Understanding hazardous combustion byproducts reduces factors impacting climate change
16 hours ago
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories' Combustion Research Facility are developing the understanding necessary to build cleaner combustion technologies that will in turn reduce climate impact.
Funneling fundamental particles
Aug 24, 2016
Neutrinos are tricky. Although trillions of these harmless, neutral particles pass through us every second, they interact so rarely with matter that, to study them, scientists send a beam of neutrinos to giant detectors. ...
Study reveals surprising role of haze in the warming of Chinese cities
Aug 23, 2016
A new Yale-led study published in the journal Nature Communications sheds light on the surprising role that haze in China plays in promoting the urban heat island effect [UHI], a process whereby city centers tend to be significantly ...
Nanoparticles that speed blood clotting may someday save lives
Aug 22, 2016
Whether severe trauma occurs on the battlefield or the highway, saving lives often comes down to stopping the bleeding as quickly as possible. Many methods for controlling external bleeding exist, but at this point, only ...
Scientists revise a decades-old model of how proteins move in cells
Aug 19, 2016
When things are going right in your body, it's because long strings of brand-new proteins are being folded up into just the right tangles and being delivered to just the right place within the cell at just the right time. ...
An optical method of sorting nanoparticles by size
Aug 18, 2016
NIST scientists have devised and modeled a unique optical method of sorting microscopic and nanoscopic particles by size, with a resolution as fine as 1 nanometer (nm) for particles of similar composition.
Did physicists discover a previously unknown fifth force of nature?
Aug 17, 2016
A tiny, unseen force could potentially alter our basic understanding of the universe - if it really exists. Theoretical physicists at UC Irvine say they've found evidence for a fifth fundamental force of nature, carried by ...
Dusty plasma in the universe and in the laboratory
Aug 16, 2016
In 1981, the Voyager 2 space probe took intriguing images of Saturn's rings as it passed by the giant planet on its way to Uranus.
Physicists confirm possible discovery of fifth force of nature
Aug 15, 2016
Recent findings indicating the possible discovery of a previously unknown subatomic particle may be evidence of a fifth fundamental force of nature, according to a paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters by ...
How shaping light can change particle behavior
Aug 15, 2016
Light can take many different forms. Even in our day-to-day life, sunlight is vastly different from fluorescent light. In physics, when studying interactions between light and tiny particles, the shape of the light can make ...