Why a hydrogen economy doesn't make sense

In a recent study, fuel cell expert Ulf Bossel explains that a hydrogen economy is a wasteful economy. The large amount of energy required to isolate hydrogen from natural compounds (water, natural gas, biomass), package ...

El Nino could last beyond spring

A University of Colorado weather expert has warned the El Nino weather pattern over the Pacific Ocean could survive past the upcoming spring.

LSU professor discovers new species

Chris Austin, assistant curator of herpetology at LSU's Museum of Natural Science, or LSUMNS, and adjunct professor in biological sciences, recently discovered a new species of lizard while conducting field research in Borneo.

3-D X-Ray Images of Nanoparticles

Using a new x-ray microscope that can look at nanomaterials in three dimensions, an international research team has produced the first detailed atomic structure of a core-shell nanoparticle.

IMEC demonstrates viability of laser anneal for the 32nm node

At today’s IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting, IMEC reports that laser anneal is a promising option for further transistor scaling to the 32nm node. By device demonstration, IMEC shows that laser anneal allows ...

Abrupt ice retreat could produce ice-free arctic summers by 2040

The recent retreat of Arctic sea ice is likely to accelerate so rapidly that the Arctic Ocean could become nearly devoid of ice during summertime as early as 2040, according to new research published in the December 12 issue ...

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