The quantum secret to alcohol reactions in space
Chemists have discovered that an 'impossible' reaction at cold temperatures actually occurs with vigour, which could change our understanding of how alcohols are formed and destroyed in space.
Extreme insulating-to-conducting nanowires promise novel applications
(Phys.org) —Scientists are just beginning to discover and investigate materials that can change from insulators to conductors at room temperature under an applied voltage. There are only a few known examples, ...
Study proves turtle embryos move themselves within shells to exploit best temperature conditions
Study finds starfish shed arms to protect against overheating
New typology of seed development in late winter-flowering temperate woodland plants
The welcome sight of snowdrops and daffodils coming into flower in the late winter herald the promise of spring warmth just around the corner. These plants are adapted to flower early in the year to take ...
Preserving the health of the Arctic
Lars-Otto Reiersen is a marine biologist by training, now working as an environmental scientist in Norway. He has led the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) for over two decades. AMAP advises the governments of ...
Conversion from bad fat to good fat
Scientists from ETH Zurich in Switzerland have shown for the first time that brown and white fat cells in a living organism can be converted from one cell type to the other. Their work, using mice as a model organism, provides ...
Gcorelab receives $482,000 to develop new battery coolant technology
Material turns 'schizophrenic' on way to superconductivity
(Phys.org) —Rice University physicists on the hunt for the origins of high-temperature superconductivity have published new findings this week about a material that becomes "schizophrenic"—simultaneously ...
Researchers contend increase in Antarctic sea ice due to summer melt
Cold cities less sustainable than warm cities, research suggests
(Phys.org) —Living in colder climates in the US is more energy demanding than living in warmer climates. This is according to Dr Michael Sivak at the University of Michigan, who has published new research today, 28 March, ...
Practice makes perfect with Webb telescope mirror placement
(Phys.org) —NASA engineers and scientists have been making practice runs to ensure the placement of primary mirror segments on the James Webb Space Telescope go perfectly when the flight equipment is ready. ...
Breaking the final barrier: Room-temperature electrically powered nanolasers
(Phys.org) —A breakthrough in nanolaser technology has been made by Arizona State University researchers.
Team discovers adaptations to explain strategies for survival on Mars
Research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine has revealed key features in proteins needed for life to function on Mars and other extreme environments.