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Atmospheric pressure impacts greenhouse gas emissions from leaky oil and gas wells  PHYS.ORG · 24 hours
Fluctuations in atmospheric pressure can heavily influence how much natural gas leaks from wells below the ground surface at oil and gas sites, according... more
ALMA Finds Gas Waterfalls in Planet-Forming Disk around HD 163296  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
At three locations in the protoplanetary disk around HD 163296, a young star located approximately 400... more
New catalyst helps turn carbon dioxide into fuel  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Imagine grabbing carbon dioxide from car exhaust pipes and other sources and turning this main greenhouse gas into fuels like natural gas or propane: a sustainability dream come true. more
Scientists recalculate the optimum binding energy for heterogeneous catalysis  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Determining the optimal binding energies for heterogeneous chemical reactions—usually meaning that the reactant is in the gas or liquid phase while the catalyst is a solid—is critical for many aspects... more
Oxygen fugacities of extrasolar rocks: Evidence for an Earth-like geochemistry of exoplanets  Science Magazine · 2 days
Oxygen fugacity is a measure of rock oxidation that influences planetary structure and evolution. Most rocky bodies in the Solar System formed at oxygen... more
Stormy cluster weather could unleash black hole power and explain lack of cosmic cooling  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
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Biofuels that could be made from seawater  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers from the University of Manchester are using synthetic biology to explore a more efficient way to produce the next generation of biobased jet fuels—partly made from seawater. more
A highly alkaline-stable Co3O4@Co-MOF composite for high-performance electrochemical energy storage  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are formed via self-assembly of metal ions and organic linkers. Due to their superior properties, such as their large surface area, high porosity and structure... more
Gas 'waterfalls' reveal infant planets around young star  nanowerk · 3 days
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Gas 'waterfalls' reveal infant planets around young star  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
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Gas 'waterfalls' reveal infant planets around young star  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
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Climate change concerns have largely ignored the importance of universal access to effective contraception, despite the impact of population growth on greenhouse gas emissions,... more
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Going against the flow around a supermassive black hole  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
At the center of a galaxy called NGC 1068, a supermassive black hole hides within a thick doughnut-shaped cloud of dust and gas. When astronomers used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter... more
Going against the flow around a supermassive black hole  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
At the center of a galaxy called NGC 1068, a supermassive black hole hides within a thick doughnut-shaped cloud of dust and gas. When astronomers used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter... more
Achieving a safe and just future for the ocean economy  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
much attention has been given to the growth of the 'Blue Economy' -- a term which refers to the sustainable use of ocean and marine resources for economic... more
Delhi pollution 'action plan' comes into force  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
New Delhi banned the use of diesel generators on Tuesday as pollution levels in the Indian capital exceeded safe limits by more than four times. more
Metal-organic framework based technology instantly identifies airborne chemicals  nanowerk · 4 days
The new prototype device is portable and suitable for rapid deployment by agencies to identify airborne hazards, such as from tiny gas molecules like sulphur dioxide. It can also identify larger compound... more
A cheap, clean path to generate hydrogen in a commercial device  nanowerk · 5 days
Replacing today's expensive catalysts could bring down the cost of producing the gas for fuel, fertilizer and clean energy storage. more
Cheaper catalyst can generate hydrogen in a commercial device  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have shown for the first time that a cheap catalyst can split water and generate hydrogen gas for hours on end in the harsh environment of a commercial electrolyzer... more
Study shows a much cheaper catalyst can generate hydrogen in a commercial device  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Researchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have shown for the first time that a cheap... more
Why Is the Milky Way Galaxy Getting So Gassy?  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Using 10 years of data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, the team of astronomers concluded that there is more gas coming into our galaxy than leaving it. more
Milky Way Galaxy Accretes More Gas Than Expected  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Using data gathered by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have calculated the mass inflow and outflow rates of cool... more
Total loses bid for palm oil tax break  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
France's constitutional court rejected on Friday a bid by oil firm Total to secure a tax break for using controversial palm oil to create biofuel. more
