Superconductivity came with a lot of unfulfilled promises. Power without loss? Sign me up. Superconducting magnetic resonance imaging magnets? They're, ahem, cool. And CERN couldn’t operate without buckets of liquid helium to keep its magnets superconducting.
Dutch scientist Dr. Heleen de Coninck is one of the coordinating lead authors of the forthcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on 1.5°C which will be released next Monday in South Korea.
Researchers have developed the first materials that can permanently change from solid to liquid, or vice versa, when exposed to light at room temperature, and remain in the new phase even after the light is removed. The researchers also demonstrated that the light can be used to draw liquid designs in a solid material or solid designs in a liquid material, creating stable materials that are part solid and part liquid. The new materials have potential applications for 3-D printing, molding, and on-demand recycling, among other uses, phys.org wrote.
Japan's severe heat wave killed at least 15 people and sent more than 12,000 to hospital in the first two weeks of July, official figures show as the temperature neared 40 degrees C (104 F) in many cities on Sunday.
The temperature in the Iranian southwestern city of Ahvaz climbed Thursday to a blistering 129 degrees Celsius, a record high for the Middle Eastern country and among the hottest temperatures ever recorded on Earth.
New research by Simon Fraser University Professor Karen Kohfeld and University of Tasmania Professor Zanna Chase, published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters, examined how the ocean pulled carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and into the deep sea during the last Ice Age 125,000 to 18,000 years ago.