Scientists have taken the first images of carbon dioxide molecules within a molecular cage using a new twist on cryo-EM imaging. The development came in mid-June and reveals what’s going on inside MOFs, highly porous nanoparticles with big potential for storing fuel, separating gases and removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Listen to people from all over the world recount their favorite Apollo memories or share their hopes for what’s yet to come in space exploration. In a new audio series, listeners will hear from a moon detective, scientists who study space rocks and people from all over the world whose lives were shaped by the epic adventures of the Apollo program.
An international team of scientists has built a superconductor that functions at 250 K, nearly 50 °C (84.6 °F) hotter than the previous record high for superconductivity—and it puts the “holy grail” of energy transmission almost within reach. In a study published in Nature, scientists describe their new material, lanthanum superhydride, and how they achieved their record high temperature.
Luminosity, quintessence, damping, oh my! Word fans rejoice, Symmetry has published another list of 10 common words that take on a new meaning when spoken by scientists.
Altus Midstream introduced the first of its three new cryogenic processing trains at the Diamond Cryo Complex in Alpine High TX. It is now processing rich natural gas and delivering natural gas liquids (NGLs) and residue gas for sale.
The US Department of Energy recently announced grants of $75 million in funding for 66 university research awards. The projects involve scientists at 51 US institutions of higher learning and include both experimental and theoretical research into topics like the Higgs boson, neutrinos, dark matter, dark energy and the search for new physics.
Blue Origin recently fired up a brand-new engine, the BE-7, which the company developed for its future moon lander. Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos claims the lander, equipped with the BE-7, will be capable of carrying robotic rovers to the moon or even a separate spacecraft that can take off and transport astronauts away from the moon.
Air Liquide advanced Technologies (CSA CSM) has signed two long-term supply agreements with Marathon Petroleum Company for a total of up to 900 tons of oxygen per day for Marathon Petroleum’s Refineries on the American Gulf Coast.
Former Jet Propulsion Laboratory director Edward Stone has been awarded the prestigious Shaw Prize in Astronomy for his leadership in the Voyager project. The Shaw Prize is awarded annually in three categories: Astronomy, Life Science and Medicine, and Mathematical Sciences, and comes with a monetary prize of $1.2 million. Stone will receive his award September 25 in Hong Kong.
When it’s ready in 2022, LSST will image almost all of the sky visible from its vantage point on a Chilean mountain, Cerro Pachón, every few nights for a decade to make an astronomical “movie” of unprecedented proportions. To keep the camera cold enough, engineers needed to create a customized cryogenic refrigeration system.