The risk of extreme La Niña events in the Pacific Ocean could double due to global warming new research has shown The projected twofold increase in the frequency of this potentially devastating weather phenomenon across ... - Read More
Long before the Europeans arrived on Easter Island in 1722 the native Polynesian culture known as Rapa Nui showed signs of demographic decline However the catalyst has long been debated in the scientific community Was ... - Read More
New battery technology from the University of Michigan should be able to prevent the kind of fires that grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliners in 2013. The innovation is an advanced barrier between the electrodes in a ... - Read More
Friction impacts motion hence the need to control friction forces Currently this is accomplished by mechanistic means or lubrication but experiments conducted by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have uncovered ... - Read More
The idea of computing systems based on controlling atomic spins just got a boost from new research performed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT and the U S Department of Energy's DOE Brookhaven National ... - Read More
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have discovered that the insulation plastic used in high voltage cables can withstand a 26 per cent higher voltage if nanometer sized carbon balls are added This could result ... - Read More
The 2011 Fukushima disaster was a stark reminder of the continuing dangers posed by nuclear fallout highlighting the need for an approved drug that can be taken after radiation exposure to protect against organ injury ... - Read More
The JRC has released a new strategy on how to replace reduce and refine the use of fish in testing of chemicals' effect on flora and fauna in water aquatic toxicity and chemicals' uptake and ... - Read More
The most recent eruption on the Canary Islands at El Hierro in 2011 produced spectacularly enigmatic white floating rocks that originated from the layers of oceanic sedimentary rock underneath the island An international team of ... - Read More
The use of oils and fats has been successfully diversified resulting in an innovation formulated through nanotechnology that is beneficial to pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries A Faculty of Science Universiti Putra Malaysia UPM lecturer Professor ... - Read More
Parkinson's disease is a slowly degenerative neurological disease that is expressed as impaired motor control tremors stiffness and in later stages problems with balance The symptoms are caused by a lack of the signal substance ... - Read More
Uranium isotopes leave a distinct 'fingerprint' in the sources of volcanic rocks making it possible to gauge their age and origin Geologists have gained a new understanding of how Earth's crust is recycled back into ... - Read More
In the midst of the California rainy season scientists are embarking on a field campaign designed to improve the understanding of the natural and human caused phenomena that determine when and how the state gets ... - Read More
The year 2014 ranks as Earth's warmest since 1880 according to two separate analyses by NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA scientists The 10 warmest years in the instrumental record with the exception ... - Read More
The work published in Nature Communications demonstrates that the new material presents efficient and degradation resistant laser emission in the blue a spectral region of interest in applications such as spectroscopy or materials processing among ... - Read More
Few materials have received as much attention from the scientific world or have raised so many hopes with a view to their potential deployment in new applications as graphene has This is largely due to ... - Read More
A single layer of metallic nanostructures has been designed fabricated and tested by a team of Penn State electrical engineers that can provide exceptional capabilities for manipulating light This engineered surface which consists of a ... - Read More
Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are learning how the properties of water molecules on the surface of metal oxides can be used to better control these minerals and use ... - Read More
Human immunodeficiency virus HIV disease represents a global health problem concern in the world especially in many areas of Africa According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS UNAIDS there were 24.7 ... - Read More
For some time now energy experts have been adamant that we will need much more clean energy in the future if we are to replace fossil fuel sources and reduce CO2 emissions For example electric ... - Read More
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