Deep Roots of Solar Wind Help Predict Space Weather
Source: NASA Posted: 5/23/05 A layer deep in the solar atmosphere can be used to estimate the speed of the solar wind, a stream of electrified gas that constantly blows from the Sun. Estimating the speed of the solar wind will improve space weather forecasts.
'Metal-Decorated' Nanotubes Hold Promise for Fuel Cells
Source: NIST Posted: 5/13/05 New quantum calculations and computer models show that carbon nanotubes ’decorated’ with titanium or other transition metals can latch on to hydrogen molecules in numbers more than adequate for efficient hydrogen storage.
First full mosaics of Titan’s surface
Source: ESA Posted: 5/13/05 As the large amount of data collected by the ESA Huygens probe during its descent onto Titan is being processed, new views of this fascinating world become available.
U-M researchers make bendable concrete
Source: UMich Posted: 5/4/05 A new type of fiber-reinforced bendable concrete will be used for the first time in Michigan this summer—and University of Michigan scientists hope that their new material will find widespread use across the country.
'To myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.'