Energy
Less may be more in next-gen batteries  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
Engineers build full lithium-ion batteries with silicon anodes and an alumina layer to protect cathodes from degrading. By limiting their energy density, the batteries promise excellent stability for transportation and grid storage use. more
Study: State-level adoption of renewable energy standards saves money and lives  MIT · 12 hours
MIT researchers review renewable energy and carbon pricing policies as states consider repealing or relaxing renewable portfolio standards. more
Electrochemical method for extracting uranium, and potentially other metal ions, from solution  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Fifty years ago, scientists hit upon what they thought could be the next rocket fuel. Carboranes -- molecules composed of boron, carbon and hydrogen... more
Creating and observing current vortices in 2-D materials  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Researchers at the University of Chicago and the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new method to measure how photocurrents flow in a 2-D material—a result that could... more
New study debunks notion that salt consumption contributes to weight loss  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
Researchers found that reducing sodium intake in adults with elevated blood pressure or hypertension decreased thirst, urine volume and blood pressure, but did not affect metabolic... more
Atomic force microscopy - Mapping the unseen  nanowerk · 1 day
Atomic force microscopy techniques enable scientists to map and modify material properties at the nanoscale for broad applications in energy, biology, medicine and beyond. more
Transformative 'green' accelerator achieves world's first 8-pass full energy recovery  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists from Cornell University and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) have successfully demonstrated the world's first capture and reuse of energy in a... more
Advanced polymers help streamline water purification, environmental remediation  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
It takes a lot of energy to collect, clean and dispose of contaminated water. Some contaminants, like arsenic, occur in low concentrations, calling for even more energy-intensive selective removal processes. more
Researchers find a way to harness the entire spectrum of sunlight  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists for the first time have developed a single molecule that can absorb sunlight efficiently and also act as a catalyst to transform solar energy into... more
A new strategy for directly detecting light particle dark matter  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
For almost a century, astronomers have hypothesized that the universe contains more matter than what can be observed by the human eye. It is now believed that approximately... more
Environmentally friendly shipping helps to reduce freight costs  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Improved ship utilization rates and investments in environmentally sustainable technologies for enhanced energy efficiency would significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions within navigation. A recent study carried out in the Laboratory of Industrial... more
Tipping mechanisms could spark societal change toward climate stabilization  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees C requires a decarbonized world by 2050 at the latest, and a corresponding global transformation of the energy and land use systems... more
The dynamic behaviour of a black hole corona  ESA · 3 days
Image: These illustrations show the surroundings of a black hole feeding on ambient gas as mapped using ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray... more
Platelets instead of spheres make screens more economical  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
ETH scientists have further developed QLED technology for screens. They have produced light sources that for the first time emit high-intensity light in only one direction. This reduces scattering losses, which makes... more
Unique organic light-emitting molecular emitters  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A team including researchers from Osaka University has produced a new molecular emitter for organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). Using rational chemical design with U-shaped synthetic building blocks, the scientists were able to arrange the electron donors and acceptors... more
First results from the Dark Energy Survey  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The Dark Energy Survey (DES) program uses the patterns of cosmic structure as seen in the spatial distribution of hundreds of millions of galaxies to reveal the nature of "dark energy," the source of... more
Scientists measure the evolving energy of a solar flare's explosive first minutes  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
In 2017, a massive new region of magnetic field erupted on the sun's surface next to an existing sunspot. The powerful collision of magnetic... more
Scientists measure the evolving energy of a solar flare's explosive first minutes  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Toward the end of 2017, a massive new region of magnetic field erupted on the Sun's surface next to an existing sunspot. The powerful... more
How sensitive can a quantum detector be?  nanowerk · 6 days
A new device measures the tiniest energies in superconducting circuits, an essential step for quantum technology. more
How sensitive can a quantum detector be?  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Measuring the energy of quantum states requires detecting energy changes so exceptionally small they are hard to pick out from background fluctuations, like using only a thermometer to try and work out if someone... more
'Pulling the plug' on calcium pumps to kill pancreatic cancer cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
UK scientists have identified a new way to kill pancreatic cancer cells by 'pulling the plug' on the energy generator that fuels calcium pumps on their... more
Pulling the plug on calcium pumps -- potential new treatment strategy for pancreatic cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
UK scientists have identified a new way to kill pancreatic cancer cells by 'pulling the plug' on the energy generator... more
