Energy
Bioinspired MXene-based actuators for programmable smart devices  PHYS.ORG · 19 minutes
During photosynthesis, natural leaves with elaborate architectures and functional components can harvest and convert solar energy into chemical fuels that are converted into energy. The biological energy production has provided materials scientists a new... more
Powering the future with lunar soil  ESA · 2 hours
Building a lunar base would be one of the next logical steps in our exploration of the Solar System, but the survival of a... more
Could the heat of the Earth's crust become the ultimate energy source?  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
In a world where energy consumption is on the rise, our only hope is the development of new energy-generation technologies. Although currently used renewable... more
A new material for the battery of the future  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Renewable sources of energy such as wind or photovoltaic are intermittent; production peaks do not necessarily follow the demand peaks. Storing green energy is therefore essential to moving away from... more
Nevada: Feds should restudy seismic risk at nuke dump site  ABC NEWS · 7 hours
Nevada's governor and congressional delegation say recent earthquakes should make the U.S. Energy Department look again at seismic risks at a site eyed as the place to bury... more
A graphene superconductor that plays more than one tune  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Researchers have developed a graphene device that's thinner than a human hair but has a depth of special traits. It easily switches from a superconducting material that conducts electricity without... more
Could the heat of the Earth's crust become the ultimate energy source?  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Scientists have developed a very stable battery cell that can directly convert heat into electricity, thus finally providing a way for exploiting geothermal energy... more
Surprise medical bill legislation takes a step forward, but will it lead to a step back?  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
The House Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday approved its version of legislation to curb surprise medical... more
ASA applauds Committee efforts to amend surprise medical bill legislation  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
The American Society of Anesthesiologists applauds efforts by Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA) and Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN) to amend surprise medical bill legislation as it passed... more
Take flight! Automating complex design of universal controller for hybrid drones  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Hybrid unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, are drones that combine the advantages of multi-copters and fixed-wing planes. These drones are equipped to vertically take off and... more
Alaska village will install new river power generator  ABC NEWS · 16 hours
A tiny Alaska Native village is adopting an emerging technology to transform the power of a local river into a renewable energy source more
A graphene superconductor that plays more than one tune  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a graphene device that's thinner than a human hair but has a depth of special... more
Medical News Today: Ancient survival mechanism may contribute to obesity epidemic  MNT · 20 hours
Like starvation, overeating stresses cells and causes a similar slowdown in the release of energy from fat storage, a new mouse study suggests. more
New technology to harvest energy from the human knee  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
Imagine powering your devices by walking. With technology recently developed by a group of researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, that possibility might not be far out of... more
For bacteria, the neighbors co-determine which cell dies first  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Bacteria do not simply perish in hunger phases fortuitously; rather, the surrounding cells have a say as well. A research team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now... more
A new material for the battery of the future  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
Researchers have discovered a new high performance and safe battery material (LTPS) capable of speeding up charge and discharge to a level never observed so far. Practically, if the first... more
Survival: For bacteria, the neighbors co-determine which cell dies first  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
Bacteria do not simply perish in hunger phases fortuitously; rather, the surrounding cells have a say as well. A research team has now discovered that two factors, above... more
Red algae steal genes from bacteria to cope with environmental stresses  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
It's a case of grand larceny that could lead to new fuels and cleanup chemicals. Ten species of red algae stole about 1 percent of their... more
Harvesting energy from the human knee  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
Imagine powering your devices by walking. With new technology that possibility might not be far out of reach. An energy harvester is attached to the wearer's knee and can generate 1.6 microwatts of power while the... more
A graphene superconductor that plays more than one tune  nanowerk · 20 hours
A novel graphene device easily switches from a superconducting material that conducts electricity without losing any energy, to an insulator that resists the flow of electric current, and back again... more
