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Wires turn salt water into freshwater

( -- As a rising global population and increasing standard of living drive demand for freshwater, many researchers are developing new techniques to desalinate salt water. Among them is a team of scientists from The ...

dateJun 08, 2012 in Materials Science feature
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Channeling our ion past

To understand how the first cells transported ions across their membranes, researchers are studying simple channels used by fungi to kill off bacteria.

dateJun 07, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Scientists make nontoxic, bendable nanosheets

( -- Cornell materials scientists have developed an inexpensive, environmentally friendly way of synthesizing oxide crystal sheets, just nanometers thick, which have useful properties for electronics and alternative ...

dateApr 11, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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NASA sees new salt in an ancient sea

( -- The expansion of massive salt evaporation projects on the Dead Sea are clearly visible in this time series of images taken by Landsat satellites operated by NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey.

dateApr 09, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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