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Crucial role of recycling in the evolution of life in our universe  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
New research by astrophysicists reveals how the gas and energy expelled by stars are returned to the universe, and in what forms. It also... more
Acoustic energy harnessed to soften shear-thickening fluids  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Researchers are using ultrasonic waves to manipulate the viscosity of shear-thickening materials, turning solids to slush -- and back again. more
Acoustic energy harnessed to soften shear-thickening fluids  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Researchers are using ultrasonic waves to manipulate the viscosity of shear-thickening materials, turning solids to slush—and back again. more
Finding the missing pieces in the puzzle of an antineutrino's energy  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Charged particles, like protons and electrons, can be characterized by the trails of atoms these particles ionize. In contrast, neutrinos and their antiparticle partners almost never... more
Stony-iron meteor caused August impact flash at Jupiter  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Analysis of a bright flash in Jupiter's atmosphere observed by an amateur astronomer in August 2019 has revealed that the likely cause was a small asteroid with a density typical of stony-iron... more
Look out, invasive species: The robots are coming  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers published the first experiments to gauge whether biomimetic robotic fish can induce fear-related changes in mosquitofish, aiming to discover whether the highly invasive species might be controlled without toxicants or trapping... more
Tomorrow's coolants of choice  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Later during this century, around 2060, a paradigm shift in global energy consumption is expected: we will spend more energy for cooling than for heating. Meanwhile, the increasing penetration of cooling applications into our daily lives causes a rapidly growing... more
Researchers think small to make progress towards better fuel cells  nanowerk · 1 day
A collaborative study describes how fuel cells, which use chemical energy to power cars and devices, can be developed using nanomaterials to be more cost-effective and efficient in... more
Using smart sensor technology in building design  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
In today's world, spaces with motion and temperature 'smart sensors' are common and generally improve our overall well-being. However, research indicated that while the information and technology exists to assist architects in designing structures... more
Researchers think small to make progress towards better fuel cells  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
As renewable sources such as wind and solar are quickly changing the energy landscape, scientists are looking for ways to better store energy for when it's needed. Fuel... more
Five climate change science misconceptions debunked  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The science of climate change is more than 150 years old and it is probably the most tested area of modern science. However the energy industry, political lobbyists and others have spent the last 30 years... more
Five climate change science misconceptions - debunked  nanowerk · 2 days
The science of climate change is more than 150 years old and it is probably the most tested area of modern science. However the energy industry, political lobbyists and others have spent the last... more
Tomorrow's coolants of choice  nanowerk · 2 days
Later during this century, around 2060, a paradigm shift in global energy consumption is expected: we will spend more energy for cooling purposes than for heating. New refrigeration processes such as magnetic cooling could limit the resulting impact on climate... more
Paramagnetic spins take electrons for a ride, produce electricity from heat  nanowerk · 2 days
An international team of researchers has observed that local thermal perturbations of spins in a solid can convert heat to energy even in a paramagnetic material... more
Paramagnetic spins take electrons for a ride, produce electricity from heat  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Local thermal perturbations of spins in a solid can convert heat to energy even in a paramagnetic material -- where spins weren't thought to correlate long... more
Unfolding adsorption on metal nanoparticles: Connecting stability with catalysis  Science Magazine · 4 days
Metal nanoparticles have received substantial attention in the past decades for their applications in numerous areas, including medicine, catalysis, energy, and the environment. Despite these applications, the fundamentals of adsorption... more
Paramagnetic spins take electrons for a ride, produce electricity from heat  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
An international team of researchers has observed that local thermal perturbations of spins in a solid can convert heat to energy even in a paramagnetic material—where... more
NASA's WFIRST will help uncover the universe's fate  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Scientists have discovered that a mysterious pressure dubbed "dark energy" makes up about 68% of the total energy content of the cosmos, but so far we don't know much more about it.... more
Thermoelectric Device Generates Light from ‘Darkness of Space’  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
A thermoelectric generator device developed by researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles and Stanford University harnesses the cold... more
Cancer cells prefer a 'comfort cruise,' follow predictable paths of least resistance  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