A new anti-robocalling bill is headed to the House floor  THE VERGE · 23 hours
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge The House Energy and Commerce Committee is sending a... more
Bottomonium particles don't go with the flow  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A few millionths of a second after the Big Bang, the universe was so dense and hot that the quarks and gluons that make up protons, neutrons and other hadrons existed freely in what... more
DOJ says antitrust ruling against Qualcomm could ‘put our nation’s security at risk’ - CNET  CNET · 2 days
The Justice Department, along with the Energy Department and Defense Department, said an appeals court should grant Qualcomm... more
Fallout Vault-Tec bobbleheads are real cheap for Amazon Prime Day  Windows Central · 2 days
Fallout's iconic Vault-Tec bobblehead figurines are now on sale for cheap on Prime Day! Fallout is an iconic apocalypse franchise current stewarded by Bethesda. Set in an alternative... more
Upgrade of a research IceCube  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica is about to get a significant upgrade. This huge detector consists of 5,160 sensors embedded in a 1x1x1 km volume of glacial ice deep beneath the geographic South Pole. The purpose of... more
Research shows black plastics could create renewable energy  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Research from Swansea University has found how plastics commonly found in food packaging can be recycled to create new materials like wires for electricity—and could help to reduce the amount of plastic... more
Wireless microengine made from a twisted fibre  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers develop shape memory nanocomposite fibers for untethered high-energy microengines. more
Black plastics could create renewable energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new study looks at how plastics can be recycled and could help reduce plastic waste. more
Bottomonium particles don’t go with the flow  CERN · 2 days
Bottomonium particles don’t go with the flow Ana Lopes abelchio Tue, 07/16/2019 - 10:23 (Image: CERN) A few millionths of a second... more
Electrical engineers develop 'beyond 5G' wireless transceiver  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
An end-to-end transmitter-receiver is a 4.4-millimeter-square silicon chip that is capable of processing digital signals with significantly greater speed and energy efficiency because of its unique digital-analog architecture. more
Researchers developing new methods and smart wellbore materials for geothermal drilling  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A University of Oklahoma research team is developing smart lost circulation materials that use shape memory polymers activated by geothermal temperatures to prevent the loss of... more
Curbing indoor air pollution in India  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Clean cooking energy transitions are extremely challenging to achieve, but they offer enormous potential health, environmental, and societal benefits. A study provides new insights about an Indian program that aims to solve one of the most... more
LHC experiments present new Higgs results at 2019 EPS-HEP conference  CERN · 3 days
LHC experiments present new Higgs results at 2019 EPS-HEP conference achintya Mon, 07/15/2019 - 15:18 (Image:... more
Alternative material for superconducting radio-frequency cavity  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
In modern synchrotron sources and free-electron lasers, superconducting radio-frequency cavity resonators are able to supply electron bunches with extremely high energy. These resonators are currently constructed of pure niobium. Now an international collaboration has investigated the... more
Alternative material for superconducting radio-frequency cavity  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In modern synchrotron sources and free-electron lasers, superconducting radio-frequency cavity resonators are able to supply electron bunches with extremely high energy. These resonators are currently constructed of pure niobium. Now an international collaboration has investigated the... more
Algae as a resource: Chemical tricks from the sea  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The chemical process by which bacteria break down algae into an energy source for the marine food chain, has been unknown - until now. For the first time, is has... more
Whole-tree harvesting could boost biomass production  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Making the shift to renewable energy sources requires biomass, too. more
ASA strongly opposes the surprise medical bill passed by House Energy and Commerce  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Today, the American Society of Anesthesiologists announced strong opposition to the surprise medical bill introduced Tuesday, July 9 and passed today by... more
Montana energy storage project lines up financial partner  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Construction on a $1 billion energy storage system in central Montana could start as soon as next year after its sponsors said Friday they reached a financing agreement with a Danish firm... more
New Dark Energy Data Emerges from Misshapen, Distorted, Ancient Voids  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
There are voids in the universe, and we can't see them properly. But the good news is that astronomers just got much better at not seeing them properly. more
Shifts to renewable energy can drive up energy poverty, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Efforts to shift away from fossil fuels and replace oil and coal with renewable energy sources can help reduce carbon emissions but do so at the... more
