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Self-healing catalysts make it easier to store solar energy with water
PHYS.ORG (—Currently one of the most efficient ways to store solar energy is to transfer the energy to catalysts that split water into hydrogen and oxygen. Then... 2 days
Project will use AI to prevent or minimize electric grid failures
PHYS.ORG A project led by the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will combine artificial intelligence with massive amounts of data and industry experience from a... 6 days
Opinion: A 'cleanish' energy target gets us nowhere
PHYS.ORG It seems that the one certainty about any clean energy target set by the present government is that it will not drive sufficient progress towards a clean, affordable, reliable energy future. At... 15 hours
Image: Hubble catches starbursts in a barred spiral galaxy
PHYS.ORG This Hubble Space Telescope picture shows NGC 5398, a barred spiral galaxy located about 55 million light-years away. 3 days
Researchers' work pushes battery tech forward
PHYS.ORG University of Central Florida Assistant Professor Yang Yang's research group has developed two promising energy storage technologies in its work with sustainable energy systems. 1 day
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ESA An impactor smashing into an ice-rich surface gave rise to the complex flow features around this ancient crater on Mars. 7 days
Splashdown! Crashing into martian mud
PHYS.ORG An impactor smashing into an ice-rich surface gave rise to the complex flow features around this ancient crater on Mars. 7 days
new supernova analysis reframes dark energy debate New Supernova Analysis Reframes Dark Energy Debate
ASTRO WATCH The accelerating expansion of the Universe may not be real, but could just be an apparent effect, according to new research published... 5 days
Is the Milky Way an 'outlier' galaxy? Studying its 'siblings' for clues
PHYS.ORG The most-studied galaxy in the universe—the Milky Way—might not be as "typical" as previously thought, according to a new study. 12 hours
3D Stellar Map: Neighboring Stars Could Disturb Solar System in Distant Future
SPACE.COM ESA's new time-lapse video shows that close-by stars have the potential to cause disturbances to the solar system as they travel through our galaxy... 5 days
Researchers identify natural compound that appears to shut down cancer cells' energy source
NEWS MEDICAL The Warburg Effect describes a phenomenon in which cancer cells voraciously consume glucose for energy -- something scientists have long known, yet have had... 6 days
Japan commission supports nuclear power despite Fukushima
PHYS.ORG Japan's nuclear policy-setting Atomic Energy Commission called Thursday for nuclear power to remain a key component of the country's energy supply despite broad public support for a less nuclear-reliant society. 7 days
Enzyme's worth to biofuels shown in latest research
PHYS.ORG An enzyme discovered at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) proves adept at breaking down cellulose fibers regardless of whether their crystalline structure is simple or highly... 2 days
How 139 Countries Could Be Powered by 100% Renewable Energy by 2050
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists have published a detailed road map to move 139 countries to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050, according to a recent study. 11 hours
Energy analyst proposes injecting carbon dioxide into deep sea ravines for permanent storage
PHYS.ORG (—New Zealand energy analyst Steve Goldthorpe has published a paper in the journal Energy Procedia suggesting that carbon dioxide pulled from the... 14 hours
Skin patch dissolves 'love handles' in mice
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a medicated skin patch that can turn energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat locally while raising the body's metabolism. The patch could be used to burn off pockets of unwanted... 6 days
Opinion: Why Hurricanes Harvey and Irma won't lead to action on climate change
PHYS.ORG It's not easy to hold the nation's attention for long, but three solid weeks of record-smashing hurricanes directly affecting multiple states and... 3 days
Possible explanation for the galaxy's cosmic radiation
PHYS.ORG Cassiopeia A is a famous supernova remnant, the product of a gigantic explosion of a massive star about 350 years ago. Although discovered in radio observations 50 years ago, we now know that its... 18 hours
Double Supermassive Black Hole is Most Compact Ever Found
SCI-NEWS.COM Astronomers have discovered what may be the most compact binary supermassive black hole ever known in a galaxy... 1 day
Scalable process discovered to produce structural colors inspired by bird feathers
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers made nano-sized balls of melanin aggregate into clusters called supraballs. Melanin appears black in individual nanoparticles. But altering spacing of the nanoparticles in the ball... 2 days
Underwater wireless optical communications system for streaming high quality, live video
PHYS.ORG A flexible and cost-effective technology for streaming high-quality underwater video images has been developed by researchers at KAUST by improving the bandwidth to achieve better video... 7 days
How to measure a molecule's energy using a quantum computer
PHYS.ORG Simulating molecules on quantum computers just got much easier with IBM's superconducting quantum hardware. In a recent research article published in Nature, Hardware-efficient Variational Quantum Eigensolver for Small... 7 days
Copper catalyst yields high efficiency CO2-to-fuels conversion
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a new electrocatalyst that can directly convert carbon dioxide into multicarbon fuels and alcohols using record-low inputs of energy. The... 2 days
Premature infants may get metabolic boost from mom's breast milk
SCIENCE DAILY The breast milk of mothers with premature babies has different amounts of microRNA than that of mothers with babies born at term, which may help premature babies catch... 6 days
Mother’s breast milk may provide metabolic boost to premature babies
NEWS MEDICAL The breast milk of mothers with premature babies has different amounts of microRNA than that of mothers with babies born at term, which may help premature babies catch... 7 days
Possible evidence for small, short-lived drops of early universe quark-gluon plasma
PHYS.ORG Particles emerging from even the lowest energy collisions of small deuterons with large heavy nuclei at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)—a U.S. Department of Energy... 3 days
Production of drop-in fuel from biomass by microbial and electrochemical conversion
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ), the University of Tübingen, Cornell University, and Deutsche Biomasseforschungszentrum (DBFZ) have shown that the combination of microbial and... 3 days
NREL investigates coatings needed for concentrating solar power
PHYS.ORG Next-generation concentrating solar power (CSP) plants require high-temperature fluids, like molten salts, in the range of 550-750 degrees Celsius to store heat and generate electricity. At those high temperatures, however, the molten... 2 days
Video game boosts sex health IQ and attitudes in minority teens
SCIENCE DAILY A video game to promote health and reduce risky behavior in teens improves sexual health knowledge and attitudes among minority youth, according to a new study.... 2 days
Spectacular Saturn Images by 'Amateurs' Will Make Your Jaw Drop
SPACE.COM These amazing images of Saturn were created by enthusiasts from the public data available from the Cassini spacecraft. 2 days
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Keeping astronauts – and Earth – safe from destructive solar storms
Aligning the primary mirror segments of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope with light
This robotic ‘remora’ can cling to objects with a force 340 times its own weight
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Mattis sees need for new space programs
Engineers 3-D print high-strength aluminum, solve ages-old welding problem using nanoparticles
3-D printers—a revolutionary frontier for medicine
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the Solar System
Space radiation is risky business for the human body
Equifax breach brings renewed attention to information security vulnerabilities
Lumbering giants had agile ancestors
Climate change lessons from Arabian Gulf coral reefs
Video: Sushi's sublime secrets
Watch the secret to why barn owls don’t lose their hearing
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