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Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology achieved a 17-percent increase in boiling efficiency by using an acoustic field to enhance heat transfer.
Scientists are reporting that good old H2O, when chilled below the freezing point, can shift into a new type of liquid.
Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe and is a major component of giant planets such as Jupiter and Saturn.
Physicists from the University of Pennsylvania and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have reported an elegant experimental study of the melting behaviors of thin crystalline films, uncovering a variety of interesting differences between thick films of greater than four layers and thinner or single-layer films.
Supercooling, a state where liquids do not solidify even below their normal freezing point, still puzzles scientists today.
The same antifreeze proteins that keep organisms from freezing in cold environments can also prevent ice from melting at warmer temperatures
The same antifreeze proteins that keep organisms from freezing in cold environments also can prevent ice from melting at warmer temperatures.
Using a microscope the size of a football field, researchers from The University of Western Ontario are studying why some insects can survive freezing, while others cannot.
Insects exposed to subzero temperatures can adapt to the extreme climate to survive freezing temperatures, but until now, antifreeze molecules had not been isolated from freeze-tolerant animals.
AMSTERDAM, January 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Avantium Technologies announces the launch of a new system to study crystallization processes for the pharmaceutical industry.
Water vapor (aqueous vapor) is the gaseous phase of water. It is one stage of the water cycle of our planet. Water vapor is formed from either evaporation or heating of liquid water, or from the sublimation of ice. In nature, water vapor is continuously produced by evaporation and removed by condensation. Along with carbon dioxide and methane gas, water vapor is one of the greenhouse gases. The release of water molecules from liquid water is considered evaporation. The transition of these...
Condensation is the change of the physical state of matter from a gaseous form into liquid form. When the transition of matter happens from gaseous to solid directly, it is known as deposition. Condensation occurs when a vapor is cooled or compressed to its dew point. Water vapor that naturally condenses on cold surfaces into liquid is called dew. Water vapor will only condense on another surface when the temperature of the surface is cooler than the temperature of the water vapor. Water...
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.