New research from biomedical engineers reveals that while cancer cells move quickly in metastasis, they're rather lazy in which paths they choose -- opting... more
Brain-inspired computing could tackle big problems in a small way  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
While computers have become smaller and more powerful and supercomputers and parallel computing have become the standard, we are about to hit a wall in energy and miniaturization.... more
Method to customize microbes for better biofuel production  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a method to insert genes into a variety of microorganisms that previously would not accept foreign DNA, with the... more
New technology gives a glimpse of solar fuel generation in action  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Electrochemical devices that use sunlight to generate fuel represent a promising means of harvesting sustainable energy; but currently, none are efficient enough for real-world applications. One... more
'Demon oil' on the defensive over climate change  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
At the dawn of an era scientists have dubbed the Anthropocene, driven by human impact on the planet, the energy industry's four-yearly gathering was forced onto the defensive on climate change. more
Are Black Holes Made of Dark Energy?  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
Two University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa researchers have identified and corrected a subtle error that was made when applying Einstein’s equations to... more
Newly discovered architecture of copper-nitrenoid complex could revolutionize chemical synthesis  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
For the first time, researchers have discovered exactly how a reactive copper-nitrene catalyst works, a finding that could revolutionize how chemical industries produce everything from pharmaceuticals to household... more
Chemical bond formation showing a transition from physisorption to chemisorption  Science Magazine · 5 days
Surface molecules can transition from physisorption through weak van-der-Waals forces to a strongly bound chemisorption state by overcoming an energy barrier. We show that a CO molecule adsorbed... more
Experiments at temperature of sun offer solutions to solar model problems  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The theoretical model that astrophysicists have used for 40 years to determine the behavior and future of the sun is broken. It seems fixable, however, with... more
Surface tension determines tissue shape and growth kinetics  Science Magazine · 6 days
The collective self-organization of cells into three-dimensional structures can give rise to emergent physical properties such as fluid behavior. Here, we demonstrate that tissues growing on curved surfaces develop shapes with outer... more
Mitochondrial PE potentiates respiratory enzymes to amplify skeletal muscle aerobic capacity  Science Magazine · 6 days
Exercise capacity is a strong predictor of all-cause mortality. Skeletal muscle mitochondrial respiratory capacity, its biggest contributor, adapts robustly to changes in energy demands induced by... more
Conductivity at the edges of graphene bilayers  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
For nanoribbons of bilayer graphene, whose edge atoms are arranged in zigzag patterns, the bands of electron energies which are allowed and forbidden are significantly different to those found in monolayer graphene. This causes... more
How much photovoltaics (PV) would be needed to power the world sustainably?  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The International Energy Agency has dubbed increased global cooling demand as one of the most critical blind spots in today's energy debate. more
Conductivity at the edges of graphene bilayers  nanowerk · 6 days
For nanoribbons of bilayer graphene, whose edge atoms are arranged in zigzag patterns, the bands of electron energies which are allowed and forbidden are significantly different to those found in monolayer graphene. This causes... more
What happens underground influences global nutrient cycles  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Through the Facilities Integrating Collaborations for User Science (FICUS) program, two Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science national user facilities—the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) and the DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI)—have selected... more
Expert discusses proposed rollback of key climate change regulations  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The Trump administration is planning to roll back several key climate-change regulations from previous administrations, including ones requiring reduced methane emissions, much stricter fuel efficiency/vehicle pollution standards, and energy-efficient light... more
Medical News Today: Standing burns more calories than sitting or lying  MNT · 7 days
A new study of healthy young adults suggests that standing more could be a simple way to raise daily energy expenditure and compensate for sedentariness. more
Colorful microreactors utilize sunlight  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The sun is the most sustainable energy source available on our planet and could be used to power photochemical reactions. Scientists now present a widely applicable, cost-effective photomicroreactor. It is based on ''Luminescent Solar Concentrators'', which harvest, convert, and make... more
Do animals control earth's oxygen level?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
No more than 540 million years ago there was a huge boom in the diversity of animals on Earth. The first larger animals evolved in what is today known as the Cambrian explosion. In the time... more
