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China's quota threat charges up electric car market

1 hour ago from Physorg

China's electric-car market is already the world's biggest, but a government proposal to introduce "new energy" vehicle quotas for automakers is further charging it up.

Wonder material? Novel nanotube structure strengthens thin films for flexible electronics

7 hours ago from Science Blog

Reflecting the structure of composites found in nature and the ancient world, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have synthesized thin carbon nanotube (CNT) textiles that exhibit both...

New discovery could aid in detecting nuclear threats

18 hours ago from Science Daily

A new way to detect nuclear materials has been developed by researchers. Made of graphene and carbon nanotubes, the researchers' detector far outpaces any existing one in its ultrasensitivity to...

Melissa Benoist, Julia Garner join ensemble for miniseries 'Waco'

21 hours ago from UPI

Melissa Benoist and Julia Garner have joined the cast of "Waco," a six-part, event series filming now in Santa Fe.

Two-dimensional melting of hard spheres experimentally unravelled after 60 years

1 day ago from Science Daily

Experimental evidence of melting in two-dimensional substances has finally been gained by researchers. Findings from the study could be used to support technological improvements to thin film materials such as...

Quantum mechanics is complex enough, for now...

1 day ago from Science Daily

Physicists have searched for deviations from standard quantum mechanics, testing whether quantum mechanics requires a more complex set of mathematical rules. To do so a research team designed a new...

Volkswagen Slapped With Largest Ever Fine for Automakers

1 day ago from MSNBC: Science

The federal judge's ruling now brings to around $30B the costs VW will incur after being caught rigging diesel engines to pass U.S. emissions tests.

New Einstein series shows his "bad boy" side

1 day ago from CBSNews - Science

The series is executive produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard

Man records coworkers off-balance forklift fail

1 day ago from UPI

A worker filmed his coworker unintentionally demonstrating forklift safety risks when a heavy load caused the vehicle to tip over.

Boxing film 'Gun' throws real punches, uses real fighters

1 day ago from UPI

Sam Upton and Laila Ali star in the boxing movie Gun, which makes its debut Wednesday at the Beverly Hills Film Festival.

Beyond Femtoseconds

1 day ago from Newswise - Scinews

Hopefully you've discovered this week how femtosecond science provides revolutionary views of some of nature's fastest phenomena. You now know how mind-bogglingly fast a femtosecond passes, and you might be...

What Can You Study in Femtoseconds? Materials

1 day ago from Newswise - Scinews

When Aaron Lindenberg was introduced to ultrafast science as a first-year grad student at UC Berkeley, he was immediately hooked. He knew he wanted to be part of a hot...

Makerspaces could enable widespread adoption of microfluidics

1 day ago from MIT Research

For more than a decade, scientists have publicized the potential of microfluidics to revolutionize the test and analysis of substances ranging from water to DNA. Thousands of journal articles have chronicled researchers' development...

Pioneering computer scientist Harry Huskey dies at 101

1 day ago from Physorg

One of the last surviving members of the team that created the pioneering ENIAC computer in the 1940s has died. Harry Huskey was 101.

Leslie Uggams set to return as Blind Al in 'Deadpool 2'

1 day ago from UPI

Leslie Uggams will star once again opposite Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool's roommate Blind Al in "Deadpool 2."

Nanoimprinted hyperlens array: Paving the way for practical super-resolution imaging

1 day ago from Science Daily

Research has demonstrated a scalable and reliable fabrication process of a large scale hyperlens device based on direct pattern transfer techniques. The research team's new cost-effective fabrication method can be...

Electrochemical performance of lithium-ion capacitors using pre-lithiated multiwalled carbon nanotubes as anode

1 day ago from Physorg

How do internal short circuit? Researcher Minho Kim has published his paper "A fast and efficient pre-doping approach to high energy density lithium-ion hybrid capacitors".

Molecular libraries for organic light-emitting diodes

1 day ago from Physorg

The rising demand for increasingly sophisticated smartphones, tablets and home cinemas is a growing challenge for display technology. At present, organic materials are the most effective way to master this...

Scientist's new approach may accelerate design of high-power batteries

1 day ago from Science Daily

A model for designing novel materials used in electrical storage devices, such as car batteries and capacitors, has now been designed by researchers. This approach may dramatically accelerate discovery of...

Physicists demonstrate new way to violate local causality

1 day ago from Physorg

(—For the first time, physicists have experimentally demonstrated the violation of "bilocal causality"—a concept that is related to the more standard local causality, except that it accounts for the precise...

Circular runways

The engineer who proposed circular runways answers critics in defence of his radical design for airports.

X-ray scattering and molecular dynamics simulations used to create real-time imaging of nanoparticle oxidation

1 day ago from Physorg

(—A team of researchers affiliated with Temple University and Argonne National Laboratory has developed a way to observe material restructuring at the atomic scale in real time. In their paper...

Researchers produce all RNA nucleobases in simulated primordial Earth conditions

1 day ago from Physorg

(—In 1952, chemists Stanley Miller and Harold Urey conducted a famous experimental simulation of the conditions thought to prevail on early Earth in order to determine possible pathways to the...

Energy sector putting strain on Norwegian economy

1 day ago from UPI

Most industrial managers expressed optimism about the pace of the economy, though oil and gas suppliers were less convinced, Norway's government said.

Why drivers own light trucks over cars

1 day ago from Physorg

A new national survey from the University of Michigan explores why consumers choose to drive SUVs, pick-ups, vans and minivans over cars, even though these so-called "light trucks" generally demonstrate...

New laser technique improves neutron yield

1 day ago from Physorg

(—A team of researchers from several institutions in China has developed a new way to produce neutrons that they claim improves on conventional methods by a factor of 100. In...

Optical micro-oscillator could lead to next-generation timing, navigation and sensing applications

1 day ago from Physorg

A team of engineering researchers from UCLA and OEWaves has developed an optical micro-oscillator, a key time-keeping component of clocks that could vastly improve the accuracy of time-keeping, which is...