News tagged with effect

Electricity generating nano-wizards

Just as alchemists always dreamed of turning common metal into gold, their 19th century physicist counterparts dreamed of efficiently turning heat into electricity, a field called thermoelectrics. Such scientists had long ...

dateMay 18, 2015 in Nanophysics
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Space lab to elucidate how liquid cocktails mix

What does space experimentation have in common with liquid cocktails? Both help in understanding what happens when multiple fluids are mixed together and subjected to temperature change - a phenomenon ubiquitous in nature ...

dateMay 11, 2015 in General Physics
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New statistics methods for dose finding studies

Less than 0.02 per cent of potential active ingredients pass clinical tests and become commercially viable. However, it is possible that some candidates are rejected without good reason, suspects mathematician ...

dateApr 21, 2015 in Mathematics
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Measuring the value of science

Reports about the worthy contributions of science to national economies pop up regularly all around the world – from the UK to the US and even the developing world. ...

dateApr 16, 2015 in Social Sciences
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How to make trees grow bigger and quicker

Scientists at The University of Manchester have discovered a way to make trees grow bigger and faster, which could increase supplies of renewable resources and help trees cope with the effects of climate change.

dateApr 16, 2015 in Biotechnology
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'Venus zone' narrows search for habitable planets

Long before the hunt began to find Earth lookalikes around other stars, one planet in the Solar System had already been named Earth's twin. With its similar size and mass, Venus measures very close to Earth, with one major yet signif ...

dateApr 14, 2015 in Astronomy
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