Metal oxidation controlled by atomic surface steps
Rust never sleeps. Whether a reference to the 1979 Neil Young album or a product designed to protect metal surfaces, the phrase invokes the idea that corrosion from oxidation—the more general chemical name ...
Old-economy sectors are now tech, too: US study
Forget about old economy and new economy. Everything is now part of the tech economy, a prominent US research panel said Monday.
Physicists propose new classification of charge density waves
LSU Professors in the Department of Physics and Astronomy Ward Plummer and Jiandi Zhang, in collaboration with their colleagues from the Institute of Physics, Beijing, China, have published a paper in the Proceedings of th ...
Ascension of marine diatoms linked to vast increase in continental weathering
A team of researchers, including Rensselaer professor Morgan Schaller, has used mathematical modeling to show that continental erosion over the last 40 million years has contributed to the success of diatoms, ...
Scientists uncover cause of tree-killing fungus
Forest scientists at the University of British Columbia believe they've discovered the root cause of a deadly tree fungus: extra genes.
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