Hydrocarbon superconductor created
Offshore oil slug controller is a first
(PhysOrg.com) -- An offshore slug flow control system that could save millions lost in oil production each year has won the 2010 East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) Innovation Award.
A second hydrocarbon boom threatens the Peruvian Amazon
A rapid and unprecedented proliferation of oil and gas concessions threatens the megadiverse Peruvian Amazon. The amount of area leased is on track to reach around 70% of the region, threatening biodiversity and indigenous ...
Pan-frying meat with gas may be worse than electricity for raising cancer risk
Frying meat on a gas hob may be more harmful to health than using an electric hob, because of the type of fumes it produces, suggests research published ahead of print in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
5 Sources of Alternative Energy You May Not Have Heard Of
Studying Titan's Lakes on Earth
A new project aims to replicate the surface on the moon Titan in order to learn more about its hydrocarbon lakes. This study could also tell us about the chemistry that led to the origin of life on early Earth.
Scientists see carbon chains preferred locales on popular catalyst
(PhysOrg.com) -- Prima donnas. Floppy chains of carbon atoms are particular about where they want to be on a titanium dioxide catalyst, according to a new study from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and ...
Titan's lakes could be explored by boat
Glint of Sunlight Confirms Liquid in Northern Lake District of Titan
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Cassini Spacecraft has captured the first flash of sunlight reflected off a lake on Saturn's moon Titan, confirming the presence of liquid on the part of the moon dotted with many large, ...
Smokeless tobacco called 'moist snuff' is contaminated with harmful substances
A new study on the smokeless tobacco product called moist snuff — placed between lip and gum — has led scientists in Minnesota to urge the tobacco industry to change manufacturing practices to reduce snuff's ...
International expedition investigates climate change, alternative fuels in Arctic
Scientists from the Marine Biogeochemistry and Geology and Geophysics sections of the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) organized and led a team of university and government scientists on an Arctic expedition ...
Genome Engineering Could Provide New Method of Creating Diesel
Tiny bubbles clean oil from water
Small amounts of oil leave a fluorescent sheen on polluted water. Oil sheen is hard to remove, even when the water is aerated with ozone or filtered through sand. Now, a University of Utah engineer has developed ...
Absent pheromones turn flies into lusty Lotharios
(PhysOrg.com) -- When Professor Joel Levine's team genetically tweaked fruit flies so that they didn't produce certain pheromones, they triggered a sexual tsunami in their University of Toronto Mississauga ...