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June 26, 2022

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Sizzling Sound of Deep-Frying Reveals Complex Physics

Researchers carefully studied bubbles that form when water droplets come into contact with heated cooking oil and found that the type and number of bubbles formed depends on the amount of water ...

Arc Volcanoes Are Wetter Than Previously Thought, With Scientific and Economic Implications

The percentage of water in arc volcanoes, which form above subduction zones, may be far more than many previous studies have calculated. This ...

Sensing Contaminants Inside Water Pipes

Researchers create a flexible, in-pipe sensor sheet for the continuous monitoring of liquid quality. By measuring the voltage induced inside a carbon nanotube layer, the concentration of various ...

Hydrogen Production Method Opens Up Clean Energy Possibilities

A new energy-efficient way to produce hydrogen gas from ethanol and water has the potential to make clean hydrogen fuel a more viable alternative for gasoline to power ...
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Oxide Growth in Additively Manufactured Metals Examined in sCO2 Environment

A new study examines the differences in oxide film growth on additively manufactured (AM) metals and wrought stainless steel in a supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) ...

Watching Corals Breathe: Simultaneously Measuring Flow and Oxygen

An international research team has developed tiny particles that measure the oxygen concentration in their surroundings. In this way, they can track fluid flow and oxygen content at the same time -- ...

Magnetic Resonance Makes the Invisible Visible

Researchers have developed an advanced NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) method to monitor fast and complicated biomolecular events such as protein ...

Skipping Tiny Stones Into a Quantum Whirlpool

Researchers confirmed silicon nanoparticles are attracted to vortices in superfluid helium. Their simulations allowed them to visualize the process of vortex line recombination. The work may lead to ...

At Home, Do-It-Yourself Fluid Mechanics

Scientists describe their work on an at-home study of rheology, which is used to study the way non-Newtonian liquids or semisolid substances flow. The projects assigned to students had two parts: ...

Wearable, Inexpensive Robotic Sleeve for Lymphedema Treatment

Researchers have developed a soft robotic sleeve controlled with a microfluidic chip that reduces cost, weight, and power consumption for treatment of lymphedema. The prototype is more portable than ...

Researchers Create Flat Magic Window With Liquid Crystals

Researchers have used liquid crystals to create a flat magic window -- a transparent device that produces a hidden image when light shines on it. The process for creating transparent liquid crystal ...

Silicon Nanoparticles Are Attracted to Vortices in Superfluid Helium

Researchers use silicon nanoparticles to help visualize the coalescence of quantized vortices that occur in superfluid helium, which can help improve our understanding of quantum fluids and ...

Researchers Develop Smartphone-Powered Microchip for at-Home Medical Diagnostic Testing

A research team has developed a new microfluidic chip for diagnosing diseases that uses a minimal number of components and can be powered wirelessly by a smartphone. The innovation opens the door for ...

From Seawater to Drinking Water, With the Push of a Button

Researchers created a portable desalination unit that can remove particles and salts simultaneously to generate drinking water. The user-friendly unit, which weighs less than 10 kilograms and does ...

Measuring the 'Wettability' of Graphene and Other 2D Materials

Measuring the 'wettability' of graphene and other 2D materials. Microscopic understanding of wettability can be achieved at the molecular level using 'vibrational sum-frequency ...

Microrobot Collectives Display Versatile Movement Patterns

Collective behavior and swarm patterns are found everywhere in nature. Robots can also be programmed to act in swarms. Researchers have developed collectives of microrobots, which they can move in ...

Water Processing: Light Helps Degrade Hormones

Micropollutants in water often are hormones that accumulate in the environment and may have negative impacts on humans and animals. Researchers have now developed a process for the photocatalytic ...

Nylon Cooking Bags, Plastic-Lined Cups Can Release Nanoparticles Into Liquids

Nylon cooking bags and plastic-lined cardboard cups are conveniences many people rely on, but a new study suggests that they are an underappreciated source of nanoparticles. They report that the ...

Everyday Plastic Products Release Trillions of Microscopic Particles Into Water

Plastics surround us, whether it's the grocery bags we use at the supermarket or household items such as shampoo and detergent bottles. Plastics don't exist only as large objects, but also ...

Phase Transitions in the Early Universe and Their Signals

The early universe may chirp about unknown physics. A research team has demonstrated how an early universe phase transition will lead to gravitational wave signals potentially visible in the upcoming ...

How to Print a Robot from Scratch: Combining Liquids, Solids Could Lead to Faster, More Flexible 3D Creations

Engineers have developed a new way to 3D-print liquid and solid materials together, potentially leading to more dynamic and useful products -- from robots to wearable electronic ...

Chemical Synthesis: Golden Wedding for Molecules

Chemical syntheses in liquids and gases take place in three-dimensional space. Random collisions between molecules have to result in something new in an extremely short time. But there is another ...

Physics Models Better Define What Makes Pasta Al Dente

Researchers examined how pasta swells, softens, and becomes sticky as it takes up water. They combined measurements of pasta parameters, such as expansion, bending rigidity, and water content to ...

Solar Nanowire-Nanotube Filter Offers Easy Access to Clean Drinking Water

Scientists have developed a highly efficient water purification filter that uses only solar power. The prototype can supply clean drinking water even at remote places to small populations and can be ...

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