Unique mass spectrometer to explore Mars

A group of U.S. biomedical scientists has won a $750,000 NASA grant to design a mini mass spectrometer to aid in the search for life on Mars.

Scientists plan 10-year quake forecasts

A Canadian scientist says she is involved in an international effort to create 10-year earthquake forecasts for several nations.

Storing Digital Data in Living Organisms

DNA, perhaps the oldest data storage medium, could become the newest as scientists report progress toward using DNA to store text, images, music and other digital data inside the genomes of living organisms. In a report scheduled ...

Citrus Experiment Station marks 100th year

The Citrus Experiment Station at the University of California, Riverside, has marked its 100th year of developing and breeding new fruit strains.

Chinese develop e-waste technology

Chinese scientists say they have developed a recycling and recovery technology designed especially for disposal of printed circuit boards.

Hidden gems: New composites are stiffer than diamond

Using a unique combination of barium titanate and tin, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have made the first known material that's stiffer than diamond. The group published its results in the Feb. 2 issue of Science.

Strain Has Major Effect on High-Temp Superconductors

Just a little mechanical strain can cause a large drop in the maximum current carried by high-temperature superconductors, according to novel measurements carried out by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. ...

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