Energy
IEA says world needs 'laser-like focus' to bring down emissions  PHYS.ORG · 7 minutes
The world must do much more to slash emissions if it is to defuse the climate change time bomb and deliver sustainable energy for a growing population, the... more
New PNNL approach improves accuracy of patient diagnosis dramatically  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
Artificial intelligence will never replace a doctor. However, researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have taken a big step toward the day when AI can help... more
Iron-based solar cells on track to becoming more efficient  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
An international study shows that 30% of the energy in a certain type of light-absorbing iron molecule disappears in a previously unknown manner. By closing this loophole, the researchers hope... more
Thermonuclear Explosion in Sagittarius Constellation Is One of the Brightest Ever Recorded  LIVE SCIENCE · 17 hours
NASA astronomers have detected one of the brightest explosions of X-ray energy ever seen, and they think it came from a greedy neutron star... more
New exploration method for geothermal energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
Where to drill? This is the basic question in the exploration of underground energy resources, such as geothermal energy. A research team presents a new method for locating potential drilling sites that are covered by water.... more
Maritime continent weakens Asian Tropical Monsoon rainfall through Australian cross-equatorial flows  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Cross-equatorial flows (CEFs) north of the Australia in the lower atmosphere play a pivotal role in mass, moisture and energy transport between the Northern and Southern... more
Scientists explore Egyptian mummy bones with X-rays and infrared light  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Experiments at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are casting a new light on Egyptian soil and ancient mummified bone samples that could provide... more
Iron-based solar cells on track to becoming more efficient  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
An international study led from Lund University in Sweden shows that 30 percent of the energy in a certain type of light-absorbing iron molecule disappears in a previously unknown manner.... more
Study shows where global renewable energy investments have greatest benefits  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
New study finds that the amount of climate and health benefits achieved from renewable energy depends on the country where it is installed. Countries with higher carbon dioxide... more
Scientists develop superfast-charging, high-capacity potassium batteries  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
Skoltech researchers in collaboration with scientists from the Institute for Problems of Chemical Physics of RAS and the Ural Federal University have shown that high-capacity, high-power batteries can be made from organic materials without lithium or... more
Saving lives with cleaner air  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Research findings from the Center for Air Quality, Climate, and Energy Solutions (CACES) at Carnegie Mellon University show significant human health benefits when air quality is better than the current national ambient air quality standard. The estimate of... more
Physics experiment with ultrafast laser pulses produces a previously unseen phase of matter  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Adding energy to any material, such as by heating it, almost always makes its structure less orderly. Ice, for example, with its... more
Oxygen deficiency rewires mitochondria  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Mitochondria burn oxygen and provide energy for the body. Cells lacking oxygen or nutrients have to change their energy supply quickly in order to keep growing. Scientists have now shown that mitochondria are reprogrammed under depleted oxygen and nutrients. Tumors... more
Using mountains for long-term energy storage  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The storage of energy for long periods of time is subject to special challenges. A researcher proposes using a combination of Mountain Gravity Energy Storage (MGES) and hydropower as a solution for this issue. more
Scientists take strides towards entirely renewable energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have made a major discovery that will make it immeasurably easier for people (or super-computers) to search for an elusive 'green bullet' catalyst that could ultimately provide entirely renewable energy. more
How Many Calories Can the Brain Burn by Thinking?  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Our brains are ravenous, guzzling up to a quarter of the body's energy. So thinking really hard should be an easy way to burn more calories — right? more
Thermionic transport across gold-graphene-WSe2 van der Waals heterostructures  Science Magazine · 5 days
Solid-state thermionic devices based on van der Waals structures were proposed for nanoscale thermal to electrical energy conversion and integrated electronic cooling applications. We study thermionic cooling across gold-graphene-WSe2-graphene-gold structures computationally and... more
Photosynthesis seen in a new light by rapid X-ray pulses  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The ability to transform sunlight into energy is one of Nature's more remarkable feats. Scientists understand the basic process of photosynthesis, but many crucial details remain elusive, occurring... more
Self-assembled microspheres of silica to cool surfaces without energy consumption  nanowerk · 5 days
