New X-ray spectroscopy gives better look at the chemistry of interfaces
Researchers working at the Advanced Light Source (ALS) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have combined key features of two highly acclaimed X-ray ...
Aggressive conifer removal benefits Sierra aspen
A study just published by Point Blue Conservation Science shows the benefits of an aggressive approach to restoring Sierra Nevada aspen stands (Populus tremuloides).
Review: Stir Kinetic smart desk makes you stand up
You may want to sit down for this. Then get up. Then sit down again. That's because there's a desk out there that tells you to do exactly that.
Sparks fly as NASA pushes the limits of 3-D printing technology
(Phys.org) —NASA has successfully tested the most complex rocket engine parts ever designed by the agency and printed with additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, on a test stand at NASA's Marshall Space ...
NASA begins engine test project for space launch system rocket
(Phys.org) —Engineers have taken a crucial step in preparing to test parts of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will send humans to new destinations in the solar system. They installed on Thursday ...
Start mosquito protection methods now, says veterinarian
Start thinking now about protecting yourself and your horse from West Nile virus, says a Kansas State University veterinarian.
Image: Composite cryotank loaded into test stand at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center
Engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, recently began the first in a series of tests of one of the largest composite cryotanks ever built. The 18-foot-diameter (5.5-meter) ...
Chemical vapor deposition used to grow atomic layer materials on top of each other
Researchers at Penn State's Center for Two-Dimensional and Layered Materials and the University of Texas at Dallas have shown the ability to grow high quality, single-layer materials one on top of the other ...
Samsung has assistive tech trio for Galaxy Core Advance
Researchers develop new technique for probing subsurface electronic structure
(Phys.org) —"The interface is the device," Nobel laureate Herbert Kroemer famously observed, referring to the remarkable properties to be found at the junctures where layers of different materials meet. ...
Too cute to kill? US split on suburban deer
Seconds after Mike Braun spotted the deer in his headlights his six-day-old car had $8,000 worth of damage, including a punctured radiator.
An earthquake in Japan caused large waves in Norwegian fjords
Early on a winter morning a few years ago, many residents of western Norway who lived or worked along the shores of the nation's fjords were startled to see the calm morning waters suddenly begin to rise and fall. Starting ...
Ultrasound to improve algae harvest
Scientists from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) are using ultrasound to reduce the amount of energy needed to harvest microalgae.
Sound waves precisely position nanowires
(Phys.org) —The smaller components become, the more difficult it is to create patterns in an economical and reproducible way, according to an interdisciplinary team of Penn State researchers who, using ...