UC San Diego''s WIFIRE project helps firefighters get a jump on wildfires
EurekAlert, 5 hours ago
(University of California - San Diego) In recent years, the number and scale of wildfires in the US has risen, threatening cities and forests, and at times forcing large-scale evacuations. Now, thanks to a multi-year, $2.65 million grant from the National Science Foundation, the University of Califo...
New catalyst converts carbon dioxide to fuel
EurekAlert, 5 hours ago
(University of Illinois at Chicago) Scientists from the University of Illinois at Chicago have synthesized a catalyst that improves their system for converting waste carbon dioxide into syngas, a precursor of gasoline and other energy-rich products, bringing the process closer to commercial viabilit...
Spin-based electronics: New material successfully tested
EurekAlert, 5 hours ago
(Ecole Polytechnique F?d?rale de Lausanne) Spintronics is a new field of electronics, using electron spin rather than motion. This technology requires insulating components that can control this quantum property. Scientists have shown experimentally that a novel material shows all the required prope...
Innovative scientists update old-school pipetting with new-age technology
EurekAlert, 5 hours ago
(Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research) A team of Whitehead Institute researchers is bringing new levels of efficiency and accuracy to one of the most essential albeit tedious tasks of bench science: pipetting. And the group has established an open-source system that enables anyone to benefit ...
Big data confirms climate extremes are here to stay
EurekAlert, 5 hours ago
(Northeastern University) In a new paper, Northeastern researchers show how they''ve used advanced computational data science tools to demonstrate that despite global warming, we may still experience severe cold snaps due to increasing variability in temperature extremes.
All-in-one energy system offers greener power for off-grid homes, farms
EurekAlert, 5 hours ago
(Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) An innovative ''trigeneration'' system fueled entirely by raw plant oils could have great potential for isolated homes and businesses operating outside grid systems both in the UK and abroad.Developed by a consortium led by Newcastle University an...
Across-the-board Impact Factor increases for Portland Press Limited
EurekAlert, 5 hours ago
(Biochemical Society) Portland Press Limited today announced an across-the-board increase in Impact Factors for its molecular bioscience publications.
F1000Research brings static research figures to life
EurekAlert, 5 hours ago
(Faculty of 1000) F1000Research today published new research from Bjorn Brembs, professor of neurogenetics at the Institute of Zoology, Universitaet Regensburg, in Germany, with a proof-of-concept figure allowing readers and reviewers to run the underlying code within the online article. This repres...
NSF grant to Wayne State supports new concept for manufacturing nanoscale devices
EurekAlert, 5 hours ago
(Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) According to the National Science Foundation, nanotechnology is the creation and utilization of functional materials, devices, and systems with novel properties and functions. A major bottleneck in scaling up nanotechnology is the ...
Study: Marine pest provides advances in maritime anti-fouling and biomedicine
EurekAlert, 5 hours ago
(Clemson University) A team of biologists, led by Clemson University associate professor Andrew S. Mount, performed cutting-edge research on a marine pest that will pave the way for novel anti-fouling paint for ships and boats and also improve bio-adhesives for medical and industrial applications.Th...
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