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CosmoGAN: Training a Neural Network to Study Dark Matter  ASTRO WATCH · 17 hours
As cosmologists and astrophysicists delve deeper into the darkest recesses of the universe, their need for increasingly powerful... more
Wearable cooling and heating patch could serve as personal thermostat and save energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Engineers have developed a wearable patch that could provide personalized cooling and heating at home, work, or on the go. The soft,... more
HP Enterprise acquires supercomputer maker Cray in the race to ‘exascale’ performance  THE VERGE · 2 days
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, not to be confused with the personal computing brand from which it split in 2015, said today that it acquired Cray,... more
Machine learning speeds modeling of experiments aimed at capturing fusion energy on Earth  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Machine learning (ML), a form of artificial intelligence that recognizes faces, understands language and navigates self-driving cars, can help bring to Earth... more
Machine learning speeds modeling of experiments aimed at capturing fusion energy on Earth  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Machine learning can help bring to Earth the clean fusion energy that lights the sun and stars. Researchers are using this form... more
Wearable thermoelectrics for personalized thermoregulation  Science Magazine · 2 days
Thermoregulation has substantial implications for energy consumption and human comfort and health. However, cooling technology has remained largely unchanged for more than a century and still relies on cooling the entire space regardless of the number of occupants.... more
Dirty data: Firms count environmental costs of digital planet  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Technology is often touted as a solution to the world's environmental challenges, but it is also part of the problem: industry executives are facing rising pressure to clean up their... more
Researchers develop novel framework for tracking developments in optical sensors  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Plasmonics and photonics have been drawing attention in both academia and industry due to their use in an extensive range of applications, one of which includes optical sensing.... more
Hydropower dams can harm coastal areas far downstream  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Thousands of hydroelectric dams are under construction around the world, mainly in developing countries. These enormous structures are one of the world's largest sources of renewable energy, but they also cause environmental... more
How Japan's renewables-powered Olympics could kick off a global race for clean energy  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Japan is aiming to host the first Olympic Games powered solely by renewable sources. If successful, this could help the country carve... more
Record-shattering underwater sound  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A team of researchers has produced a record-shattering underwater sound with an intensity that eclipses that of a rocket launch. The intensity was equivalent to directing the electrical power of an entire city onto a single square meter, resulting in... more
CosmoGAN: Training a neural network to study dark matter  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As cosmologists and astrophysicists delve deeper into the darkest recesses of the universe, their need for increasingly powerful observational and computational tools has expanded exponentially. From facilities such as the... more
Tesla's Buffalo factory will now build Supercharger V3 and energy storage, report says - Roadshow  CNET · 3 days
The Buffalo, New York, factory is finally looking like it'll live up to its potential, with several new... more
Hollow MoS2 microcube framework with enhanced sodium storage properties  nanowerk · 3 days
A new study detailes the molecular level understanding of chemical reaction on MoS2 surface by defect and morphology engineering, which can be applied to other metal sulfides for energy storage... more
De novo design of tunable, pH-driven conformational changes  Science Magazine · 3 days
The ability of naturally occurring proteins to change conformation in response to environmental changes is critical to biological function. Although there have been advances in the de novo design of stable proteins... more
Measuring plant improvements to help farmers boost production  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Today, scientists have shown a new technology can more quickly scan an entire field of plants to capture improvements in their natural capacity to harvest energy from the sun. more
Study reports breakthrough to measure plant improvements to help farmers boost production  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
An international team is using advanced tools to develop crops that give farmers more options for sustainably producing more food on less land. To... more
Bio-inspired material targets oceans' uranium stores for sustainable nuclear energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have demonstrated a new bio-inspired material for an eco-friendly and cost-effective approach to recovering uranium from seawater. The low-cost polymer adsorbent could help push past bottlenecks in... more
Bio-inspired material targets oceans' uranium stores for sustainable nuclear energy  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists have demonstrated a new bio-inspired material for an eco-friendly and cost-effective approach to recovering uranium from seawater. more
West Africa warms but airborne dust keeps the Red Sea cool  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The Red Sea is located between North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, the world's largest dust source regions. Summer winds pump dust from the Sahara and... more
Flexible insulator offers high strength and superior thermal conduction  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A nanocomposite invented at Rice University's Brown School of Engineering promises to be a superior high-temperature dielectric material for flexible electronics, energy storage and electric devices. more
TSU physicists are investigating the effects of radiation on DNA  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists from TSU's Laboratory of Experimental High Energy Physics and their colleagues from the University of Bordeaux are studying new ways of modeling the effects of low doses... more
