This microlab is helping Stanford researchers figure out where to store carbon dioxide

August 2, 2022 A tiny new device allows scientists to directly observe and quantify how rocks change in the presence of acids, enabling more accurate assessments of sites for underground storage of carbon dioxide, hydrogen, and industrial waste. View video here. By Josie Garthwaite Scientists at Stanford University have developed a new solution for the … Read more

Deep to Chakrabarty named head of the Department of Physics | MITNews

Professor Deepto Chakrabarty, principal investigator at the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, has been named head of the Department of Physics, effective Aug. 29. Chakrabarty succeeds Peter Fisher, the Thomas A. Frank (1977) Professor of Physics, who has led the department sinceNov. 13, 2013. “Professor Chakrabarty will continue to provide strong leadership … Read more

China bets big on brain research with massive cash infusion and openness to monkey studies | Science

After 5 years of planning and debate, China has finally launched its ambitious contribution to neuroscience, the China Brain Project (CBP). Budgeted at 5 billion yuan ($746 million) under the latest 5-year plan, the CBP will likely get additional money under future plans, putting it in the same league as the US Brain Research Through … Read more

University of Miami Rosenstiel School’s new n

image: The University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science view more Credit: Camera Copters It started as the Marine Laboratory in the early 1940’s, but now the school has expanded its name to the Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science to better reflect its research and teaching endeavors. It … Read more

Artificial ocean cooling to weaken hurricanes

image: A satellite image from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration captures an active hurricane season which included Hurricanes Katia and Irma and Tropical Storm Jose (from left to right) on September 8, 2017 view more Credit: NOAA A new study found that even if we did have the infinite power to artificially cool enough … Read more

70 years of theoretical physics at CERN

CERN is quiet during the summer months, but there is one place that breaks that rule: the corridors of the CERN Theoretical Physics department. Here, the finest minds in theoretical physics gather all year round to discuss models and recent findings with colleagues, creating the vibrant atmosphere that has made it so special since its … Read more

New study demonstrates how whales protect their brains while swimming

According to a new study, unique blood arteries in whale brains may protect whales from dangerous blood pulses caused by swimming.There are various theories concerning the precise role of the retia mirabilia, or “beautiful net,” networks of blood vessels that cradle a whale’s brain and spine, but UBC zoologists believe they’ve broken the code, with … Read more

Progress in the formation and early evolution

image: In a paper published in the Science China Earth Sciences, a team of geoscientists discovered three Neoarchean gneissic granitic plutons in the Dabie Orogen, at the northeastern margin of the Yangtze Craton. These plutons document a widespread occurrence of an Archean basement in this region and highlight that the Yangtze Craton represents a collage … Read more

Jena publishes new textbook on quantum physics of semiconductors

A new textbook authored by a Cornell professor molds scientific subjects such as quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, crystallography and electromagnetism, all under the umbrella of the semiconductor materials and devices that have become ubiquitous in daily life. “Quantum Physics of Semiconductor Materials and Devices” is authored by Debdeep Jena, the David E. Burr Professor of Engineering … Read more