A new NASA satellite that will peer into the topmost layer of Earth's soils to measure the hidden waters that influence our weather and climate is in final preparations for a Jan 29 dawn launch ... - 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
Scientists have come up with a way of creating sensors which could allow machines to smell more accurately humans Every odour has its own specific pattern which our noses are able to identify Using a ... - Read More
Scientists identify July 16 1945 as key time boundary in Earth history An international group of scientists has proposed a start date for the dawn of the Anthropocene a new chapter in the Earth's geological ... - Read More
Human activity predominantly the global economic system is now the prime driver of change in the Earth System the sum of our planet's interacting physical chemical biological and human processes according to a set of ... - Read More
Almost half of the processes that are crucial to maintaining the stability of the planet have become dangerously compromised by human activity That is the view of an international team of 18 researchers who provide ... - Read More
Even when building big every atom matters according to new research on particle based materials at Rice University Rice researchers Rouzbeh Shahsavari and Saroosh Jalilvand have published a study showing what happens at the nanoscale ... - Read More
If in the future electrodes are inserted into the human brain either for research purposes or to treat diseases it may be appropriate to give them a 'coat' of nanowires that could make them less ... - Read More
The United States Food and Drug Administration FDA approved EnteroMedic's VBLOC® vagal blocking therapy delivered via the Maestro® System which is the first medical device approved for obesity treatment that targets the nerve pathway between ... - Read More
Bacteria are as individual as people according to new research by Professor Peter Young and his team in the Department of Biology at the University of York Bacteria are essential to health agriculture and the ... - Read More
Rice University scientists advanced their recent development of laser induced graphene LIG by producing and testing stacked three dimensional supercapacitors energy storage devices that are important for portable flexible electronics The Rice lab of chemist ... - 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
Autism is a spectrum of closely related disorders diagnosed in patients who exhibit a shared core of symptoms including delays in learning to communicate and interact socially Early detection of autism in children is the ... - Read More
they share the job of establishing persistence ” No studies have indicated that animals or insects carry and spread human norovirus Therefore scientists suspect that the sources of outbreaks may be people who have persistent ... - 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
A team of scientists has identified how a sixth sense in fish allows them to detect flows of water which helps resolve a long standing mystery about how these aquatic creatures respond to their environment ... - Read More
Bambootec consortium from Yucatán state in the south of Mexico designed a bamboo bicycle that transforms the kinetic energy generated by pedaling into a source of electricity that has the ability to simultaneously recharge mobile ... - Read More
How much energy was used to heat the water for your morning shower is probably the least of your groggy uncaffeinated thoughts However some homeowners are discovering they have even less need to think about ... - Read More
Topology a branch of mathematics classifying geometric objects has been exploited by physicists to predict and describe unusual quantum phases the topological states of matter These intriguing phases generally accessible at very low temperature exhibit ... - Read More
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