Sci/Tech

Carbon-neutral Fuel Created from Sunlight and Air

Carbon-neutral Fuel Created from Sunlight and Air

  ZURICH, Switzerland, June 25, 2019 (ENS) – An innovative technology that produces liquid hydrocarbon fuels from only sunlight and air has been developed by researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, known...

 

Nano Villain Blamed for Oil Pipeline Corrosion

Nano Villain Blamed for Oil Pipeline Corrosion

  ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico, June 7, 2019 (ENS) – A form of nanoscale corrosion is responsible for unpredictable breaks in the steel pipelines that carry oil, decreasing their working life, new research has found. Steel pipes that carry...

 

Seeing the Unseeable: First Image of a Black Hole

Seeing the Unseeable: First Image of a Black Hole

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 11, 2019 (ENS) – An international team of scientists has for the first time captured an image of a black hole. Revealed Wednesday by researchers from the Event Horizon Telescope, the image shows a bright ring...

 

Here Come the RoboBees: Autonomous Flying Microrobots

Here Come the RoboBees: Autonomous Flying Microrobots

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, February 19, 2019 (ENS) – Inspired by the biology of a bee, researchers at the Wyss Institute have developed RoboBees – constructed systems that can do tasks such as pollinating crops, going on search...

 

Plasticizers Inhibit Fertility in Female Mice

Plasticizers Inhibit Fertility in Female Mice

  CHAMPAIGN, Illinois, February 7, 2019 (ENS) – A phthalate found in many plastic and personal care products may decrease fertility in female mice, new research has found. Phthalates are used as plasticizers, substances added to plastics...

 

China Will Launch Artificial Moon to Light City Streets

China Will Launch Artificial Moon to Light City Streets

  CHENGDU, China, October 22, 2018 (ENS) – China is preparing to launch the world’s first artificial moon to increase light on city streets at night. By 2020, China plans to place an illumination satellite that will act an artificial...

 

Novel 4D Scanning Predicts Volcanic Activity

Novel 4D Scanning Predicts Volcanic Activity

  MANCHESTER, UK, June 7, 2018 (ENS) – British scientists are using the latest in 4D technology to predict the behavior of lava flows and what that means for volcanic eruptions. The findings explain why some lava flows move slowly...

 

Ultrafine Nanoparticles Form Intense Storms

Ultrafine Nanoparticles Form Intense Storms

  RICHLAND, Washington, February 19, 2018 (ENS) – Tiny particles fuel powerful storms and influence weather much more than has been previously understood, finds a new study published in the journal “Science.” The research...

 

Rare Earth Elements Discovered in American Coal

Rare Earth Elements Discovered in American Coal

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 29, 2018 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory has found high concentrations of rare earth elements, REE, in coal samples taken from five American coal basins. Critical...

 

Wearable Bio-batteries Use Bacteria to Generate Power

Wearable Bio-batteries Use Bacteria to Generate Power

  BINGHAMTON, New York, December 7, 2017 (ENS) – In the future, people could wear garments that incorporate power-generating bacteria to support electronic devices. A textile-based, bacteria-powered bio-battery that can be integrated...

 

Grab Your Eclipse Glasses, Here It Comes!

Grab Your Eclipse Glasses, Here It Comes!

  NEWPORT, Oregon, August 20, 2017 (ENS) – The first total solar eclipse since 1979 to be visible across North America starts early Monday morning, prompting hundreds of celebrations, festivals, star-viewing parties, exhibits, astronomy...

 

Finland Makes Fuel Out of CO2 Captured From the Air

Finland Makes Fuel Out of CO2 Captured From the Air

  ESPOO, Finland, June 24, 2017 (ENS) – A unique demonstration plant in Finland has proven that carbon dioxide (CO2) can be taken directly from the air and used to produce renewable fuels and chemicals. The Soletair demo plant developed...

 

Scientists Urge New Research Integrity Advisory Board

Scientists Urge New Research Integrity Advisory Board

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 21, 2017 (ENS) – The United States should establish an independent, nonprofit Research Integrity Advisory Board to support ongoing efforts to strengthen research integrity, according to a new report from the...

 

First NanoCar Race Heralds ‘Dawn of Atom Technology’

First NanoCar Race Heralds ‘Dawn of Atom Technology’

  TOULOUSE, France, March 23, 2017 (ENS) – NanoCars will compete for the first time ever during an international molecule-car race to be held on April 28-29 in Toulouse, southwestern France. The vehicles, which consist of just a few...

 

Biotech Explosion Will ‘Overwhelm’ Regulators, Panel

Biotech Explosion Will ‘Overwhelm’ Regulators, Panel

  By Sunny Lewis WASHINGTON, DC, March 14, 2017 (ENS) – So many biotechnology products are expected to come to market over the next five to 10 years, that their number and diversity could “overwhelm the U.S. regulatory system,”...

 

Earth’s Earliest Organisms Lived in Submarine Vents

Earth’s Earliest Organisms Lived in Submarine Vents

  LONDON, UK, March 1, 2017 (ENS) – Direct evidence of the oldest life forms ever found on Earth – the fossilized remains of microorganisms at least 3,770 million years old – has been discovered by an international team...

 

NASA Discovers Seven Earth-Size Exoplanets

NASA Discovers Seven Earth-Size Exoplanets

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 25, 2017 (ENS) – Seven Earth-sized planets have been found by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope around a small, relatively nearby, ultra-cool dwarf star. Three of these planets are located in the habitable...

 

Antarctic Ice Crack Closes British Research Station

Antarctic Ice Crack Closes British Research Station

  CAMBRIDGE, UK, February 19, 2016 (ENS) – The appearance of a large and growing crack in the ice shelf near the British Antarctic Survey’s Halley VI research station has prompted officials to close the base for the first time. Operational...

 

Bees Learn to Pull Strings For Food, Teach Other Bees

Bees Learn to Pull Strings For Food, Teach Other Bees

  LONDON, UK, November 2, 2016 (ENS) – Bumblebees can learn to pull strings for food and pass on the skill to a colony, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London. Pulling strings to obtain food is an experiment often...

 

Force Under Central Andes Plateau’s Giant Dome Revealed

Force Under Central Andes Plateau’s Giant Dome Revealed

  SANTA CRUZ, California, October 25, 2016 (ENS) – A new scientific analysis of South America’s Andes mountain range shows the uplifting of Earth’s second highest continental plateau was driven by a huge zone of melted...

 
 
 
 

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