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New study dramatically narrows the search for advanced life in the universe

June 18, 2019

Scientists may need to rethink their estimates for how many planets outside our solar system could host a…
How can you model a gas using a handful of magnets? (Video)

August 31, 2017

Understanding how gases work is kind of difficult because you cannot see it. Air is gas, we breathe…
Rotten egg gas could help protect diabetics from heart complications

September 3, 2016

A gas that was formerly known for its noxious qualities could help people with diabetes recover from heart…
Can melting of frozen methane explain rapid climate change 56 million years ago?

August 31, 2016

New research, led by the University of Southampton, suggests that the release of methane from the seafloor was…
Power-to-gas brings a new focus to the issue of energy storage from renewable sources

July 27, 2015

Large-scale electricity storage technologies are currently limited in use, with pumped hydroelectric storage accounting for more than 98%…
Uncovering the mechanism of our oldest anesthetic

July 7, 2015

Nitrous oxide, commonly known as “laughing gas,” has been used in anesthesiology practice since the 1800s, but the…
North to Alaska: Researchers Rush to Understand Warming Trend

June 9, 2015

A group of scientists from the Atmospheric Measurement Research (ARM) Climate Research Facility won’t be looking for gold…
Detecting gases wirelessly and cheaply

December 9, 2014

MIT chemists have devised a new way to wirelessly detect hazardous gases and environmental pollutants, using a simple…
Why the renewable target should be ramped up, not cut

July 11, 2014

OPINION: It’s hard to predict which of Australia’s climate policies will survive, or perhaps even thrive, in the…
Count of new chlorofluorocarbons in the atmosphere rises from four to seven

June 4, 2014

Scientists at the University of East Anglia have found two new chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and one new hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)…
Study reveals four new man-made gases in the atmosphere

March 10, 2014

Cloud in Nepali sky. Credit: Wikipedia Scientists at the University of East Anglia have identified four new man-made…
New simulation shows disk anomalies around stars may not be planets after all

July 12, 2013

Two researchers affiliated with several research centers in the U.S. have built a computer simulation that casts doubt…
Potential solution to meteorite mystery: Chondrules may have formed from high-pressure collisions in early solar system

July 9, 2013

A normally staid University of Chicago scientist has stunned many of his colleagues with his radical solution to…
Climate talk shifts from curbing CO2 to adapting

June 17, 2013

Efforts to curb global warming have quietly shifted as greenhouse gases inexorably rise. The conversation is no longer…
Noble gases hitch a ride on hydrous minerals

June 17, 2013

The six noble gases do not normally dissolve into minerals, leaving earth scientists to wonder how they are…
There is more gas in the Galaxy than is dreamt of by astronomers

June 12, 2013

A survey from Herschel has revealed that the reservoir of molecular gas in the Milky Way is hugely…
Update: Hubble Brings Faraway Comet Into View

April 24, 2013

The NASA Hubble Space Telescope has given astronomers their clearest view yet of Comet ISON, a newly-discovered sun…
Breakthrough in hydrogen fuel production could revolutionize alternative energy market

April 4, 2013

A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered a way to extract large quantities of hydrogen from any…
A puzzling cloud near the galaxy’s center may hold clues to how stars are born

January 11, 2013

Near the crowded galactic center, where billowing clouds of gas and dust cloak a supermassive black hole three…
Bielefeld’s Center for Biotechnology and the Joint Genome Institute, USA, decipher genetic information of microbes in biogas plants

January 2, 2013

Day after day, legions of microorganisms work to produce energy from waste in biogas plants. Researchers from Bielefeld…
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