News tagged with gas molecules

Mathematicians Solve 140-Year-Old Boltzmann Equation

( -- Two University of Pennsylvania mathematicians have found solutions to a 140-year-old, 7-dimensional equation that were not known to exist for more than a century despite its widespread use in modeling the ...

May 13, 2010
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MIT researchers harness the sun's power

For decades, scientists have been trying to replicate the process of photosynthesis -- the process by which plants convert sunlight into energy. The Economist reports that Angela Belcher and her colleagues at the Massachusetts ...

May 12, 2010
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Creating a quantum gas

( -- "One of the many reasons people study ultracold gases is for their potential as model quantum systems," Deborah Jin tells "There is a need to model quantum many-body systems because a lot of ...

Feb 01, 2010 feature
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Rich Ore Deposits Linked to Ancient Atmosphere

( -- Much of our planet's mineral wealth was deposited billions of years ago when Earth's chemical cycles were different from today's. Using geochemical clues from rocks nearly 3 billion years old, a group of ...

Nov 19, 2009
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Toward the design of greener consumer products

So you're a manufacturer about to introduce a new consumer product to the marketplace. Will that product or the manufacture of the product contribute to global warming through the greenhouse effect?

Sep 16, 2009
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