NASA sees twin typhoons headed for double China landfall
NASA's Terra satellite captured two tropical cyclones on visible imagery today, August 1 as they head for landfall. Typhoon Saola is approaching Taiwan and Typhoon Damrey approaching southern Japan, are both ...
Gold squeezed into micro-Velcro
Researchers at Ruhr University have used self-assembling techniques to produce gold microwires that have suitable properties for micro-Velcro. The research is published today in Science and Technology of ...
New materials open door to electronics in extreme environments
A spin-out company from the University of Leeds is set to transform industry's ability to electronically monitor and interact with extreme environments.
Novel technique for electrical activation of implanted material without co-implantation
Researchers at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, USA, have implanted Mg in GaN and employed a novel high-temperature annealing technique that has realised electrical activation of implanted material ...
Bandgap engineering for high-efficiency solar cell design
ZnSnP2, an absorber material for solar cells, transitions from an ordered to a disordered structure at high temperatures. Researchers from University College London and the University of Bath have proposed taking advantage ...
Leaf litter and soil protect acorns from prescribed fire
U.S. Forest Service scientists have found that prescribed fires with the heat insulation of leaf litter and soil can help restore oak ecosystems.
Microwave heating improves artificial bone
An artificial bone scaffold produced by researchers in South Korea could enhance the treatment of bone damage and defects through bone grafts.
Unusual reaction eschews high temperatures and water to lock carbon dioxide away
(Phys.org) -- When it comes to reducing the impact of the energy we use to cool our homes and power our computers, one option is to remove gaseous carbon dioxide (CO2), pump it into underground reservoirs ...
Researchers use 'spin coating' to prevent cracking in nanoparticle films
(Phys.org)—Making uniform coatings is a common engineering challenge, and, when working at the nanoscale, even the tiniest cracks or defects can be a big problem. New research from University of Pennsylvania ...
More efficient energy use could result from a direct experimental observation of atomic behavior inside nanoscale cages
Thermoelectric generators can make better use of the excess heat generated by machines by converting temperature differences directly back into electricity. Now, Masaki Takata from the RIKEN SPring-8 Center, ...
Stopping mineral processing from turning to jelly
Cooking minerals in huge mixing tanks can turn them to jelly, and an Adelaide researcher has found out why. The work could save the industry millions of dollars a year in lost production and cleaning costs.
Marine reserves 'must adapt to climate change'
Australia can be a world leader in designing marine reserves that keep pace with changes in the climate and human activity and still successfully protect their sea life, a leading marine scientist said today.
Researchers work to develop heat tolerant crops
With heatwaves predicted to increase in intensity and duration, the importance of heat tolerant crops is becoming increasingly urgent.
The ecological badminton robot (w/ video)
A robot to play with! A childhood's dream has now come true for researchers at the Flanders' Mechatronics Technology Centre (FMTC) in Belgium. Wim Symens and his team pioneered the development of the first robot ever to play ...