Tungsten may not be the best shot for making 'green' bullets
With efforts underway to ban lead-based ammunition as a potential health and environmental hazard, scientists are reporting new evidence that a prime alternative material for bullets tungsten may not be a good ...
Sharpest microscope tip lands researchers in Guinness Book of World Records
A very tiny, very sharp object has put Canadian researchers at the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) and University of Alberta into the Guinness Book of World Records.
National study explores the reaction and transport of tungsten in drinking water
A Kansas State University scientist is digging deep to solidify information about potential tungsten contamination in the nation's groundwater and aquifers.
Tracking conflict minerals in Congo
Eastern Congo's hillsides are rich in an element that most people have never heard of, a metal that is inside most of the mobile phones, laptops, and other electronics that we use every day.
Saving platinum: Monolayer of platinum on tungsten carbide catalyzes electrolytic production of hydrogen
(PhysOrg.com) -- Hydrogen is one of the most promising fuels of the future. Whether powered by wind or sun energy, electrolysis of water is the method of choice for producing hydrogen without emission of carbon ...
Nanocatalyst is a gas: New formula could make fuel production better, greener
A nanoparticle-based catalyst developed at Rice University may give that tiger in your tank a little more roar.
Trouble with sputter? Blame giant nanoparticles
When you tear open a bag of potato chips or pop in a DVD, you're probably putting your hand on sputter deposition. No, don't run for the soap.
Report outlines knowledge gaps for 20 suspected carcinogens
A new report from the American Cancer Society and other world-leading health groups identifies gaps in research for 20 suspected carcinogens whose potential to cause cancer is as yet unresolved. The report is designed to ...
The Earth and Moon formed later than previously thought
The Earth and Moon were created as the result of a giant collision between two planets the size of Mars and Venus. Until now it was thought to have happened when the solar system was 30 million years old or ...
Finger-pricks a thing of the past
ETH-Zurich researchers have developed a new kind of sensor that can immediately gauge whether a person is suffering from type 1 diabetes upon coming into contact with their breath.
Research gives new perspective on periodic table
Transforming lead into gold is an impossible feat, but a similar type of "alchemy" is not only possible, but cost-effective too. Three Penn State researchers have shown that certain combinations of elemental ...
High in Sodium: Highly Charged Tungsten Ions May Diagnose Fusion Energy Reactors
(PhysOrg.com) -- Just as health-food manufacturers work on developing the best possible sodium substitutes for low-salt diets, physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have acquired ...
Teeny-tiny X-ray vision
The tubes that power X-ray machines are shrinking, improving the clarity and detail of their Superman-like vision. A team of nanomaterial scientists, medical physicists, and cancer biologists at the University of North Carolina ...
Surprising new health and environmental concerns about tungsten
Surprising new scientific research is raising concerns about the potential health and environmental hazards of tungsten — a metal used in products ranging from bullets to light bulbs to jewelry — that scientists once ...