The first spacecraft NASA has designed to fly astronauts beyond Earth orbit since the Apollo era is well on its way to making a flight test next year agency officials said Wednesday The mission is ... - Read More
When a crystal is hit by an intense ultrashort light pulse its atomic structure is set in motion A team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics MPQ the Technischen Universität München ... - Read More
It is rather difficult to imagine but approximately 635 million years ago ice may have covered a vast portion of our planet in an event called Snowball Earth According to the Snowball Earth hypothesis the ... - Read More
Mineral evolution is a new way to look at our planet's history It's the study of the increasing diversity and characteristics of Earth's near surface minerals from the dozen that arrived on interstellar dust particles ... - Read More
Order tends towards disorder This is also true for quantum states Measurements at the Vienna University of Technology show that in quantum mechanics this transition can be quite different from what we experience in our ... - Read More
Work on a high conductivity material demonstrates the role of oxygen ions in enhancing their capabilities Share This See Also Alternative Fuels Batteries Organic Chemistry Biochemistry Spintronics Aviation Electrical conduction Metal Phosphate Lewis structure in ... - Read More
A researcher from North Carolina State University has developed a technique for creating high density ceramic materials that requires far lower temperatures than current techniques and takes less than a second as opposed to hours ... - Read More
In a paper published online Feb 26 in the journal Nature Communications a Yale University team and collaborators propose a way of predicting whether a given glass will be brittle or ductile a desirable property ... - Read More
Knowing the temperatures that viruses bacteria worms and all other parasites need to grow and survive could help determine the future range of infectious diseases under climate change according to new research Share This See ... - Read More
A new model facilitates predictions about how nanoparticles form and gives clues about how the process can be controlled Share This See Also Nature of Water Nanotechnology Materials Science Chemistry Physics Inorganic Chemistry Nanoparticle Sedimentary ... - Read More
Identifying the mysterious mechanism underlying high temperature superconductivity HTS remains one of the most important and tantalizing puzzles in physics This remarkable phenomenon allows electric current to pass with perfect efficiency through materials chilled to ... - Read More
Tiny particles of titanium dioxide are found as key ingredients in wall paints sunscreens and toothpaste they act as reflectors of light or as abrasives However with decreasing particle size and a corresponding change in ... - Read More
Why certain catalyst materials work more efficiently when they are surrounded by water instead of a gas phase is unclear RUB chemists have now gleaned some initial answers from computer simulations They showed that water ... - Read More
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
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