News tagged with ambient conditions

A stream of superfluid light

Scientists have known for centuries that light is composed of waves. The fact that light can also behave as a liquid, rippling and spiraling around obstacles like the current of a river, is a much more recent finding that ...

dateJun 05, 2017 in Quantum Physics
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'Jumping film' harnesses the power of humidity

Scientists from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS) and the University of Tokyo have developed a film that curls up and straightens out autonomously when exposed to tiny, barely measurable changes in ambient ...

dateJul 18, 2016 in Nanomaterials
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New material set to change cooling industry

Refrigeration and air conditioning may become more efficient and environmentally friendly thanks to the patent-pending work of LSU physicists. The team of researchers led by LSU Physics Professor Shane Stadler has discovered ...

dateApr 11, 2015 in Condensed Matter
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Shape up quickly—applies to fish, too

Fish can live in almost any aquatic environment on Earth, but when the climate changes and temperatures go up many species are pushed to the limit. The amount of time needed to adjust to new conditions could prove critical ...

dateSep 30, 2014 in Ecology
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