Energy
Excessive phosphate fertilizer may hurt plants by altering microbial composition in soil  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
Phosphorus is crucial for plant growth--with it, plants can acquire, transfer, and store the energy that helps them flourish in full health. more
Researchers create hydrogen fuel from seawater  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
Splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen presents an alternative to fossil fuels, but purified water is a precious resource. A team has now developed a way to harness seawater -- Earth's most abundant source -- for... more
Bill Gates says AI should improve education and medicine - CNET  CNET · 10 hours
Artificial intelligence is "both promising and dangerous," like nuclear weapons and nuclear energy, Microsoft's co-founder says. more
Researchers create hydrogen fuel from seawater  nanowerk · 10 hours
Splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen presents an alternative to fossil fuels, but purified water is a precious resource. A team has now developed a way to harness seawater - Earth's most abundant source - for... more
Surgery using ultrasound energy found to treat high blood pressure  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
A one-off operation that targets the nerves connected to the kidney has been found to maintain reduced blood pressure in hypertension patients for at least six months, according... more
Trembling aspen leaves could save future Mars rovers  nanowerk · 11 hours
Researchers have been inspired by the unique movement of trembling aspen leaves, to devise an energy harvesting mechanism that could power weather sensors in hostile environments and could even be a back-up... more
Supercrystal: A hidden phase of matter created by a burst of light  nanowerk · 11 hours
This is one of the first examples of a new state of matter with long-term stability transfigured by the energy from a sub-pico-second laser... more
Advances point the way to smaller, safer batteries  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
New research advances the design of solid-state batteries, a technology that is inherently safer and more energy-dense than today's lithium-ion batteries, which rely on flammable liquid electrolytes for fast transfer of chemical... more
America’s first exascale supercomputer to be built by 2021  THE VERGE · 15 hours
Details of America’s next-generation supercomputer were revealed at a ceremony attended by Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and... more
Excessive phosphate fertilizer use can reduce microbial functions critical to crop health  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Phosphorus is crucial for plant growth—with it, plants can acquire, transfer, and store the energy that helps them flourish in full health. Without it,... more
How heavy elements come about in the universe  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
Heavy elements are produced during stellar explosion or on the surfaces of neutron stars through the capture of hydrogen nuclei (protons). This occurs at extremely high temperatures, but at relatively low energies. more
NASA-NOAA Satellite catches last burst of energy in Tropical Depression 03W  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Tropical Depression 03W has dissipated in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean, but not without one last show of strength on infrared satellite imagery. more
ATLAS observes light scattering off light  CERN · 19 hours
ATLAS observes light scattering off light achintya Mon, 03/18/2019 - 16:19 (Image: CERN) Light-by-light scattering is a very rare phenomenon in which two photons... more
Trembling aspen leaves could save future Mars rovers  SCIENCE DAILY · 19 hours
Researchers have been inspired by the unique movement of trembling aspen leaves, to devise an energy harvesting mechanism that could power weather sensors in hostile environments and could even be a back-up... more
Trembling aspen leaves could save future Mars rovers  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Researchers at the University of Warwick have been inspired by the unique movement of trembling aspen leaves, to devise an energy harvesting mechanism that could power weather sensors in hostile environments and... more
‘Teacup’ Quasar Causes Galactic Storms  SCI-NEWS.COM · 19 hours
SDSS J143029.88+133912.0, nicknamed the ‘Teacup’ because of its shape, is a quasar located about 1.1 billion light-years away. The power source of the quasar is a... more
Green tech startups see boost in patents and investment when partnering with government  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Latest research on hundreds of new green technology companies in the US shows the patenting activity of a startup climbs by over... more
Light-induced active ion transport in graphene oxide membranes  nanowerk · 1 day
Recent research in nanofluidics has adopted reconstructed layered two-dimensional (2D) sheets as a promising material platform for nanofluidics. These membranes contain a high volume fraction of interconnected 2D nanochannels. In new work,... more
The Latest: House chairman blasts Trump sage grouse plans  ABC NEWS · 4 days
The chairman of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee says the Trump administration's decision to ease restrictions on energy development in the West will hand over more lands to fossil... more
Composite lithium electrode with mesoscale skeleton via simple mechanical deformation  Science Magazine · 4 days
Lithium metal–based batteries are attractive energy storage devices because of high energy density. However, uncontrolled dendrite growth and virtually infinite volume change, which cause performance fading and safety... more
Gate-controlled VO2 phase transition for high-performance smart windows  Science Magazine · 4 days
Vanadium dioxide (VO2) is a promising material for developing energy-saving "smart windows," owing to its infrared thermochromism induced by metal-insulator transition (MIT). However, its practical application is greatly limited by its relatively... more
Bioinspired mechanical device generates plasma in water via cavitation  Science Magazine · 4 days
Nature can generate plasma in liquids more efficiently than human-designed devices using electricity, acoustics, or light. In the animal world, snapping shrimp can induce cavitation that collapses to produce high... more
Chile tests floating solar panels to power mine, save water  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A floating island of solar panels is being tested in Chile as a way to generate clean energy and reduce water loss at mine operations, a cornerstone of... more
