Fusion researchers see frozen pellet tech as way to control ITER's plasma as well as fuel it
(PhysOrg.com) -- Heated to extreme temperatures of up to 150 million degrees Celsius, the plasma in ITER's giant experimental fusion reactor will be fed a fuel of frozen pellets of deuterium-tritium, fired ...
Manufacturing microscale medical devices for faster tissue engineering
In the emerging field of tissue engineering, scientists encourage cells to grow on carefully designed support scaffolds. The ultimate goal is to create living structures that might one day be used to replace ...
Future holds more extreme weather
(AP) -- For a world already weary of weather catastrophes, the latest warning from top climate scientists paints a grim future: More floods, more heat waves, more droughts and greater costs to deal with them.
High speed charging device - success in high capacity graphene-based supercapacitors
Professor Jie Tang, Group Leader of the 1D Nanomaterials Research Group of the Materials Processing Unit, National Institute for Materials Science, and Mr. Qian Cheng, a doctoral student and NIMS Junior Researcher in the ...
Tests under way on the sunshield for Webb telescope
NASA is testing an element of the sunshield that will protect the James Webb Space Telescope's mirrors and instruments during its mission to observe the most distant objects in the universe.
Space food, shuttle tiles for sale by NASA
The US space agency is offering schools and universities a special deal on astronaut cuisine and heat tiles from the now extinct space shuttles, just over 20 dollars a pack, NASA said Monday.
La Nina returns, bringing more severe weather: US
The weather phenomenon known as La Nina is returning for another season, likely bringing more drought, heavy rains and severe weather to some parts of the world, US forecasters said Thursday.
NASA unveils new batch of space shuttle program artifacts
The final space shuttle landing July 21 opened new prospects for eligible education institutions, museums and other organizations to receive a piece of spaceflight history. On Monday, Aug. 15, the eighth batch of artifacts ...
'My dishwasher is trying to kill me': New research finds harmful fungal pathogens living in dishwasher seals
A potentially pathogenic fungus has found a home living in extreme conditions in some of the most common household appliances, researchers have found. A new paper published in the British Mycological Society journal, Fungal Bi ...
New temperature sensor sounds good
Temperature scientists at NPL are developing a thermometer that uses sound waves to measure temperature.
Penguins in peril find refuge in New Zealand
"You're a bit grumpy aren't you mate," says conservationist Shirleen Helps as she expertly handles a squawking penguin doing its best to peck her unprotected fingers.
Experiments settle long-standing debate about mysterious array formations in nanofilms
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at the California Institute of Technology have conducted experiments confirming which of three possible mechanisms is responsible for the spontaneous formation of three-dimensional ...
J-2X test series proves part integrity
Engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center gave a key component of the J-2X engine a brisk workout to ensure it can withstand its extreme operating environment. The engine's fuel turbopump first stage ...
La Nina brings flood risks and drought to the West
The winter and early spring have been extreme across the West, with record snowpacks bringing joy to skiers and urban water managers but severe flood risks to northern Utah, Wyoming and Montana.