Heat drives classical phase transitions think solid liquid and gas but much stranger things can happen when the temperature drops If phase transitions occur at the coldest temperatures imaginable where quantum mechanics reigns subtle fluctuations ... - Read More
The High Flux Isotope Reactor or HFIR now in its 48th year of providing neutrons for research and isotope production at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been designated a Nuclear Historic ... - Read More
How much does bromine affect stratospheric ozone Answering this question is the primary objective of measurements by a multi instrument gondola carried by a high altitude balloon The gondola accommodates a unique combination of remote ... - Read More
In the beginning all was hydrogen and helium plus a bit of lithium Three elements in all Today's universe however has nearly a hundred naturally occurring elements with thousands of variants isotopes and more likely ... - Read More
A laser based instrument being developed for the International Space Station will provide a unique 3 D view of Earth's forests helping to fill in missing information about their role in the carbon cycle Called ... - Read More
The conversion of forests into cropland worldwide has triggered an atmospheric change that while seldom considered in climate models has had a net cooling effect on global temperatures according to a new Yale study Writing ... - Read More
Hydraulic fracturing fracking or hydrofracturing raises many concerns about potential environmental impacts especially water contamination Currently data show that the majority of water injected into wells stays underground triggering fears that it might find its ... - Read More
For the first time researchers have been able to open a kind of window into the inner workings of a lithium ion battery Using a neutron beam chemists and engineers at The Ohio State University ... - Read More
Using an electric prism scientists have found a new way of separating water molecules that differ only in their nuclear spin states and under normal conditions do not part ways Since water is such a ... - Read More
Researchers from MIPT Viktor Zhukov Vladislav Sechenov and Andrei Starikovsky have published experimental data on the combustion of jet fuel in the journal Fuel The results of their research are important for simulating processes in ... - Read More
Some species of marine phytoplankton such as the prolific bloomer Emiliania huxleyi can grow without consuming vitamin B1 thiamine researchers have discovered The finding contradicts the common view that E huxleyi and many other eukaryotic ... - Read More
An innovative 'trigeneration' system fuelled entirely by raw plant oils could have great potential for isolated homes and businesses operating outside grid systems both in the UK and abroad Developed by a consortium led by ... - Read More
Exciting new work by a Florida State University research team has led to a novel molecular system that can take your temperature emit white light and convert photon energy directly to mechanical motions And the ... - Read More
Released 19 Aug 2014 2 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom University of Alabama Huntsville more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Central States Section of The Combustion Institute International ... - Read More
There's a new wave of sound on the horizon carrying with it a broad scope of tantalizing potential applications including advanced ultrasonic imaging and therapy and acoustic cloaking levitation and particle manipulation Researchers with the ... - Read More
Scientists have long known that a molecule's behavior depends on its environment Taking advantage of this phenomenon a group of researchers at the University of Chicago developed a new technique to map microscopic environments using ... - Read More
Yale University scientists have chosen the most fleeting of mediums for their groundbreaking work on biomimicry They've changed the color of butterfly wings In so doing they produced the first structural color change in an ... - Read More
Sludge obtained from water treatment plants were studied as suitable materials to be used in the pottery industry to make suitable pottery products Sludge is a by product of water treatment Sludge is produced during ... - Read More
Rice University's breakthrough silicon oxide technology for high density next generation computer memory is one step closer to mass production thanks to a refinement that will allow manufacturers to fabricate devices at room temperature with ... - Read More
Thermal systems use heat to produce cold and vice versa To do so a material is needed that can dissipate water vapor particularly well and quickly A new method simply applies this property as a ... - Read More
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