Phototherapy strategy highly effective for treating carbon monoxide poisoning in rats  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Carbon monoxide (CO)--which is produced by cars and trucks, as well as fires and explosions--is a toxic, colorless, and odorless gas, and there are more than... more
Milky Way raids intergalactic 'bank accounts'  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Gas blown out of the Milky Way disk from exploding stars falls back onto the galaxy to form new generations of stars. In an effort to account for this recycling process, astronomers were surprised to find... more
A graphene filter to purify methane from biogas  nanowerk · 1 week
Scientists that developed a graphene filter to improve the quality of drinking water have discovered a new application for the very thin form of carbon - the ability for graphene to purify... more
Milky Way raids intergalactic 'bank accounts,' Hubble study finds  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Our Milky Way is a frugal galaxy. Supernovas and violent stellar winds blow gas out of the galactic disk, but that gas falls back onto the galaxy to form new... more
Trash to treasure: Scientists convert municipal waste to biofuel precursors  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As the need for energy security grows, scientists are investigating nonfood biomass sources that can be used to create valuable biofuels and bioproducts. Among these sources is municipal... more
Scientists design graphene filter to purify methane from biogas  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
UNSW researchers are using 'wonder material' graphene to generate sustainable energy in municipal wastewater treatment plants. more
Fossil fuel industry sees the future of their product in hard-to-recycle plastic  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Plastic pollution and the climate crisis are two inseparable parts of the same problem, though they aren't treated as such. Many countries have implemented... more
Defects on the surface of catalysts determine their activity  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Many technical processes, including chemical production, exhaust gas purification and the chemical storage of solar energy would not be possible without catalysts. In the chemical industry, the vast majority of... more
Twin Baby Stars Grow Among a Twisting Network of Gas and Dust  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Astronomers using ALMA have obtained an extremely high-resolution image showing two disks in which young stars are growing, fed by a complex pretzel-shaped network... more
Photocatalytic hydrogen production from water  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NUS chemists have developed carbon-conjugated covalent organic frameworks for visible light-driven catalytic production of hydrogen gas from water. more
Pioneers of lithium-ion battery win 2019 Nobel chemistry prize  REUTERS · 1 week
Scientists John Goodenough, Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for... more
Photocatalytic hydrogen production from water  nanowerk · 1 week
Chemists have developed carbon-conjugated covalent organic frameworks for visible light-driven catalytic production of hydrogen gas from water. more
A close up on the real world: Atomic migration under ambient conditions  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have reported an environmental transmission electron microscopy technique that has allowed in situ visualization of the atomic changes of a metal surface in... more
Researchers find global ocean methane emissions dominated by shallow coastal waters  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that is being added to the atmosphere through both natural processes and human activities, such as energy production and agriculture. more
Heat waves could increase substantially in size by mid-century  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists found that by mid-century, in a middle greenhouse emissions scenario, the average size of heat waves could increase by 50%. Under high greenhouse gas concentrations, the average size could... more
Ancient Maya canals and fields show early and extensive impacts on tropical forests  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New evidence in Belize shows the ancient Maya responded to population and environmental pressures by creating massive agricultural features in wetlands, potentially... more
Cyprus-based project to monitor Mideast emissions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new Cyprus-based project aims to fill a research gap on greenhouse gas emissions in the east Mediterranean and Middle East in order to help policy makers seeking to tackle climate change in the vulnerable region,... more
Researchers determine how the colon prioritizes gas detox over energy use  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Onions, cabbage, garlic. While nutritious, eating these foods can lead to an embarrassing side effect: smelly flatulence. More than just smelly, hydrogen sulfide, the chemical compound... more
Ancient Maya canals and fields show early and extensive impacts on tropical forests  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New evidence in Belize shows the ancient Maya responded to population and environmental pressures by creating massive agricultural features in wetlands, potentially... more
Electrode-fitted microscope points to better designed devices that make fuel from sunlight  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers find that smaller catalytic nanoparticles may be vital for many kinds of devices that convert solar energy into chemical fuels like hydrogen gas. more
