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Universal Order From Chaos
2012-10-05 13:03:23

[ Watch the Video: ESO Celebrates its 50th Anniversary ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers' discovery of self-organized electromagnetic fields in counter-streaming ionized gases is paving the way for scientists to have new ways to explore how order can emerge from chaos in the universe. "We've created a model for exploring how electromagnetic fields help organize ionized gas or plasma in astrophysical settings, such as in the plasma flows that emerge...

2012-10-03 23:00:01

More than 50 UC Berkeley energy research projects on display Berkeley, Calif. (PRWEB) October 02, 2012 The largest student-run energy event in the West will convene on October 18 and 19 to examine the tensions driving innovation, investment and policy in energy. The Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative (BERC) will host the annual BERC Symposium on the campus of UC Berkeley. Two keynotes and a range of panel discussions on October 19 will examine technical drivers, policy challenges...

2012-09-20 17:12:30

A team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Ho Nyung Lee has discovered a strain relaxation phenomenon in cobaltites that has eluded researchers for decades and may lead to advances in fuel cells, magnetic sensors and a host of energy-related materials. The finding, published in Nano Letters, could change the conventional wisdom that accommodating the strain inherent during the formation of epitaxial thin films necessarily involves structural defects, said Lee, a member of the Department...

2012-09-13 23:00:18

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected the Arizona State University led Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership for a $15M award for its Advancements in Sustainable Algal Production opportunity. Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) September 12, 2012 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected the Arizona State University (ASU) led Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3) for a $15M award for its Advancements in Sustainable Algal Production opportunity. “This algae national testbed...

2012-09-13 13:29:51

It's not a magic trick and it's not sleight of hand — scientists really are using levitation to improve the drug development process, eventually yielding more effective pharmaceuticals with fewer side effects. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a way to use sound waves to levitate individual droplets of solutions containing different pharmaceuticals. While the connection between levitation and drug development may not be...

2012-08-30 23:01:27

This week the Obama Administration announced new standards that will increase fuel economy to 54.5 mpg for cars and light-duty trucks by 2025. When combined with previous standards set by the Administration, this move will nearly double the fuel efficiency for new vehicles. Nationally, the new standards will save consumers more than $1.7 trillion at the gas pump and reduce oil consumption by 12 billion barrels. And in Illinois, it could mean up to 21,000 new jobs by 2030 and nearly $3,000...

2012-08-23 00:30:03

PNNL tests adsorbent to extract uranium from the ocean When you take a dip in the ocean, nuclear fuel is probably the farthest thing from your mind. Uranium floats in Earth´s oceans in trace amounts of just 3 parts per billion, but it adds up. Combined, our oceans hold up to 4.5 billion tons of uranium — enough to potentially fuel the world´s nuclear power plantsfor 6,500 years. Countries such as Japan have examined the ocean as a uranium source since the 1960s, but...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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