GO FIGURE: Figuring the odds of Earth's global hot streak
The global heat streak of the 21st century can be explained with statistics that defy astronomical odds.
Charge instability detected across all types of copper-based superconductors
Superconductors made of copper-oxide ceramics called cuprates are capable of conducting electricity without resistance at record-high temperatures—but still only at about one-third of room temperature. ...
Thermal memory thrives at extremely high temperatures
Iridium nanoparticles resist deactivation in biofuel production
Steam reforming turns methane from biomass into a mixture that can be further converted into transportation fuels. By combining experimental and theoretical approaches, researchers at the Pacific Northwest ...
First direct evidence that a mysterious phase of matter competes with high-temperature superconductivity
(Phys.org)—Scientists have found the first direct evidence that a mysterious phase of matter known as the "pseudogap" competes with high-temperature superconductivity, robbing it of electrons that otherwise ...
Electron spin could be the key to high-temperature superconductivity
Swiss scientists take a significant step in our understanding of superconductivity by studying the strange quantum events in a unique superconducting material.
Evidence of Viking/Norse metalworking in Arctic Canada
A small stone container found by archaeologists a half-century ago has now been recognized as further evidence of a Viking or Medieval Norse presence in Arctic Canada during the centuries around 1000 A.D.
How electrons split: New evidence of exotic behaviors
Electrons may be seen as small magnets that also carry a negative electrical charge. On a fundamental level, these two properties are indivisible. However, in certain materials where the electrons are constrained ...
Unusual electronic state found in new class of unconventional superconductors
A team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, Columbia Engineering, Columbia Physics and Kyoto University has discovered an unusual form of electronic order ...
Pemberton trout prove resilient to warmer waters
Department of Fisheries (DOF) scientists have found Pemberton trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) show an increased adaptation to high temperatures compared to cold water strains.
Superconductivity without cooling
Superconductivity is a remarkable phenomenon: superconductors can transport electric current without any resistance and thus without any losses whatsoever. It is already in use in some niche areas, for example ...
Sao Paulo drought issue for global concern
He cast his rod happily here for 30 years—but where a river once teemed with fish, Brazilian fisherman Ernane da Silva these days stares out over a valley of weeds and bone dry, sun-parched land.
Breakthrough in flexible electronics enabled by inorganic-based laser lift-off
Flexible electronics have been touted as the next generation in electronics in various areas, ranging from consumer electronics to bio-integrated medical devices. In spite of their merits, insufficient performance ...
Physicist pursues superconductivity mysteries
More than a quarter of a century after its discovery, high-temperature superconductivity still challenges condensed matter physicists. For Binghamton's Pegor Aynajian, the key to unlocking the mystery—which will ultimately ...