Weyl fermions discovered in another class of materials  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A particular kind of elementary particle, the Weyl fermions, were first discovered a few years ago. Their specialty: they move through a material in a well ordered manner that practically never lets... more
Shifts to renewable energy can drive up energy poverty, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Efforts to shift away from fossil fuels and replace oil and coal with renewable energy sources can help reduce carbon emissions but do so at the... more
Distinct conducting layer edge states in two-dimensional (2D) halide perovskite  Science Magazine · 6 days
Two-dimensional (2D) lead halide perovskite with a natural "multiple quantum well" (MQW) structure has shown great potential for optoelectronic applications. Continuing advancement requires a fundamental understanding of the... more
An electrically pumped phonon-polariton laser  Science Magazine · 6 days
We report a device that provides coherent emission of phonon polaritons, a mixed state between photons and optical phonons in an ionic crystal. An electrically pumped GaInAs/AlInAs quantum cascade structure provides intersubband gain into the polariton mode at... more
Leaf-inspired multiresponsive MXene-based actuator for programmable smart devices  Science Magazine · 6 days
Natural leaves, with elaborate architectures and functional components, harvest and convert solar energy into chemical fuels that can be converted into energy based on photosynthesis. The energy produced leads to work done... more
Spin fluctuation induced Weyl semimetal state in the paramagnetic phase of EuCd2As2  Science Magazine · 6 days
Weyl fermions as emergent quasiparticles can arise in Weyl semimetals (WSMs) in which the energy bands are nondegenerate, resulting from inversion or time-reversal symmetry... more
Carbon nanotube device channels heat into light  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The ever-more-humble carbon nanotube may be just the device to make solar panels—and anything else that loses energy through heat—far more efficient. more
Carbon nanotube films enable method to recycle waste heat  nanowerk · 6 days
Scientists are designing arrays of aligned single-wall carbon nanotubes to channel mid-infrared radiation (aka heat) and greatly raise the efficiency of solar energy systems. more
Creating two-dimensional layered Zintl phase by dimensional manipulation of the crystal structure  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The discovery of new families of two-dimensional (2-D) layered materials beyond graphene has always attracted great attention, but it remains challenging to artificially recreate... more
Food waste: using sustainable innovation to cut down what we throw away  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Our appetite for food is a serious problem. The huge amount of energy, land and water used to fill our supermarket shelves mean that... more
Imaging molecules in different charge states  nanowerk · 6 days
Researchers have been able to resolve with unprecedented resolution the structural changes of individual molecules upon charging, including porphine, the parent compound of porphyrins. This new understanding unlocks some of the mysteries of molecular charge-function relationships... more
How to capture waste heat energy with improved polymers  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
By one official estimate, American manufacturing, transportation, residential and commercial consumers use only about 40 percent of the energy they draw on, wasting 60 percent. Often, this wasted energy escapes... more
Experimental mini-accelerator achieves record energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Scientists have achieved a new world record for an experimental type of miniature particle accelerator: For the first time, a terahertz powered accelerator more than doubled the energy of the injected electrons. At the same time, the setup... more
Shape memory nanocomposite fibers for untethered high-energy microengines  Science Magazine · 7 days
Classic rotating engines are powerful and broadly used but are of complex design and difficult to miniaturize. It has long remained challenging to make large-stroke, high-speed, high-energy microengines that are simple and... more
What happens when you explode a chemical bond?  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Light-induced breakage of chemical bonds can lead to damage in the body and environment, but techniques for studying this photochemical reaction have been limited to before and after snapshots. With attosecond lasers... more
SLAC makes 'electron camera,' a world-class tool for ultrafast science, available to scientists worldwide  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Over the past few years, the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has developed a new tool to visualize... more
Fossil fuels increasingly offer a poor return on energy investment  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Researchers have calculated the EROI for fossil fuels over a 16 year period and found that at the finished fuel stage, the ratios are much closer to those... more
Mystery behind striped barley solved  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Plants with green leaves and stems are a common sight and are one of the most natural things on earth. But when considering that this colouring is achieved by small chlorophyll-filled organelles called chloroplasts, distributed within plant cells,... more
