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It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity that grounded Boeing’s Starliner

NASA negotiating with SpaceX for additional crew missions to space station. Enlarge / The Boeing Starliner spacecraft to be flown on Orbital Flight Test-2 is seen at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on June 2, 2021. (credit: NA.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaOct 19th, 2021

Sea otters demonstrate that there is more to muscle than just movement, it can also bring the heat

Life in the cold can be difficult for animals. As the body chills, organs including the brain and muscles slow down......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Color-changing magnifying glass gives clear view of infrared light

Detecting light beyond the visible red range of our eyes is hard to do, because infrared light carries so little energy compared to ambient heat at room temperature. This obscures infrared light unless specialized detectors are chilled to very low te.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Some polycrystal grain boundaries feel the heat more than others

Polycrystals are solid materials that are made up of lots of small crystals. The points where the crystals meet are known as grain boundaries (GBs). GBs are important because they can affect the way the solid behaves. However, conventional analysis t.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Heat, no food, deadly weather: Climate change kills seabirds

The warming of the planet is taking a deadly toll on seabirds that are suffering population declines from starvation, inability to reproduce, heat waves and extreme weather......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021

Humidity changes in dead fern fronds drives unique timing of spore dispersal in a widespread fern species

The sensitive fern—named due to its sensitivity to drought and frost—is a widespread species found throughout eastern North America and eastern Asia. It is a dimorphic plant because it has two distinct types of leaves—one for photosynthesis and.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Heat dissipation vendors cautiously optimistic about 2022 as Samsung reintroduces vapor chambers to new phones

Samsung Electronics reportedly is looking to once again use vapor chambers (VCs) in its new mobile phone models slated for launch in 2022. While it may not all be smooth sailing, heat dissipation companies are cautiously optimistic about the heat dis.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Eight worst wildfire weather years on record happened in the last decade: study

The world's eight most extreme wildfire weather years have occurred in the last decade, according to a new study that suggests extreme fire weather is being driven by a decrease in atmospheric humidity coupled with rising temperatures......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 29th, 2021

Researchers team up to clearer picture of molten salts

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge, Brookhaven and Idaho national laboratories and Stony Brook University have developed a novel approach to gain fundamental insights into molten salts, a heat transfer medium important to advanced en.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 29th, 2021

LemTech expects cooling solutions for emerging applications to boost sales

Since emerging applications such as EVs, the metaverse and low-Earth-orbit (LEO) satellites are expected boost demand for cooling, LemTech, which specializes in heat dissipation solutions, is expected to enjoy surging orders for the upcoming years, a.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsNov 29th, 2021

Eco-friendly greenhouses grow food with waste heat

Tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers are being grown with warmth harnessed from a water treatment works......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsNov 24th, 2021

A new way to generate electricity from waste heat: Using an antiferromagnet for solid devices

Forcing electrons to flow perpendicularly to a heat flow requires an external magnetic field—this is known as the Nernst effect. In a permanently magnetized material (a ferromagnet), an anomalous Nernst effect (ANE) exists that can generate electri.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 24th, 2021

Heterogeneous chips stimulating demand for cooling solutions, says Jentech

Demand for cooling solutions has been driven by heterogeneous chips integration, according to thermal heat spreader maker Jentech Precision Industrial......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsNov 24th, 2021

KPD 0005+5106: Roasted and shredded by a stellar sidekick

An exhausted star still has some punches to deliver. Astronomers have found that a white dwarf is pummeling a companion object—either a lightweight star or a planet—with incessant blasts of heat and radiation plus a relentless gravitational pull.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2021

Heat flow controls the movement of skyrmions in an insulating magnet

Tiny amounts of heat can be used to control the movement of magnetic whirlpools called skyrmions, RIKEN physicists have shown. This ability could help to develop energy-efficient forms of computing that harness waste heat......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2021

FAA Memo Reveals More New Boeing 787 Manufacturing Defects

The Seattle Times reports: The litany of manufacturing defects on the 787 Dreamliner is expanding as Boeing engineers take apart planes and discover new or more widespread issues, a Federal Aviation Administration internal memo indicates. The FAA me.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2021

Extreme heat events jeopardize cardiovascular health, experts warn

A consequence of global warming is a greater frequency and intensity of extreme heat events. This extreme heat is associated with a greater risk of adverse cardiovascular incidents, especially for adults with pre-existing cardiovascular diseases......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2021

Why NASA is dropping three probes through Earth’s atmosphere today

A supply craft returning from the ISS today will perform one final scientific investigation using a set of probes to collect data on heat shielding......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsNov 20th, 2021

Thrustmaster and Boeing collaborate on $500 flight yoke and quadrant

Thrustmaster announced on November 9 the pre-order details and availability dates of the TCA Yoke Boeing Edition and TCA Quadrant Boeing Edition, which they plan to sell individually and bundled. The idea is to recreate the controls of a 787 as close.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsNov 19th, 2021

How "Green" Are Wood Pellets as a Fuel Source?

Europe is betting big on wood to replace coal, but the industry is taking heat for stoking carbon emissions and air pollution......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsNov 18th, 2021

Bill Gates’ nuclear power company selects a site for its first reactor

First-of-its-kind reactor to be built in Wyoming with heavy Dept. of Energy backing. Enlarge / In TerraPower's design, the nuclear reactor is separated from the power generation process by molten salt heat storage. (credit: TerraPower).....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsNov 18th, 2021