News tagged with scale

Searching for the perfect chemical

Researchers at the University of Stavanger have taken on a nearly impossible task. With support from Total E&P Norge AS, they will attempt to develop new chemicals that combat scaling better than any substance ...

Mar 20, 2015
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Coping with the Anthropocene

Overpopulation, the greenhouse effect, warming temperatures and overall climate disruption are all well recognized as a major threat to the ecology and biodiversity of the Earth. The issue of mankind's negative impact on ...

Mar 17, 2015
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New remote control for molecular motors

In the eyes of physicists, magnetic molecules can be considered as nanoscale magnets. Remotely controlling the direction in which they rotate, like spinning tops, may intuitively be difficult to achieve. However, Russian ...

Mar 16, 2015
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Renewable energy obtained from wastewater

Researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona have devised an efficient way to obtain electrical energy and hydrogen by using a wastewater treatment process. The proposed system, published in Water Research, uses b ...

Feb 24, 2015
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Scaling up armor systems

Dermal modification is a significant part of evolution, says Ranajay Ghosh, an associate research scientist in the College of Engineering. Almost every organism has something on its skin that provides important ...

Jan 30, 2015
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Why is Greenland covered in ice?

The ice on Greenland could only form due to processes in the deep Earth interior. Large-scale glaciations in the Arctic only began about 2.7 million years ago; before that, the northern hemisphere was largely ...

Jan 05, 2015
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How was the Earth formed?

Just how did the Earth—our home and the place where life as we know it evolved—come to be created in the first place? In some fiery furnace atop a great mountain? On some divine forge with the hammer ...

Dec 10, 2014
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