Astronomers made first measurements of small-scale ripples in primeval hydrogen gas using rare double quasars
Apr 27, 2017
The most barren regions known are the far-flung corners of intergalactic space. In these vast expanses between the galaxies there is just one solitary atom per cubic meter—a diffuse haze of hydrogen gas left over from the ...
Safe, efficient way to produce hydrogen from aluminum particles and water for in-flight aircraft energy
Apr 25, 2017
Aerospace engineers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed and patented a process that can be used onboard aircraft while in flight to produce hydrogen from water and aluminum particles safely and cheaply. ...
Coordination chemistry of anions through halogen-bonding interactions
Apr 20, 2017
While an IUPAC definition of hydrogen bonding was only released in 2011 after decades of discussions in the scientific community, it did not take such a long time to come up with an analogous definition of halogen bonding, ...
Making artificial blood for transfusions
Apr 19, 2017
Blood transfusions can save the lives of patients who have suffered major blood loss, but hospitals don't always have enough or the right type on hand. In search of a solution, researchers have developed a promising substitute ...
Hydrogen halo lifts the veil of our galactic home
Apr 18, 2017
Sometimes it takes a lot of trees to see the forest. In the case of the latest discovery made by astronomers at the University of Arizona, exactly 732,225. Except that in this case, the "forest" is a veil of diffuse hydrogen ...
Science fiction horror wriggles into reality with discovery of giant sulfur-powered shipworm
Apr 17, 2017
Our world seems to grow smaller by the day as biodiversity rapidly dwindles, but Mother Earth still has a surprise or two up her sleeve. An international team of researchers were the first to investigate a never before studied ...
All that life needs on Enceladus
Apr 17, 2017
If chemical energy is life's coin and water is life's marketplace, there may be a swift economy alive and well beneath the icy shell of Saturn's brightest moon. Such was the announcement during NASA's April 13th press conference: ...
Scientists discover evidence for a habitable region within Saturn's moon Enceladus
Apr 13, 2017
Scientists from Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) have discovered hydrogen gas in the plume of material erupting from Saturn's moon Enceladus. Analysis of data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft indicates that the hydrogen ...
Hydrogen fuel cell cars face obstacle: few fueling stations (Update)
Apr 13, 2017
Hydrogen fuel cell cars could one day challenge electric cars in the race for pollution-free roads—but only if more stations are built to fuel them.
Project brings Milky Way's ionized hydrogen into focus
Apr 12, 2017
Like a lot of pioneering science, the Wisconsin H-Alpha Mapper (WHAM) got its start as the shoestring project of a curious young researcher.