Vast amounts of excess heat are generated by industrial processes and by electric power plants researchers around the world have spent decades seeking ways to harness some of this wasted energy Most such efforts have ... - Read More
Batteries do not age gracefully The lithium ions that power portable electronics cause lingering structural damage with each cycle of charge and discharge making devices from smartphones to tablets tick toward zero faster and faster ... - Read More
In a recent study involving researchers from Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet LMU in Munich the desorption of oxygen molecules from a silver surface was successfully visualized for the first time The effects account for the shortcomings ... - Read More
Scientists from the University of Southampton in collaboration with the Universities of Sheffield and Crete have developed a new hybrid energy transfer system which mimics the processes responsible for photosynthesis From photosynthesis to respiration the ... - Read More
Scientists at the U S Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a previously unknown phase in a class of superconductors called iron arsenides This sheds light on a debate over the interactions between ... - Read More
The bright yellow fields of oilseed rape are a familiar sight at this time of year but for scientists what lies beneath is just as exciting Researchers at the Institute of Food Research are looking ... - Read More
Photocatalysis catalysis assisted by light is a promising route to convert solar energy into chemical fuels Particularly appealing is the possibility to use photocatalysis to split water molecules into molecular hydrogen Although photocatalysis has been ... - Read More
Soon making and improving medical drugs could be as easy for chemists as stacking blocks is for a child University of Illinois chemist Martin Burke a pioneer of a technique that constructs complex molecules from ... - Read More
They shed light on atomic and molecular processes ultrashort laser pulses are required to study extremely fast quantum phenomena For years scientists have been trying to tune the shape of light waves so as to ... - Read More
Images taken by Rice University scientists show that some diamonds are not forever The Rice researchers behind a new study that explains the creation of nanodiamonds in treated coal also show that some microscopic diamonds ... - Read More
A device that essentially listens for light waves could help open up the last frontier of the electromagnetic spectrum the terahertz range So called T rays which are light waves too long for human eyes ... - Read More
to keep the odds stacked against sharing of these genes ” ### This study was funded by the Children's Discovery Institute MD II 2011 117 the International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability at ... - Read More
A new study uses carbon isotope dating to determine the first precise age for this bed and ties the western coast of Africa to 30 million years of global geologic records Paleontologists at Southern Methodist ... - Read More
Thermoelectric materials can turn a temperature difference into an electric voltage Among their uses in a variety of specialized applications generating power on space probes and cooling seats in fancy cars University of Miami UM ... - Read More
As the shale gas boom continues the atmosphere receives more methane adding to Earth’s greenhouse gas problem Robert Howarth greenhouse gas expert and ecology and environmental biology professor fears that we may not be many ... - Read More
Using a material found in Silly Putty and surgical tubing a group of researchers at the University of California Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have developed a new way to make lithium ion batteries that ... - Read More
Which circuits and chips are suitable for building artificial brains using the least possible amount of power This is the question that Junior Professor Dr Elisabetta Chicca from the Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology ... - Read More
Graphene continues to reign as the next potential superstar material for the electronics industry a slimmer stronger and much faster electron conductor than silicon With no natural energy band gap however graphene's superfast conductance can't ... - Read More
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