Water is key in catalytic conversion of methane to methanol

Catalytic cycle for selectively converting methane to methanol by exposing the methane to oxygen and water. Credit: Brookhaven National Laboratory Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and collaborators have revealed new ....

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Balancing impacts of range-shifting species: Invasives vs biodiversity

The native northern flying squirrel has disappeared from Massachusetts as its larger competitor, the southern flying squirrel, has moved north with climate change. Credit: Massachusetts Department of Fish and Wildlife/Bill Byrne For many years, the conservation ....

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Superfast method for ceramic manufacturing could open door to AI-driven material discovery

Digital photographs of the UHS sintering process for ceramic pellets. Credit: Liangbing Hu's group at the University of Maryland, College Park Scientists in the University of Maryland (UMD)'s Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) ....

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Imaging nematic transitions in iron pnictide superconductors

Credit: Yang et al. Researchers at Stanford University have recently carried out an in-depth study of nematic transitions in iron pnictide superconductors. Their paper, published in Nature Physics, presents new imaging data of these transitions ....

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Catastrophic outburst floods carved Greenland’s ‘Grand Canyon’

Keisling arriving for fieldwork in Northeast Greenland at the East Greenland Ice Core Project (EGRIP) camp during his GROW Fellowship to the Centre for Ice and Climate. Credit: B Keisling. Buried a mile beneath Greenland's ....

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No blue skies for super-hot planet WASP-79b

This is an artist's illustration of the super-hot exoplanet WASP-79b, located 780 light-years away. The planet orbits precariously close to a star that is much hotter than our Sun. The planet is larger than Jupiter, ....

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New privacy threat combines device identification with biometric information

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A study by computer scientists at the University of Liverpool has revealed a new privacy threat from devices such as smartphones, smart doorbells and voice assistants that allows cyber attackers to ....

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