Scientists create new methane fuel cell to operate at practical temperatures

Researchers have created a new fuel cell that runs on cheap fuel at temperatures comparable to automobile engines and could slash materials costs. Fuel cells...

Scientists detect once-in-a-lifetime gamma rays

Scientists have discovered something amazing. In a cluster of some of the most massive and luminous stars in our galaxy, about 5,000 light years from...
Self-sensing carbon fiber materials are here

Self-sensing carbon fiber materials are here

Next-generation composites may monitor their own structural health Carbon fiber composites—lightweight and strong—are great structural materials for automobiles, aircraft and other transportation vehicles. They consist of...

Scientists detect light in a different dimension

Scientists have dramatically improved the response of graphene to light through self-assembling wire-like nanostructures that conduct electricity. The improvement could pave the way for the...

Scientists detect gravitational waves from a merged hyper-massive neutron star for the first time

For the first time astronomers have detected gravitational waves from a merged, hyper-massive neutron star. The scientists, Maurice van Putten of Sejong University in South...
How a unique island ecosystem evolved some 43 million years ago during the Eocene

How a unique island ecosystem evolved some 43 million years ago

Islands have been vital laboratories for advancing evolutionary theory since the pioneering work of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace in the 19th century. Now,...

With this vial, we could potentially feed the entire planet

We could soon be growing burgers and steaks in the lab - without the need to harm a single animal Would you eat a burger...

Purple bacteria ‘batteries’ could turn sewage into clean energy

You've flushed something valuable down the toilet today. Organic compounds in household sewage and industrial wastewater are a rich potential source of energy, bioplastics and...
Scientists bring polymers into atomic-scale focus

Scientists bring polymers into atomic-scale focus

The study could ultimately inform polymer fabrication methods and lead to new designs for materials and devices that incorporate polymers From water bottles and food...
Yesterday's Earth could contain clues for making tomorrow's medicines

Yesterday’s Earth could contain clues for making tomorrow’s medicines

Several billion years ago, as the recently formed planet Earth cooled down from a long and brutal period of heavy meteor bombardment, pools of...