Google trumpets Dart release as first stable version
Supernova shrapnel found in meteorite
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have identified the microscopic shrapnel of a nearby star that exploded just before or during the birth of the solar system 4.5 billion years ago.
Tracking the ravages of time: Aging mechanism of historical chrome yellow pigments revealed
(Phys.org) —The discoloration of some pigments used in impressionist paintings has been observed since the 19th century. Belgian researchers have now investigated how the colors of chrome yellow pigments ...
Disorder creates rust protection
Corrosion eats away 75 billion euros of economic output annually in Germany alone. But it may soon be possible to better assess which steels and other alloys will be affected, and how to limit the damage: ...
New nanowire transistors may help keep Moore's Law alive
Oxygen to the core
(Phys.org)—An international collaboration including researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has discovered that the Earth's core formed under more oxidizing condition's than previously proposed.
Imaging metals within cells: Identifying the proteins that bind
(Phys.org)—Metals such as copper, zinc, and iron are important nutrients to all life. The special properties of these elements that make them so useful in technologies including batteries and catalysts ...
Using graphene, scientists develop a less toxic way to rust-proof steel
(Phys.org) -- University at Buffalo researchers are making significant progress on rust-proofing steel using a graphene-based composite that could serve as a nontoxic alternative to coatings that contain hexavalent ...
MSU chemists become the first to solve an 84-year-old theory
The same principle that causes figure skaters to spin faster as they draw their arms into their bodies has now been used by Michigan State University researchers to understand how molecules move energy around following the ...
New evidence found for the oldest oxygen-breathing life on land
New University of Alberta research shows the first evidence that oxygen-breathing bacteria occupied and thrived on land 100 million years earlier than previously thought.
Ions control shape of nanofibers grown on clear substrate
Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a new way to develop straight carbon nanofibers on a transparent substrate. Growing such nanofiber coatings is important for use in novel biomedical ...
Missing chromium is clue to planet formation
Early in the formation of the Earth, some forms of the element chromium separated and disappeared deep into the planet's core, a new study by UC Davis geologists shows.
High water uptake capacity of mesoporous material ideal for use in heat transformation applications
The search for sustainable ways of producing energy is currently a very popular and important topic of investigation. Water adsorption/desorption is a process that can be used for the transformation of energy. ...
Deemed essential to health for decades, chromium has no nutritional effect, researchers show
Despite a long-held acceptance that healthy diets must incorporate chromium III, new research indicates the element has no nutritional benefit, according to a paper authored by University of Alabama researchers.