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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

Drastic cut in electricity bill for supermarket in Norway

A Norwegian supermarket gets by with just over two thirds of the electricity used by similar stores The newly built mini supermarket in Trondheim was opened last autumn by a government minister to the sound ... - Read More

Unmasking viral invaders with mass spectrometry

If you have it you probably don't know it Cytomegalovirus or CMV is perhaps one of the biggest pathogens you've never heard of big both proportionately and epidemiologically It contains approximately 200 genes compared to ... - 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

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

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

Design of self-assembling protein nanomachines starts to click: A nanocage builds itself from engineered components

A route for constructing protein nanomachines engineered for specific applications may be closer to reality Biological systems produce an incredible array of self assembling functional protein tools Some examples of these nanoscale protein materials are ... - 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

Proteins 'ring like bells': Quantum mechanics and biochemical reactions

As far back as 1948 Erwin Schrödinger the inventor of modern quantum mechanics published the book What is life In it he suggested that quantum mechanics and coherent ringing might be at the basis of ... - Read More

Lasers, night-vision technology help improve imaging of hidden lymphatic system

The human lymphatic system is an important but poorly understood circulatory system consisting of tiny vessels spread throughout the body This drainage network helps guard against infections and prevents swelling which occasionally happens when disease ... - Read More

Just add water: 3-D silicon shapes fold themselves when wetted by microscopic droplets

Researchers from the University of Twente in the Netherlands have taken the precise art of origami down to the microscopic scale Using only a drop of water the scientists have folded flat sheets of silicon ... - Read More

Solving the puzzle of ice age climates: Southern Ocean and explanation for 'Last Glacial Maximum'

The paleoclimate record for the last ice age a time 21 000 years ago called the Last Glacial Maximum LGM tells of a cold Earth whose northern continents were covered by vast ice sheets Chemical ... - Read More

Transforming hydrogen into safer liquid fuel using atmospheric carbon dioxide

Hydrogen is often touted as the fuel of the future But because this gas is highly explosive it must be stored and transported under pressure in specialized and expensive containers Hydrogen therefore has issues in ... - Read More

Tracking animals on videos: Software able to identify and track a specific individual within a group

Researchers from the Spanish National Research Council CSIC have developed a software based on the discovery of some algorithms that enable the identification of each individual therefore allowing their tracking within the group Thus the ... - Read More

Engineering professor hopes to improve carbon-capture with patented technology

Less than a year after patenting a process that could improve stripping greenhouse gasses from industrial emissions a University of Alabama engineering professor was recently granted another patent that uses a different solvent to accomplish ... - Read More

Compact, extremely small-scale incubator microscope to examine cells in time lapse

Biologists and doctors rely heavily on incubators and microscopes Now the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT has come up with a novel solution that combines the functions of both these tools in a compact ... - Read More

Novel laser system mimics sunlight to test solar cell efficiency

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST have developed a laser based instrument that generates artificial sunlight to help test solar cell properties and find ways to boost their efficiency The novel ... - Read More
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