Archive: 04/21/2005

Snow Melt Causes Large Ocean Plant Blooms

A NASA funded study has found a decline in winter and spring snow cover over Southwest Asia and the Himalayan mountain range is creating conditions for more widespread blooms of ocean plants in the Arabian Sea. The decrease in ...

Apr 21, 2005 1.5 / 5 (2) 0

Chip-scale refrigerators cool bulk objects

Chip-scale refrigerators capable of reaching temperatures as low as 100 milliKelvin have been used to cool bulk objects for the first time, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology ...

Apr 21, 2005 3 / 5 (3) 0

Switching to chemistry

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have demonstrated a new kind of electrical switch, formed of organic molecules, that could be used in the future in nanoscale electronic components. Their approach involved ret ...

Apr 21, 2005 3 / 5 (1) 0

X-rays shine light on high-intensity gas lamps

An X-ray technique developed by physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is helping to improve the design and energy efficiency of the bright white lights often used to illuminate ...

Apr 21, 2005 not rated yet 0

Is it or isn't it? Pentaquark debate heats up

New data from the Department of Energy's Jefferson Lab shows the pentaquark doesn't appear in one place it was expected. The result contradicts earlier findings in this same region and adds to the controversy over whether ...

Apr 21, 2005 not rated yet 0