News tagged with melting

Scientific vandalism helps ITER

Scientists at JET, the world's largest fusion energy research facility, have been deliberately melting parts of their own machine as they test materials for the fusion reactors of the future. These apparent ...

Aug 23, 2013 4.9 / 5 (13) 1

Charting Icelandic glacier dynamics

Mark Simons, professor of geophysics at Caltech, along with graduate student Brent Minchew, recently logged over 40 hours of flight time mapping the surface of Iceland's glaciers. Flying over two comparatively ...

Mar 14, 2014 4.5 / 5 (2) 0

Hollow spheres made of metal

Producing metallic hollow spheres is complicated: It has not yet been possible to make the small sizes required for new high-tech applications. Now for the first time researchers have manufactured ground hollow ...

Oct 13, 2009 4.9 / 5 (9) 5

Room Temperature Liquid Porphyrins

(PhysOrg.com) -- Porphyrins have received a great deal of attention in the scientific community owing to their useful application in a wide variety of areas, such as the treatment of cancer and systems that mimic photosynthesis. ...

Mar 23, 2010 4 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Chaperones for climate protection

(PhysOrg.com) -- The World Climate Conference recently took place. Reports about carbon dioxide levels, rising temperatures and melting glaciers appear daily. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute (MPI) ...

Jan 14, 2010 3.5 / 5 (14) 13 | with audio podcast