Earth organisms survive under Martian conditions
(Phys.org) —New research suggests that methanogens—among the simplest and oldest organisms on Earth—could survive on Mars.
For the first time, researchers observe collective spin dynamics of ultra-cold fermions with large spins
Understanding collective behavior of ultra-cold quantum gases is of great interest since it is intimately related to many encountered systems in nature such as human behavior, swarms of birds, traffic jam, sand dunes, neutron ...
Quantum tunnelling could aid life's chemistry in the coldest places
New research has revealed that chemical reactions previously thought to be 'impossible' in space actually occur 'with vigour,' a discovery that could ultimately change our understanding of how alcohols are ...
East Antarctic Ice Sheet could be more vulnerable to climate change than previously thought
The world's largest ice sheet could be more vulnerable to the effects of climate change than previously thought, according to new research from Durham University.
Study finds earlier peak for Spain's glaciers
The last glacial maximum was a time when Earth's far northern and far southern latitudes were largely covered in ice sheets and sea levels were low. Over much of the planet, glaciers were at their greatest ...
Size matters for creatures of cold polar waters
Scientists at the Universities of Liverpool, Plymouth, and Radboud, Netherlands, have challenged the view that giant animals are found in polar seas because of a superabundance of oxygen in cold water.
Most accurate measurement of Boltzmann constant yet
Scientists at the UK's National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have performed the most accurate measurement yet of the Boltzmann constant.
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 finds starfish shed arms to protect against overheating
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
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. ...