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DuPont’s safety segment is going solo

38 min ago from C&EN

DuPont’s Sustainable Solutions consulting arm will soon spin off as its own company

Rafi Eitan, spy who captured Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann, dies

1 hour ago from UPI

Rafi Eitan, one of the lead agents who captured Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann, has died.

Bette Midler, Judith Light join 'Politician' ensemble

11 hours ago from UPI

Entertainer Bette Midler announced Sunday that she and actress Judith Light will appear in Ryan Murphy's new Netflix show, "The Politician."

Cowboys sign veteran safety George Iloka to 1-year deal

15 hours ago from UPI

The Dallas Cowboys signed veteran safety George Iloka, a seven-year vet who last season played in Minnesota with the Vikings, the team announced.

Truly Spooky: How Ghostly Quantum Particles Fly Through Barriers Almost Instantly

17 hours ago from Space.com

Scientists recently unraveled a physics puzzle that has stymied experts since the dawn of quantum mechanics.

The 'True' Neutrino Has Hidden from Physicists for Decades. Could They Find It in Antarctica?

17 hours ago from Space.com

Neutrinos are the changelings of the subatomic world, but physicists are getting closer to pinning down the particles' true identities.

Traffic-choked Jakarta inaugurates mass rapid transit system

19 hours ago from Physorg

Indonesia's capital inaugurated its first mass rapid transit system on Sunday, a $1.1 billion project seen as crucial to tackling some of the world's worst traffic congestion.

How electricity-eating microbes use electrons to fix carbon dioxide

1 day ago from Science Daily

A phototrophic microbe called Rhodopseudomonas palustris takes up electrons from conductive substances like metal oxides or rust to reduce carbon dioxide.

Breakthrough in air purification with a catalyst that works at room temperature

1 day ago from Science Daily

Researchers have shown that a newly engineered catalyst made of gold nanoparticles supported on a metal oxide framework shows breakdown of ammonia impurities in air, with excellent selectivity for conversion...

Radioactive material detected remotely using laser-induced electron avalanche breakdown

1 day ago from Science Daily

Physicists have developed a powerful new method to detect radioactive material. By using an infrared laser beam to induce an electron avalanche breakdown near the material, the new technique can...

Trump Russia probe: Who's involved, where it stands

1 day ago from UPI

Here's a rundown of the major players in the investigation into Russian attempts to interfere in the U.S. presidential election and how are they connected.

Bill Nighy, Miranda Hart to star in 'Emma' remake

1 day ago from UPI

Bill Nighy and Miranda Hart have joined the ensemble of a new film based on Jane Austen's 1815 novel, "Emma."

Denis Villeneuve starts filming 'Dune' remake

1 day ago from UPI

Denis Villeneuve has begun filming his star-studded "Dune" remake, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Entertainment announced this week.

Making conductive graphene yarn in bulk

1 day ago from C&EN

A commercial yarn-dyeing method can quickly coat cotton yarn with graphene for flexible electronics

Methane caged inside C60

1 day ago from C&EN

Trapping strategy enables quantum studies on single molecules

'I hope to be part of the solution': Albertans rethink approach to energy, environment

The Alberta energy sector's future is cloudy, but some are banking on an economy based on world-leading bright ideas. Energy Futures Lab is one of the groups that believes Alberta...

Tyson Recalls 69,000 Pounds of Chicken Strips After Metal Fragments Are Found

2 days ago from NY Times Science

A spokesman for the company said it would “continue to investigate” what happened.

Molecular motors join forces in a metal-organic framework

2 days ago from C&EN

Crystalline scaffold helps organize tiny machines

A missed opportunity light rail and/or streetcar transit need not be

2 days ago from Science Blog

I think it’s silly: There are people who get all worked up over the mention of light rail and/or streetcar transit. What appears to get their gooses more than anything...

Study shows how electricity-eating microbes use electrons to fix carbon dioxide

2 days ago from Physorg

New research from Washington University in St. Louis explains the cellular processes that allow a sun-loving microbe to "eat" electricity—transferring electrons to fix carbon dioxide to fuel its growth.

Chemicals induce dipoles to damp plasmons

2 days ago from Science Daily

A new study discovers a mechanism by which molecules affect the plasmonic response of gold nanorods. The mechanism could be used to enhance applications like catalysis that involve plasmon-driven chemistry.

Developing new organic materials for electronics

2 days ago from Science Daily

A scientist has new ways of accelerating the development of new organic materials for electronics. The new approaches could have applications in other types of materials science research.

Ankle exoskeleton fits under clothes for potential broad adoption

2 days ago from Science Daily

The device does not require additional components such as batteries or actuators carried on the back or waist.

Energy monitor can find electrical failures before they happen

2 days ago from Science Daily

A new system can monitor the behavior of all electric devices within a building, ship, or factory, determining which ones are in use at any given time and whether any...

Trump to nominate ex-campaign adviser Stephen Moore to Fed board

2 days ago from UPI

President Donald Trump said Friday he will nominate economist Stephen Moore to serve on the board of governors for the Federal Reserve.

SpaceX's Hexagon Tiles for Starship Heat Shield Pass Fiery Test

2 days ago from Space.com

SpaceX is turning up the heat on its Starship spacecraft project. Literally.

Radioactive material detected remotely using laser-induced electron avalanche breakdown

2 days ago from Physorg

Physicists at the University of Maryland have developed a powerful new method to detect radioactive material. By using an infrared laser beam to induce a phenomenon known as an electron...

New approach to molecular modeling may accelerate the development of new organic materials for electronics

2 days ago from Physorg

Organic electronics have the potential to revolutionize technology with their high cost-efficiency and versatility compared with more commonly used inorganic electronics. For example, their flexibility could allow companies to print...