BlogArena

General blog about anything and everything of everyday's life.

March 4, 2014
by Guest Post
0 comments

In the eye of a chicken, a new state of matter comes into view

Along with eggs, soup and rubber toys, the list of the chicken’s most lasting legacies may eventually include advanced materials such as self-organizing colloids, or optics that can transmit light with the efficiency of a crystal and the flexibility of … Continue reading

February 12, 2014
by Guest Post
0 comments

Decoding dengue and West Nile: Researchers take steps toward control of growing public health problems

ANN ARBOR — Dengue fever and West Nile fever are mosquito-borne diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide each year, but there is no vaccine against either of the related viruses. A team of scientists at the University … Continue reading

December 7, 2013
by Guest Post
0 comments

Taking a New Look at Carbon Nanotubes

Berkeley Researchers Develop Technique For Imaging Individual Carbon Nanotubes Despite their almost incomprehensibly small size – a diameter about one ten-thousandth the thickness of a human hair – single-walled carbon nanotubes come in a plethora of different “species,” each with … Continue reading

June 16, 2013
by Guest Post
0 comments

Moon and Earth have common water source

Researchers used a multicollector ion microprobe to study hydrogen-deuterium ratios in lunar rock and on Earth. Their conclusion: The Moon’s water did not come from comets but was already present on Earth 4.5 billion years ago, when a giant collision … Continue reading

January 19, 2013
by Guest Post
0 comments

Portable X-Ray Source Invented at MU Could Put Medical Diagnosis and Terrorism Prevention in the Palm of the Hand

The inexpensive device could improve health in the developing world and reduce mining risks COLUMBIA, Mo. — The hand-held scanners, or tricorders, of the Star Trek movies and television series are one step closer to reality now that a University … Continue reading

December 29, 2012
by Guest Post
0 comments

Within the Earth, Blobs of Molten Iron on the Move

New research by Yale University scientists suggests an explanation for the amount of iron in the Earth’s largest interior layer, the mantle: migrating “iron-rich blobs” generated by chemical interactions in the zone between the planet’s core and mantle. Scientists have … Continue reading

December 15, 2012
by Guest Post
0 comments

Nanocrystals Not Small Enough to Avoid Defects

Berkeley Lab Scientists at Advanced Light Source Show Dislocations Can Be Induced by Pressure in Ultrafine Nanocrystals Nanocrystals as protective coatings for advanced gas turbine and jet engines are receiving a lot of attention for their many advantageous mechanical properties, … Continue reading

September 24, 2012
by Guest Post
0 comments

A Clock that Will Last Forever

Berkeley Lab Researchers Propose a Way to Build the First Space-Time Crystal Imagine a clock that will keep perfect time forever, even after the heat-death of the universe. This is the “wow” factor behind a device known as a “space-time … Continue reading