A team of scientists has won a berth on a tiny satellite to explore one of NASA's most important frontiers in climate studies the imbalance in Earth's energy budget and the extent to which fast ... - Read More
In the wake of the sobering news that atmospheric carbon dioxide is now at its highest level in at least three million years an important advance in the race to develop carbon neutral renewable energy ... - Read More
U of T Engineering researchers working with colleagues from Carnegie Mellon University have published new insights into how materials transfer heat which could lead eventually to smaller more powerful electronic devices Integrated circuits and other ... - Read More
A UK Canadian team of scientists has discovered ancient pockets of water which have been isolated deep underground for billions of years and contain abundant chemicals known to support life This water could be some ... - Read More
New York University physicists have uncovered how energy is released and dispersed in magnetic materials in a process akin to the spread of forest fires a finding that has the potential to deepen our understanding ... - Read More
The commercial application of MEMS or micro electro mechanical systems will receive a major boost today following the presentation of a brand new way to accurately measure the power requirements and outputs of all existing ... - Read More
Most Americans want the U S to place more emphasis on developing solar power recent polls suggest A major impediment however is the cost to manufacture install and maintain solar panels Simply put most people ... - Read More
Alloys like bronze and steel have been transformational for centuries yielding top of the line machines necessary for industry As scientists move toward nanotechnology however the focus has shifted toward creating alloys at the nanometer ... - Read More
The atom sized world of carbon nanotubes holds great promise for a future demanding smaller and faster electronic components Nanotubes are stronger than steel and smaller than any element of silicon based electronics the ubiquitous ... - Read More
Using a powerful combination of microanalytic techniques that simultaneously image photoelectric current and chemical reaction rates across a surface on a micrometer scale researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST have shed ... - Read More
Whether in vehicle transmissions hip replacements or tiny sensors for triggering airbags The respective components must slide against each other with minimum friction to prevent loss of energy and material wear Investigating the friction behavior ... - Read More
Second sound is a quantum mechanical phenomenon which has been observed only in superfluid helium Physicists from the University of Innsbruck Austria in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Trento Italy have now proven ... - Read More
Researchers from IMDEA Nanociencia Institute and from Autonoma and Complutense Universities of Madrid Spain have managed to give graphene magnetic properties The breakthrough published in the journal 'Nature Physics' opens the door to the development ... - Read More
Quantum dots are tiny nanocrystals with extraordinary optical and electrical properties with possible uses in dye production bioimaging and solar energy production Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have developed a way to ... - Read More
Researchers have created a new tool to detect flaws in lithium ion batteries as they are being manufactured a step toward reducing defects and inconsistencies in the thickness of electrodes that affect battery life and ... - Read More
Advanced biofuels liquid fuels synthesized from the sugars in cellulosic biomass offer a clean green and renewable alternative to gasoline diesel and jet fuels Bringing the costs of producing these advanced biofuels down to competitive ... - Read More
Bubble baths and soapy dishwater the refreshing head on a beer and the luscious froth on a cappuccino All are foams beautiful yet ephemeral as the bubbles pop one by one Two University of California ... - Read More
People with higher levels of cadmium in their urine evidence of chronic exposure to the heavy metal found in industrial emissions and tobacco smoke appear to be nearly 3.5 times more likely to die of ... - Read More
The sun provides the most abundant source of energy on the planet However only a tiny fraction of the solar radiation on Earth is converted into useful energy To help solve this problem researchers at ... - Read More
Eternal flames fueled by hydrocarbon gas could shine a light on the presence of natural gas in underground rock layers and conditions that let it seep to the surface according to research by geologists at ... - Read More
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