Science

Eclipse Balloons to Study Effect of Mars-Like Environment on Life

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This picture of Montana was taken from the stratosphere (84,000 feet or 25,000 meters) during one of Montana Space Grant...

Physicists gain new insights into nanosystems with spherical confinement: Enormous potential for the targeted delivery of pharmaceutical agents and the creation of tailored nanoparticles

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Bipolar structure assembled of stiff polymers at low densities.

Rice U. scientists map ways forward for lithium-ion batteries for extreme environments: Paper details developments toward high-temperature batteries

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A map created by materials scientists at Rice University will help labs develop lithium-ion batteries for extreme environments.

From Mars Rover: Panorama Above 'Perseverance Valley'

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This June 2017 view from the Pancam on NASA's Opportunity Mars rover shows the area just above "Perseverance Valley"...

The first light atomic nucleus with a second face

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In an experiment performed at the Romanian accelerator centre IFIN-HH, an international team of physicists observed a 'second face' of the...

Here's a tip: Indented cement shows unique properties: Rice University models reveal nanoindentation can benefit crystals in concrete

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Indented tobermorite, a natural analog to the calcium-silicate-hydrate mix in cement, responds differently than bulk tobermorite, depending...

Semiliquid chains pulled out of a sea of microparticles

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This is a chain of microparticles pulled out of the liquid by an electrode.

Scientists Are Using the Universe as a "Cosmological Collider"

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Physicists are capitalizing on a direct connection between the largest cosmic structures and the smallest known objects to use the...