Chile tests floating solar panels to power mine, save water  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A floating island of solar panels is being tested in Chile as a way to generate clean energy and reduce water loss at mine operations, a cornerstone of... more
Design and validation of world-class multilayered thermal emitter using machine learning  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists designed a multilayered metamaterial that realizes ultra-narrowband wavelength-selective thermal emission by combining the machine learning (Bayesian optimization) and thermal emission properties calculations (electromagnetic calculation). The... more
How a mitochondrial enzyme can trigger cell death  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Cytochrome c is a small enzyme that plays an important role in the production of energy by mitochondria. It is also involved in signaling dangerous problems that warrant apoptosis, or programmed cell... more
Study shows how cell death can be triggered by a mitochondrial enzyme  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Cytochrome c is a small enzyme that plays an important role in the production of energy by mitochondria. more
US eases land restrictions meant to protect bird in West  ABC NEWS · 4 days
The Trump administration has finalized changes to sweeping federal land use plans for Western States to ease energy industry restrictions in a way officials say will protect a... more
This wireless charger juices up drones midflight video - CNET  CNET · 4 days
The wireless charging technology by Global Energy Transmission lets pilots focus on flying instead of swapping batteries. more
How a mitochondrial enzyme can trigger cell death  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Cytochrome c is a small enzyme that plays an important role in the production of energy by mitochondria. It is also involved in signaling dangerous problems that warrant apoptosis, or programmed cell... more
The Latest: US eases land rules protecting sage grouse  ABC NEWS · 4 days
The Trump administration is changing sweeping land use plans for Western states to ease energy industry restrictions in a way officials say will protect a struggling bird species more
Drag reduction and relaminarization of wall-turbulence by traveling wave control  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Energy saving is important to reduce transportation costs of vehicles as well as their impact on the environment. In this context, because skin-friction drag increases significantly in turbulent... more
New view of the world could create unlimited sustainable resources  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A pioneering predictor tool developed by the University of Sheffield will give scientists an alternative way to visualise the world and help to forecast the impact of climate... more
Cause of cathode degradation identified for nickel-rich materials  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A team of scientists including researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have identified the causes of degradation in a cathode material for... more
3-D printing shapes building industry, creates rapid construction potential  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A residential and commercial tower under development in Brooklyn that is changing the New York City skyline has its roots in research at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National... more
Design and validation of world-class multilayered thermal emitter using machine learning  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
NIMS, the University of Tokyo, Niigata University and RIKEN have jointly designed a multilayered metamaterial that realizes ultra-narrowband wavelength-selective thermal emission by combining the machine learning... more
Converting biomass by applying mechanical force  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
One of the greatest global challenges is the efficient use of renewable sources in order to meet the increasing demand for energy and feedstock chemicals in the future. In this context, biomass is a promising alternative... more
Study describes epigenetic loss that changes how cells obtain energy from cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
It has been known for decades that cancer cells have an altered metabolism and it is seen in several biochemical pathways and in particular,... more
Design and validation of world-class multilayered thermal emitter using machine learning  nanowerk · 4 days
Selection of an optimum structure from approximately eight billion candidates may make society more energy efficient. more
Researchers find epigenetic loss that changes how cells obtain energy from cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
It has been known for decades that cancer cells have an altered metabolism and it is seen in several biochemical pathways and in particular,... more
Renewable energy won't make Bitcoin 'green,' but tweaking its mining mechanism might  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The cryptocurrency Bitcoin is known for its energy footprint. Now, a researcher suggests that renewable hydropower production cannot supply the large quantities of energy... more
Engineering living 'scaffolds' for building materials  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
When the inside of a mollusk shell shimmers in sunlight, the iridescence isn't produced by colored pigments but by tiny physical structures self-assembled from living cells and inorganic components. Now, a team of researchers at the... more
Storing energy with eggshells  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Biowaste in the form of chicken eggshells has proved to be very effective for energy storage. This finding was made by an international team of researchers, including scientists of the Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) established by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology... more
Renewable energy reduces the highest electric rates in the nation  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Coal is the primary fuel source for Midwest electric utilities. Michigan Technological University researchers found that increasing renewable and distributed generation energy sources can save Michigan electric consumers... more
Storing energy with eggshells  nanowerk · 5 days
Biowaste in the form of chicken eggshells has proved to be very effective for energy storage. more
Renewable energy solution for industrial heat applications  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Researchers at the University of South Australia have developed a new technique that may greatly reduce industry's dependence on natural gas, combining renewable energy and low-cost thermal storage to deliver heat for high-temperature industrial... more
