New monochromator optics for tender X-rays

A climate-neutral energy supply requires a wide variety of materials for energy conversion processes, for example catalytically active materials and new electrodes for batteries. Many of these materials have nanostructures ...

Delhi's toxic haze 'fueled by political wrangling'

Ranked as the world's most polluted capital city for four consecutive years, Delhi's dual governance structure involving politically opposed parties has prevented its leaders from agreeing on how to deal with a steadily worsening ...

After asteroid collision, Europe's Hera will probe 'crime scene'

After NASA deliberately smashes a car-sized spacecraft into an asteroid next week, it will be up to the European Space Agency's Hera mission to investigate the "crime scene" and uncover the secrets of these potentially devastating ...

Tapping the ocean as a source of natural products

The oceans are teeming with countless forms of life, from the world's largest creature—the blue whale—to miniscule microorganisms. In addition to their vast numbers, these microorganisms are also crucial for ensuring ...

Scientists identify a possible source for Charon's red cap

Southwest Research Institute scientists combined data from NASA's New Horizons mission with novel laboratory experiments and exospheric modeling to reveal the likely composition of the red cap on Pluto's moon Charon and how ...

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