Each fall millions of monarch butterflies from across the eastern United States begin a southward migration in order to escape the frigid temperatures of their northern boundaries traveling up to 2 000 miles to an ... - Read More
A quick accurate and highly sensitive process to reliably detect minute traces of explosives on luggage cargo or travelling passengers has been demonstrated by scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory The ... - Read More
When it comes to forming the droplets that make up clouds a little oily and viscous organic material apparently doesn't matter that much And that's good news for reducing the uncertainty of climate model predictions ... - Read More
Over the last quarter century scientists have discovered a handful of materials that can be converted from magnetic insulators or metals into superconductors able to carry electrical current with no energy loss an enormously promising ... - Read More
While most farmers consider viruses and fungi potential threats to their crops these microbes can help wild plants adapt to extreme conditions according to a Penn State virologist Share This See Also Endangered Plants Microbes ... - Read More
Ever wonder why sand can both run through an hourglass like a liquid and be solid enough to support buildings It's because granular materials like sand or dirt can change their behavior or state Researchers ... - Read More
A new type of nanoscale engine has been proposed that would use quantum dots to generate electricity from waste heat potentially making microcircuits more efficient Share This See Also Physics Quantum Physics Energy Technology Spintronics ... - Read More
Chemists at Boston College have designed a new class of catalysts triggered by the charge of a single proton the team reports in the most recent edition of the journal Nature The simple organic molecules ... - Read More
New room temperature process could lead to less expensive solar cells and other electronic devices Share This See Also Electronics Solar Energy Materials Science Spintronics Research Computer Science Mobile Computing Silicon Semiconductor Solar cell Germanium ... - Read More
A flexible design approach for nanosensors that overcomes practicality and reliability issues is now available Share This See Also Optics Materials Science Nanotechnology Biochemistry Nature of Water Chemistry Optics Spectroscopy Quantum dot Doppler effect Metal ... - Read More
Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz JGU have confirmed the original model of the molecular structure of water and have thus made it possible to resolve a long standing scientific controversy about the structure of ... - Read More
The PhD thesis of Aingeru Remiro Eguskiza a chemical engineer of the University of the Basque Country UPV EHU deals with the quest for a process to produce hydrogen from bio oil that has a ... - Read More
Miniaturized laboratory on chip systems promise rapid sensitive and multiplexed detection of biological samples for medical diagnostics drug discovery and high throughput screening Using micro fabrication techniques and incorporating a unique design of transistor based ... - Read More
Zombie mammalian cells that may function better after they die have been created by researchers at Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico UNM Share This See Also Cell Biology Molecular Biology Genetics ... - Read More
Ancient carbon trapped in Arctic permafrost is extremely sensitive to sunlight and if exposed to the surface when long frozen soils melt and collapse can release climate warming carbon dioxide gas into the atmosphere much ... - Read More
A new Rice University led study finds the real estate mantra location location location may also explain one of Earth's enduring climate mysteries The study suggests that Earth's repeated flip flopping between greenhouse and icehouse ... - Read More
Tropical rainforests are often called the lungs of the planet because they generally draw in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen But the amount of carbon dioxide that rainforests absorb or produce varies hugely with ... - Read More
Microscopic ocean algae called coccolithophores are providing clues about the impact of climate change both now and many millions of years ago The study found that their response to environmental change varies between species in ... - Read More
A new platform to support and extend the viability of proteins for scientific study has been developed through work done as part of the doctoral studies of a recent University of Alabama in Huntsville doctoral ... - Read More
An old material gets a new name and with it topological insulators have another chance to shine Samarium hexaboride SmB6 has been around since the late 1960s but understanding its low temperature behavior has remained ... - Read More
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