No more leakage of explosive electrolytes in batteries
(Phys.org) —A research team at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), S. Korea, found a new physical organogel electrolyte with two unique characteristics: an irreversible thermal gelation ...
Are Higher Testosterone Levels Associated with Greater Heart Risk?
Testosterone in men has become a hot health topic. New studies, including one by UCSF researchers, now are sparking a controversy over the role of testosterone in heart disease.
Older and stronger: Progressive resistance training can build muscle, increase strength as we age
Getting older doesn't mean giving up muscle strength. Not only can adults fight the battle of strength and muscle loss that comes with age, but the Golden Years can be a time to get stronger, say experts at the University ...
A super tiny giraffe (w/ Video)
Shaahin Amini was ready to quit. The Ph.D. student at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering had spent three hours looking into a microscope scanning a maze of black-and-white crosshatched ...
Researchers use attenuation between cell towers to measure rainfall
John Richardson and John Belcher on Voyager 1's crossing and interstellar exploration
On Sept. 12, scientists announced that NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft had gone where no man or machine has gone before: beyond the solar system, and into interstellar space. According to data from the probe, Voya ...
Tiger genome to help big-cat conservation
South Korean scientists said on Tuesday they had carried out the first DNA analysis of the tiger and four other great felines in a project to help critically-endangered cats to survive.
Development of the world's strongest magnesium alloy
There is strong demand for the improvement of the mechanical properties (particularly the strength) of magnesium (Mg) alloys to meet the growing industrial applications of structural materials.
Can cell phone exposure cause bone weakening?
Electromagnetic radiation from cellular phones may adversely affect bone strength, suggests a study in the March Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.
More effective, cheaper concrete manufactured with ash from olive residue biomass
University of Granada researchers have successfully manufactured self-compacting concrete using ash from the combustion of olive pruning residue pellets. Due to its plasticity and cohesion, this type of concrete ...
Universal detector made of DNA building blocks
(PhysOrg.com) -- A method for detecting such diverse substances as antibiotics, narcotics and explosives - a universal detector, so to speak - has been developed by German researchers at the Max Planck Institute ...
Engineers develop rapid, uniform dispersion method for carbon nanotubes in solutions and solids
(PhysOrg.com) -- Harnessing the power of carbon nanotubes could get considerably easier, thanks to an advance by engineers from the University of South Carolina and the University of Georgia.
Boeing engineers use spuds to improve in-air Wi-Fi
If the wireless Internet connection during your holiday flight seems more reliable than it used to, you could have the humble potato to thank.
Mussels inspire innovative new adhesive for surgery
(Phys.org)—Mussels can be a mouthwatering meal, but the chemistry that lets mussels stick to underwater surfaces may also provide a highly adhesive wound closure and more effective healing from surgery.