Saving the Great Plains water supply

Significant portions of the Ogalalla Aquifer, one of the largest bodies of water in the United States, are at risk of drying up if it continues to be drained at its current rate.

Giving smart materials an IQ test at SSRL

Anna Llordés, a chemist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Molecular Foundry, looks for simple, inexpensive ways to make "smart" materials that save or store energy. One way she and her colleagues do this is by combining ...

The fate of bioavailable iron in Antarctic coastal seas

Science is exploring many options for carbon dioxide sequestration in order to mitigate the climatological impact of CO2. One of these is geoengineering: deliberate, large-scale intervention in the Earth's natural systems ...

Qualcomm promotes Mollenkopf to CEO (Update)

Qualcomm said Friday it had promoted Steve Mollenkopf to chief executive, succeeding Paul Jacobs at the helm of the world's dominant mobile chipmaker.

The "magic hour" for Geminid meteors

As arctic air and record cold sweeps across the USA, amateur astronomers are looking at their calendars with a degree of trepidation. A date is circled: Dec. 14th. And below it says: "Wake up at 4 AM for the Geminid meteor ...

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