Science News Archive - March 17, 2011
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California at Berkeley have learned to control the quantum pathways determining how light scatters in graphene.
If you have time to quickly swipe your pager or cell phone three times, that would be your best bet to get rid of most of the bacteria.
The earthquake disaster on 11 March 2011 was an event of the century not only for Japan.
Just as a chain is as strong as its weakest link, a building is as secure against the environment as its most degraded joint sealants, about 50 percent of which fail in less than 10 years after installation.
A promising new approach for checking the accuracy of measurements of hazardous indoor air pollutants may soon be ready for prime time, report researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Virginia Tech.
A recent study from North Carolina State University shows that while the number of visits to state parks across the country has grown, fund support for park operations has been significantly reduced.
In just a few months, millions of young adults will graduate from college and step into productive careers in the global economy.
The annual Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research award has been given to three stem cell researchers for their work in human stem cells.
Scientists working in Angola said they have discovered the countryâ€™s first fossil of a dinosaur, and that it represents a new genus of long-necked, plant-eating sauropod, which is among the largest creatures that have ever walked the earth.
A new report by the Pew Environment Group has revealed that Canada's boreal forest, the world's largest on-land carbon storehouse, contains more freshwater than any other ecosystem, totaling more than 197 million acres of surface freshwater.