Renewable Energy Project for Kids:...
Energy can be made, or generated, using solids, gas or liquids as its source of power. So how do...
Making Oxygen Out of Thin Air
It's possible to convert carbon dioxide to oxygen in just one step.
Understanding ancient Indian mathematics
It is high time we studied our mathematical heritage with diligence and objectivity
Ancient life in three dimensions
Hidden secrets about life in Somerset 190 million years ago have been revealed in a new study of...
China's air less polluted in...
BEIJING (Reuters) – China saw levels of two common air pollutants improve modestly in the first...
Pinto Bean Germination Experiment
Ready, set, grow! How long does it take for a bean to get growing?How does a beanstalk grow in the first place? In this experiment, you’ll investigate the growth of pinto beans and see if you can create a stronger bean plant by giving plants the nutrients they need to survive and thrive.
One Weird Trick To Improve Women's Chances in Science
When a woman is part of the organizing team that invites speakers to scientific conferences, the number of female speakers in the session shoots up by 72 percent, according to the new research.
Oldest Trees Are Growing Faster, Storing More Carbon as They Age
In a finding that overturns the conventional view that large old trees are unproductive, scientists have determined that for most species, the biggest trees increase their growth rates and sequester more carbon as they age.
Rid science, tech of red tape: Scientists
As a new year's wish, 32 scientists, all holding high posts at research institutes and laboratories, have written to the Prime Minister and asked him to "free" the management of science and technology from the thickets of bureaucracy.
Quantum Effects Of Photosynthesis Could Improve Energy Efficiency
Sunlight drives nearly all life on Earth, and scientists want to develop ways for it to power civilization as well. Now researchers suggest that a relatively simple, biologically inspired technique for harvesting sunlight could in principle...
Why we live on Earth and not Venus
Compared to its celestial neighbors Venus and Mars, Earth is a pretty habitable place. So how did we get so lucky? A new study sheds light on the improbable evolutionary path that enabled Earth to sustain life.
Synopsis: Vector Potentials Rule
Outside a solenoid, even though the magnetic field can be vanishingly small, the vector potential is nonzero. It is this vector potential that affects the phase of electrons in flight. To show this, Khatua et al. fabricated a microscopic...