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Paraffin encapsulated in beach sand material as a new way to store heat from the sun

Heat
The search for sustainable new materials to store heat captured from the sun for release during the night has led scientists to a high tech combination of paraffin wax and sand Their report on the ... - Read More

Glaciers contribute significant iron to North Atlantic Ocean

Ocean, Ocean
All living organisms rely on iron as an essential nutrient In the ocean iron's abundance or scarcity means all the difference as it fuels the growth of plankton the base of the ocean's food web ... - Read More

Detecting cesium with naked eyes

Probe, Fluorescence
Micrometer level naked eye detection of cesium ions a major source of contamination in the vicinity of radioactive leaks is demonstrated in a material developed by researchers in Japan Share This See Also Weapons Technology ... - Read More

Ground-level ozone falling faster than model predicted

There is good news and better news about ground level ozone in American cities While dangerous ozone levels have fallen in places that clamp down on emissions from vehicles and industry a new study from ... - Read More

Device may lead to quicker, more efficient diagnostics

Diagnostics
A twist on thin film technology may provide a way to optically detect and analyze multiple substances simultaneously leading to quicker diagnostics in such industries as health care and homeland security according to Penn State ... - Read More

Designing interlocking building blocks to create complex tissues

Complex, Building
Researchers at Columbia Engineering have developed a new plug and play method to assemble complex cell microenvironments that is a scalable highly precise way to fabricate tissues with any spatial organization or interest such as ... - Read More

Pittsburgh's leaky faucet: How aging sewers are impacting urban watersheds

Nitrogen, nitrogen
Aging sewer systems are spilling a considerable amount of nitrogen into urban watersheds diminishing both the quality of water and ecosystems' habitats However many studies documenting the impacts of nitrogen on urban environs have not ... - Read More

'Superheated' water can corrode diamonds

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore NUS led by Professor Loh Kian Ping Head of the Department of Chemistry at the NUS Faculty of Science has successfully altered the properties of ... - Read More

High-performance, organic nanowire phototransistors opens the way for optoelectronic device miniaturization

Organic, organic, Organic
A research team from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology UNIST South Korea have developed high performance organic phototransistors OPTs based on single crystalline n channel organic nanowires The research was published recently in ... - Read More

Researchers solve riddle of what has been holding two unlikely materials together

Materials, materials
For years researchers have developed thin films of bismuth telluride Bi2Te3 which converts heat into electricity or electricity to cooling on top of gallium arsenide GaAs to create cooling devices for electronics But while they ... - Read More

Graphene Researchers Create "Superheated" Water That Can Corrode Diamonds

Released 3 11 2013 5 00 AM EDTSource Newsroom National University of Singapore more news from this source Mar 11 2013 A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore NUS led by Professor ... - Read More

Amplified greenhouse effect shaping North into South

Temperature, temperature
An international team of 21 authors from 17 institutions in seven countries has just published a study in the journal Natural Climate Change showing that as the cover of snow and ice in the northern ... - Read More

Earth warmer today than during 70 to 80 percent of the past 11,300 years

Earth, earth
Using data from 73 sites around the world scientists have been able to reconstruct Earth's temperature history back to the end of the last Ice Age revealing that the planet today is warmer than it ... - Read More

Researchers develop AFM-IR for nanometer scale chemical identification

IR, Nanometer
For more than 20 years researchers have been using atomic force microscopy AFM to measure and characterize materials at the nanometer scale However AFM based measurements of chemistry and chemical properties of materials were generally ... - Read More

Heating with powder and plastic wastes

Plastic, Plastic
Disposing of waste whether it is coating powder or swarf is expensive In the future a combustor for powdery residues will enable companies to cut disposal costs and heating costs at the same time Share ... - Read More

New player in electron field emitter technology makes for better imaging and communications

Electron, Electron, Electron
Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST and the University of Maryland College Park have built a practical high efficiency nanostructured electron source Described in the journal Nanotechnology this new patent pending ... - Read More

Plankton adjusts to changing ocean temperatures

Ocean, Ocean
Imagine trying to swim through a pool of honey Because of their small size this is what swimming in water is like for tiny marine plankton So it was often assumed they would be easy ... - Read More

Carbon footprint of grid-scale battery technologies calculated

Battery
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

First discovery of a natural topological insulator

In a step toward understanding and exploiting an exotic form of matter that has been sparking excitement for potential applications in a new genre of supercomputers scientists are reporting the first identification of a naturally ... - Read More

Duckweed as a cost-competitive raw material for biofuel production

The search for a less expensive sustainable source of biomass or plant material for producing gasoline diesel and jet fuel has led scientists to duckweed that fast growing floating plant that turns ponds and lakes ... - Read More
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