Deep-Space Discovery: Oddball Gamma-Ray Burst Forces Revision of Theoretical Framework
A long-duration gamma-ray burst observed in late 2021 revealed signatures typically associated with short-duration bursts, forcing puzzled scientists to create a new model for the origin of this unique burst.
Operational Cobalt Mine, America's First In Decades
Cobalt is a mineral that is essential in a wide variety of industrial applications from batteries to jet engines. However, most ore comes from mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a country that has been exploited for over 100 years. Due to the inherent risks and ethical issues of dealing with the country, finding sources from outside the region is a top US priority. However, high concentration cobalt sources are relatively rare, and most production comes as a byproduct from other mines (nickel, iron, etc).
Featured Expert Simon Jowitt Associate Professor of Economic Geology
13 areas at home that are full of germs (and how to clean them)
Even though you can't see them, your home is full of microscopic germs that can make your family or visitors sick. "Even the cleanest home has bacteria and viruses," says Ernesto Abel-Santos, a professor of biochemistry at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. "In fact, most have benefits for us."
Featured Expert Ernesto Abel-Santos Professor, Biochemistry
James Webb Telescope Observations Heat up with Coldest Ice Detection
The harshest arctic winters have got nothing on the chill from deep space. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) continues to provide gifts for scientists and space enthusiasts with its latest discovery: ice found within the deepest reaches of an interstellar molecular cloud. As reported in the journal Nature Astronomy, the JWST measured the frozen molecules at minus 440 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 263 degrees Celsius).
Featured Expert Jason Steffen Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration announced the establishment of a $25 million cooperative agreement with a University of Florida-led consortium of 16 universities for research in topical areas relevant to nuclear forensics. This long-term investment will support…
Monika Neda and Jorge Reyes (both Mathematical Sciences) co-authored a publication with colleagues Leo Rebholz (Clemson), Sean Ingimarson (Clemson), and An Vu (U of Houston) titled, "Improved long time accuracy for projection methods for Navier-Stokes equations using EMAC formulation," in the…