Experimental mini-accelerator achieves record energy  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Scientists at DESY have achieved a new world record for an experimental type of miniature particle accelerator: For the first time, a terahertz powered accelerator more than doubled the energy of the injected electrons. At the same time,... more
Solar power system that works at night a renewable energy game-changer  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
An innovative thermal battery being developed by Curtin University researchers will be key to a solar power system capable of producing electricity overnight, rivaling fossil fuels... more
Organic Solar Cells Will Last 10 Years in Space  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Scientists from the Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology, the Institute for Problems of Chemical Physics of... more
Caffeine may cause problems for individuals with anxiety disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Caffeine can boost energy, improve alertness and produce a general feeling of well-being – when used in moderation. more
How to discover new materials quickly  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A lot hinges on new materials, including efficient energy conversion for environmentally friendly engines of the future. In the past and still today, chance plays a great role for the discovery of new materials, according to... more
20 overlooked benefits of distributed solar energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A study released today provides the most complete list yet of the advantages of solar energy -- from carbon sequestration to improvements for pollinator habitat. more
How to capture waste heat energy with improved polymers  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
By one official estimate, American manufacturing, transportation, residential and commercial consumers use only about 40 percent of the energy they draw on, wasting 60 percent. Very often, this wasted energy... more
No more trial-and-error when choosing an electrolyte for metal-air batteries  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Metal-air batteries have been pursued as a successor to lithium-ion batteries due to their exceptional gravimetric energy densities. They could potentially enable electric cars to travel a thousand... more
Engineers develop chip that converts wasted heat to usable energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Mechanical engineers have discovered a way to produce more electricity from heat than thought possible by creating a silicon chip, also known as a 'device,' that converts more... more
How to 'lock' heat in place using quantum mechanics  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
In a global first, scientists have demonstrated that heat energy can be manipulated by utilizing the quantum mechanical principle of anti-parity-time symmetry. Using this method, they were able to control... more
Best healthy eating nudges  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
In a meta-analysis of real-life experiments drawn from food science, nutrition, health economics, marketing and psychology, the authors find that behavioral nudges -- facilitating action rather than providing knowledge or inducing feelings -- can reduce daily energy intake by up... more
Discovered: A new way to measure the stability of next-generation magnetic fusion devices  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists seeking to bring to Earth the fusion that powers the sun and stars must control the hot, charged plasma—the state of... more
Engineers develop chip that converts wasted heat to usable energy  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
It's estimated that as much as two-thirds of energy consumed in the U.S. each year is wasted as heat. Take for example, car engines, laptop computers, cell phones,... more
Earth's core has been leaking for billions of years  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Earth's magnetic field protects and makes our planet habitable by stopping harmful high-energy particles from space, including from the Sun. The source of this magnetic field is the core at... more
Tour de France pelotons governed by sight, not aerodynamics  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The 2019 Tour de France has just begun. As 190 riders speed through the streets of France, spectators will marvel at the tightly-packed formation of cyclists known as the peloton.... more
Exactly how fast is the universe expanding?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The collision of two neutron stars (GW170817) flung out an extraordinary fireball of material and energy that is allowing a a team of astrophysicists to calculate a more precise value for the Hubble constant,... more
Charge transfer within transition-metal dyes analysed  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Transition-metal complexes in dye-based solar cells are responsible for converting light into electrical energy. A model of spatial charge separation within the molecule has been used to describe this conversion. However, an analysis at BESSY II... more
Exactly how fast is the universe expanding?  nanowerk · 1 week
The collision of two neutron stars (GW170817) flung out an extraordinary fireball of material and energy that is allowing a team of astrophysicists to calculate a more precise value for the Hubble constant, the... more
Organic solar cells that last 10 years in space  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists from the Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology, the Institute for Problems of Chemical Physics of RAS, and the Department of Chemistry of MSU have presented solar cells... more
BMW is making it easier to charge electric vehicles near America’s national parks  TechCrunch · 1 week