Are black holes made of dark energy?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have identified and corrected a subtle error that was made when applying Einstein's equations to model the growth of the universe. more
Experiments at temperature of sun offer solutions to solar model problems  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Experimenting at 4.1 million degrees Fahrenheit, physicists at Sandia National Laboratories' Z machine have found that an astronomical model—used for 40 years to predict the sun's... more
Are black holes made of dark energy?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Two University of Hawaii at Manoa researchers have identified and corrected a subtle error that was made when applying Einstein's equations to model the growth of the universe. more
New investigation cuts through the haze surrounding 'smoke-free' tobacco products  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A class of alternative tobacco product called heat-not-burn is quickly gaining in popularity across the globe. The product manufacturers claim that these battery-operated devices produce a "clean," nicotine-laden... more
Plastics, fuels and chemical feedstocks from CO2? They're working on it  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
One way to reduce the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which is now at its highest point in 800,000 years, would be to capture... more
Fermilab achieves world-record field strength for accelerator magnet  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
To build the next generation of powerful proton accelerators, scientists need the strongest magnets possible to steer particles close to the speed of light around a ring. For a given ring size,... more
Spintronics: Physicists discover new material for highly efficient data processing  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new material could aid in the development of extremely energy efficient IT applications. The electrons at the oxide interface of the material possess special properties which drastically... more
Lightning 'superbolts' form over oceans from November to February  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Lightning superbolts -- which unleash a thousand times more low-frequency energy than regular lightning bolts -- occur in dramatically different patterns than regular lightning, according to a new, nine-year survey... more
Physicists discover new material for highly efficient data processing  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new material could aid in the development of extremely energy efficient IT applications. The material was discovered by an international research team in cooperation with Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg... more
Scientists couple magnetization to superconductivity for quantum discoveries  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In a recent study, scientists have created a miniaturized chip-based superconducting circuit that couples quantum waves of magnetic spins called magnons to photons of equivalent energy. more
Nanoparticles in lithium-sulphur batteries detected with neutron experiment  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Lithium-sulphur batteries are regarded as one of the most promising candidates for the next generation of energy storage devices. They have a theoretical gravimetric energy density that is five times higher than... more
Neuroscientists reveal how our brain filters sounds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Our sound environment is extremely dense, which is why the brain has to adapt and implement filtering mechanisms that allow it to hold its attention on the most important elements and save energy. more
Space Dragons: Researchers Observe Energy Consumption in Quasars  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Quasars are the Universe's brightest beacons; shining with magnitudes more luminosity than entire galaxies and the stars they contain. In... more
Silicon as a semiconductor: Silicon carbide would be much more efficient  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In power electronics, semiconductors are based on the element silicon -- but the energy efficiency of silicon carbide would be much higher. Physicists explain what exactly... more
Silicon as a semiconductor: Silicon carbide would be much more efficient  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In power electronics, semiconductors are based on the element silicon—but the energy efficiency of silicon carbide would be much higher. Physicists of the University of Basel,... more
Trump administration pulls plug on energy-efficient bulb rules  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday issued a new rule reversing a requirement for all new light bulbs to be energy-efficient by 2020, a move welcomed by industry but strongly criticized by climate... more
Methane-producing microorganism makes a meal of iron  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new understanding of how an important methane-producing microorganism creates methane and carbon dioxide could eventually allow researchers to manipulate how much of these important greenhouse gases escape into the atmosphere. A new study... more
Why transporters really matter for cell factories  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists discover the secret behind some protein transporters' superiority. One transporter, MAE1, can export organic acids out of yeast spending close-to-zero energy. Organic acids are utilized as building blocks for plastic and rubber, and... more
Space dragons: Researchers observe energy consumption in quasars  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Quasars are the universe's brightest beacons; shining with magnitudes more luminosity than entire galaxies and the stars they contain. In the center of this light, at the heart of a quasar, researchers... more
