Sources of particulate matter and effects they can have on the human mucosal system. Credit: Matthias Marczynski Air, water contamination disrupts body’s first line of internal defense. Major disruptions to our health and quality of life are front of mind in an era when wildfires, floods, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic impact […]

With only $50 worth of components, an ordinary cellphone transforms into a sophisticated scientific instrument, capable of identifying chemicals, drugs, and pathogens. Scientists from Texas A&M have developed an extension to an ordinary cellphone that turns it into an instrument capable of detecting chemicals, drugs, biological molecules, and pathogens. The […]

An integrated biorefinery approach utilizing agriculture waste biomass to produce renewable biomethane along with other co-products (for soil amendment, nutrient recovery, and transportation biofuels). Credit: Nazih Kassem, with images from Cornell University, Department of Energy University considers proposal to convert cattle manure to methane and use it in combination with […]

By copying the multilayer geometry of mammal bones, cathodes for sodium-ion batteries can be made more structurally stable, while maintaining high capacities and fast charge rates. Sodium-ion batteries are poised to replace lithium-ion batteries for large-scale electrical energy storage. They offer several advantages over lithium-ion batteries, particularly due to the […]

Majorana constellations of some of the most quantum states in various dimensions. Credit: Luis L. Sánchez Soto Investigators develop a method to determine how quantum the state of a system is. Large objects, such as baseballs, vehicles, and planets, behave in accordance with the classical laws of mechanics formulated by […]