A pathway for protons: Efficient delivery to material's center turns oxygen cleanly into water
(Phys.org)—Pushing protons around may sound like a small task, but it is a big part of energy independence for the United States. Moving four relatively large protons to where they are needed is easier ...
Pocket test measures 50 things in a drop of blood
(Phys.org)—A new device about the size of a business card could allow health care providers to test for insulin and other blood proteins, cholesterol, and even signs of viral or bacterial infection all ...
Supramolecules spin promises for future
(Phys.org)—Microscopic particles that can be made to switch their magnetic state could mean computers of the future will be able to store much more data in much less space.
'Nebraska Ice' leads to three more discoveries
(Phys.org)—"Nebraska Ice" is the discovery that just keeps on giving for chemist Xiao Cheng Zeng and his research team at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Best of both worlds: Hybrid approach sheds light on crystal structure solution
Understanding the arrangement of atoms in a solid—one of solids' fundamental properties—is vital to advanced materials research. For decades, two camps of researchers have been working to develop methods to understand ...
X-ray vision can reveal the moment of birth of violent supernovae
A team of astronomers led by the University of Leicester has uncovered new evidence that suggests that X-ray detectors in space could be the first to witness new supernovae that signal the death of massive stars.
Deuterium from a quantum sieve: metal-organic Framework separates hydrogen isotopes more efficiently
(Phys.org)—In future it may be easier for chemists, biologists and physicists to obtain the ideal substance with which to clarify numerous research issues. For the first time, a team of scientists from ...
Astrophysicists suggest solar flare could explain carbon-14 bump in AD 774
Size matters when reducing NiO nanoparticles
(Phys.org)—New research finds that size plays a major role in how nanoscale nickel oxide (NiO) shells behave when being reduced to solid nickel nanoparticles.
Life on Mars? Maybe not: NASA rows back on findings
NASA downplayed Wednesday talk of a major discovery by its Martian rover after remarks by the mission chief raised hopes it may have unearthed evidence life once existed on the Red Planet.
Research reveals nanotechnology simplifies hydrogen production for clean energy
(Phys.org)—In the first-ever experiment of its kind, researchers have demonstrated that clean energy hydrogen can be produced from water splitting by using very small metal particles that are exposed to ...
Study reveals clues to cause of hydrogen embrittlement in metals
Hydrogen, the lightest element, can easily dissolve and migrate within metals to make these otherwise ductile materials brittle and substantially more prone to failures.
Scientists simulate Earth's creation to solve core problem
(Phys.org)—Using computer simulations, researchers from the University of California, Davis, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing have helped to solve a mystery that scientists have puzzled over ...