Book examines connection between gender and cooking energy in Sub-Saharan Africa  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Providing energy for home use, especially for cooking food and heating living spaces, without contributing to climate change demands creativity and perseverance. more
Researchers Uncover Additional Evidence for Massive Solar Storms  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
Solar storms can be far more powerful than previously thought. A new study has found evidence for the third known... more
Powering devices -- with a desk lamp?  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Batteries power most of our devices, and even some cars. But researchers now report in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces a step toward running electronic devices in homes and offices on the light coming... more
Chemical storage of renewable energies  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
In 2050, 80 percent of the electric power in Germany has to be based on renewable resources. To reach this goal, it is required to store electric power in the form of chemical energy carriers. Within the priority... more
Scientists take a deep dive into the imperfect world of 2-D materials  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Nothing is perfect, or so the saying goes, and that's not always a bad thing. In a study at the Department of Energy's Lawrence... more
Designing next-generation optical antennas  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Antennas catch radio waves, a form of electromagnetic radiation, from the air and convert the energy into electrical signals that feed modern telecommunications. They can also convert electrical signals into radio waves. Without antennas, the world would be a much... more
ATLAS Experiment releases first result with full LHC Run 2 dataset  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Could a Grand Unified Theory resolve the remaining mysteries of the Standard Model? If verified, it would provide an elegant description of the unification of Standard... more
Large area solar flares are the likely source of puzzling millimeter emission  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Solar flares are sudden explosive processes that convert the energy of the magnetic field into the kinetic energy of electrons and ions. Since the... more
On the world stage, Canadian oil majors promote a carbon tax  CBC · 6 days
Executives from a pair of Canadian oilsands companies extolled the virtues of a carbon... more
The dollars and sense of big batteries on the grid  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
As the mix of energy sources feeding power-hungry homes, businesses and industry comes to incorporate more renewables like wind and solar, society faces a reckoning with where to... more
Scientists Solve a Beta-decay Puzzle with Advanced Nuclear Models  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
An international collaboration including scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory solved a 50-year-old puzzle... more
Gene behind long-recognized mitochondrial disease has highly varied effects  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Mutations in the mitochondrial gene mt-ATP6, which encodes an essential part of the mitochondrial motor known as ATP synthase that generates cellular energy, are much more variable than previously thought.... more
Study offers insights on wind development costs, taxes  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A new analysis of state taxation policies regarding wind energy in the West shows New Mexico is the lowest-cost state for wind farm development, followed by Montana, Colorado and Wyoming. more
Improved hybrid models for multi-step wind speed forecasting  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
To mitigate global warming by reducing emissions, wind is widely expected to become an alternative source of energy. Wind power generation uses the surface atmosphere, where movement blows the wind turbine to... more
Movie technology inspires wearable liquid unit that aims to harvest energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Engineers have created wearable technology to convert mechanical energy into electrical energy. The team invented a liquid-metal-inclusion based triboelectric nanogenerator, called LMI-TENG. more
25 tips to help you save on your electric bill - CNET  CNET · 7 days
Smart gadgets, upgrades and a few easy tricks are all you need to save money on your next energy bill. more
Chemical storage of renewable energies  nanowerk · 1 week
Catalytic reaction systems are in the focus of the program 'Catalysts and Reactors under Dynamic Conditions for Energy Storage and Conversion' (DynaKat). more
Movie technology inspires wearable liquid unit that aims to harvest energy  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A fascination with movie technology that showed robots perform self-repair through a liquid formula inspired a Purdue University professor to make his own discoveries—which are now... more
Movie technology inspires wearable nanogenerator unit that aims to harvest energy  nanowerk · 1 week
Technology designed to advance self-powering devices such as consumer electronics and defense innovations. more
Novel technology aims to improve lithium metal battery life, safety  nanowerk · 1 week
Rechargeable lithium metal batteries with increased energy density, performance, and safety may be possible with a newly-developed, solid-electrolyte interphase. more
Graphene and cobalt team up in new electromagnetic devices  nanowerk · 1 week
Scientists recently discovered how, together, graphene and cobalt offer very relevant properties in the field of magnetism. They believe that this breakthrough could accelerate the development of new logic devices... more
Novel technology aims to improve lithium metal battery life, safety  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Rechargeable lithium metal batteries with increased energy density, performance, and safety may be possible with a newly-developed, solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI), according to researchers. more
Researchers turn liquid metal into a plasma  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have found a way to turn a liquid metal into a plasma and to observe the temperature where a liquid under high-density conditions crosses over to a plasma state. Their observations have implications... more
Quantum physicists succeed in controlling energy losses and shifts  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
In a new study, scientists demonstrate that they can increase the dissipation rate, on demand, by a factor of thousand in a high-quality superconducting resonator -- just like the ones... more
