Nanoscale coatings improve stability and efficiency of devices for renewable fuel generation
(Phys.org) —Splitting water into its components, two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen, is an important first step in achieving carbon-neutral fuels to power our transportation infrastructure – including ...
Fossil palm beetles 'hindcast' 50-million-year-old winters
(Phys.org) —Fifty-million-year-old fossil beetles that fed only on palm seeds are giving Simon Fraser University biologists Bruce Archibald and Rolf Mathewes new information about ancient climates.
Physicist develops stochastic model to describe interbeat variation patterns between musicians
Forests lose essential nitrogen in surprising way, find scientists
Even during summer dry spells, some patches of soil in forested watersheds remain waterlogged. Researchers have discovered that these patches act as hot spots of microbial activity that remove nitrogen from ...
Study shows songbird prefers singing in harmonic series similar to humans
Four year study shows there are patterns in the ways users download BitTorrent files
Sea surface is a sink for nitrogen oxides at night
The surface of the sea takes up nitrogen oxides that build up in polluted air at night, new measurements on the coast of southern California have shown. The ocean removes about 15 percent of these chemicals ...
Computer simulation shows adding trees to coffee growing land can increase yields
Variations in ice sheet height influence global climate
In a study published today in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences), Dr William Roberts of Bristol's School of Geographical Sciences and colleagues use computer models to simulate a Heinrich ev ...
Mathematician devises a means for tying impact of teaching quality to pupil's future earnings
Study finds investors prefer good-looking male backed entrepreneurial ventures
Study shows manure from cows not given antibiotics still causes increase in resistant bacteria in soil
A protein that can mean life or death for cells
Each cell in an organism has a sensor that measures the health of its "internal" environment. This "alarm" is found in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), which is able to sense cellular stress and trigger either ...
Researchers find misfolded proteins are capable of forming tree-like aggregates
A method by Rice University researchers to model the way proteins fold – and sometimes misfold – has revealed branching behavior that may have implications for Alzheimer's and other aggregation diseases.