Iron in the sun: A greenhouse gas for X-ray radiation
(Phys.org) —Scientists from the Heidelberg Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics (MPIK) in cooperation with DESY (Hamburg) at the synchrotron PETRA III have investigated for the first time X-ray absorption ...
Deep-ocean carbon sinks: Study involves basic research on dark ocean microorganisms
Although microbes that live in the so-called "dark ocean"—below a depth of some 600 feet where light doesn't penetrate—may not absorb enough carbon to curtail global warming, they do absorb considerable ...
Suggested DAD over CAD could save millions
New engineering design software could drastically improve the efficiency and accuracy of electrical system documentation and save the construction, minerals and energy industries millions in labour costs.
Final excavations underway at Ham Hill
Archaeologists from the Universities of Cambridge and Cardiff are currently undertaking their third, and final, round of excavations at Ham Hill, Britain's biggest Iron-Age hill fort.
Doing the math 'predicts' which movies will be box office hits
(Phys.org) —Researchers have devised a mathematical model which can be used to predict whether films will become blockbusters or flops at the box office – up to a month before the movie is released.
Earliest known iron artifacts come from outer space
Researchers have shown that ancient Egyptian iron beads held at the UCL Petrie Museum were hammered from pieces of meteorites, rather than iron ore. The objects, which trace their origins to outer space, ...
Archaeologists find massive fortifications from the Iron Age
Researchers from Tel Aviv University have unearthed the remains of massive ancient fortifications built around an Iron-Age Assyrian harbor in present-day Israel.
Newly discovered ocean plume could be major source of iron
(Phys.org) —Scientists have discovered a vast plume of iron and other micronutrients more than 1,000 km long billowing from hydrothermal vents in the South Atlantic Ocean. The finding, soon to be published ...
Graphene nanoscrolls are formed by decoration of magnetic nanoparticles
Researchers at Umea University, together with researchers at Uppsala University and Stockholm University, show in a new study how nitrogen doped graphene can be rolled into perfect Archimedean nano scrolls ...
Researchers achieve record pressure for solid iron
(Phys.org) —Iron is the most abundant element in Earth's core and the sixth most abundant element in the universe. As a key component of terrestrial planets and exoplanets, iron has been one of the most ...
Predictive models of environmental reaction kinetics made more accurate, scalable
Predictive models of biogeochemical interactions in soils are more accurate and scalable if they consider the reaction chemistry that occurs in distinct soil pore structures, or domains. These findings are ...
Scientists seek silicon's successor
In the hunt for a sequel to silicon, scientists at the SLAC National Accelerator Lab have flipped an "on-off" switch in the mineral magnetite that is far faster than today's transistors.
Precious Western Australia mineral geologically 'young'
Scientists at Curtin University have chronicled the genesis of a particular type of iron deposit in the state's north, finding that the valuable mineral formed relatively late in Western Australia's evolution.
More automation could mean fewer jobs in mining communities
Increased remote-operation of mine sites from city-based control centres could lead to fewer jobs and less economic activity in mining regions, a new report has found.