Researchers have developed a new material able to cool another one by emitting infrared radiation. The results are expected to be used in devices where an increase in... more
Self-assembled microspheres of silica to cool surfaces without energy consumption  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Researchers from the ICN2 and the ICMM-CSIC have developed a new material able to cool another one by emitting infrared radiation. The results are published in Small and... more
Scientists take strides towards entirely renewable energy  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Scientists from Trinity College Dublin have taken a giant stride towards solving a riddle that would provide the world with entirely renewable, clean energy from which water would be the only waste product. more
Engineering spin-orbit synthetic Hamiltonians in liquid-crystal optical cavities  Science Magazine · 6 days
Spin-orbit interactions lead to distinctive functionalities in photonic systems. They exploit the analogy between the quantum mechanical description of a complex electronic spin-orbit system and synthetic Hamiltonians derived for the propagation of... more
Stereosequenced crystalline polyhydroxyalkanoates from diastereomeric monomer mixtures  Science Magazine · 6 days
Stereoselective polymerization of chiral or prochiral monomers is a powerful method to produce high-performance stereoregular crystalline polymeric materials. However, for monomers with two stereogenic centers, it is generally necessary to separate diastereomers before polymerization,... more
Geoscientist hopes to make induced earthquakes predictable  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
University of Oklahoma Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy assistant professor Xiaowei Chen and a group of geoscientists from Arizona State University and the University of California, Berkeley, have created a model to forecast... more
Go with the flow: Scientists design new grid batteries for renewable energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Scientists have designed an affordable 'flow battery' membrane that could accelerate renewable energy for the electrical grid. more
Devolution is needed to reduce emissions and transition to clean energy sources, report finds  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
More powers should be given to areas such as the Sheffield City Region to enable them to reduce their carbon... more
Oxygen deficiency rewires mitochondria  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Mitochondria burn oxygen and provide energy for the body. Cells lacking oxygen or nutrients have to change their energy supply quickly in order to keep growing. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing have now shown that... more
Mathematics at the speed of light  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
AMOLF researchers and their collaborators from the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC/CUNY) in New York have created a nanostructured surface capable of performing on-the-fly mathematical operations on an input image. This discovery could boost the speed... more
Harvesting energy from light using bio-inspired artificial cells  nanowerk · 6 days
Scientists designed and connected two different artificial cells to each other to produce molecules called ATP. more
New toxin impedes bacterial growth  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
The researchers determined that the rapid production of (p)ppApp by this enzyme toxin depletes cells of a molecule called ATP. ATP is often referred to as the 'energy currency of the cell' so when the supply of ATP... more
Solar and wind energy preserve groundwater for drought, agriculture  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
A new study is among the first to show that solar and wind energy not only enhance drought resilience, but also aid in groundwater sustainability. Researchers used California as a... more
Feast or famine: Scientists find key bio 'switch' that helps cells adapt  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Scientists have found that a chemical mark on histones - a key protein involved in the function of our DNA - occurs naturally under... more
New measurement yields smaller proton radius  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Using the first new method in half a century for measuring the size of the proton via electron scattering, the PRad collaboration has produced a new value for the proton's radius in an experiment conducted at... more
Labour's low-carbon 'warm homes for all' could revolutionise social housing—experts  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
All homes built from 2022 onwards would be carbon neutral under a Labour government, according to a recent election pledge by the party. Labour has also promised to... more
Novel nanostructures could make smartphones more efficient  nanowerk · 7 days
Researchers are pushing the boundaries of the laws of physics, developing nanocomposite materials and nanoelectronic circuits to greatly improve energy, thermal and computing performance. This could make smartphones and other electronics more efficient and... more
Under pressure: a new experimental apparatus gathers more insight on magnetic and superconducting states  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
It is commonplace to be under pressure at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory— that is, if you happen... more
Solar and wind energy preserve groundwater for drought, agriculture  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Solar and wind farms are popping up around the country to lower carbon emissions, and these renewables also have another important effect: keeping more water in the ground. more
