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
The economic damage caused by a ton of carbon dioxide emissions often referred to as the social cost of carbon could actually be six times higher than the value that the United States now uses ... - Read More
A team of chemistry and materials science experts from University of California Santa Barbara and The Dow Chemical Company has created a novel way to overcome one of the major hurdles preventing the widespread use ... - Read More
Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed a new self assembled material which by changing its shape can amplify small variations in temperature and concentration of biomolecules making them easier to detect The material ... - 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
The best material to keep carbon dioxide from natural gas wells from fouling the atmosphere may be a derivative of asphalt according to Rice University scientists The Rice laboratory of chemist James Tour followed up ... - Read More
In the race to design the world's first universal quantum computer a special kind of diamond defect called a nitrogen vacancy NV center is playing a big role NV centers consist of a nitrogen atom ... - Read More
An increase in human made carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could initiate a chain reaction between plants and microorganisms that would unsettle one of the largest carbon reservoirs on the planet soil Researchers based at ... - Read More
New research indicates that shifts in Pacific trade winds played a key role in twentieth century climate variation a sign that they may again be influencing global temperatures The study led by scientists at the ... - Read More
Everything that eats must excrete and microbes are no exception Microbes have dominated Earth's ecology for at least the past 3.5 billion years They play a vital role in the planet's carbon cycle by digesting ... - Read More
Simple changes in technique can yield big improvements say A*STAR researchers investigating how welding speed and the placement of materials affect the quality of welds between dissimilar alloys They discovered that the tensile strength increases ... - Read More
To encode data today's computer memory technology uses electric currents a major limiting factor for reliability and shrinkability and the source of significant power consumption If data could instead be encoded without current for example ... - Read More
Cars that run on natural gas are touted as efficient and environmentally friendly but getting enough gas onboard to make them practical is a hurdle A new study led by researchers at Rice University promises ... - Read More
Electrons may be seen as small magnets that also carry a negative electrical charge On a fundamental level these two properties are indivisible However in certain materials where the electrons are constrained in a quasi ... - Read More
Researchers at Sandia and Argonne national laboratories have demonstrated for the first time a method to successfully predict pressure dependent chemical reaction rates It's an important breakthrough in combustion and atmospheric chemistry that is expected ... - Read More
Nitrous oxide N2O is an important greenhouse gas that doesn't receive as much notoriety as carbon dioxide or methane but a new study confirms that atmospheric levels of N2O rose significantly as the Earth came ... - Read More
Researchers at Rice University have created flexible patterned sheets of multilayer graphene from a cheap polymer by burning it with a computer controlled laser The process works in air at room temperature and eliminates the ... - Read More
Like a baseball player sliding into third a hot monomer skids in a straight line along a cold surface until it's safely among its fellow molecules This is not what usually happens when scientists assemble ... - Read More
According to a new NOAA sponsored study natural oceanic and atmospheric patterns are the primary drivers behind California's ongoing drought A high pressure ridge off the West Coast typical of historic droughts prevailed for three ... - Read More
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