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June 18, 2015 — A new study finds that the recent spike in triggered earthquakes in Oklahoma is primarily due to the injection of wastewater produced during oil ... read more

June 18, 2015 — High in the sky where the cirrus ice crystal clouds form, jet contrails draw their crisscross patterns. Now researchers have found that these elevated ice cloud trails can influence temperatures on ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Researchers report the first detailed characterization of the hydration structure of carbonic dioxide gas as it dissolves in water to form carbonic acid. Though carbonic acid exists for only a ... read more

June 15, 2015 — As a worldwide audience awaits images from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flyby of Pluto on July 14, scientists are already are supporting astronomers' understanding of the dwarf ... read more

June 11, 2015 — Manufacturers of ceramic tape currently have to rely on their own experience when it comes to configuring the tape properties. But now a new combination of macroscopic and microscopic simulation is ... read more

New Method for More Effective Oil Recovery With Microbes Help

June 11, 2015 — Researchers are sending a soil bacterium into alien waters. They are examining whether the microbe can seal up the right places in oil reservoirs all by ... read more

June 9, 2015 — Researchers have developed a fast, simple process for making platinum 'nano-raspberries' -- microscopic clusters of nanoscale particles of the precious metal. The berry-like shape is ... read more

June 5, 2015 — Researchers describe a new technique for producing nanofibers that increases the rate of production fourfold while reducing energy consumption by more than 90 percent, holding out the prospect of ... read more

Mixing Liquid in Microchannels: How to Cut a Vortex Into Slices

June 3, 2015 — A group of physicists came up with a way to stir up a liquid in a microchannel. Physicists managed to find a sophisticated solution to the problem based on the use of superhydrophobic ... read more

June 2, 2015 — From flocks of starlings to schools of fish, nature is full of intricate dynamics that emerge from the collective behavior of individuals. In recent years, interest has grown in trying to capture ... read more

June 2, 2015 — Researchers are studying the role that methane nanobubbles might play in the formation and dissociation of natural gas hydrates, a currently untapped source of natural gas and a chief energy source ... read more

June 1, 2015 — Most of the world's electricity-producing power plants -- whether powered by coal, natural gas, or nuclear fission -- make electricity by generating steam that turns a turbine. That steam then ... read more

May 29, 2015 — Researchers have developed fiber-based “optofluidic” sensors for measuring the properties of tiny amounts of fluid. The innovation increases the sensitivity of measurements and makes it less ... read more

May 29, 2015 — Engineers have created tiny acoustic vortices and used them to grip and spin microscopic particles suspended in ... read more

May 28, 2015 — Physicists have conducted the most precise and controlled measurements yet of the interaction between the atoms and molecules that comprise air and the type of carbon surface used in battery ... read more

May 28, 2015 — Researchers have discovered that when it comes to rubbers, textured surfaces, and reproduction, more fluid formulations have greater reliability than those that are thick and ... read more

Astrophysicist Provides New Fluid Dynamics Insights

May 26, 2015 — New calculations by a theoretical astrophysicist provide tools that open a door to exploring the history of events in astrophysical flows and in plasma fusion ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Researchers have now shown that they can assemble DNA nanostructures in a solvent containing no water. They also discovered that adding a small amount of water to their solvent increases the assembly ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Researchers have developed an electrode consisting of a single-atom-thick layer of carbon to help make more durable artificial muscles. They are hoping to make a robot that can walk and jump on water ... read more

How Supercooled Water Is Prevented from Turning Into Ice

May 21, 2015 — Calculating the energy barrier that keeps liquid water below zero from immediately turning into ice provides the key to understanding its ability to be compressed as temperature drops. Water behaves ... read more

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