Charge fluctuations: A new property in superconductors  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Superconductivity enables us to prevent loss when transporting energy from power plants to our homes. However, to do this, the lines must be cooled to temperatures that are so low as to make large-scale... more
Scientists demonstrate how to improve steel properties  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University have updated the alloying process, i.e. improving the properties of metal with impurities, which not only enhances the wear resistance of materials but also provides new qualities required by... more
New insulation technique paves the way for more powerful and smaller chips  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have successfully developed a new technique to insulate microchips. The technique uses metal-organic frameworks, a new type of materials consisting of structured nanopores.... more
New insulation technique paves the way for more powerful and smaller chips  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers at KU Leuven and imec have successfully developed a new technique to insulate microchips. The technique uses metal-organic frameworks, a new type of... more
New insulation technique paves the way for more powerful and smaller chips  nanowerk · 2 weeks
The technique uses metal-organic frameworks, a new type of materials consisting of structured nanopores. In the long term, this method can be used for... more
Why methane emissions matter to climate change: 5 questions answered  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The EPA on Aug. 29 unveiled a proposal to rescind regulations to limit methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. Critics said the rollback will worsen climate... more
Unidentified ‘Absorbers’ Soak Up Solar Energy in Upper Cloud Layer of Venus  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Venus’ surface has never been seen by the human eye because of opaque, highly reflective clouds which permanently cover the planet. What is curious... more
Promising new target to combat Alzheimer's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In the case of Alzheimer's disease, researchers show that mitochondrial calcium transport remodeling -- what appears to be an attempt by cells to compensate for flagging energy production and metabolic dysfunction -- while initially... more
Study reveals 'radical' wrinkle in forming complex carbon molecules in space  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of scientists has discovered a new possible pathway toward forming carbon structures in space using a specialized chemical exploration technique at the Department of... more
An astonishing parabola trick  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Prospective digital data storage devices predominantly rely on novel fundamental magnetic phenomena. The better we understand these phenomena, the better and more energy efficient the memory chips and hard drives we can build. Physicists from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and... more
Agrivoltaics proves mutually beneficial across food, water, energy nexus  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Building resilience in renewable energy and food production is a fundamental challenge in today's changing world, especially in regions susceptible to heat and drought. Agrivoltaics, the co-locating of agriculture and... more
Using anion exchange chromatography and electrochemical detection for determination of carbohydrates  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Carbohydrates are among the most widespread organic compounds in the living nature. As monosaccharides and di-saccharides, they primarily serve the direct supply of energy in the... more
Agrivoltaics proves mutually beneficial across food, water, energy nexus  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Building resilience in renewable energy and food production is a fundamental challenge in today's changing world, especially in regions susceptible to heat and drought. Agrivoltaics, the co-locating of agriculture and... more
Extracting clean fuel from sunlight  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Securing enough energy to meet human needs is one of the greatest challenges society has ever faced. Previously reliable sources—oil, gas and coal—are degrading air quality, devastating land and ocean and altering the fragile balance of the global... more
Spending more time standing helps reduce negative consequences of sedentary lifestyle  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A study conducted by researchers from the University of Granada recommends spending more time standing to increase energy expenditure and combat the negative health effects of... more
Direct microscopy imaging reveals details in DNA origami nanostructures  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory are now able to see greater details of DNA origami nanostructures, which will lead to a greater understanding and control of... more
Defrosting surfaces in seconds  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have developed a way to remove ice and frost from surfaces extremely efficiently, using less than 1% of the energy and less than 0.01% of the time needed for traditional defrosting methods. Instead of conventional defrosting, which melts all... more
Storage and release of mechanical waves without energy loss  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new discovery could allow light and sound waves to be stored intact for an indefinite period of time and then direct it toward a desired location on demand. Such... more
Breakthrough enables storage and release of mechanical waves without energy loss  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Light and sound waves are at the basis of energy and signal transport and fundamental to some of our most basic technologies—from cell phones to engines.... more
