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Ultracold atom waves may shed light on rogue ocean killers
SCIENCE DAILY By precisely controlling the quantum behavior of an ultracold atomic gas, physicists have created a model system for studying the wave phenomenon that may bring about rogue waves... 7 hours
2nd company shuts oil, gas wells after fatal Colorado blast
PHYS.ORG A second petroleum company said it would shut down and inspect wells after a fatal house explosion near a gas well in Colorado, although investigators have not said... 13 hours
Review: Coal terminal would boost global climate-warming gas
PHYS.ORG A coal-export terminal proposed in Washington state would increase cancer risks for some residents, make rail accidents more likely and add millions of metric tons of climate-changing greenhouse gas globally every year,... 13 hours
the spiralling signatures of planet formation The Spiralling Signatures of Planet Formation
ASTRO WATCH Astrophysicists at the University of Cambridge have used theoretical models to determine the origins of the striking large-scale spiral features surrounding a nearby star.... 24 hours
ripples in the cosmic web Ripples in the Cosmic Web
ASTRO WATCH The far-flung corners of intergalactic space are lonely places, barren of much else but atoms. In these vast expanses between the galaxies, only atoms — a... 1 day
Trump moves to lift bans on Arctic drilling
PHYS.ORG US President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at lifting bans on drilling for oil and gas in offshore Arctic and Atlantic areas, saying it would pull in "billions of dollars"... 1 day
Weather extremes and trade policies were main drivers of wheat price peaks
SCIENCE DAILY Price peaks of wheat on the world market are mainly caused by production shocks such as induced for example by droughts, researchers found. These... 1 day
Quantum experiments probe underlying physics of rogue ocean waves
PHYS.ORG By precisely controlling the quantum behavior of an ultracold atomic gas, Rice University physicists have created a model system for studying the wave phenomenon that may bring about rogue waves... 1 day
Fast, low energy, and continuous biofuel extraction from microalgae
PHYS.ORG As an alternative to liquid fossil fuels, biodiesel extracted from microalgae is an increasingly important part of the bioenergy field. While it releases a similar amount of CO2 as petroleum... 1 day
Ocean acidification could impair the nitrogen-fixing ability of marine bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY While increased carbon dioxide levels theoretically boost the productivity of nitrogen-fixing bacteria in the world's oceans, because of its 'fertilizing' effect, a new study reveals how increasingly acidic... 1 day
Cassini Spacecraft's Ring Dive Yields Saturn Surprises
SPACE.COM The Cassini spacecraft spotted strange atmospheric structures during the first of its 22 dives between the rings and gas body of Saturn, the planet it has studied up close since 2004. 1 day
Compact fibre optic apparatus shines light on breath analysis in real-time
PHYS.ORG Using hollow-core optical fibre as a sensitive gas cell, researchers in Japan have devised a relatively simple and affordable sensor for monitoring biomarkers in human breath... 1 day
Weather extremes and trade policies were main drivers of wheat price peaks
PHYS.ORG Price peaks of wheat on the world market are mainly caused by production shocks like those induced, for example, by droughts, researchers found. These... 1 day
Intergalactic gas and ripples in the cosmic web
SCIENCE DAILY A team of astronomers has made the first measurements of small-scale ripples in primeval hydrogen gas using rare double quasars. 2 days
Astronomers made first measurements of small-scale ripples in primeval hydrogen gas using rare double quasars
PHYS.ORG The most barren regions known are the far-flung corners of intergalactic space. In these vast expanses between the... 2 days
Measurement of the small-scale structure of the intergalactic medium using close quasar pairs
Science Magazine The distribution of diffuse gas in the intergalactic medium (IGM) imprints a series of hydrogen absorption lines on the spectra of distant... 2 days
Discovery in northern lakes may be key to understanding early life on Earth
SCIENCE DAILY Many Canadian lakes can provide new insights into ancient oceans, a team of researchers has discovered, and these findings could advance research... 2 days
Researchers find alarming NOx-emissions from diesel cars
PHYS.ORG By now, it's no secret: the certification requirements for cars in the EU and in Switzerland have precious little to do with the cars' actual exhaust emissions on the roads. The "real" exhaust emissions... 2 days
Discovery in northern lakes may be key to understanding early life on Earth
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers has discovered that many Canadian lakes can provide new insights into ancient oceans, and their findings could advance... 3 days
IONICON launches next generation PTR-TOF 6000 X2 trace gas analyzer
NEWS MEDICAL IONICON Analytik, the Austrian based leading manufacturer of real-time trace VOC analyzers introduces a new compact, ultra-sensitive and high-resolution PTR-TOF instrument. 3 days
Stabilizing molecule could pave way for lithium-air fuel cell
SCIENCE DAILY Lithium-oxygen fuel cells boast energy density levels comparable to fossil fuels and are thus seen as a promising candidate for future transportation-related energy needs. Several roadblocks stand in the way... 3 days
Corn with a cover of grass: Finding best combination for biofuel corn, soil protection
PHYS.ORG The phrase "a double-edged sword" describes something that is beneficial in some ways but problematic in others. One example is... 3 days
Stringent exhaust gas tests for cars in Europe
SCIENCE DAILY As of October 2017, newly launched car models will have to pass more stringent exhaust gas tests in the EU and in Switzerland. The new test method includes measuring drives in actual... 3 days
Nerve Gas Attack: New Treatment Cleared, But More Drugs Are Needed
LIVE SCIENCE After a deadly nerve agent attack in Syria earlier this month, the U.S. government has approved a new type of injector for a drug that treats... 3 days
Stabilizing molecule could pave way for lithium-air fuel cell
