Technology used in heated automobile seats and other devices is undergoing a renaissance and could well emerge as a new "green" substitute for traditional sources of energy.
Researchers have discovered a new alloy material that converts heat directly into electricity, which could have a wide-sweeping impact on creating green electricity from waste heat.
Suspecting that hair found on bat wings played a role in flight, scientists have discovered that the short hairs actually allow bats to sense airflow and modify flight behavior.
The need to increase productivity in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries is ever-present. Stringent economic conditions have meant that the demand for a robust, easy-to-use tool, at a competitive price has increased. HEL has repackaged the PolyBLOCK 4 system to meet these demands with emphasis on offering an affordable alternative to using traditional round bottom flasks and hot plate stirrers.
An unidentified component of coffee that interacts with the beverage's caffeine could be a surprising reason why daily coffee intake protects against Alzheimer's disease.
New findings by achaeologists have shown that advanced crafting of stone spearheads contributed to the development of new ways of human thinking and behaving.
Meat grown using tissue engineering techniques would generate up to 96 percent lower greenhouse gas emissions, than conventionally produced meat, as well as feed more mouths.
Researchers have made nano-sized sensors that detect volatile organic compounds that offer several advantages over today's commercial gas sensors.
Brain cancer patients who are able to exercise live significantly longer than sedentary patients, scientists at the Duke Cancer Institute report.
New research shows that the human retina protein, CRY2, has the molecular capability to function as a light-sensitive magnetic sensor.
In a new finding that may allow vaccine designers to sidestep HIV's rapid mutation, researchers have identified sections of an HIV protein where mutations would actually undermine the virus’ ability to survive and reproduce.
Researchers have created a tool that measures the way solar power fluctuates on cloudy days, as well as a software program that predicts the fluctuations.
Recently developed online software draws upon databases of scholarly publications as both a curation tool for genetic biologists and a new approach to searching for information.
Technicians continue taking Computed Radiography (CR) X-ray scans of 50 support beams, called stringers, on space shuttle Atlantis' external fuel tank.