Team studies Earth's recovery from prehistoric global warming
(PhysOrg.com) -- The Earth may be able to recover from rising carbon dioxide emissions faster than previously thought, according to evidence from a prehistoric event analyzed by a Purdue University-led team.
Scientists make magnetic new graphene discovery
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Maryland researchers have discovered a way to control magnetic properties of graphene that could lead to powerful new applications in magnetic storage and magnetic random access ...
SOFIA completes first flight of German science instrument
The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, completed its first science flight Wednesday, April 6, using the German Receiver for Astronomy at Terahertz Frequencies (GREAT) scientific instrument. ...
Japan nuclear scare boosts renewables lobby
A global scare sparked by Japan's stumbling efforts to contain a nuclear crisis is encouraging promoters of renewable energy, but defenders of atomic power insist it has a long-term future.
Exploring the possibilities for zeolites
Some people collect stamps and coins, but when it comes to sheer utility, few collections rival the usefulness of Rice University researcher Michael Deem's collection of 2.6 million zeolite structures.
The incredible shrinking circuit
(PhysOrg.com) -- Just when it seemed that microchips couldn't get any tinier, a technique developed by researchers here at the University of Cambridge Engineering Department could lead to chips which are not ...
Marine methane reservoirs much larger 550 million years ago
Massive methane reservoirs in the ancient ocean could account for an unexplained hiccup in Earth's carbon cycle.
Planning for a nuclear future
Materials scientists and engineers from six UK universities are joining forces to forecast the life expectancy of nuclear power reactors.
Tuning graphene film so it sheds water
Windshields that shed water so effectively that they don't need wipers. Ship hulls so slippery that they glide through the water more efficiently than ordinary hulls.
Researchers use nanoscale transistors to study single-molecule interactions
An interdisciplinary team from Columbia University that includes electrical engineers from Columbia's Engineering School, together with researchers from the University's departments of Physics and Chemistry, has figured ...