Coherent virtual absorption of elastodynamic waves  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Absorbers suppress reflection and scattering of an incident wave by dissipating its energy into heat. As material absorption goes to zero, the energy impinging on an object is necessarily transmitted or scattered away. Specific forms of... more
Binding energy of solvated electrons and retrieval of true UV photoelectron spectra of liquids  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
The electronic energy and dynamics of solvated electrons, the simplest yet elusive chemical species, is of interest in chemistry, physics,... more
Colorful microreactors utilize sunlight  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Energy-efficient solar photochemistry with luminescent solar concentrators. more
Ultrathin 3-D-printed films convert energy of one form into another  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Low-cost piezoelectric films produce voltage when under strain, could be used for flexible electronic components and more. more
Researchers assemble genomic puzzle of cow gut microbes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Using high-tech tools, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their cooperators have taken a deep dive into the microbial "soup" of the cow's rumen, the first of four stomach chambers where tough... more
Astrophysicists Link Brightening of Pulsar Wind Nebula to Pulsar Spin-down Rate Transition  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Astrophysicists have discovered that the pulsar wind nebula (PWN) surrounding the famous pulsar B0540-69 brightened gradually after the pulsar experienced a sudden spin-down rate... more
Tiny thermometer measures how mitochondria heat up the cell by unleashing proton energy  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Armed with a tiny new thermometer probe that can quickly measure temperature inside of a cell, University of Illinois researchers have illuminated... more
Researchers demonstrate first all-metamaterial optical gas sensor  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Researchers developed the first fully-integrated, non-dispersive infrared (NDIR) gas sensor enabled by specially engineered synthetic materials known as metamaterials. The sensor has no moving parts, requires little energy to operate and is among the... more
Tiny thermometer measures how mitochondria heat up the cell by unleashing proton energy  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Armed with a tiny new thermometer probe that can quickly measure temperature inside of a cell, researchers have illuminated a mysterious aspect... more
First all-metamaterial optical gas sensor  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have developed the first fully-integrated, non-dispersive infrared (NDIR) gas sensor enabled by specially engineered synthetic materials known as metamaterials. The sensor has no moving parts, requires little energy to operate and is among the smallest NDIR sensors... more
Tiny thermometer measures how mitochondria heat up the cell by unleashing proton energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Armed with a tiny new thermometer probe that can quickly measure temperature inside of a cell, University of Illinois researchers have illuminated... more
Ancient civilizations were already messing up the planet  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
As issues like climate change, global warming, and renewable energy dominate the national conversation, it's easy to assume these topics are exclusive to the modern world. But a huge collaborative study in... more
Researchers demonstrate first all-metamaterial optical gas sensor  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers have developed the first fully-integrated, non-dispersive infrared (NDIR) gas sensor enabled by specially engineered synthetic materials known as metamaterials. The sensor has no moving parts, requires little energy to operate and is among... more
Atomically packed boundaries resist cracking  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Researchers used high energy X-rays to image the crack and also the grains inside a material in terms of size, shape, and position. Importantly, the new advances also determine the crystallographic orientation of the atomic arrangements in each... more
Non-Abelian band topology in noninteracting metals  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Electron energy bands of crystalline solids generically exhibit degeneracies called band-structure nodes. Here, we introduce non-Abelian topological charges that characterize line nodes inside the momentum space of-symmetric crystalline metals with weak spin-orbit coupling. We show that... more
Better chemistry through tiny antennae  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A research team at The University of Tokyo has introduced a powerful method for actively breaking chemical bonds using excitations in tiny antennae created by infrared lasers. This process may have applications throughout chemistry as a way to... more
From capturing collisions to avoiding them  CERN · 3 weeks
From capturing collisions to avoiding them Kate Kahle achintya Wed, 08/28/2019 - 13:47 These proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV were... more
First report of superconductivity in a nickel oxide material  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have made the first nickel oxide material that shows clear signs of superconductivity—the ability to transmit electrical... more
Ultrathin 3-D-printed films convert energy of one form into another  MIT · 3 weeks
Low-cost “piezoelectric” films produce voltage when under strain, could be used for flexible electronic components and more. more
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