Photoelectrochemical water-splitting efficiency hits 4.5%  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Solar-to-fuel conversion offers a promising technology to solve energy problems, yet device performance could be limited by undesired sunlight absorption. Researchers show copper thiocyanate can assist hole transport in oxide photoelectrodes and enable a 4.55% solar-to-hydrogen efficiency in... more
Predicting hydraulic fracture propagation more accurately  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Researchers at EPFL have developed a new model to calculate hydraulic fracture propagation. Acclaimed for its accuracy by experts, the model better predicts fracture geometry and the energy cost of hydraulic fracturing—a widely used technique in... more
Potassium-driven rechargeable batteries: An effort toward a more sustainable environment  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Our modern lifestyle would be immensely different without rechargeable batteries. Owing to their low-cost, recyclable technology, these batteries are used in most portable electronic devices, electric and hybrid... more
Diabolical points in coupled active cavities with quantum emitters  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Diabolical points (DPs) introduce ways to study topological phase and peculiar energy dispersion. Scientists in China and partners from the United Kingdom demonstrated DPs in strongly coupled active microdisks. A... more
New study on a recently discovered chlorophyll molecule could be key to better solar cells  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
All living organisms need energy for their survival, and this energy indirectly comes from the sun. Some organisms,... more
New study on a recently discovered chlorophyll molecule could be key to better solar cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Photosynthesis, the process by which some organisms convert sunlight into chemical energy, is well known. But, it is... more
Microbes endure a variety of inhospitable conditions in California's Mono Lake  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Microbes found across distinct layers in California's Mono Lake may be surviving by using a variety of carbohydrates for energy, according to a recent study. more
Generation and manipulation of spin currents for advanced electronic devices  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Graphene-based van der Waals heterostructures could be used to design ultra-compact and low-energy electronic devices and magnetic memory devices, according to a study led by ICREA Prof. Sergio... more
Burnout linked with irregular heartbeat  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Feeling excessively tired, devoid of energy, demoralized, and irritable? You may have burnout, a syndrome associated with a potentially deadly heart rhythm disturbance. more
Tailored mesoporous silica particles could be used to treat obesity, diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Engineered ingestible molecular traps created from mesoporous silica particles (MSPs) introduced to the gut can have an effect on food efficiency and metabolic risk factors. The... more
Hydrogen alarm for remote hydrogen leak detection  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Hydrogen is considered as one of the promising alternative energy sources. Nevertheless, its application as an energy carrier is complicated due to its highly explosive nature when mixed with oxygen. These dangerous situations may... more
Galactic gamma-ray sources reveal birthplaces of high-energy particles  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Nine sources of extremely high-energy gamma rays comprise a new catalog compiled by researchers with the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Gamma-Ray Observatory. All produce gamma rays with energies over 56 trillion electron... more
Galactic gamma-ray sources reveal birthplaces of high-energy particles  nanowerk · 1 week
Nine sources of extremely high-energy gamma rays comprise a new catalog compiled by researchers. All produce gamma rays with energies over 56 trillion electron volts (TeV) and three emit gamma rays extending... more
Galactic gamma-ray sources reveal birthplaces of high-energy particles  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Nine sources of extremely high-energy gamma rays comprise a new catalog compiled by researchers with the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Gamma-Ray Observatory. All produce gamma rays with energies over 56 trillion electron... more
Silica particles may lead to new treatments for obesity and diabetes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Engineered ingestible molecular traps created from mesoporous silica particles (MSPs) introduced to the gut can have an effect on food efficiency and metabolic risk factors. The... more
Silica particles may lead to new treatments for obesity and diabetes  nanowerk · 1 week
Engineered ingestible molecular traps created from mesoporous silica particles introduced to the gut can have an effect on food efficiency and metabolic risk factors. The results... more
Silica particles may lead to new treatments for obesity and diabetes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Engineered ingestible molecular traps created from mesoporous silica particles (MSPs) introduced to the gut can have an effect on food efficiency and metabolic risk factors. The... more
New web tool will facilitate military, wind energy industry collaboration  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new web tool, Texas Early Notification Tool, TENT, has been designed for energy industry developers to screen for potential project sites and identify potential issues that should... more
Influential electrons? Physicists uncover a quantum relationship  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A team of physicists has mapped how electron energies vary from region to region in a particular quantum state with unprecedented clarity. This understanding reveals an underlying mechanism by which electrons influence one another,... more
Influential electrons? Physicists uncover a quantum relationship  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A team of physicists has mapped how electron energies vary from region to region in a particular quantum state with unprecedented clarity. This understanding reveals an underlying mechanism by which electrons influence one another,... more