Excitonic radiative decay faster than thermal dephasing in ZnO thin films  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have found excitonic radiative decay faster than thermal dephasing at room temperature in zinc oxide (ZnO) thin films. The findings will greatly reduce the thermal... more
A new nanocomposite to beat the heat in electronics  nanowerk · 3 days
A new nanocomposite promises to be a superior high-temperature dielectric material for flexible electronics, energy storage and electric devices. more
Physicists create prototype superefficient memory for future computers  nanowerk · 3 days
Physicicts have achieved material magnetization switching on the shortest timescales, at a minimal energy cost. They have developed a prototype of energy-efficient data storage devices. more
How egg cells choose their best powerhouses to pass on  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Developing egg cells conduct tests to select the healthiest of their energy-making machines to be passed to the next generation. more
Quantum cloud computing with self-check  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
With a quantum coprocessor in the cloud, physicists have opened the door to the simulation of previously unsolvable problems in chemistry, materials research or high-energy physics. In a new study, researchers report how they simulated particle physics phenomena... more
Virutally energy-free superfast computing invented by scientists using light pulses  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A new invention uses magnets to record computer data which consume virtually zero energy, solving the dilemma of how to create faster data processing speeds without high energy... more
How egg cells choose their best powerhouses to pass on  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Developing egg cells conduct tests to select the healthiest of their energy-making machines to be passed to the next generation. A new study in fruit flies, published online... more
Excitonic radiative decay faster than thermal dephasing in ZnO thin films  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A team of researchers from Osaka University, Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka City University, and The University of Shiga Prefecture have found excitonic radiative decay faster than... more
Washable, wearable graphene capacitors could be woven directly into clothes  nanowerk · 4 days
The devices could be used for flexible circuits, healthcare monitoring, energy conversion, and other applications. more
New whistle alerts bats to steer clear of wind turbines  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Wind turbines are a critical component in the strategy for energy independence, but these massive structures are also killing bats. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that the more... more
Capturing single photons to explore fundamental physics and quantum information science  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Quantum optics, where light and matter interactions are examined at the microscopic level, has earned Nobel prizes—including three awarded since 2001—for some of science's biggest names.... more
Washable, wearable battery-like devices could be woven directly into clothes  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Wearable electronic components incorporated directly into fabrics have been developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge. The devices could be used for flexible circuits, healthcare monitoring, energy... more
New material could unlock potential for hydrogen powered vehicle revolution  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
An international team of researchers has discovered a new material made from manganese hydride that would be used to make molecular sieves within fuel tanks - which store... more
Weaving carbon nanotube wires into high-performance, wearable supercapacitors  nanowerk · 4 days
Researchers have developed a comprehensive approach involving simple and facile steps to fabricate a wearable energy storage device based on carbon nanotube coated cotton yarn. All device components are flexible. According to... more
First-ever constructed image of a terrestrial gamma-ray flash  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Terrestrial gamma-ray flashes occur above some thunderstorms and propagate out into space. These high-energy discharges of photons were only discovered less than 25 years ago when a NASA spacecraft designed to observe... more
Smart meters: Why they are driving some people mad  BBC · 4 days
Energy customers are under pressure to install smart meters, but many just don't function properly. more
Medical News Today: What to know about calories and body fat  MNT · 5 days
A pound of body fat contains approximately 3,500 calories. A calorie is a measurement of energy, and to lose weight, a person must consume fewer than... more
Innowatts raises $18 million for its energy monitoring toolkit for utilities  TechCrunch · 5 days
Innowatts, an automated toolkit for energy monitoring and management targeting utilities has raised $18.2 million in a new round of funding from investors led by Energy... more
Medical News Today: What to know about simple and complex carbs  MNT · 5 days
People digest simple carbs faster than complex ones, and both types provide the body with its energy. Learn more about the difference between simple and complex... more
Breakthrough in new material to harness solar power  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Physicists are pushing the performance of solar cells to levels never before reached. They have made a significant breakthrough in the chemical formula and process to make a new material. The ultra-high... more
Glass skyscrapers—a great environmental folly that could have been avoided  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has declared that skyscrapers made of glass and steel "have no place in our city or our Earth anymore". He argued that... more
Physicists discover new type of spin waves  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Current technologies for information transfer and processing are challenged by fundamental physical limits. The more powerful they become, the more energy they need, and the more heat is released to the environment. Also, there... more
WVU researcher studies stubborn blood disease that strikes children  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Treating a stubborn blood disease that strikes children may come down to tweaking energy production in stem cells, suggests research out of West Virginia University. more
