Recently, Cassini spacecraft's infrared instrument—the Composite Infrared Spectrometer—detected an even larger ice cloud deeper in Titan’s atmosphere. The gargantuan cloud floats 124 miles above the moon’s surface in the low- to mid-stratosphere, a region above the troposphere.
When visiting California’s central valley in the summertime, it’s hard to imagine that solar energy isn’t single-handedly meeting the west coast’s energy needs. But one problem with modern solar cells is that while the solar spectrum covers a wide range of energies they can only harness light of a single energy. This means that very little of the available energy is actually captured.
Lasers could heat materials to temperatures hotter than the center of the Sun in only 20 quadrillionths of a second, according to new research.
Researchers have helped crack the code to ultra-secure telecommunications of the future in an international research project that could also expedite the advent of quantum computing.
A team has come up with an innovative approach that, unlike most traditional desalination systems, does not separate ions or water molecules with filters, which can become clogged, or boiling, which consumes great amounts of energy.
Pointing the Australian National Univ.’s SkyMapper telescope towards the center of the galaxy, astronomers surveyed the dense bulge of the Milky Way. They were searching for celestial bodies that might hold clues to the galaxy’s start.
A view from above India’s Cochin International Airport may show the familiar: an airstrip populated by planes, buildings and green grass. But the near the airport’s international cargo complex is a glittering array of 46,150 solar panels on 45 acres of land.
The R&D Technology Conference in Las Vegas continues today ahead of the Awards Banquet later tonight. The renowned Dean Kamen will deliver his keynote on innovations of the past, present and future to start the day off before launching into numerous sessions.
Thirty-nine light-years from Earth a rocky exoplanet orbits star GJ 1132. With an average surface temperature of 440 F, the planet is inhospitable. However, it’s the closest Earth-sized planet discovered and provides a unique opportunity for scientists.
PrecisionAb Antibodies are a product line of rigorously tested primary antibodies validated for detection of endogenous proteins via western blot. Scientists have struggled with antibody unreliability for decades because manufacturing standards and quality control vary widely among vendors, targets and antibody lots.
Researchers from the Univ. of Bristol have successfully demonstrated ants act as a superorganism even when their nests are facing destruction or attack.
Dust is everywhere: under the bed, on the stairs and even inside of plasmas. A team of researchers using the new Magnetized Dusty Plasma Experiment (MDPX), the first U.S. experiment of its kind, recently discovered a new form of crystalline-like matter in strongly magnetized dusty plasma.
Scientists have made a major breakthrough by making a porous liquid - with the potential for a massive range of new technologies including 'carbon capture'.
A team is using the Titan supercomputer at the US Department of Energy's (DOE's) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to develop physics-based earthquake simulations to better understand earthquake systems, including the potential seismic hazards from known faults and the impact of strong ground motions on urban areas.
Researchers have developed artificial microflowers that self-assemble in water and mimic the natural blooming process, an important step for advances in frontier-edge electronics.