NASA eyes warm sea surface temperatures for hurricanes

Sea surface temperatures are one of the key ingredients for tropical cyclone formation and they were warming up in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean and eastern Atlantic Ocean by the middle of August. As a result, they helped ...

Denmark proposes climate university

Denmark wants to create a climate university on Greenland that would specialize in research of the region.

Nanowire Coating for Bone Implants, Stents

University of Arkansas researchers have found a simple, inexpensive way to create a nanowire coating on the surface of biocompatible titanium that can be used to create more effective surfaces for hip replacement, dental ...

Probing Question: Are artists born or taught?

In 17th century Rome, the Baroque painter Orazio Gentileschi gave all his children the finest art education available. But only one of them -- his daughter Artemisia -- developed into an artist. In fact, Artemisia matched ...

New nanotoxicology study delivers promising results

Findings by a team of researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee bode well for using single-walled carbon nanohorns, a particular form of engineered carbon-based nanoparticles, for drug ...

ISS Crews Transfer Cargo, Prepare for Fourth Spacewalk

The STS-118 and Expedition 15 crews are transferring cargo and preparing for Saturday’s spacewalk. Later today, the 10 astronauts and cosmonauts will also hold the traditional joint crew news conference.

IBM Ships Lotus Notes and Domino 8

IBM announced that after two years in development and testing by more than 25,000 businesses around the world, Lotus Notes 8 and Lotus Domino 8 will be generally available today, Friday, August 17. IBM Lotus Notes 8 and IBM ...

Food supply affects bacteria's response to temperature

As a population of bacteria grows, it can become desperate. When their food supply dwindles, bacteria must either forage for new sources of nutrients or slow their metabolism. That’s why, at a critical bacterial concentration, ...

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