PHYS.ORG Lithium-oxygen fuel cells boast energy density levels comparable to fossil fuels and are thus seen as a promising candidate for future transportation-related energy needs. 3 days
UAE's first solar-powered gas station opens in Dubai
PHYS.ORG A government oil company in the United Arab Emirates says it has opened the country's first solar-powered gas station in Dubai. 3 days
A more than 100% quantum step toward producing hydrogen fuel
SCIENCE DAILY Efforts to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels are advancing on various significant fronts. Initiatives include research focused on more efficient production of gaseous hydrogen fuel by using... 4 days
Ammonium nitrogen input increases the synthesis of anticarcinogenic compounds in broccoli
PHYS.ORG Plants need nitrogen to grow, and intensive agriculture requires the input of nitrogen compounds. However, classical, nitrate-based fertilization is responsible for considerable environmental problems, such as... 4 days
Modeling reveals how policy affects adoption of solar energy photovoltaics in California
PHYS.ORG One key goal for renewable energy in the United States is to promote the continued adoption of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to reduce greenhouse... 4 days
Engineers manipulate water using only light
SCIENCE DAILY A new system could make it possible to control the way water moves over a surface, using only light. This advance may open the door to technologies such as microfluidic diagnostic devices whose channels and valves... 4 days
Optimizing cyanobacteria for biofuel production
PHYS.ORG Cyanobacteria have attracted significant attention as potential biocatalysts for production of clean energy and green chemicals from sunlight and atmospheric CO2. A recent study investigated effects of altering large cellular complexes called phycobilisomes, which cyanobacteria use to efficiently... 4 days
With new method, engineers can control and separate fluids on a surface using only visible light
PHYS.ORG A new system developed by engineers at MIT could make it possible to control the way... 4 days
Ice plant to help fight global warming effects on bioenergy crops
PHYS.ORG The unassuming ice plant could become an ingenious weapon in the fight against a warming climate that threatens to limit regions suitable for growing biofuel crops.... 5 days
Process invented to make sustainable rubber, plastics
SCIENCE DAILY Synthetic rubber and plastics -- used for manufacturing tires, toys and myriad other products -- are produced from butadiene, a molecule traditionally made from petroleum or natural gas. But those humanmade materials could get... 5 days
Researchers invent process to make sustainable rubber, plastics
SCIENCE DAILY Synthetic rubber and plastics -- used for manufacturing tires, toys and myriad other products -- are produced from butadiene, a molecule traditionally made from petroleum or natural gas. But those humanmade materials... 5 days
Researchers invent process to make sustainable rubber, plastics
PHYS.ORG Synthetic rubber and plastics - used for manufacturing tires, toys and myriad other products - are produced from butadiene, a molecule traditionally made from petroleum or natural gas. But those manmade materials... 5 days
West Virginia groundwater not affected by fracking, but surface water is
SCIENCE DAILY Three years of fracking has not contaminated groundwater in northwestern West Virginia, but accidental spills of wastewater from fracked wells may pose a threat to surface... 5 days
Converting coal would help China's smog at climate's expense
PHYS.ORG China's conversion of coal into natural gas could prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths each year. But there's a catch: As the country shifts its use of vast coal... 5 days
France probes Peugeot over emissions cheating
PHYS.ORG France on Monday opened a judicial enquiry into allegations carmaking giant PSA cheated on diesel pollution tests in the latest twist in a huge emissions scandal which hit the industry in 2015. 5 days
New Cassini Image Shows Earth and Moon between Saturn’s Rings
SCI-NEWS.COM This view from NASA’s Cassini orbiter shows Earth and its only natural satellite as points of... 5 days
Jellyfish-shaped galaxy found in Abell 2670 cluster
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—Using the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE), astronomers have identified a new elliptical jellyfish-like galaxy in the Abell 2670 cluster. The newly detected galaxy showcases spectacular one-sided tails of gas and young stars, which... 5 days
Want to boost the domestic gas industry? Put a price on carbon
PHYS.ORG Australia's gas industry is under scrutiny from the competition watchdog after apparently failing to deliver on its pledge to bring down domestic prices and... 5 days
Spain's Canary Islands battles slick after ferry accident
PHYS.ORG Spanish coast guard crews worked Sunday to clean up a three-kilometre (1.9-mile) long diesel slick off the holiday island of Gran Canaria after a passenger ferry slammed into a pier. 6 days
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Long-term fate of tropical forests may not be as dire as believed, study says
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Engineer develops new reflector for radar measurements
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From pedicures to the Peregrine rocket, paraffin wax proves its worth
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Physics of poo—why it takes you and an elephant the same amount of time
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Video: Sacrifice of ancient horses gives clues to their domestication
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From volcano's slope, NASA instrument looks sky high and to the future
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NASA examines newly formed Tropical Depression 3W in 3-D
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NASA satellite animation shows Tropical Storm Arlene 'eaten' by weather system
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New method enables more realistic hair simulation
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In March for Science, Earth and Space Take Center Stage
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