Countries use innovation to deal with climate change
While we hear of the effect climate change is having around the world, it is refreshing to hear of innovative ways that EU countries are helping to reduce the damage. In a pan-European contest organised by ...
New study predicts extreme climate in Eastern US
From extreme drought to super storms, many wonder what the future holds for the climate of the eastern United States. A study conducted by researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, does away with the guessing.
NASA progressing toward first launch of Orion spacecraft
(Phys.org)—Recent engineering advances by NASA and its industry partners across the country show important progress toward Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1), the next step to launching humans to deep space. The uncrewed ...
Biochemists trap a chaperone machine in action
Molecular chaperones have emerged as exciting new potential drug targets, because scientists want to learn how to stop cancer cells, for example, from using chaperones to enable their uncontrolled growth. ...
EPFL's heating a treat for lake trouts
A recently conducted study also shows that the streams surrounding EPFL can handle future campus growth.
Boosting heat transfer with nanoglue
(Phys.org)—A team of interdisciplinary researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed a new method for significantly increasing the heat transfer rate across two different materials. Results ...
Study finds prioritizing rather than canvassing entire plant genome may lead to improved crops
A new study may help scientists produce better climate-resistant corn and other food production plants by putting a spin on the notion that we are what we eat.
Plastic packaging industry is moving towards completely bio-based products
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a technique to significantly improve the quality of bio-based plastic packaging.
New findings suggest that changes to home construction design could result in 80% energy savings
(Phys.org)—As temperatures fall this winter, heating costs will inevitably rise. In response, Canadians will pull out their slippers, light the hearth and vigilantly monitor their thermostats, but what ...
Can a car engine be built out of a single particle?
ELISE investigating new type of heating for ITER
(Phys.org)—Tests for the heating that is to bring the plasma of the ITER international fusion test reactor to a temperature of many million degrees can go ahead from today: After three years of construction, ...
Arctic sea ice larger than US melted this year
(AP)—An area of Arctic sea ice bigger than the United States melted this year, according the U.N. weather agency, which said the dramatic decline illustrates that climate change is happening "before our eyes."
UN agency: 2012 warmer than normal despite La Nina
Despite early cooling from La Nina, 2012 is on track to become one of the top 10 hottest years on record, with the U.S. experiencing extreme warmth and Arctic Sea ice shrinking to its lowest extent, the U.N. ...
UN climate scientist: Sandy no coincidence
(AP)—Though it's tricky to link a single weather event to climate change, Hurricane Sandy was "probably not a coincidence" but an example of the extreme weather events that are likely to strike the U.S. ...