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Nano-Structures are the Future of Water Repellency

Nano-Structures are the Future of Water Repellency

Conical Nano-Structure Water Hitting the Test Surface Even the most robust water repellent surfaces that are found in windshields, boat hulls and power generators have a tendency to give way under extreme conditions. Conditions such as increased pressure and high ...

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Killer Whale Personal Submarine

Killer Whale Personal Submarine

Killer Whale Submarine (credit: Hammacher Schlemmer) Killer Whale Submarine (credit: Hammacher Schlemmer) Killer Whale Submarine interior (credit: Hammacher Schlemmer) After personal jets and personal yachts comes the turn of a personal submersible. What used to belong only to the military ...

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Salamanders as an Ecological Indicator

The world’s smallest salamander, pictured here next to a dime, is found in Georgia. (photo courtesy UGA) The California Tiger Salamander is on the verge of extinction (photo courtesy National Geographic Society) Ranging from the tiny Patch-Nosed Salamander with adults ...

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A New Kind of Comet?

NASA scientists are baffled by a comet called Hartley-2. “We haven’t seen a comet like this before,” says Michael Mumma of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center – “Hartley-2 could be the first of a new breed.”     Jets spew ...

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Pushing Ions Through Carbon Nanotubes

Pushing Ions Through Carbon Nanotubes

A research team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently observed for the first time ever single ions traveling through a tiny carbon-nanotube channel. This achievement could lead to various industrial developments, including extremely sensitive detectors and new water-desalination system. ...

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Ocean Color Predicts Hurricanes

Ocean Color Predicts Hurricanes

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts and at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton, New Jersey discovered a correlation between the color of ocean water and the paths taken by ...

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Was Venus Once a Habitable Planet?

Was Venus Once a Habitable Planet?

A new study, published by the European Space Agency (ESA), reports that the planet Venus might have had some oceans in its distant past. Although nowadays Earth and Venus seem very different, it is possible that in the past they ...

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Water Formation on Habitable Planets

Water Formation on Habitable Planets

Scientists at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan are exploring the origins of water on habitable planets. According to their research, water vapor forms spontaneously in regions of solar systems capable of supporting life. This water forms a ...

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