University of South Carolina

Giving atoms their marching orders

Chemistry professor Linda Shimizu oversees a series of crowd-pleasing chemistry demonstrations in middle and high schools throughout central South Carolina every year. They are spirited affairs, and her research ...

dateJun 24, 2015 in Materials Science
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What makes the feather soar

Dinosaurs may have gone extinct some 66 million years ago, but that's hardly the end of their story. One group of their modern-day progeny, the class Avia—namely, birds—is a spectacular evolutionary success ...

dateFeb 11, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Climate connections

In common parlance, the phrase "global climate change" is often used to describe how present-day climate is changing in response to human activities. But climate has also varied naturally and sometimes quite ...

dateApr 14, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Laying down a discerning membrane

One of the thinnest membranes ever made is also highly discriminating when it comes to the molecules going through it. Engineers at the University of South Carolina have constructed a graphene oxide membrane ...

dateOct 04, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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Boreal peatlands not a global warming time bomb

To some scientists studying climate change, boreal peatlands are considered a potential ticking time bomb. With huge stores of carbon in peat, the fear is that rising global temperatures could cause the release of massive ...

dateJun 10, 2015 in Environment
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Building electronics from the ground up

(Phys.org)—There's hardly a moment in modern life that doesn't involve electronic devices, whether they're guiding you to a destination by GPS or deciding which incoming messages merit a beep, ring or vibration. ...

dateJan 14, 2013 in Nanophysics
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