Water still has a few secrets to tell
The Future in Two Words: Ionic Liquids
(PhysOrg.com) -- Ionic liquids are molecular solutions that have a wide range of potential applications, including next-generation solar cells, hydrogen fuel cells and lithium batteries.
Researchers turn algae into high-temperature hydrogen source
In the quest to make hydrogen as a clean alternative fuel source, researchers have been stymied about how to create usable hydrogen that is clean and sustainable without relying on an intensive, high-energy ...
WISE Is Chilling Out
(PhysOrg.com) -- Engineers are busy cooling the science instrument on NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. The spacecraft is scheduled to blast into space from Vandenberg Air Force Base in ...
Kepler and the Search for Life in Our Galaxy
(PhysOrg.com) -- There are so many stars in our galaxy that even if planets with complex life (animals and plants) are rare - say one for every billion stars - there could still be dozens here in the Milky ...
NASA delays shuttle Discovery launch
NASA on Thursday delayed the launch of the space shuttle Discovery until 0359 GMT Saturday so mission specialists could review tests on a faulty valve, the US space agency said.
Discovery valve working, countdown to resume
Initial testing on a malfunctioning valve that grounded the space shuttle Discovery is encouraging and countdown will resume Thursday ahead of the next launch attempt, NASA said.
Bad valve forces NASA to call off shuttle launch
(AP) -- NASA called off the launch of space shuttle Discovery on Tuesday, the second day in a row the liftoff was scrubbed, this time because of a bad fuel valve.
Why Does Water Expand When it Cools? A New Explanation
Scientists Observe Liquid Water Below Freezing
NASA uncovers cause of shuttle delay
Engineers from the US space agency NASA think they have discovered the cause of a hydrogen leak which twice delayed a high-profile shuttle launch this month, according to the agency.
Turning sunlight into liquid fuels (Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- For millions of years, green plants have employed photosynthesis to capture energy from sunlight and convert it into electrochemical energy. A goal of scientists has been to develop an artificial ...
NASA Gives 'Go' for Space Shuttle Launch on March 11
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA managers completed a review Friday of space shuttle Discovery's readiness for flight and selected the official launch date for the STS-119 mission. Commander Lee Archambault and his six ...