A hot new look at working fuel cells
Measuring a fuel cell's overall performance is relatively easy, but measuring its components individually as they work together is a challenge. That's because one of the best experimental techniques for investigating ...
Cassini spacecraft reveals 101 geysers and more on icy Saturn moon
Scientists using mission data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have identified 101 distinct geysers erupting on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. Their analysis suggests it is possible for liquid water to reach ...
Study estimates rate of intensification of extreme tropical rainfall with global warming
Extreme precipitation in the tropics comes in many forms: thunderstorm complexes, flood-inducing monsoons and wide-sweeping cyclones like the recent Hurricane Isaac.
Panasonic trims Ene-Farm fuel cell size and price
Nature can selectively buffer human-caused global warming
Can naturally occurring processes selectively buffer the full brunt of global warming caused by greenhouse gas emissions resulting from human activities?
Water in stratosphere plays key role in Earth's climate
Water vapor changes in the stratosphere contribute to warmer temperatures and likely play an important role in the evolution of Earth's climate, says a research team led by a Texas A&M University professor.
Chemists' discovery could be breakthrough in developing new tools for cleaner air and energy production
(Phys.org) —Chemists at the University of South Florida and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have discovered a more efficient, less expensive and reusable material for carbon dioxide (CO2) capture an ...
Rugged, rapid monitor safeguards space crews
There are few things as important on, and especially off, Earth as breathable, quality air. When air quality is compromised, we often don't have seconds to spare, which is why development of the Multi-Gas ...
UCLA study yields more accurate data on thousands of years of climate change
Using a cutting-edge research technique, UCLA researchers have reconstructed the temperature history of a region that plays a major role in determining climate around the world.
Energy companies testing "liquid air" as a means of storing backup electricity
(Phys.org) —Highview Power Storage, a British company that develops energy storage systems for utility companies has received $18 million in funding from several backers to investigate the use of "liquid air" as a means of storing electricity for backup purpos ...
Ship of dreams: First mission to Europa in more than a generation designed
It all began on a clear night in 1610 AD. Galileo Galilei caught glimpses of four bodies that would later bear his name—the Galilean Moons. Because Jupiter's largest satellites were so bright, Galileo called ...
Oxygen in exoplanet atmospheres could fool search for life
Oxygen is a signal of life on our own planet, but that's not necessarily the case elsewhere. Particularly when it comes to young planets, signs of oxygen do not necessarily indicate the presence of biological ...
Study finds climate link to atmospheric-river storms
(Phys.org) —A new NASA-led study of atmospheric-river storms from the Pacific Ocean may help scientists better predict major winter snowfalls that hit West Coast mountains and lead to heavy spring runoff ...
Researchers develop new monolayer materials for chemical vapor sensors
(Phys.org) —Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory have developed a vapor sensor based on new monolayer materials that show great potential for future nanoscale electronic devices.