Sparks literally fly when a sperm and an egg hit it off The fertilized mammalian egg releases from its surface billions of zinc atoms in “zinc sparks ” one wave after another found a Northwestern ... - Read More
Recent research from the University of Alberta reveals that contrary to current scientific knowledge there's no atmospheric lead pollution in the province's oil sands region William Shotyk a soil and water scientist who specializes in ... - Read More
An ancient meteorite and high energy X rays have helped scientists conclude a half century of effort to find identify and characterize a mineral that makes up 38 percent of the Earth And in doing ... - Read More
Nitrous oxide N2O is an important greenhouse gas that doesn't receive as much notoriety as carbon dioxide or methane but a new study confirms that atmospheric levels of N2O rose significantly as the Earth came ... - Read More
A team of researchers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and environmental testing firm URS reports that a small subset of natural gas wells are responsible for the ... - Read More
According to a new NOAA sponsored study natural oceanic and atmospheric patterns are the primary drivers behind California's ongoing drought A high pressure ridge off the West Coast typical of historic droughts prevailed for three ... - Read More
As solar panels become less expensive and capable of generating more power solar energy is becoming a more commercially viable alternative source of electricity However the photovoltaic cells now used to turn sunlight into electricity ... - Read More
The electrical characteristics of new thin film chromium oxide resistors that can be tuned by controlling the oxygen content detailed in the Journal of Applied Physics Researchers from the London Centre for Nanotechnology have made ... - Read More
Using one of the most powerful lasers in the world researchers have accelerated subatomic particles to the highest energies ever recorded from a compact accelerator The team from the U S Department of Energy's Lawrence ... - Read More
Millions of documents stored in archives could provide scientists with the key to tracing the development of agriculture in the British Isles over the last 700 years according to new research at the University of ... - Read More
Unconventional oil and gas UOG operations combine directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing or fracking to release natural gas from underground rock Recent discussions have centered on potential air and water pollution from chemicals used in ... - Read More
An odd iridescent material that's puzzled physicists for decades turns out to be an exotic state of matter that could open a new path to quantum computers and other next generation electronics Physicists at the ... - Read More
Citizen science boosts environmental awareness and advocacy more than previously thought and can lead to broader public support for conservation efforts according to a new study by researchers at Duke University's Nicholas School of the ... - Read More
Rice University scientists have discovered an environmentally friendly carbon capture method that could be equally adept at drawing carbon dioxide emissions from industrial flue gases and natural gas wells The Rice lab of chemist Andrew ... - Read More
Did Mars ever have life Does it still A meteorite from Mars has reignited the old debate An international team that includes scientists from EPFL has published a paper in the scientific journal Meteoritics and ... - Read More
Jena scientists have been successful in producing highly specific nanoparticles Depending on the bound dye the particles are guided to the liver or to the kidney and deliver their payload of active ingredients directly to ... - Read More
A team of biomedical engineers at Washington University in St Louis led by Lihong Wang PhD the Gene K Beare Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering has developed the world's fastest receive only 2 D camera ... - Read More
Environmentalists dispirited by the Republicans' dominance of the recent midterm elections can take heart non Tea Party Republicans' views on science and environmental issues are closer to those of Independents than to Tea Party supporters ... - Read More
The resolution of scanning tunnelling microscopes can be improved dramatically by attaching small molecules or atoms to their tip The resulting images were the first to show the geometric structure of molecules and have generated ... - Read More
Released 26 Nov 2014 12 00 PM ESTSource Newsroom Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Dec 3 2014 In recent years it has been ... - Read More
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