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. ...
Image: Orion's first crew module complete
NASA's first completed Orion crew module sits atop its service module at the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Facility at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The crew and service module will be transferred ...
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 ...
Time running out to reach 2 C warming target: UN experts
Time is running out to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), the United Nations' climate experts said Sunday, warning that current trends in carbon emissions will lead to disaster.
Want to see the solar eclipse in Norway? Mind the bears
Norwegian authorities are reminding visitors who want to eye a total solar eclipse from the remote Arctic island of Svalbard this month to be aware of polar bears, dress warmly and make sure they have a place to stay before ...
Olive oil more stable and healthful than seed oils for frying food
Frying is one of the world's most popular ways to prepare food—think fried chicken and french fries. Even candy bars and whole turkeys have joined the list. But before dunking your favorite food in a vat ...
Winter sets global heat record despite US East's big chill
Federal records show that this winter and the first two months of 2015 were the hottest on record globally, with a chilly U.S. East sticking out like a cold thumb in a toastier world.