Making eco-cars more affordable and renewables more practical: why repurposing electric car batteries makes perfect sense
The Solar X-Ray Imager instrument aboard the GOES-15 satellite has just provided its first light image of the sun, but it required a lot of experts to make it happen.
A new type of baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) has been developed which can efficiently ferment pentose sugars, as found in agricultural waste and hardwoods. In a new study, researchers describe the creation of the new S. cerevisiae strain, TMB3130, which demonstrated...
( Florida State University ) The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University is planning to build a state-of-the-art magnet system that will transform the study of complex environmental and biological samples. A better understanding of fossil and biological...
The Hayabusa capsule and bus entered the Earth's atmosphere over Woomera, Australia, on June 13 at 11:21 p.m. local time. From the perspective of NASA's DC-8 airborne observation team, the capsule moved below and slightly ahead of the bus and stayed clear of the spectacular breakup of the...
( McGill University ) The team has effectively discovered a way to order the molecules in the PEDOT, the single most industrially important conducting polymer.
( Indiana University ) For decades, The New York Times has been one of the nation's premier outlets for stories about science. Now, a retired Indiana University journalism professor has put many of those stories together in a unique collection aimed at students of science writing.
( Purdue University ) Researchers at Purdue University are using a robotic submarine and other specialized tools in Lake Michigan to gather biological and environmental data showing how young fish vital to the ecosystem may cope with future climate change.
Online healthcare through video, secure chat, or phone will be available to WellPoint's insurance plan members starting late this year.
Texas asked a federal court on Monday to intervene in its fight with the Environmental Protection Agency over how the state regulates emissions from oil refineries and other petrochemicals plants.
A nuclear power plant in southern China that supplies electricity to Hong Kong suffered a small radiation leak in one of the reactor's 41,000 fuel rods.
A West Virginia University researcher hopes to create tiny, virtually invisible sensors that could monitor harmful gases in the environment.
( Nanyang Technological University ) Six top European universities today signed partnership agreements with Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N) to do joint research in clean energy at the official opening of the S$200 million ($143.2 million) institute by Mr. S. Iswaran, Senior...
Metal thieves who pilfered a large amount of copper wiring from a filtration plant have knocked out water service to thousands in Puerto Rico.
Burning oil and gas piped up from its broken seafloor well will help BP fulfill a pledge to more than triple how much crude it stops from spewing into the Gulf of Mexico.