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.
Study: Portions of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet are warming twice as fast as previously thought
(Phys.org)—A new study funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) finds that the western part of the massive West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) is experiencing nearly twice as much warming as previously ...
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 ...
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. ...
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.
Nearby super-Earth likely a diamond planet
(Phys.org)—New research led by Yale University scientists suggests that a rocky planet twice Earth's size orbiting a nearby star is a diamond planet.
NASA observations point to 'dry ice' snowfall on Mars
(Phys.org)—NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter data have given scientists the clearest evidence yet of carbon-dioxide snowfalls on Mars. This reveals the only known example of carbon-dioxide snow falling ...
New NASA study links current extreme summer events to climate change
The relentless, weather-gone-crazy type of heat that has blistered the United States and other parts of the world in recent years is so rare that it can't be anything but man-made global warming, says a new ...
2001-2010 warmest decade on record: WMO
Climate change has accelerated in the past decade, the UN weather agency said Friday, releasing data showing that 2001 to 2010 was the warmest decade on record.
Future NASA mission to sun 'a life's dream' for some
The chest-high rack of electronics Justin Kasper is assembling in a Massachusetts office park will fit in a shoe box before he's done.
Voyager instrument cooling after heater turned off
(PhysOrg.com) -- In order to reduce power consumption, mission managers have turned off a heater on part of NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft, dropping the temperature of its ultraviolet spectrometer instrument ...
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 ...
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.