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Forging new ground in oil forensics: Deepwater Horizon Oil on shore even years later, after most has degraded

Years after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil spill oil continues to wash ashore as oil soaked sand patties persists in salt marshes abutting the Gulf of Mexico and questions remain about how much oil has ... - Read More

Breakthrough for information technology using Heusler materials: May lead to very high performance spintronic components

It is the breakthrough that physicists and chemists around the world have long anticipated and it will play a pivotal role in information technology in coming years Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz JGU have ... - Read More

Toward 24-7 glucose monitoring to help manage diabetes

Nearly half a million people with diabetes end up in emergency rooms around the U S every year due to the seizures and other consequences of dropping or spiking blood sugar levels associated with the ... - Read More

No limits to human effects on clouds

Understanding how clouds affect the climate has been a difficult proposition What controls the makeup of the low clouds that cool the atmosphere or the high ones that trap heat underneath How does human activity ... - Read More

Details of calcium 'safety-valve' in cells explained

Sometimes a cell has to die when it's done with its job or inflicted with injury that could otherwise harm an organism Conversely cells that refuse to die when expected can lead to cancer So ... - Read More

Shatterproof screens that save smartphones

University of Akron polymer scientists have developed a transparent electrode that could change the face of smartphones literally by making their displays shatterproof In a recently published scientific paper researchers demonstrated how a transparent layer ... - Read More

Evolution of a bimetallic nanocatalyst

Atomic scale snapshots of a bimetallic nanoparticle catalyst in action have provided insights that could help improve the industrial process by which fuels and chemicals are synthesized from natural gas coal or plant biomass A ... - Read More

State of wildland fire emissions, carbon, and climate research

Scientists know that wildland fire emissions play a significant role in the global carbon cycle and that its principal component carbon dioxide is a primary driver of climate change But predicting and quantifying the effects ... - Read More

How red tide knocks out its competition

New research reveals how the algae behind red tide thoroughly disables but doesn't kill other species of algae The study shows how chemical signaling between algae can trigger big changes in the marine ecosystem Marine ... - Read More

Controlling thermal conductivities can improve energy storage

Controlling the flow of heat through materials is important for many technologies While materials with high and low thermal conductivities are available materials with variable and reversible thermal conductivities are rare and other than high ... - Read More

Quantum criticality observed in new class of materials

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

60-year-old prediction of atomic behavior confirmed: New experimental path to superfast quantum computing

Researchers at Washington State University have used a super cold cloud of atoms that behaves like a single atom to see a phenomenon predicted 60 years ago and witnessed only once since The phenomenon takes ... - Read More

Optical invisibility cloak built for diffusive media (like fog or milk)

Real invisibility cloaks are rather complex and work in certain situations only The laws of physics prevent an optical invisibility cloak from making objects in air invisible for any directions colors and polarizations If the ... - Read More

How to tell when a sewage pipe needs repair -- before it bursts

The nation's sewer system is a topic most people would prefer to avoid but its aging infrastructure is wearing out and broken pipes leaking raw sewage into streets and living rooms are forcing the issue ... - Read More

Electrical control of nuclear spin qubits: Important step towards quantum computers

Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT and their French partners succeeded in making an important step towards quantum computers Using a spin cascade in single molecule magnet the scientists demonstrated how nuclear spins can ... - Read More

Hot spots for molecules: Ultra-high sensitivity molecular detection

The accurate placement of molecules into gaps between gold nanoantennas enables ultra high sensitivity molecular detection The ability to detect tiny quantities of molecules is important for chemical sensing as well as biological and medical ... - Read More

Long-sought molecular map of critical genetic machinery developed

A team led by researchers at The Scripps Research Institute TSRI has used advanced electron microscopy techniques to determine the first accurate structural map of Mediator one of the largest and most complex molecular machines ... - Read More

Making artificial vision look more natural

In laboratory tests researchers have used electrical stimulation of retinal cells to produce the same patterns of activity that occur when the retina sees a moving object Although more work remains this is a step ... - Read More

Understanding Mussels' Stickiness Could Lead to Better Surgical and Underwater Glues

Released 6 4 2014 8 00 AM EDTSource Newsroom American Chemical Society ACS more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations LangmuirJun 7 2014 Mussels might be a welcome ... - Read More

Vanderbilt Scientists Discover That Chemical Element Bromine Is Essential To Human Life

Released 6 4 2014 10 30 AM EDTEmbargo expired 6 5 2014 12 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom Vanderbilt University Medical Center more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations ... - Read More
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