Nano switch could store memory using coordinated 'dance' of atoms
Simulating superconducting materials with ultracold atoms (w/ Video)
Using ultracold atoms as a stand-in for electrons, a Rice University-based team of physicists has simulated superconducting materials and made headway on a problem that's vexed physicists for nearly three ...
Temperature dependence and the thermal limits of embryogenesis
Researchers use transmission electron microscope as a thermometer at nanoscale
Hormone disrupting chemicals and climate change increase risk of extinction in wildlife
The impact of pollution on wildlife could be made dramatically worse by climate change according to a new study published today in the journal PNAS.
30 years of above-average temperatures means the climate has changed
If you're younger than 30, you've never experienced a month in which the average surface temperature of the Earth was below average.
Study seeks to understand variations in the rate of global warming
A team of climate scientists, including Professor Mat Collins from the University of Exeter, have investigated the role of internal variability in the Earth's climate system in these periods of slow warming.
Fever alarm armband: A wearable, printable, temperature sensor
University of Tokyo researchers have developed a "fever alarm armband," a flexible, self-powered wearable device that sounds an alarm in case of high body temperature. This armband will be presented at the ...
Study finds climate change may dramatically reduce wheat production
A recent study involving Kansas State University researchers finds that in the coming decades at least one-quarter of the world's wheat production will be lost to extreme weather from climate change if no ...
White-band disease, culprit in disappearing reefs, driven by rising temperatures
Over the last four decades, the iconic elkhorn and staghorn corals that dominated Caribbean reefs for millions of years have all but disappeared. According to a new study from Florida Institute of Technology, ...
How iron feels the heat
As you heat up a piece of iron, the arrangement of the iron atoms changes several times before melting. This unusual behavior is one reason why steel, in which iron plays a starring role, is so sturdy and ...
Strings attached to future high temperature superconductivity
The behaviour of strongly correlated electron systems, such as high temperature superconductors, defies explanation in the language of ordinary quantum theory. A seemingly unrelated area of physics, string theory, might give ...
Physics of food shows secrets of popcorn
To most people, it may be just a fun food to munch while watching a movie. But to a couple of French investigators, popcorn is a biomechanical enigma waiting to be explained.
Molybdenum disulfide may find new application for thin-film transistors in extremely high-temperature electronics
Many industries are calling for electronics that can operate reliably in a harsh environment, including extreme temperatures above 200° Celsius. Examples of the high temperature applications include turbine ...