Researchers recommend actions to improve ventilation rates in classrooms  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Roughly 85% of recently installed HVAC systems in K-12 classrooms investigated in California did not provide adequate ventilation, according to a study from UC Davis and the Department of Energy's... more
Researchers discover novel process microbes use to harvest electrons  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Ever since scientists discovered that certain microbes can get their energy from electrical charges, researchers have wondered how they do it. more
3D-printed plastics with high performance electrical circuits  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Engineers have embedded high performance electrical circuits inside 3D-printed plastics, which could lead to smaller and versatile drones and better-performing small satellites, biomedical implants and smart structures. They used pulses of high-energy light to... more
Best 'classroom' shapes for fish swimming in schools  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A team of researchers has identified the best arrangements for fish swimming in schools -- formations that are superior in terms of saving energy while also optimizing speed. more
Nanoscience—Insect-inspired motion sensing  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory took inspiration from flying insects to demonstrate a miniaturized gyroscope, a special sensor used in navigation technologies. more
Scientists put the ​"solve" in ​"solvent" for lithium-sulfur battery challenge  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Lithium-ion batteries represent the majority of batteries in consumer electronics and electric vehicles. Today, scientists are looking for new chemistries that could improve the energy density and performance... more
Chemists observe 'spooky' quantum tunneling  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A molecule of ammonia, NH3, typically exists as an umbrella shape, with three hydrogen atoms fanned out in a nonplanar arrangement around a central nitrogen atom. This umbrella structure is very stable and would normally be expected to... more
Tethered chem combos could revolutionize artificial photosynthesis  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists have doubled the efficiency of a chemical combo that captures light and splits water molecules so the building blocks can be used to produce hydrogen fuel. Their approach provides a platform for developing... more
Batteries: Post-lithium technology  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Next-generation batteries will probably see the replacement of lithium ions by more abundant and environmentally benign alkali metal or multivalent ions. A major challenge, however, is the development of stable electrodes that combine high energy densities with fast charge and... more
Tethered chem combos could revolutionize artificial photosynthesis  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have doubled the efficiency of a chemical combo that captures light and splits water molecules so the building blocks can be used to produce... more
Researchers find best classroom shapes for fish swimming in schools  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A team of researchers has identified the best arrangements for fish swimming in schools—formations that are superior in terms of saving energy while also optimizing speed. Its findings,... more
Post-lithium battery technology  nanowerk · 1 week
High-energy-density polymeric cathode for fast-charge sodium- and multivalent-ion batteries. more
Opinion: Trump's continued climate denial and the fires of California  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Last week I attended a corporate board meeting in California for the Willdan Group, a for-profit corporation largely devoted to the modernization of our energy system. The company... more
High-energy-density polymeric cathode for fast-charge sodium- and multivalent-ion batteries  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Next-generation batteries will probably see the replacement of lithium ions by more abundant and environmentally benign alkali metal or multivalent ions. A major challenge, however, is the development of stable... more
The secret behind crystals that shrink when heated  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have new experimental evidence and a predictive theory that solves a long-standing materials science mystery: why certain crystalline materials shrink when heated.... more
Breathing dissipative solitons in mode-locked fiber lasers  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Dissipative solitons are self-localized coherent structures arising from the balance between energy supply and dissipation. Besides stationary dissipative solitons, there are dynamical ones exhibiting oscillatory behavior, known as breathing dissipative solitons. Substantial interest in... more
Efficient hydrogen conversion via PEC water splitting using hematite mesocrystals  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A research group has succeeded in developing photocatalysts that can convert an efficient level of hydrogen from water using solar light. It is hoped that methods like this... more
Energy giants face 35% output cut to hit Paris climate goals: watchdog  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The biggest listed oil and gas giants must slash production by more than a third by 2040 to keep emissions within targets laid out... more
