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Atomic Force Microscopy Reveals Liquids Adjust Viscosity When Confined, Shaken

9 years ago from Science Daily

Getting ketchup out of the bottle isn't always easy. However, shaking the bottle before trying to pour allows the thick, gooey ketchup to flow more freely because it becomes more...

Space Transfer at Hannover Messe 2008

9 years ago from European Space Agency

Technology spin-offs from European space programmes were showcased at the SpaceTransfer08 event at the world's leading industrial trade fair Hannover Messe 2008. Technology transfer cases were exhibited and successful exchange...

Looking At Neurons From All Sides

9 years ago from Science Daily

A new technique that marries a fast-moving laser beam with a special microscope that look at tissues in different optical planes will enable scientists to get a 3-D view of...

Copper Nanowires Grown By New Process Create Long-lasting Displays

9 years ago from Science Daily

A new low-temperature, catalyst-free technique for growing copper nanowires has been developed. The copper nanowires could serve as interconnects in electronic device fabrication and as electron emitters in a television-like,...

Scientists Make Chemical Cousin Of DNA For Use As New Nanotechnology Building Block

9 years ago from Science Daily

In the rapid and fast-growing world of nanotechnology, researchers are continually on the lookout for new building blocks to push innovation and discovery to scales much smaller than the tiniest...

Argonne's Crabtree Elected to National Academy of Sciences

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

George W. Crabtree, a senior scientist and administrator at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for...

Plugging Away in a Prius

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Jonathan Sawyer spent $30 000--and voided the warranty--to add a plug to his Prius hybrid.

The New Economics of Semiconductor Manufacturing

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Now that the Toyota production system has been applied to chip making, the electronics industry may never be the same.

Tiger Teams Reach Out with Solar

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

DOE photovoltaic funding for years has gone to programs that promise more efficient conversion of sunlight to electricity, or in aiding solar start-up companies. It's called "technology push." Now for...

Feature: Applying 'resilience thinking' for sustainable development

9 years ago from Science Alert

Dr Leonie Pearson explains that we need to better understand that nature and humanity are dynamic and co-evolving, and that achieving sustainability is not the single goal of decreased consumption,...

3D technology brings journals to life

9 years ago from Science Alert

Researchers have developed a new technique that allows three dimensional images, which can be rotated and explored, to be embedded in online journals.

Tiny microscope speeds diagnoses

9 years ago from Science Alert

Australian scientists have created a tiny microscope that can travel inside the human body in order to minimise diagnosis times and detect cancer earlier.

Electronic "ears" guide drills

9 years ago from Science Alert

Mining drills 300 metres below the ground could soon be directed by electronic ears that hear their location, thanks to Australian research.

The invisible fossil: Natural gas

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

It may be relatively clean compared with other fossil fuels, but natural gas still produces greenhouse gases and is far from sustainable

Clean, abundant and free renewable energy sources

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Fossil fuels are running out, and the only real answer to tackling global warming is to use renewable sources of energy. So, how do they work?

Beyond petrol: which fuels will we be using in 30 years' time?

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

There are many alternatives to oil for use as a fuel, each with its own unique set of problems. Which will we be using in 30 years' time?

Ian Sample on how nuclear power works

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Is nuclear power the answer to the energy crisis? Ian Sample explains how it works - and how we get the awful side-effects of bombs and waste

Everything equals E=mc2: how Einstein changed our understanding of energy

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

What is energy? It all comes down to the work of a patent clerk in Switzerland at the turn of the last century, writes David Bodanis

DARPA Works to Perfect Self-Forging, High-Velocity 'Spears'

9 years ago from Space.com

MAHEM is a new DARPA project, but familiar to science fiction fans.

Sikorsky's X2: Developing a Faster Helicopter

9 years ago from Space.com

If Sikorsky's X2 Technology Demonstrator is successful, helicopters will soon be able to fly much faster.

Space-tech could make life easier for diabetics

9 years ago from European Space Agency

German student Nicole Schmiedel has come up with a design for a trendy-looking wristwatch that contains an innovative ultra-light insulin pump to help people with type 1 diabetes. The watch...

SatNAV start-up companies at CeBIT 2008

9 years ago from European Space Agency

CeBIT 2008, the world’s largest information technology trade fair, is taking place this week in Hanover, Germany. One of the many exhibition halls is dedicated to satellite navigation where...

Jules Verne demonstrates key capabilities

9 years ago from European Space Agency

Jules Verne ATV today demonstrated its ability to navigate safely from a point 39 km behind the ISS to a stand-off point just 3.5 km away using relative GPS navigation....

NASA Scientist Confirms Light Show on Venus

Venus is a hellish place of high temperatures and crushing air pressure.

NASA Tsunami Research Makes Waves in Science Community

A wave of new NASA research on tsunamis may improve existing warning systems and proposes a potentially groundbreaking new theory.

A Perspective on Life on Enceladus: A World of Possibilities

Could microbial life exist inside Enceladus, where no sunlight reaches, photosynthesis is impossible and no oxygen is available?

CSIRO unveils a new class of fatty acids

9 years ago from Biology News Net

CSIRO Entomology business manager, Cameron Begley, said researchers believed the discovery opened up an entirely new class of chemistry.

Scientists aim to boost world energy supplies -- with microbes!

9 years ago from Biology News Net

British and Canadian scientists expect to begin trials next month (May) to find out whether microbes can unlock the vast amount of energy trapped in the world's unrecoverable heavy oil...