Memory storage for super cold computing  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have experimentally demonstrated a novel cryogenic, or low temperature, memory cell circuit design based on coupled arrays of Josephson junctions, a technology that may be faster... more
Blue mussels' ability to buffer climate-induced stress could benefit aquaculture   PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Blue mussels can change patterns of gene expression to make more proteins that help with heat stress and facilitate energy production. more
Generation and manipulation of spin currents for advanced electronic devices  nanowerk · 1 week
Scientists demonstrate that spin currents can be generated and manipulated in graphene-based heterostructures at room temperature. The results of this study provide relevant information on the fundamental physics... more
Genes Determining the Browning of White Fat finds Study  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The fat cells of the body play an essential role in the storage of energy and its release when necessary. Research has shown that apart from energy storage, these adipocytes... more
Study explores the impact of closing nuclear power plants in Germany  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Many countries have phased out production of nuclear energy because of concerns related to nuclear waste and the risk of nuclear accidents. more
Molecular 'doormen' open the way to potential obesity treatment  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Fat cells are filled with droplets coated by molecules that act like hotel doormen: These 'doormen' control cellular access for nutrients as well as for the exit of energy-supplying molecules... more
Satellite constellations harvest energy for near-total global coverage  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have discovered the right combination of factors to make a four-satellite constellation possible, which could drive advances in telecommunication, navigation and remote sensing. more
Unused stockpiles of nuclear waste could be more useful than we might think  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Chemists have found a new use for the waste product of nuclear power -- transforming an unused stockpile into a versatile compound... more
Dark Energy Is Real, Despite Claim to the Contrary  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Researchers claim to have found serious fault with the existence of dark energy, but not everyone is buying into it. more
Wave physics as an analog recurrent neural network  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Analog machine learning hardware offers a promising alternative to digital counterparts as a more energy efficient and faster platform. Wave physics based on acoustics and optics is a natural candidate to build... more
New technique could accelerate waste-to-methane production  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
University of Alberta engineers have found a way to turn waste fat, oil and grease into a steady supply of renewable energy. more
Chemists report a new use for the waste product of nuclear power generation  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Chemists have found a new use for the waste product of nuclear power—transforming an unused and stockpile into a versatile compound which... more
Gene network helps to turn white fat into beneficial calorie-burning fat  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
1.9 billion people in the world are overweight. Of these, 650 million people are obese, which increases the risk of secondary diseases such as cancer. Scientists... more
Study probes the origin of the very high energy gamma-ray source VER J1907+062  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new study based on high-quality radio observations with the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) has investigated the origin of... more
Researchers identify molecular regulator that can help treat obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Fat cells are filled with droplets coated by molecules that act like hotel doormen: These "doormen" control cellular access for nutrients as well as for the exit of energy-supplying molecules... more
Unexpected twist in a quantum system  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Physicists at ETH Zurich have observed a surprising twist in a quantum system caused by the interplay between energy dissipation and coherent quantum dynamics. To explain it, they found a concrete analogy to mechanics. more
Study looks at how the global energy mix could change over the next 20 years  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When it comes to fulfilling ambitious energy and climate commitments, few nations successfully walk their talk. A case... more
Satellite constellations harvest energy for near-total global coverage  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Think of it as a celestial parlor game: What is the minimum number of satellites needed to see every point on Earth? And how might those satellites stay in orbit and maintain... more
Neurons' energy organelle protected from damage linked to ALS, Alzheimer's  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Mitochondrial damage is increasingly recognized as a key factor underlying neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and ALS. A new screening platform has identified a set of drug-like compounds... more
Repeating Fast Radio Burst Localized to Massive Spiral Galaxy  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers have pinpointed the source galaxy of the fast radio burst known as FRB 180916.J0158+65 (FRB 180916 for... more
Researchers identify new prevention strategy for type 1 diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A protein newly identified as important in type 1 diabetes can delay onset of the disease in diabetic mice, providing a new target for prevention and treatment in people, according... more
Observation of an isomerizing double-well quantum system in the condensed phase  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Molecular isomerization fundamentally involves quantum states bound within a potential energy function with multiple minima. For isolated gas-phase molecules, eigenstates well above the isomerization saddle points... more
Observation of hydrogen trapping at dislocations, grain boundaries, and precipitates  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Hydrogen embrittlement of high-strength steel is an obstacle for using these steels in sustainable energy production. Hydrogen embrittlement involves hydrogen-defect interactions at multiple-length scales. However, the challenge of... more
