The question now is whether water can do the same trick with other materials at even higher temperatures (strictly speaking high temperature superconductivity is above 30 K). Expect a flurry of papers as Honoso's numerous rivals give the idea a r
Now complete, the National Ignition Facility could soon create controlled fusion using lasers.
Much like the insulation on an electrical wire, myelin stops current from leaking out of the wire and boosts the speed with which messages travel through the brain--the higher quality the myelin, the faster the messages travel.
The green advantage is promoting the rapid development of plastics based on non hydrocarbon feedstocks. The cost differential is likely minimal and the need for bragging rights is now driving this industry. So while we have been focused on the pro
Between ages 11 and 17, children's brain waves reduce significantly while they sleep ... reflects a trimming-down process going on inside teenagers' brains during these years, where extraneous mental connections made during childhood are lost
Researchers at a US Navy laboratory have unveiled what they say is "significant" evidence of cold fusion, a potential energy source that has many skeptics in the scientific community. The scientists described the first clear evidence that l
Then about three years ago, a researcher did the obvious and reported that the clearly authentic images are formed with six inch pixels. That made it completely clear, at least to me. We already knew that microwave energy was involved to collapse the
This actually promises to be superior strategy when combined with large power output. Fit these into a grid, and it becomes simple to match demand on an as needed basis allowing optimization with all overages carried by the batteries. And why was
The use of low-tech pneumatic rams in place of intrinsically expensive high power pulsed electrical systems reduces the cost of the energy delivered to the plasma by a factor of 10 making such a power plant commercially competitive even against the c
team starts the creation of such small capacitors by anodising – adding a surface layer of oxide – a sheet of aluminium foil to create a regularly spaced array of nanopores across its surface. Each pore is then filled with three nested, concentric la
It's hard enough to find fossils of hard things like dinosaur bones. Now scientists have found evidence of 95 million-year-old octopuses, among the rarest and unlikeliness of fossils, complete with ink and suckers.
Feather-like structures have been found for the first time in dinosaurs other than saurischians. The finding upends paleontological thinking about feathers, suggesting they might go back to the origin of all dinosaurs, more than 200 million years.
A team of US and Korean scientists have announced a major breakthrough in energy storage that could pave the way to a new generation of ultra-efficient electric cars, mobile phones and laptops. Capable of storing power at the same massive density as
A quarter-century ago, American rocket scientists proposed the "Star Wars" defense system to knock Soviet missiles from the skies with laser beams. Some of the same scientists are now aiming their lasers at another airborne threat: the mosq
The test, which measures proteins in spinal fluid that can point to Alzheimer's, was 87% accurate at predicting which patients with early memory problems and other symptoms of cognitive impairment would eventually be diagnosed with Alzheimer'
Like teenagers today, some juvenile dinosaurs used to hang out together. Also like teens, the dinos sometimes hung out in places they shouldn't have. The evidence comes from of a herd of young birdlike dinosaurs that died when they became mired i
A giant fossil sea monster found in the Arctic known as "Predator X" had a bite that would make T-Rex look feeble, scientists said. The 50 ft long Jurassic era marine reptile had a crushing 33,000 lbs (15 metric tons) per square inch bite f
The fact that so many amateurs are now doing it tells me that it is only a matter of time until such operations spring up almost everywhere that a wind can be found. The farm that I grew up on was in Midwest Ontario. As the full heat of summer hit
The astonishing promise of DNA folding
"Surprisingly, just by looking at the brain data we could predict exactly where they were in the virtual reality environment," said a neuroscientist at the University College London in the U.K. "In other words, we could 'read'
This is practically the only business proposition ever seen not financial in nature that is naturally capable of generating a trillion dollars in sales fairly quickly. The reason is simplicity itself. The Eden Machine can empower and enable the two b
The bottom line is that lithium currently provides maximum energy density. A fast lithium battery is a good proposition for an electric car. Simply getting a working range of a good 100 to 130 miles is huge in terms of the utility of the electrical
Carbon wonderfully lends itself to this type of theoretical construction. It is your atom of choice if you have an active imagination
This is a pleasant piece of rather good news. This innovation allows us to effectively take bomb grade plutonium out of the market forever. At least we hope so. Inspection and vigilance has been largely successful but still allows for a rogue stat
Jerry had a motorcycle accident and lost a finger. When the doctor working on the artificial finger heard he's a hacker, he suggested adding a USB "finger drive" to the design. Now he carries a Linux distribution and Freddy Got Fingered
What just blew by would have been a very big atomic bomb in terms of energy release. It is still quite smallish. Anyway, the bad ones can be expected to scour a region at least fifty miles across through shock.
This is an innovation that will allow the present engines in use to meet the next wave of government mandated mile per gallon regulation for automobiles quite handily and buy a little time for the tooling up of the alternatives that no one fails to b
Scientists in the UK and US have shown how to increase photovoltaic efficiencies by attaching nanocrystal quantum dots to patterned semiconductor layers. The approach exploits the phenomenon of non-radiative energy transfer and could, say the researc
People and horses have trekked together through at least 5,500 years of history. New evidence, found in Kazakhstan, indicates the Botai culture used horses as beasts of burden -- and as a source of meat and milk -- about 1,000 years earlier than had
The new enzyme was taken from the bacterial organism and inserted into yeast cells that were retrieved from a commercial ethanol plant. “With just a minor effort, we were able to teach the yeast cells how to ferment the xylose into ethanol,”