Record-breaking photo reveals a planet-sized object as cool as the Earth
(PhysOrg.com) -- The photo of a nearby star and its orbiting companion -- whose temperature is like a hot summer day in Arizona -- will be presented by Penn State Associate Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics ...
Alloy has potential for electronics in wells
An alloy that may improve high-temperature electronics in oil and geothermal wells was really a solution in search of a problem.
Engineers test effects of fire on steel structures, nuclear plant design
Ten years after 9/11, researchers at Purdue University are continuing work that could lead to safer steel structures such as buildings and bridges and also an emerging type of nuclear power plant design.
Researchers report nanoscale energy-efficient switching devices
By relentlessly miniaturizing a pre-World War II computer technology, and combining this with a new and durable material, researchers at Case Western Reserve University have built nanoscale switches and logic ...
Research shows rapid warming on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet
In a discovery that raises further concerns about the future contribution of Antarctica to sea level rise, a new study finds that the western part of the ice sheet is experiencing nearly twice as much warming ...
Researchers double down on heat to break up cellulose, produce fuels and power
Nicholas Creager recently pointed to the nuts and bolts of one of Iowa State University's latest biofuel machines.
Slowest crystal growth ever measured
Oil and water: An icy interaction when oil chains are short, but steamy when chains are long
(Phys.org)—Water transforms into a previously unknown structure in between a liquid and a vapor when in contact with alcohol molecules containing long oily chains, according to Purdue University researchers. ...
Titanium clubs can cause golf course fires, study finds
Titanium alloy golf clubs can cause dangerous wildfires, according to UC Irvine scientists. When a club coated with the lightweight metal is swung and strikes a rock, it creates sparks that can heat to more than 3,000 degrees ...
Research tests which nano system works best cancer treatment
(Phys.org) —In current research related to improving cancer treatments, one promising area of research is the effort to find ways to selectively pinpoint and target cancer cells while minimizing effects ...
NASA small explorer mission celebrates ten years and forty thousand X-ray flares
(PhysOrg.com) -- On February 5, 2002, NASA launched what was then called the High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager (HESSI) into orbit. Renamed within months as the Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager ...
Experts nix Canada move for sad Argentine polar bear
A polar bear said to be depressed in Argentina will not move to Canada, after veterinary experts said the trip would be too dangerous to his health.
Europe hammered by winter, is North America next?
For the first half of this year's winter, the big news was warm temperatures and lack of snow. Ski resorts were covered in bare dirt, while January temperatures in southern California topped July highs.
January hottest month on record in Australia
Australia experienced its hottest month on record in January, despite floods and storms that devastated parts of the country's east, officials said.