NIST Calculations May Improve Temperature Measures for Microfluidics

(PhysOrg.com) -- If you wanted to know if your child had a fever or be certain that the roast in the oven was thoroughly cooked, you would, of course, use a thermometer that you trusted to give accurate readings at any temperature ...

Prototype Method Detects and Measures Elusive Hazards

(PhysOrg.com) -- A chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology has demonstrated a relatively simple, inexpensive method for detecting and measuring elusive hazards such as concealed explosives and toxins, ...

Better Way to Measure Particle Shape Proves Popular

Tiny particles are pivotal to climate change, public health, and nanotechnology. A significant fraction of these particles are aspherical, yet scientists must routinely assume the particles are spherical to interpret many ...

New way to track quakes

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Edinburgh scientists have developed a new technique to monitor movements beneath the Earth's surface.

Larger Seasonal Speed Zones Could Save Whales

(PhysOrg.com) -- Larger areas of speed limits for ships around major ports could significantly help North Atlantic right whales' survival, according to a new study led by Duke University scientists.

Researcher uses bacteria to make radioactive metals inert

The Lost Orphan Mine below the Grand Canyon hasn't produced uranium since the 1960s, but radioactive residue still contaminates the area. Cleaning the region takes an expensive process that is only done in extreme cases, ...

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