Renewable energy won't fix Abu Dhabi's consumption problem, research finds
(Phys.org) —Abu Dhabi's recent expensive renewable energy venture will neither allow the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to forgo construction of conventional energy generation, nor will it provide more than ...
Broadband THz wave generation with metamaterials demonstrated
Scientists at DOE's Ames Laboratory have demonstrated broadband terahertz (THz) wave generation using metamaterials.
New research warns world to prepare for blackout
(Phys.org) —Living without electricity in today's technological world may be difficult to imagine. Yet the reality of living without computers, mobile phones and entertainment systems, and managing a transport ...
Image: The NGC 5194 spiral galaxy
The Whirlpool Galaxy, also known as M51 or NGC 5194, is one of the most spectacular examples of a spiral galaxy. With two spiral arms curling into one another in a billowing swirl, this galaxy hosts over ...
Israeli archeologists uncover ancient church
Israeli archeologists say they have uncovered the remnants of a 1,500-year-old church dating back to the Byzantine era.
New sequencing tools give up close look at yeast evolution
Using next-generation sequencing, corresponding author Gianni Liti et. al. provide a detailed characterization of the genetic variation present within the baker's yeast species.
Video: Mice can inherit learned sensitivity to smell
Trauma can scar people so indelibly that their children are affected. History provides examples of generations traumatized by war and starvation whose children experience altered physiology. Emory University researchers Kerry ...
Cobalt catalysts allow researchers to duplicate the complicated steps of photosynthesis
(Phys.org) —Humans have for ages taken cues from nature to build their own devices, but duplicating the steps in the complicated electronic dance of photosynthesis remains one of the biggest challenges ...
Big data: A method for obtaining large, phylogenomic data sets
Traditional molecular systematic studies have progressed by sequencing genes one by one, a time- and cost-intensive task that has limited the amount of data a researcher could feasibly obtain. With the continual ...
Alstom to build Israeli hydro power storage plant
French engineering group Alstom has won a contract worth 120 million euros ($163 million) to build Israel's first hydroelectric storage facility, the company said on Thursday.
Researchers find ways to minimize power grid disruptions from wind power
Researchers from North Carolina State University and Johns Hopkins University have found that an increase in the use of wind power generation can make the power grid more fragile and susceptible to disruptions. But the researchers ...
Granite research revises heat under Perth's surface
Scientists investigating heat decay from radiogenic granite in the Darling Range have discovered the maximum heat output has exceeded previously known data.
Natural gas saves water, even when factoring in water lost to hydraulic fracturing
A new study finds that in Texas, the U.S. state that annually generates the most electricity, the transition from coal to natural gas for electricity generation is saving water and making the state less vulnerable ...
Environmental history key to the future of England's wildlife
Protecting and enhancing our wildlife for future generations will need radical new policies informed by history as much as science, according to an academic at the University of East Anglia.