Common beetle's gut microbiome benefits forests, holds promise for bioenergy  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New research shows how an insect common to the Eastern U.S., the long-horned passalid beetle, has a hardy digestive tract with microbes to thank for turning its woody... more
Physicists solve a beta-decay puzzle with advanced nuclear models  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An international collaboration including scientists at the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) solved a 50-year-old puzzle that explains why beta decays of atomic nuclei are slower... more
Novel technology aims to improve lithium metal battery life, safety  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Rechargeable lithium metal batteries with increased energy density, performance, and safety may be possible with a newly-developed, solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI), according to Penn State researchers. more
Quantum physicists succeed in controlling energy losses and shifts  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Quantum computers need to preserve quantum information for a long time to be able to crack important problems faster than a normal computer. Energy losses take the state of the... more
'Medicare-for-all' gets unexpected surge of support, even in red states  ABC NEWS · 1 week
In states including Texas, Arizona and Louisiana, a series of events have been held to harness energy on the ground and to showcase enthusiasm. more
Graphene and cobalt for creating new electromagnetic devices  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers from IMDEA Nanociencia and other European centres have discovered that the combination of graphene with cobalt offers relevant properties in the field of magnetism. This breakthrough sets the stage for the... more
Turning buildings into energy producers  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Photovoltaics can be used directly in building and renovation projects and serve as a construction material in their own right. Integrating solar panels into facades and roofs can transform buildings into electricity producers and reduce CO2 emissions. To... more
Energy efficiency: A clue to politically feasible climate policy  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Our federal government and many state and local governments have been promoting energy efficiency for decades. It is hard to argue against efficiency. Why would anyone want to waste something... more
Underwater mudslides are the biggest threat to offshore drilling, and energy companies aren't ready for them  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Like generals planning for the last war, oil company managers and government inspectors tend to believe... more
Sugar set for 'energycane' reinvention  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Gene-editing sugarcane for use in renewable energy and bio-plastics could help secure the industry's future. more
House to FCC's Ajit Pai: Your record keeping may violate federal law - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The House Energy and Commerce Committee wants to know how the FCC handles electronic records like emails, texts and social... more
Researcher sees potential in generating energy from vibrations  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
"Everyone is trying to get free energy—from the wind, from the waves, from the sun," said Dani Levin, a Duke MEMS Ph.D. student in the lab of Professor Earl Dowell. more
Efficiency boost for robot submarines  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers in China have designed an improved energy-aware and self-adaptive deployment method for autonomous underwater vehicles. The team of Chunlai Peng and Tao Wang of the Guangdong University of Technology, in Guangzhou, provide details in the International Journal... more
Midday nap appears to lower blood pressure levels  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
It seems that napping may do more than just reboot our energy level and improve our mood. New research being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session found... more
A nap a day keeps high blood pressure at bay  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
It seems that napping may do more than just reboot our energy level and improve our mood. New research has found that people who took advantage of a... more
Mathematics of sea slug movement points to future robots  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Mathematicians recently discovered a lot of new, powerful geometries involved in frilly surfaces. They developed the mathematics to describe these surfaces -- inflected nonsmooth surfaces, which change the direction in... more
Mathematics of sea slug movement points to future robots  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Frilly surfaces that help slugs move may motivate future energy-efficient, soft-body robots. more
Shifting away from coal is key to cutting greenhouse gas emissions  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The United States could fulfill its greenhouse gas emission pledge under the Paris Climate Agreement by virtually eliminating coal as an energy source by 2024, according... more
Chemical hydrogen storage system  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Hydrogen is a highly attractive, but also highly explosive energy carrier, which requires safe, lightweight and cheap storage as well as transportation systems. Scientists have now developed a chemical storage system based on simple and abundant organic compounds. The liquid... more
When semiconductors stick together, materials go quantum  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a simple method that could turn ordinary semiconducting materials into quantum machines -- superthin devices marked by extraordinary electronic behavior that could help to revolutionize a number of industries aiming for... more
Chemical hydrogen storage system  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Hydrogen is a highly attractive, but also highly explosive energy carrier, which requires safe, lightweight and cheap storage as well as transportation systems. Scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, have now developed a chemical storage system based on... more
New 'Sonos One' Speaker Launches With Upgraded Internals and No Design Changes  MacRumors · 2 weeks
Sonos this week announced a new version of the Sonos One speaker with upgraded internals. These improvements include Bluetooth Low Energy, a faster processor,... more
When semiconductors stick together, materials go quantum  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of researchers led by the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has developed a simple method that could turn ordinary semiconducting materials into quantum machines—superthin devices marked by extraordinary... more
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