BMW has finished a nearly two-year project to bring 100 electric vehicle charging stations to America’s national parks. The automaker partnered in... more
China wrestles with insecure gas supplies but stays strong on longer-term plan for renewables  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As the world's largest CO2 emitter and second largest economy, China's climate policy has faced intense scrutiny over the past... more
Confined nanoscale sound controls light in a microresonator  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
When traversing a solid material such as glass, a light wave can deposit part of its energy in a mechanical wave, leading to a color change of the light. This process, called... more
Fear of predators increases risk of illness in prey species  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Predators are not only a deadly threat to many animals, they also affect potential prey negatively simply by being nearby. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have studied... more
Discovering exoplanets with gravitational waves  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In a recent paper in Nature Astronomy, researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute/AEI) in Potsdam and from the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) in Saclay, Paris suggest how the... more
3 sky surveys completed in preparation for Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
It took three sky surveys—conducted at telescopes in two continents, covering one-third of the visible sky, and requiring almost 1,000 observing nights—to prepare for a new... more
Research team deciphers enzymatic degradation of sugar from marine alga  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Marine algae in the world's oceans store huge quantities of CO2, binding approximately as much CO2 per year as all land vegetation. In this process, algae produce large... more
First all-digital nuclear reactor system in the US installed at Purdue University  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Nuclear power plants generate 20% of the nation's electricity and are the largest clean energy source in the U.S. But to further offset climate... more
Pairing 'glue' for electrons in iron-based high-temp superconductors studied  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Newly published research from a team of scientists led by the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory sheds more light on the nature of high-temperature iron-based superconductivity. more
Development of 3D particle model for single particles in battery electrodes  nanowerk · 1 week
Development of 3D electrochemical model to improve battery energy density and efficiency of electric vehicles. more
Molecular energy machine as a movie star  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have used the Swiss Light Source SLS to record a molecular energy machine in action and thus to reveal how energy production at cell membranes works. For this purpose they developed a new... more
Thought experiment: Switzerland without fossil fuels. Can that succeed?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study shows how much work still lies ahead of us if Switzerland is to do without fossil fuels in the future. There are two possible solutions: storing large... more
Development of 3-D particle model for single particles in battery electrodes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A model with a 3-D observation of micrometer-sized particles in a cell has been developed. Through the analysis and research of micrometer-sized particles in a cell,... more
Tuning the energy levels of organic semiconductors  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Physicists were able to demonstrate how electronic energies in organic semiconductor films can be tuned by electrostatic forces. more
Exploiting green tides thanks to a marine bacterium  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Ulvan is the principal component of Ulva or "sea lettuce" which causes algal blooms (green tides). Scientists at the Station Biologique de Roscoff (CNRS/Sorbonne Université) and their German and Austrian colleagues have... more
Window film could even out the indoor temperature using solar energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A window film with a specially designed molecule could be capable of taking the edge off the worst midday heat and instead distributing it evenly from... more
Unlocking magnetic properties for future faster, low-energy spintronics  nanowerk · 1 week
A research collaboration combines theory and experimental expertise, discovering new magnetic properties of two-dimensional Fe3GeTe2 (FGT) towards spintronic applications promising faster, more efficient computing. more
Food waste: using sustainable innovation to cut down what we throw away
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SLAC makes 'electron camera,' a world-class tool for ultrafast science, available to scientists worldwide
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First all-digital nuclear reactor system in the US installed at Purdue University
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New approach to energy strategy accounts for uncertainty
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Apple doubles planned Seattle expansion to 2,000 employees
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Researchers demonstrate new path to reliable quantum computation
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A miniature camera for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will help test the observatory and take first images
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