News tagged with physical characteristics

Prehistoric birds lacked in diversity

Birds come in astounding variety—from hummingbirds to emus—and behave in myriad ways: they soar the skies, swim the waters, and forage the forests. But this wasn't always the case, according to research by scientists ...

dateMay 27, 2014 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Nanoscale heat flow predictions

Physicists are now designing novel materials with physical properties tailored to meet specific energy consumption needs. Before these so-called materials-by-design can be applied, it is essential to understand their characteristics, ...

dateMay 07, 2014 in Nanophysics
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Producing high-tech steel cheaply and efficiently

A new plant for desulfurizing pig iron is reducing the costs of steel production. Developed by Siemens, this innovative process makes it possible to more precisely dose the various desulfurizing agents that are injected into ...

dateJan 11, 2013 in Engineering
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