Latest European Synchrotron Radiation Facility Stories
Classical and high-temperature superconductors differ hugely in the value of the critical temperatures at which they lose all electrical resistance.
A new chapter has been opened in our understanding of the chemical activity of nanoparticles says a team of international scientists.
The subfamily of rodents known as Murinae (mice, rats, etc.), which first appeared in Asia 12 million years ago, spread across the entire Old World (Eurasia, Africa, Australia) in less than 2 million years, a remarkably fast rate.
Scientists have discovered that the tiny Gardiner’s frog from the Seychelles Islands is capable of hearing through tiny bones in its mouth.
Swedish, Australian and French researchers present for the first time miraculously preserved musculature of 380 million year old armored fish discovered in north-west Australia.
Scientists have, for the first time, traced the nanoparticles taken up from the soil by crop plants and analyzed the chemical states of their metallic elements.
Solvents are omnipresent in the chemical industry, and are a major environmental and safety concern. Therefore the large interest in mechanochemistry: an energy-efficient alternative that avoids using bulk solvents and uses high-frequency milling to drive reactions.
Science has known about plant hormones since Charles Darwin experimented with plant shoots and showed that the shoots bend toward the light as long as their tips, which are secreting a growth hormone, aren’t cut off.
A team of Dutch scientists believe that they have discovered why there are no active volcanoes on the Moon, even though recent seismic activity suggests that there is a good amount of magma below the surface.
A team of German scientists recently decoded the molecular structure of the unusually sturdy spines of sea urchins, a discovery that they believe could eventually prove useful in helping engineers construct stronger, more stable buildings.
- A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.