Trump opening California public land to fracking, gas leases. Is it 'reckless'?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Trump administration has finalized its plans to open hundreds of thousands of acres of federal land in Central California to oil and gas... more
How the colon prioritizes gas detox over energy use  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Smelly flatulence is one way our bodies manage our well-being. It turns out expelling noxious gas takes priority in our guts. more
How the colon prioritizes gas detox over energy use  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Onions, cabbage, garlic. While nutritious, eating these foods can lead to an embarrassing side effect: smelly flatulence. More than just smelly, hydrogen sulfide, the chemical compound responsible for the rotten-egg... more
TESS Discovers Its First Brown Dwarf  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have discovered an intermediate-mass brown dwarf orbiting a young star about 841 light-years from Earth. Named... more
Astronomers find cyanide gas in interstellar object 2I/Borisov  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When the mysterious object known as 'Oumuamua passed Earth in October of 2017, astronomers rejoiced. In addition to being the first interstellar object detected in our solar system, its arrival opened our... more
Dominant nonlocal superconducting proximity effect due to electron-electron interaction in a ballistic double nanowire  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
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Double Protostar Caught in Process of Forming  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
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Twin baby stars grow amongst a twisting network of gas and dust  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Astronomers have obtained an extremely high-resolution image showing two disks in which young stars are growing, fed by a complex pretzel-shaped network of filaments... more
Astronomers observe how two suns collect matter in a binary system  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Stars are born in the midst of large clouds of gas and dust. Local densifications first form "embryos," which then collect matter and grow. But how... more
Restek to present fundamentals of gas chromatography at Waters' GC-MS seminar  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Chromatographers from Restek will be presenting at Waters’ upcoming seminar on October 23, 2019, in Wood Dale, IL. This educational opportunity is aimed at scientists looking... more
Gas filaments of the cosmic web located around active galaxies in a protocluster  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Cosmological simulations predict that the Universe contains a network of intergalactic gas filaments, within which galaxies form and evolve. However, the faintness... more
Synthetic dissipation and cascade fluxes in a turbulent quantum gas  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Scale-invariant fluxes are the defining property of turbulent cascades, but their direct measurement is a challenging experimental problem. Here we perform such a measurement for a direct energy... more
Many Gas Giant Exoplanets Waiting To Be Discovered  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
There is an as-yet-unseen population of Jupiter-like planets orbiting nearby Sun-like stars, awaiting discovery by future missions like NASA’s WFIRST... more
First-Ever Image of the 'Cosmic Web' Reveals the Gassy Highway That Connects the Universe  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
A groundbreaking new image provides direct evidence of a 'cosmic web' of gas that links every galaxy in the universe. more
Massive filaments fuel the growth of galaxies and supermassive black holes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An international group of scientists led by the RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research has used observations from the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) at the ESO... more
This is how a 'fuzzy' universe may have looked  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Dark matter was likely the starting ingredient for brewing up the very first galaxies in the universe. Shortly after the Big Bang, particles of dark matter would have clumped together... more
Exoplanet orbits its star every 18 hours  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the past decade, thousands of planets have been discovered beyond our solar system. These planets have provided astronomers with the opportunity to study planetary systems that defy our preconcieved notions. This includes particularly... more
Extraplanar diffuse ionized gas in NGC 5775 studied in detail  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers have conducted a dynamical study of extraplanar diffuse ionized gas layer in the nearby, star-forming, edge-on disk galaxy NGC 5775. The research, published September 25 on arXiv.org,... more
The right carbon tax to reduce the impact of transport in Switzerland  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Using macroeconomic modeling, EPFL researchers have identified the most effective carbon tax for Switzerland to meet the Paris Agreement targets: a uniform levy on... more
Combining spintronics and quantum thermodynamics to harvest energy at room temperature  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Today's energy-hungry global society is struggling with how to mitigate the effects of man-made climate change, and under what conditions of voluntary/coercive adaptation. Present fossil fuel-free... more
MMOD-induced structural changes of hydroxylase in soluble methane monooxygenase  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Soluble methane monooxygenase in methanotrophs converts methane to methanol under ambient conditions. The maximum catalytic activity of hydroxylase (MMOH) is achieved through the interplay of its regulatory protein (MMOB) and... more
