Cracks in the surface coating of gas turbines provide longer lifespan and better thermal insulation
Gas turbines are used for the production of electricity and in aircraft engines. To increase the life-span of the turbines, they are sprayed with a surface coating. The coating consists of two layers – one of metal to protect ...
Study shows graphene able to withstand a speeding bullet
Damage caused by geothermal probes is rare
Soil settlements or upheavals and resulting cracks in monuments, floodings, or dried-up wells: Reports about damage caused by geothermal probes have made the population feel insecure. In fact, the probability ...
New Computer codes to aid greener, leaner aircraft design
A computer model that accurately predicts how composite materials behave when damaged will make it easier to design lighter, more fuel-efficient aircraft.
Lava in Hawaii community slowing approaches homes (Update)
Rural Hawaii residents still recovering from a tropical storm are keeping a nervous eye on a lava flow that may reach their community within a week.
No-warrant cellphone searches before Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether police may search cellphones found on people they arrest without first getting a warrant.
Unexpected result shows that in some cases, pulling apart makes cracks in metal fuse together
It was a result so unexpected that MIT researchers initially thought it must be a mistake: Under certain conditions, putting a cracked piece of metal under tension—that is, exerting a force that would be expected to pull ...
Concrete which can heal its own cracks
Cardiff University researcher Dr Diane Gardner has won the 'You Heard It Here First' event at the British Science Festival for her work on self-healing concrete. The award considers the UK's brightest early ...
Climbers flock to Mt. Fuji as season begins
Hordes of trekkers flocked to Mount Fuji Monday at the start of a two-month climbing season, after it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in recognition of its status as a symbol of Japan.
Micro-capsules and bacteria to be used in self-healing concrete
A new research project involving researchers from Bath aims to develop novel self-healing concrete that uses an inbuilt immune system to close its own wounds and prevent deterioration.
Russia evacuates drifting Arctic research station
Russia has ordered the urgent evacuation of the 16-strong crew of a drifting Arctic research station after ice floe that hosts the floating laboratory began to disintegrate, officials said Thursday.
Researchers find number of cracks in struck glass related to speed of projectile
Frozen in time, cracks reveal earthquake history
(Phys.org) —Northern Chile's Atacama Desert is an earthquake scientist's dream – the hyper-arid plain keeps a visible record of cracks caused by a million year's worth of earthquakes.
New approaches for controlling pesticide exposure in children
New research on household pesticide contamination emphasizes the need for less reliance on pesticides and more emphasis on neatness, blocking cracks where insects can enter and other so-called "integrated ...