• Tug of sun, moon could be driving plate motions on ‘imbalanced’ Earth
    on January 21, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    A study proposes that imbalanced forces and torques in the Earth-moon-sun system drive circulation of the whole mantle. The new analysis provides an alternative to the hypothesis that the movement of tectonic plates is related to convection currents in the Earth's mantle.

  • Breakthrough COVID-19 infections spur strong antibody responses
    on January 21, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    People vaccinated three times or vaccinated after an earlier COVID-19 infection had comparable neutralizing antibody activity to those with a breakthrough case, according to a new study.

  • River flows linked to the ups and downs of imperiled Chinook salmon population
    on January 21, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    A study has discovered that sufficient water flows during summer can be critical to a Chinook salmon population in the interior of British Columbia.

  • Form fit: Device wraps around hot surfaces, turns wasted heat to electricity
    on January 21, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    The energy systems that power our lives also produce wasted heat -- like heat that radiates off hot water pipes in buildings and exhaust pipes on vehicles. A new flexible thermoelectric generator can wrap around pipes and other hot surfaces and convert wasted heat into electricity more efficiently than previously possible, according to scientists.

  • Rusting iron can be its own worst enemy
    on January 21, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    Atom-level simulations reveal the reason iron rusts in supposedly 'inert' supercritical carbon dioxide fluid. Trace amounts of water can cause a reaction at the interface between iron and the fluid, prompting the formation of corrosive chemicals.

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