News tagged with lifetime

Weak nuclear force is less weak

The force that governs some of the reactions that keep our sun shining is not quite as weak as scientists had previously thought. As a consequence, our estimation of how energetic the sun actually is just ...

Jan 13, 2011 4.7 / 5 (22) 58 | with audio podcast

Confined electrons live longer

Electrons that are trapped in very small structures of only a few nanometer, demonstrate fascinating features. These could be useful for novel computers or semiconductor lasers. Researchers from the University ...

Aug 18, 2009 5 / 5 (3) 0

Most polluted ecosystems recoverable, study says

Most polluted or damaged ecosystems worldwide can recover within a lifetime if societies commit to their cleanup or restoration, according to an analysis of 240 independent studies by researchers at the Yale School of Forestry ...

May 27, 2009 not rated yet 0

Termite insecticide a potent greenhouse gas

(PhysOrg.com) -- An insecticide used to fumigate termite-infested buildings is a strong greenhouse gas that lives in the atmosphere nearly 10 times longer than previously thought, UC Irvine research has found.

Jan 21, 2009 2.4 / 5 (5) 10