Research team leads the way in a green chemistry breakthrough for renewables  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Electrolytic water splitting is widely understood to be the most feasible method for the production of green hydrogen fuel as a versatile means of... more
LS2 Report: consolidating the energy extraction systems of LHC superconducting magnet circuits  CERN · 5 days
LS2 Report: consolidating the energy extraction systems of LHC superconducting magnet circuits Anaïs Schaeffer anschaef Tue, 05/14/2019 - 12:48 In the LHC, 1232 superconducting... more
A new filter to better map the dark universe  nanowerk · 5 days
New method cuts through galaxies? messy emissions, provides clearer window into dark matter, dark energy. more
'Step-change' in energy investment needed to meet climate goals: IEA  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The world must double spending on renewable power and slash investment in oil and coal by 2030 to keep the Paris climate treaty temperature targets in play, the... more
A step for a promising new battery to store clean energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have built a more efficient, more reliable potassium-oxygen battery, a step toward a potential solution for energy storage on the nation's power grid and longer-lasting... more
Underwater power generation  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Underwater vehicles, diving robots, and detectors require their own energy supply to operate for long periods independent of ships. A new, inexpensive system for the direct electrochemical extraction of energy from seawater offers the advantage of also being able to... more
Energy from seawater: Power generator autonomously switches between two functional modes  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Underwater vehicles, diving robots, and detectors require their own energy supply to operate for long periods independent of ships. A new, inexpensive system for the direct... more
Just like toothpaste: Fluoride radically improves the stability of perovskite solar cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Solar cells made of perovskite hold much promise for the future of solar energy. However, the material degrades quickly, severely limiting its efficiency and... more
Energy from seawater enabled by metal-organic frameworks  nanowerk · 6 days
A new, inexpensive system for the direct electrochemical extraction of energy from seawater offers the advantage of also being able to handle short spikes in power demand, while maintaining longer term steady power. To... more
Green energy nudges come with a hidden cost  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Many US households receive energy bills comparing their use to that of similar neighbors to remind them to use less energy. Such policies aim to 'nudge' people toward making better choices, both... more
Green energy nudges come with a hidden cost  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
All across the United States, many households receive energy bills comparing their use to that of similar neighbors to remind them to use less energy. At most companies, employees are automatically enrolled... more
Physicists discover new type of spin waves  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Advances in IT technologies are hampered by the ever increasing demand for energy and by fundamental limits on miniaturization. Energy dissipation mostly going into heating up the environment is also a challenge. A new... more
Turning wastewater sludge into energy and mineral salts  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A system developed by EPFL spin-off TreaTech can turn sludge from wastewater treatment plants into mineral salts – which could be used in fertilizer, for example – and biogas. The firm's research... more
Comparison of global climatologies confirms warming of the global ocean  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The global ocean represents the most important component of the Earth climate system. The oceans accumulate heat energy and transport heat from the tropics to higher latitudes, responding... more
New technology to tackle the growing menace of indoor air pollution  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers are developing low-cost technologies to tackle indoor air pollution that is a growing menace. A new generation of electrostatic filters can capture even the smallest... more
Large spin-orbit torque efficiency enhanced by magnetic structure of collinear antiferromagnet IrMn  Science Magazine · 1 week
Spin-orbit torque (SOT) offers promising approaches to developing energy-efficient memory devices by electric switching of magnetization. Compared to other SOT materials, metallic antiferromagnet (AFM)... more
Manipulating superconductivity using a 'mechanic' and an 'electrician'  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In strongly correlated materials such as cuprate high-temperature superconductors, superconductivity can be controlled either by changing the number of electrons or by changing the kinetic energy, or transfer energy, of electrons in... more
Focus on nuclear waste chemistry could help federal cleanup site challenges  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Washington State University teamed up to investigate the complex dynamics of... more
Researchers identify rare 2-D insulator with ferromagnetic properties  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Collaborating scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Princeton University have discovered a new layered ferromagnetic semiconductor, a rare type of material that holds great promise... more
Copper oxide photocathodes: Laser experiment reveals location of efficiency loss  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Solar cells and photocathodes made of copper oxide could theoretically attain high efficiencies for solar energy conversion. In practice, however, large losses occur. Now, a team at the... more
Graphite film coating makes perovskite solar cells waterproof  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers tested the waterproofing by submerging the coated perovskite cells in water and using the harvested solar energy to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. The coated cells worked underwater for 30... more
