(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Two new studies based on data from the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory spacecraft mission have painted a clearer picture of the Orientale impact basin, one of the largest, youngest and best-preserved craters on the moon.
It's one of the basic facts of science: Heat something and it expands. But a team of scientists from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) Additive Manufacturing Initiative in partnership with the University of Southern...Show More Summary
Conference: 3 Nov 2016, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, United Kingdom. Organized by Nalin Patel.
http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/green-tech/a23417/convert-co2-into-ethanol/?src=socialflowFB Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help avert climate change. Show More Summary
Created in collaboration with Shane Myrbeck of Arup and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, StudioKCA’s NASA Orbit Pavilion debuted at the World Science Festival at New York University in the summer of 2015. The Huntington invited StudioKCA...Show More Summary
This is very cool: Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help avert climate change. Their findings were published in the journal ChemistrySelect. The researchers were attempting to find a series of chemical reactions that could turn […]
The ability for robots to collaborate effectively with one another has been one of the more interesting areas of research in the past few years. I wrote last year about the thoughts of the MIT Computer Science and AI Laboratory (CSAIL)...Show More Summary
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Using the Titan supercomputer, an ORNL team created models of up to 330,000 atoms that led to the discovery of a THF-water cosolvent phase separation on the faces of crystalline cellulose fiber.
The NASA image shows the region around Gale Crater, which Mars Science Laboratory’s Curiosity rover is currently exploring. This mosaic is made from Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) images used to pick out distinct surface mineralogies. Here pink indicates wind-blown...
(Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)) Several peptides have an antibacterial effect -- but they are broken down in the human body too quickly to exert this effect. Empa researchers have now succeeded in encasing peptides in a protective coat, which could prolong their life in the human body. Show More Summary
(European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute) A study published in Science reconstructs the evolutionary history of thousands of protein modifications in 18 related species.Findings highlight a previously unknown strategy for generating the diversity needed for natural selection.
Mission managers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, are evaluating an alternate way to collect and process science data from the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) instrument on NASA's Aura spacecraft following the age-related failure of a critical instrument component. Show More Summary
A new science instrument, slated to be installed onboard the International Space Station (ISS) in late 2017, is expected to yield interesting results regarding quantum phenomena. The Cold Atom Laboratory, or CAL, will study degenerate quantum gases in the microgravity environment of the orbital outpost.
As a field and laboratory scientist I used my whole body for work. So totally immersed, I slept on the floor by a Mass Spec to run samples all night and spent weeks without running water in the mountains. While… Continue reading ?
A new report from the University of Maine Darling Marine Center and the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences predicts the Maine lobster population will be wiped out by 2100 due to climate change.
(SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry) A scientist sought a humane way to end the lives of snails in a laboratory. She found a dip in a few ounces of beer or a 5 percent ethyl alcohol solution does the job.
MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, CSAIL, put out a paper recently about an interesting advance in 3D printing. Naturally, being the computer science and AI lab the paper had a robotic bend to it. In summary, they can 3D print a robot with a rubber skin of arbitrarily varying stiffness. Show More Summary
"Ask This Old House" host Kevin O'Connor tackled some burning questions about household fire hazards in a recent visit to Northbrook. O'Connor filmed at Underwriters Laboratories, a Northbrook-based safety science company, over the summer for an episode of the home renovation series scheduled to...
There are times when science is obvious. This is one of those times. A new report by researchers at PSE Healthy Energy, UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the University of the Pacific sheds light on a very troubling...Show More Summary
To strengthen their collaboration in materials science and engineering, the CNRS, Université de Lyon, and Tohoku University are launching an international joint unit (UMI) based in Sendai, Japan, on October 4, 2016. Named Engineering...Show More Summary