Latest Solid fuel Stories

2011-02-07 21:42:33

In a finding of significant worldwide public-health consequence, researchers at the UC Davis School of Medicine and in the Academy of Sciences in the Czech Republic have found that emissions from the indoor use of coal for heating and cooking may impair early childhood growth and development. The research, published online today in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a JAMA Archives journal, found that children reared in homes where coal was the primary fuel source exhibited...

2009-01-27 08:54:50

U.S. scientists say they are developing an improved type of gelled rocket fuel that is the consistency of orange marmalade. Purdue University Professor Stephen Heister, who is leading one of two teams on the project, said gels are inherently safer than liquids because they don't leak, and they also would allow the military to control rockets better than is possible with solid fuels now used. Motors running on gelled fuels could be throttled up and down and controlled more precisely than...

Word of the Day
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.