Copper oxide photocathodes: Laser experiment reveals location of efficiency loss  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Solar cells and photocathodes made of copper oxide might in theory attain high efficiencies for solar energy conversion. In practice, however, large losses occur. Now researchers has been... more
Comment on "Activation of methane to CH3+: A selective industrial route to methanesulfonic acid"  Science Magazine · 1 week
Díaz-Urrutia and Ott (Reports, 22 March 2019, p. 1326) report a selective conversion of methane to methanesulfonic acid that is... more
Probing battery hotspots for safer energy storage  nanowerk · 1 week
A laser technique lets researchers see how potentially dangerous growths form in batteries. more
Discrete energy levels without confinement – a new quantum trick  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Nanostructures can be designed such a way that the quantum confinement allows only certain electron energy levels. Researchers from IMDEA Nanociencia, UAM and ICMM-CSIC have, for the first... more
Transparent and flexible battery for power generation and storage  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Various uses of electronics and skin-attachable devices are expected with the development of a transparent battery that can both generate and store power. DGIST announced on Tuesday, April 23 that... more
Reversible chemistry clears path for safer batteries  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers at the University of Maryland (UMD) and US Army Research Lab (ARL) have taken a critical step on the path to high energy batteries by improving their water-in-salt battery with a new type... more
Probing battery hotspots for safer energy storage  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers are striving to make tomorrow's batteries charge faster and store more energy. But these conveniences come with safety challenges, like more heat produced in a battery. For the first time, a team of... more
Saving energy in the production of chemicals  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Whether in agriculture, industry or private households, chemicals are needed everywhere. However, their production requires a very large amount of energy. With a new type of hybrid access, energy can be saved in the... more
Just add water: salt battery could help renewable energy use  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Amid the hum and heat of Berlin's Reuter thermal power station stands a shining contraption that looks out of place in the decades-old machine hall more
Mitochondrial function may help explain the link between intelligence, health and aging  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
For over 100 years, scientists have sought to understand what links a person's general intelligence, health and aging. In a new study, a University... more
Intelligence can link to health and aging  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
For over 100 years, scientists have sought to understand what links a person's general intelligence, health and aging. In a new study, a scientist suggests a model where mitochondria, or small energy producing parts... more
Review: Eve's Energy Strip Gives You Three HomeKit-Compatible Outlets  MacRumors · 2 weeks
Eve, a company that makes HomeKit-enabled smart home products, launched its latest accessory, the Eve Energy Strip, in... more
Move over, silicon switches: There's a new way to compute  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have introduced a voltage-controlled topological spin switch for logic and memory devices, such as computer hard drives, that now use nanomagnetic mechanisms to store and manipulate information.... more
AMD's tech to power new supercomputer for Department of Energy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Advanced Micro Devices announced Tuesday that its technology will help power a new supercomputer at Tennessee-based Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2021. more
Cell's cytoskeleton aids in energy transfer and information processing within neurons, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Dysfunctions and malformations in the scaffold of a cell are thought to contribute to heart muscle weakness, neurodegenerative disease and even deafness. more
Study shows cell's cytoskeleton does more than hold up a cell, it transfers energy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Dysfunctions and malformations in the scaffold of a cell are thought to contribute to heart muscle weakness, neurodegenerative disease and... more
Move over, silicon switches: There's a new way to compute  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers discover new method of controlling magnetic circuits using energy efficient switch that does not require electric currents. more
Move over, silicon switches: There's a new way to compute  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Logic and memory devices, such as the hard drives in computers, now use nanomagnetic mechanisms to store and manipulate information. Unlike silicon transistors, which have fundamental efficiency limitations,... more
Markets missing fossil fuel exposure to climate risk: analysis  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Investors are overlooking the long-term risks climate change poses to oil and gas infrastructure firms, which face tens of billion of dollars worth of stranded assets as the world transitions... more
UK power plants just went five days without burning any coal  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
UK power plants have just gone over five days without burning any coal, their... more
World's fastest supercomputer coming to US in 2021 from Cray, AMD - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The Energy Department awards a $600 million contract to build Frontier, while China and other countries are buying more supercomputers. more
World's fastest supercomputer coming to US, built by Cray and AMD in 2021 - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The Energy Department awarded a $600 million contract to build Frontier in 2021, but China and other countries... more
Flexible insulator offers high strength and superior thermal conduction
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Trump offshore drilling plan may be dead in the water, but there are better ways to lead on energy
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Team using drones with machine learning to automate methane leak detection
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Using DNA templates to harness the sun's energy
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