Molecular gatekeepers that regulate calcium ions vital for muscle health and repair  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Calcium ions are essential to how muscles work effectively, playing a starring role in how and when muscles contract, tap energy stores to keep... more
Reversible epitaxial electrodeposition of metals in battery anodes  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The propensity of metals to form irregular and nonplanar electrodeposits at liquid-solid interfaces has emerged as a fundamental barrier to high-energy, rechargeable batteries that use metal anodes. We report an epitaxial mechanism... more
Barely porous organic cages for hydrogen isotope separation  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The separation of hydrogen isotopes for applications such as nuclear fusion is a major challenge. Current technologies are energy intensive and inefficient. Nanoporous materials have the potential to separate hydrogen isotopes by... more
Fish simulations provide new insights into energy costs of swimming  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new computational analysis suggests that maximizing swimming speeds while minimizing energy costs depends on an optimal balance between a fish's muscle dynamics and the way its size,... more
Nanotechnology breakthrough enables conversion of infrared light to energy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Invisible infrared light accounts for half of all solar radiation on the Earth's surface, yet ordinary solar energy systems have limited ability in converting it to power. A breakthrough in... more
New 2-D metal organic framework with interesting electrical conductivity and magnetic properties  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Chemists at the Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials (CMCM), within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS, South Korea), have reported the synthesis of a... more
Transaction fees change the culture of bitcoin, study says  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Bitcoin transaction fees—financial rewards for adding certain records to a blockchain ahead of others—keep the cryptocurrency functioning, but may threaten its long-term viability and contribute to its energy waste, according... more
Zeroing in on food security as agricultural impacts of climate crisis become more apparent  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Early this August, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued yet another in a series of grave and disquieting... more
Sponge-like 2D material with interesting electrical conductivity and magnetic properties  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Chemists have reported the synthesis of a novel type of 2D metal organic framework (MOF) with interesting electrical conductivity and magnetic properties. This new material may potentially contribute... more
Department of Energy plans major AI push to speed scientific discoveries  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
U.S. supercomputing leader is the latest big backer in a globally crowded field more
Bundlemers (new polymer units) could transform industries  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
From tires to clothes to shampoo, many ubiquitous products are made with polymers, large chain-like molecules made of smaller sub-units, called monomers, bonded together. Now, a team of researchers from the University of Delaware... more
Microrobots clean up radioactive waste  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
According to some experts, nuclear power holds great promise for meeting the world's growing energy demands without generating greenhouse gases. But scientists need to find a way to remove radioactive isotopes, both from wastewater generated by nuclear power... more
Microrobots clean up radioactive waste  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
According to some experts, nuclear power holds great promise for meeting the world's growing energy demands without generating greenhouse gases. But scientists need to find a way to remove radioactive isotopes, both from wastewater generated by nuclear power... more
Nanotechnology breakthrough enables conversion of infrared light to energy  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed technology to tap into infrared light for solar energy conversion and increase solar cell efficiency by 10 percent or more. more
Where to install renewable energy in US to achieve greatest benefits  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study shows that to achieve the biggest improvements in public health and the greatest benefits from renewable energy, wind turbines should be installed in... more
Classic energy theory fails to explain coral distribution across depth  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Coral species richness at different depths is unrelated to energy availability, according to a new study analyzing diversity across an Australasian reef. more
5,000 Mini-Eyes Just Blinked Open to Scan the Skies for Dark Energy  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Astronomers recently completed the first test run of the nearly-complete Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) more
Classic energy theory fails to explain coral distribution across depth  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Coral species richness at different depths is unrelated to energy availability, according to a new study analysing diversity across an Australasian reef. more
Medical News Today: What to know about caffeine pills  MNT · 2 weeks
Many people take caffeine pills as a way to boost short term energy and focus when they are working or studying. But do they work and are they safe? Learn... more
