Carbon Nanofibers Cut Flammability of Upholstered Furniture

(PhysOrg.com) -- Carbon, the active ingredient in charcoal, is normally not considered a fire retardant, but researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have determined that adding a small amount of ...

Sevenfold Accuracy Improvement for 3-D 'Virtual Reality' Labs

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed software that improves the accuracy of the tracking devices in its immersive, or virtual, research environment by at least 700 ...

Dressed to Kill: From Virus to Vaccine

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a pioneering effort, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of Queensland in Australia have successfully demonstrated that they can count, size and gauge the ...

Snowy owl -- a marine species?

Wildlife satellite studies could lead to a radical re-thinking about how the snowy owl fits into the Northern ecosystem.

Researchers Observe Magnus Effect in Light for First Time

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have become the first to observe the Magnus effect in light, potentially opening a new avenue for controlling light in nanometer-scale optical devices, ...

Container planning inspired by ants

(PhysOrg.com) -- According to PhD student Albert Douma, of the University of Twente, Netherlands, it is possible to optimize the handling of inland container barges in the port of Rotterdam without management from the top. ...

Biggest Full Moon of the Year

No, you can not see Neil Armstrong's footprint. But go ahead and look: The full Moon of Dec. 12th is the biggest and brightest full Moon of the year.

Finding better materials for solar cells

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research by teams of MIT scientists and students could lead to cheaper and more efficient solar cells in the next few years, either by incorporating materials that are so abundant that they could support ...

Local seed not the best for revegetation

(PhysOrg.com) -- The answer to successful revegetation of native flora is in sourcing genetically diverse seed, not necessarily relying on seed sourced from remnant local native vegetation.

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