Just add water: Simple step boosts polymer's ability to filter CO2 from mixed gases  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have found it can significantly boost an existing polymer's ability to selectively remove carbon dioxide out of gas mixtures... more
Just add water: Simple step boosts polymer's ability to filter carbon dioxide from mixed gases  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An international team of researchers has found it can significantly boost an existing polymer's ability to selectively remove... more
A step toward controlling soybean rust  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The United States is the world's leading soybean producer, and soybeans are used to produce biodiesel. The fungus Phakopsora pachyrhizi causes Asian Soybean Rust (ASR) and is the major pathogen of soybean. Left uncontrolled, soybean rust... more
Study finds rising ozone a hidden threat to corn  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Like atmospheric methane and carbon dioxide, ground-level ozone is on the rise. But ozone, a noxious chemical byproduct of fossil fuel combustion, has received relatively little attention as a potential... more
Curbing diesel emission could reduce big city mortality rate  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
US cities could see a decline in mortality rates and an improved economy through midcentury if federal and local governments maintain stringent air pollution policies and diminish concentrations of diesel... more
Spitzer spots a starry region bursting with bubbles  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a cloud of gas and dust full of bubbles, which are inflated by wind and radiation from young, massive stars. Each bubble is... more
Stringent emission reduction policies could lead to decline in mortality rates  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
U.S. cities could see a decline in mortality rates and an improved economy through midcentury if federal and local governments maintain stringent air pollution policies and... more
Scientists develop high-precision sensor based on laser-textured gold film  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists at Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) with colleagues from Russia, Japan, and Australia have developed a multi-purpose sensor based on a specially designed gold film, the surface of which... more
Faster than the Speed of Light: New Research Looks at Gamma-Ray Bursts  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Astrophysicists Jon Hakkila of the College of Charleston and Robert Nemiroff of the Michigan Technological University have published research indicating that blasts that create... more
Many gas giant exoplanets waiting to be discovered  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
There is an as-yet-unseen population of Jupiter-like planets orbiting nearby Sun-like stars, awaiting discovery by future missions like NASA's WFIRST space telescope, according to new models of gas giant planet formation by... more
Many gas giant exoplanets waiting to be discovered  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
There is an as-yet-unseen population of Jupiter-like planets orbiting nearby Sun-like stars, awaiting discovery by future missions like NASA's WFIRST space telescope, according to new models of gas giant planet formation. more
New frontier for science as astronomers detect gas molecules in comet from another star  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An international team of astronomers, including Queen's University Belfast researchers, have made a historic discovery, detecting gas molecules in a... more
Giant exoplanet around tiny star challenges understanding of how planets form  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Astronomers have discovered the first large gas giant orbiting a small star. The planet was found orbiting the nearby red dwarf star GJ 3512. This discovery... more
Life's building blocks may have formed in interstellar clouds  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
An experiment shows that one of the basic units of life -- nucleobases -- could have originated within giant gas clouds interspersed between the stars. more
Life's building blocks may have formed in interstellar clouds  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An experiment shows that one of the basic units of life—nucleobases—could have originated within giant gas clouds interspersed between the stars. more
Life's building blocks may have formed in interstellar clouds  nanowerk · 3 weeks
An experiment shows that one of the basic units of life - nucleobases - could have originated within giant gas clouds interspersed between the stars. more
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Los gases pueden ser incómodos y dolorosos. Pero se pueden aliviar con remedios caseros sencillos. Dejar de fumar y evitar ciertos alimentos también ayuda. Aprende 20 formas fáciles de aliviar el dolor... more
A polarization-induced 2D hole gas in undoped gallium nitride quantum wells  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
A high-conductivity two-dimensional (2D) hole gas, analogous to the ubiquitous 2D electron gas, is desirable in nitride semiconductors for wide-bandgap p-channel transistors. We report the observation... more
A giant exoplanet orbiting a very-low-mass star challenges planet formation models  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Surveys have shown that super-Earth and Neptune-mass exoplanets are more frequent than gas giants around low-mass stars, as predicted by the core accretion theory of planet... more
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