Volcanic deposits may aid lunar outposts

A U.S. study of radar images of the moon suggests deposits from early lunar volcanoes might be useful to astronauts at lunar stations.

NIST helps heat pumps 'go with the flow' to boost output

Air-source heat pumps typically deliver 1 1/2 to three times more heating energy to a home than the electric energy they consume. This is possible because heat pumps move heat rather than convert it from a fuel (as combustion ...

Videos Extract Mechanical Properties of Liquid-Gel Interfaces

Blood coursing through vessels, lubricated cartilage sliding against joints, ink jets splashing on paper—living and nonliving things abound with fluids meeting solids. However important these liquid/solid boundaries may ...

Scientists Solve Problem of Quantum Dot 'Blinking'

Quantum dots—tiny, intense, tunable sources of colorful light—are illuminating new opportunities in biomedical research, cryptography and other fields. But these semiconductor nanocrystals also have a secret problem, ...

ND Expert: Fed’s rate cut risky for future

With the biggest one-day reduction of interest rates in history announced Tuesday, the Federal Reserve’s attempts to resuscitate the U.S. economy could be a mistake, according to University of Notre Dame economist Nelson ...

IBM Advances Web 2.0 Platform for Business

Today at Lotusphere, IBM unveiled a range of Web 2.0 and collaboration tools to enable enterprise mashups and social software, and help clients improve agility and speed decision-making for an increasingly virtual, global ...

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