Using renewable electricity for industrial hydrogenation reactions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
From the design of improved batteries to the use of solar and wind power for commodity chemical production, the University of Pittsburgh's James McKone ways that chemical engineering can make the world more sustainable.... more
A new method of extracting hydrogen from water more efficiently to capture renewable energy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new method of extracting hydrogen from water more efficiently could help underpin the capture of renewable energy in the... more
Argonne lends a hand toward climate and weather understanding  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
On summer evenings, high above the surface of the southern Great Plains, a phenomenon occurs that contributes significantly to the climate dynamics of the region. Called low-level jets, these winds... more
Dark energy: new experiment may solve one of the universe's greatest mysteries  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As an astronomer, there is no better feeling than achieving "first light" with a new instrument or telescope. It is the culmination of years... more
Why plants panic when it rains  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An international team of scientists involving The University of Western Australia's School of Molecular Sciences, the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology and Lund University has made the surprising discovery that a plant's reaction... more
To rid electric grid of carbon, shore up green energy support  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Engineers, along with an economist, have created an energy model that helps to remove carbon-generated power from the US electric grid -- replacing it with a... more
Giant neutrino telescope to open window to ultra-high-energy universe  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The long-sought, elusive ultra-high-energy neutrinos—ghost-like particles that travel cosmological-scale distances—are key to understanding the Universe at the highest energies. Detecting them is challenging, but the Giant Radio Array for Neutrino... more
Development of mass production equipment for thin magnetic ribbon, minimizing energy-loss  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Energy-saving benefits expected in a wide variety of devices through substituting magnetic steel sheets. more
New venture team success requires collective ownership—with boundaries, study says  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A sense of collective ownership is crucial to a startup team's success. The energy and enthusiasm that come from working toward a shared vision can be powerful. But... more
UV satellite will open new view on exploding stars and black holes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new space telescope will open up an unprecedented view of the universe in ultraviolet light. The ULTRASAT satellite will provide fundamental new insights... more
Researchers transmit energy with laser in 'historic' power-beaming demonstration  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
It was the second day of a three-day-long tech demonstration at the David Taylor Model Basin at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where attendees had gathered to... more
Development of mass production equipment for thin magnetic ribbon, minimizing energy-loss  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
JST announces that enterprise-led development of production equipment for ultra-low loss nano crystal ribbon, supported through the NexTEP-B type phase of the agency's "Adaptable and Seamless... more
New venture team success requires collective ownership -- with boundaries, study says  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A sense of collective ownership is crucial to a startup team's success. The energy and enthusiasm that come from working toward a shared vision... more
A step towards greater biomass uptake in Europe  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Increasing the production and mobilization of biomass is crucial for tackling climate change, ensuring food security, creating sustainable raw materials and diversifying energy resources. In particular, the development of industrial crops able... more
Energy regulation rollbacks slow the fight against harmful ozone  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Pollutants from coal-fired power plants help make ground-level ozone, and a warming world exacerbates that. more
Study casts doubt on carbon capture  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
One proposed method for reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere—and reducing the risk of climate change—is to capture carbon from the air or prevent it from getting there in the first place. However, research... more
White and brown fat cells send very different signals to rest of the body  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Many people might not realize that they have different types of body fat. Most of it is white fat that... more
TU Dresden scientists receive 4.5 million euros for fundamental research  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Rapid growth of tumor tissue and metastasis formation are major problems of cancers. Cancer cells use a higher amount of energy than normal body cells and therefore undergo... more
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Pollutants from coal-fired power plants help make ground-level ozone, and a warming world exacerbates that. Recent rollbacks of U.S. energy regulations may speed climate change, keep pollutants coming, and thus slow the... more
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