Those that survive the polluted runoff are compromised by damage to the hair-like sensors they use to find food, sense predators, and find their way in the current.
We can make glass in factories and we can find it in nature. Some volcanoes make glass. When they spew out lava, it often cools into obsidian, a black glass.
A promising but little-used type of cancer treatment has been markedly improved by researchers at Washington State University by introducing the use of tiny particles of gold and platinum.
It all has to do with our atmosphere. We may not always think about it, but we are basically living in a giant ocean of air.
See the full answer, featuring WSU environmental engineer Shelley Pressley, at the Dr. Universe website.
As cars become more fuel efficient, less heat is wasted in the exhaust, which makes it harder to clean up the pollutants being emitted. Until now.
While a stove or oven produces heat, a fridge can’t actually produce something called “cold.” So, how does a refrigerator manage to keep all your food cool?
We have to engineer it. We must design a system that can carefully remove heat and put it somewhere else.
See the complete answer on the Dr. Universe website, featuring Jake Leachman, from Washington State University’s college of engineering.
Puerto Rico’s struggle to recover, without electricity, from the devastation of Hurricane Maria serves as a reminder of how important it is to keep power grids safe and secure.
The first sightings were too far away for positive identifications, but on the final day the research vessel’s crew saw four separate groups of breaching whales.
A group of researchers has discovered a way to modify diamonds that opens up important applications in the field of quantum computing and in radiation detection.
Researchers will focus on three specific themes: the properties and structure of nanoscale radioactive materials; the thermochemistry, or heat energy, associated with these materials; and how nanoscale nuclear materials react in various chemical environments.
The recent simulation, called the Real Time (RT) Super Lab, aims to boost future electric grid stability. If electricity can be moved across the globe rather than within only isolated networks, the researchers hope that the work will someday lead to savings on infrastructure and energy use.
When the northern lights come out, beautiful, colorful patterns stretch across the night sky. But they begin with a star that is millions of miles away: our sun.
See the full answer at the Dr. Universe website.
If you were to travel around the world, the word “science” might look or sound very different. In Spanish, it’s ciencia. In Japanese, 理科. In German, wissenschaft! And in French…
In collaboration with William O’Brien from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, assistant professor Julia Day recently published a paper in Energy Research and Social Science, that explores occupant behavior in high efficiency buildings. Their research could lead to better designed and more efficient buildings—that work for their occupants.
David James is an expert on caterpillars but his latest work, The Book of Caterpillars: A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred Species from around the World, is written for a general audience. The beautiful, full-color, life-size photos provide a glimpse into the insect world few might realize exists.
The discovery could help planetary scientists use the presence of hexagonal diamond at meteorite craters to estimate the severity of impacts.
Whether it comes from trees or is made by scientists in a lab, rubber can really bounce. Well, a rubber band or rubber on your shoes might not be very bouncy. But a super bouncy rubber ball? It can really catch some air.