Pathways to a low-carbon future  MIT · 2 weeks
A new study looks at how the global energy mix could change over the next 20 years. more
Stone Age Humans Roasted Root Vegetables 170,000 Years Ago  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Archaeologists have unearthed 170,000-year-old whole, charred rhizomes of flowering plants from the genus Hypoxis in a cave in... more
Ancient iron-sulfur-based mechanism monitors electron flow in photosynthesis  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A delicate balance of electrons flowing through the photosynthetic machinery is essential to a plant's ability to turn sunlight into energy and its survival. Understanding the factors that regulate this balance is... more
Chinese launch firm Galactic Energy raises $21.5 million  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Chinese private space launch firm Galactic Energy has raised $21.5 million for the development and launch of new rockets. SpaceNews.com more
Researchers discover genes that could explain the Browning ability of white fat  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Our fat cells, technically referred to as adipocytes, play an essential role in regulating energy balance in our body. more
House Energy and Commerce Committee scheduled to hold hearing on immunosuppressive drug coverage  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The House Energy and Commerce Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on Wednesday, January 8, on the Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage... more
Milestone in Advanced Light Source upgrade project will bring in a new ring  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An upgrade of the Advanced Light Source (ALS) at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has... more
LED lighting in greenhouses helps but standards are needed  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
While LED lighting can enhance plant growth in greenhouses, standards are needed to determine the optimal intensity and colors of light, according to Rutgers research that could help improve the... more
Water drop antenna lens directs radio wave energy through its curved shape  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
This novel "water drop" antenna lens design for directing radio wave signals was developed by a pair of antenna engineers from ESA and Sweden's... more
LED lighting in greenhouses helps but standards are needed  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
While LED lighting can enhance plant growth in greenhouses, standards are needed to determine the optimal intensity and colors of light, according to research that could help improve the energy... more
Patients push limits for clues to chronic fatigue syndrome  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A U.S. study is pushing the limits of patients with a mysterious disease in hopes of learning what's stealing all their energy more
Water drop antenna lens  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: This novel ‘water drop’  antenna lens design for directing radio wave signals was developed by a pair of antenna engineers from ESA and Sweden’s Royal Institute of... more
Scientists discover the mechanism of DNA high-order structure formation  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A team of molecular biologists have uncovered how one particular mechanism uses energy to ensure proper histone placement onto DNA to form chromatin. more
Using relativistic effects for laser fusion: A new approach for clean power  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of researchers at Osaka University has investigated a new method for generating nuclear fusion power, showing that the relativistic effect of ultra-intense... more
Polluted wastewater in the forecast? Try a solar umbrella  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Evaporation ponds, commonly used in many industries to manage wastewater, can occupy a large footprint and often pose risks to birds and other wildlife, yet they're an economical way to... more
In a nearby galaxy, a fast radio burst unravels more questions than answers  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
For more than a decade, astronomers across the globe have wrestled with the perplexities of fast radio bursts—intense, unexplained cosmic flashes of... more
Reducing human-induced earthquake risk  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers at EPFL and the Swiss Federal Office of Energy have devised strategies for reducing the earthquake risk associated with geothermal energy, CO2 storage and other human activities happening deep underground. more
TESS Catches Superflares from 400 Solar-Type Stars  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have detected 1,216 superflare events on 400 solar-type stars. One of these stars, called... more
Making computers and smartphones more energy efficient with novel tiny structures  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
With enhanced properties such as greater strength, lighter weight, increased electrical conductivity and chemical reactivity, nanomaterials (NMs) are widely used in areas like ICT, energy and... more
Bio-coal: A renewable and massively producible fuel from lignocellulosic biomass  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Development of renewable energy is essential to mitigating the fossil fuel shortage and climate change issues. Here, we propose to produce a new type of energy, bio-coal, via... more
Expansion-tolerant architectures for stable cycling of ultrahigh-loading sulfur cathodes in lithium-sulfur batteries  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Lithium-sulfur batteries can displace lithium-ion by delivering higher specific energy. Presently, however, the superior energy performance fades rapidly when the sulfur electrode is loaded... more
Researchers advance performance benchmark for quantum computers  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a quantum chemistry simulation benchmark to evaluate the performance of quantum devices and guide the development of applications for future quantum computers. more
Sustainable supply of minerals and metals key to a low-carbon energy future  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The global low-carbon revolution could be at risk unless new international agreements and governance mechanisms are put in place to ensure a sustainable supply... more
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