Opposites attract: Researcher reports milestone in fuel cell membrane research
(Phys.org) -- It looks like a plastic candy wrapper thats been charred on both sides, but it may hold the solution to commercially viable fuel cells.
Cosmic calculations: Advance will help astrophysicists explore where stars are born
A University of Delaware-led research team reports an advance in the June 1 issue of Science that may help astrophysicists more accurately analyze the vast molecular clouds of gas and dust where stars are born.
Online tool helps shipping companies analyze economic, environmental freight costs
A new web-based version of the Geospatial Intermodal Freight Transportation Model (GIFT) has been released as part of a five-year initiative among researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Delaware ...
Politics and perceptions: Social media, politics collide in focus of research
(Phys.org) —It bothered Lindsay Hoffman and colleagues to see other researchers making broad yet vague claims about the role social media plays in political participation. So they decided to study it.
Scientists take theoretical research on 'nasty' molecule to next level
(PhysOrg.com) -- Some atoms don't always follow the rules. Take the beryllium dimer, a seemingly simple molecule made up of two atoms that University of Delaware physicists Krzysztof Szalewicz and Konrad Patkowski and colleague ...
Energy in action: For two molecules on blind date, new method predicts potential for attraction or repulsion
(Phys.org) -- Krzysztof Szalewicz, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Delaware, and Rafal Podeszwa of the University of Silesia Institute of Chemistry in Poland have developed and validated a more accurate ...
Artificial molecules: Researchers explore novel methods for assembly of quantum dots
(PhysOrg.com) -- Matthew Doty, assistant professor in the University of Delaware Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is co-author of two papers exploring novel methods for assembling quantum dots to control how ...
Hurricane research: Team studies new methods to support hurricane evacuation decision-making
Hurricanes are dynamic. Wind speeds change as the storm progresses and rainfall varies widely, creating tremendous uncertainty as the natural elements interact with man and man-made infrastructure.
Mars explorer says we'll find life on other planets within 10 years
Within 10 years, we'll find life outside Earth -- that's the prediction of Peter Smith, the University of Arizona professor who led NASA's Phoenix Mars Mission.
Polar quest: Will Antarctic worms warm to changing climate?
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of Delaware are examining tiny worms that inhabit the frigid sea off Antarctica to learn not only how these organisms adapt to the severe cold, but how they will survive as ocean ...