Tuesday, January 31, 2012
smart paint" consisting of recycled semiconducting materials and carbon nanotubes could provide detection of microstructural faults and permit continuous and wireless monitoring of structures such as bridges, mines or wind turbines.
Monday, January 30, 2012
2) is remarkably stable under pressures up to 19 million times atmospheric pressure (1.9 terapascal) and displays some unique chemical properties, unlike other gases which do not survive such high pressures.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
laminate membrane created from graphene oxide is thinner than a human hair yet displays some unique physical properties, such as being an excellent electrical and thermal conductor and impermeable to many gases and liquids but fully transparent to the passage of water vapor.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
magnetic soap, consisting of iron dissolved into inert surfactants of chloride and bromide ions, which can be removed by a magnetic field and has a potentially wide range of applications from cleaning oil spills to waste treatment.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
evidence of human domestication, and together with other similar finds shows that domestication may have occurred independently in many locations around the world.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
development of multicellular life using ordinary brewer's (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) yeast, forcing the normally single-celled organisms to "evolve" into clusters of cells working together over the course of a 60-day experiment.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
"lost" fossil samples originally collected and tagged by Charles Darwin and his scientific contemporaries more than 165 years ago, stored away in an old wooden cabinet in a corner of the British Geological Survey headquarters in London.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Nehemes-Bastet, the daughter of a priest and a singer for Amun, has been discovered in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, the first mummy found in that valley not related to the ancient Egyptian royal families.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
hundreds of captured asteroids may be orbiting Earth at distances five to ten times greater than the orbit of the Moon, all too small and dim to be detected by typical NASA sky surveys
Saturday, January 7, 2012
reproduces strictly by cloning, with fossil records and genetic analysis suggesting it is as much as 50,000 years old.
Friday, January 6, 2012
Thursday, January 5, 2012
hydrothermal vents on the sea floor near Antarctica, where marine life thrive without sunlight and in waters reaching temperatures up to 382°C.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
hybrid shark species off the coast of Australia, the result of interspecies mating between Australian black-tip and common black-tip sharks, an adaptation possibly driven by changing sea temperatures.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
severe decades-long droughts about 600 years ago may have weakened the ancient Khmer civilization at Angkor, Cambodia, and were factors in that society's eventual collapse.