity at room temperature That lack of control has made it hard to create new classes of devices that use phonons the ... - Read More

Four-dimensional printing unfolding as technology that takes 3D printing to an entirely new level

The fourth dimension is time shape shifting in fact and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science ACES at the University of Wollongong UOW is helping to set the pace in the next revolution ... - Read More

Scientists use nanoscale building blocks and dna 'glue' to shape 3-D superlattices

Taking child's play with building blocks to a whole new level the nanometer scale scientists at the U S Department of Energy's DOE Brookhaven National Laboratory have constructed 3D superlattice multicomponent nanoparticle arrays where the ... - Read More

Nanotech-enabled moisturizer speeds healing of diabetic skin wounds

A new high tech but simple ointment applied to the skin may one day help diabetic patients heal stubborn and painful ulcers on their feet Northwestern University researchers report Scientist and dermatologist Amy S Paller ... - Read More

Crime scene discovery: Scientist separates the DNA of identical twins

SINCE its first use in the 1980s a breakthrough dramatised in recent ITV series Code of a Killer DNA profiling has been a vital tool for forensic investigators Now researchers at the University of Huddersfield ... - Read More

Electron spin brings order to high entropy alloys

Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered that electron spin brings a previously unknown degree of order to the high entropy alloy nickel iron chromium cobalt NiFeCrCo and may play a role in giving ... - Read More

Revolutionary discovery leads to invention of new 'building blocks'

Polymer science will have to add a new giant molecule to its lexicon thanks to a cutting edge discovery at The University of Akron Taking a revolutionary building blocks approach researchers have pioneered a way ... - Read More

2-D semiconductor comes clean: Performance dramatically improved

In 2013 James Hone Wang Fong Jen Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia Engineering and colleagues at Columbia demonstrated that they could dramatically improve the performance of graphene highly conducting two dimensional 2D carbon by ... - Read More

Bioenergy: Genetics of wood formation

To begin to understand the complex genetic interactions that control poplar growth a potential bioenergy crop researchers developed a robust high throughput pipeline for studying the hierarchy of genetic regulation of wood formation using tissue ... - Read More

Engineer improves rechargeable batteries with nano 'sandwich'

The key to better cellphones and other rechargeable electronics may be in tiny sandwiches made of nanosheets according to mechanical engineering research from Kansas State University Gurpreet Singh assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering ... - Read More

Nanotubes with two walls have singular qualities

Rice University researchers have determined that two walls are better than one when turning carbon nanotubes into materials like strong conductive fibers or transistors Rice materials scientist Enrique Barrera and his colleagues used atomic level ... - Read More

How to maximize the superconducting critical temperature in a molecular superconductor

An international research team led by Professor Kosmas Prassides of Tohoku University has investigated the electronic properties of the family of unconventional superconductors based on fullerenes*1 which have the highest known superconducting critical temperature Tc ... - Read More

Major Advance in Artificial Photosynthesis Poses Win/Win for the Environment

Released 16 Apr 2015 12 05 PM EDTSource Newsroom Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nano LettersApr 17 2015 A potentially game changing ... - Read More

Electrolyte Genome Could Be Battery Game-Changer

was published in February in the Journal of the American Chemical Society They had another success screening molecules for redox capabilities for flow batteries for fellow Berkeley Lab scientist Brett Helms “He basically gave us ... - Read More

Erupting Electrodes: How Recharging Leaves Behind Microscopic Debris Inside Batteries

Released 9 Apr 2015 5 05 PM EDTSource Newsroom Pacific Northwest National Laboratory more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nano LettersApr 11 2015 RICHLAND Wash An eruption ... - Read More

Widest possible photosynthesis, absorbing any color of sunlight, from oranges through near-infrared

In 2005 scientists studying tiny sac like creatures called sea squirts found bacteria containing two types of chlorophyll a and b in cavities inside the squirts' tissues These two pigments were soaking up most of ... - Read More

Researchers see drop in methane emissions from natural gas local distribution systems

A team led by Washington State University researchers has found that methane emissions from local natural gas distribution systems in cities and towns throughout the U S have decreased in the past 20 years with ... - Read More

Black holes don’t erase information, scientists say

Shred a document and you can piece it back together But send information into a black hole and it's lost forever That's what some physicists have argued for years That black holes are the ultimate ... - Read More
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