First steps towards achieving better and cheaper biodiesel
Is there any connection between wine and biodiesel? The answer is yes, however surprising it may seem. Acetals are chemical compounds found in many wines, like port, for example, which give it a unique, sweet ...
Investigators stand by TWA Flight 800 explosion theory
US aviation investigators stood by their verdict that a fuel tank explosion brought down TWA Flight 800 in 1996, ahead of a documentary that revives speculation of a missile hit.
Supermileage vehicle is all about the mpg, not the mph
(Phys.org) —For most people, having a car that can clock 50 miles per gallon is a dream. For a group of BYU engineering students, anything less than 1,000 mpg is a disappointment.
Collaboration puts natural gas on the road
DOE's Savannah River National Laboratory, in partnership with Ford Motor Company, the University of California-Berkeley, and BASF, has research underway to explore an innovative low-pressure material-based ...
Survival: Terrifying moments in space flight
Space is a dangerous and sometimes fatal business, but happily there were moments where a situation happened and the astronauts were able to recover.
Ten years on, US recalls Columbia shuttle disaster
With somber ceremonies, the United States on Friday commemorated the loss of the space shuttle Columbia and its seven-member crew on the tenth anniversary of the disaster.
If space shuttle is doomed, do you tell the crew?
A NASA top official wrestled with what he thought was a hypothetical question: What should you tell the astronauts of a doomed space shuttle Columbia?
From rocket fuel to hydrogen-powered clean cars
(Phys.org)—Austrian manufacturer MagnaSteyr has adapted technology developed for the Ariane rocket to build clean-burning cars that can use hydrogen instead of petrol for fuel.
Air Fuel Synthesis shows petrol from air has future
A geyser of hot gas flowing from a star
(Phys.org) -- The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a new image of Herbig-Haro 110, a geyser of hot gas flowing from a newborn star.
Jellyfish inspires latest ocean-powered robot (w/ video)
American researchers have created a robotic jellyfish, named Robojelly, which not only exhibits characteristics ideal to use in underwater search and rescue operations, but could, theoretically at least, never ...
Researchers develop a new candidate for a cleaner, greener and renewable diesel fuel
(PhysOrg.com) -- A class of chemical compounds best known today for fragrance and flavor may one day provide the clean, green and renewable fuel with which truck and auto drivers fill their tanks. Researchers ...
Hydrogen released to fuel cell more quickly when stored in metal nanoparticles
Researchers from TU Delft and VU University Amsterdam in the Netherlands have demonstrated that the size of a metal alloy nanoparticle influences the speed with which hydrogen gas is released when stored in a metal hydride. ...
Breakthrough in hydrogen fuel cells: Chemists develop way to safely store, extract hydrogen
A team of USC scientists has developed a robust, efficient method of using hydrogen as a fuel source.