Quantum model reveals surface structure of water

Mon, 04/20/2015 – 12:08pm National Physical Laboratory The National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the UK’s National Measurement Institute in collaboration with IBM and the University of Edinburgh, has used a new quantum model to reveal the molecular structure of water’s liquid surface. The liquid-vapour interface of water is one of the most common of all heterogeneous […]

Construction on the high seas adds to Asian maritime tensions

Construction on the Chinese-controlled Subi Reef in the Spratly islands Nation-building has come to Asia’s seas — literally — as China and Japan, already embroiled in territorial disputes over existing islands, raise artificial land masses from the ocean. The increase in number of these man-made islands is the latest flashpoint in a region where relations […]

Damming the Mekong in region of 4,000 islands

A new dam proposed by Laos threatens further damage to the troubled Mekong and its inhabitants. The 4,000 Island region in southern Laos, named after the large number of islands situated in the waters of the murky Mekong, boasts idyllic, undeveloped villages surrounded by small rice fields and expansive forests. The lack of hustle and […]