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Denmark gets nod for renewable energy support scheme

1 day ago from UPI

Denmark, a holdout on Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas project, has consent to move forward with renewable energy strategies, the European Commission said.

Efficient glycopeptide separation achieved by interfacially polymerized polymer particles

1 day ago from Physorg

Chinese researchers have developed interfacially polymerized porous polymer particles for low-abundance glycopeptide separation. These polymer particles with hydrophilic-hydrophobic heterostructured nanopores can separate low-abundance glycopeptides from complex biological samples with high-abundance...

Scientists turn to the quantum realm to improve energy transportation

1 day ago from Physorg

Ant-Man knows the quantum realm holds shocking revelations and irrational solutions. Taking a page from the Marvel Universe, researchers based at the National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Tokyo, Japan,...

Interactive software tool makes complex mold design simple

1 day ago from Physorg

Most of the plastic objects we see are created using injection molding, but designing such molds is a difficult task, usually requiring experts. Now, computer scientists from the Institute of...

How Einstein's equivalence principle extends to the quantum world

1 day ago from Physorg

How Einstein's equivalence principle extends to the quantum world has been puzzling physicists for decades, but a team including a University of Queensland researcher has found the key to this...

Narrow-beam laser technology enables communications between underwater vehicles

1 day ago from Physorg

Nearly five years ago, NASA and Lincoln Laboratory made history when the Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) used a pulsed laser beam to transmit data from a satellite orbiting the...

Physicists fight laser chaos with quantum chaos to improve laser performance

1 day ago from Science Daily

To tame chaos in powerful semiconductor lasers, which causes instabilities, scientists have introduced another kind of chaos.

Another way for stellar-mass black holes to grow larger

1 day ago from Physorg

A trio of researchers with The University of Hong Kong, Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics in Taiwan and Northwestern University in the U.S., has come up with an...

Protecting the power grid: Advanced plasma switch for more efficient transmission

1 day ago from Science Daily

Article describes research to design an advanced and cost-effective power switch to protect the US electric grid.

When sulfur disappears without trace

1 day ago from Physorg

Many natural products and drugs feature a so-called dicarbonyl motif— in certain cases, however, their preparation poses a challenge to organic chemists. In their most recent work, Nuno Maulide and...

Plasma Scientists Created Invisible, Whooping 'Whistlers' in a Lab

1 day ago from Space.com

The strange radio bursts usually circle the Earth like electromagnetic ghosts, but scientists have now created and studied their shapes in a plasma chamber on Earth.

Dakota Fanning, Luke Evans returning for 'Alienist' sequel

1 day ago from UPI

TNT has announced it ordered "The Angel of Darkness," a 2019 follow-up to its limited series "The Alienist."

Musk's Boring Company proposes L.A. tunnel to Dodger Stadium

1 day ago from CBSNews - Science

"Dugout Loop" would transport baseball fans between East Hollywood and the stadium in under four minutes

Advancing undersea optical communications

1 day ago from MIT Research

Nearly five years ago, NASA and Lincoln Laboratory made history when the Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) used a pulsed laser beam to transmit data from a satellite orbiting the moon to Earth...

New electrolyte improves Li-S batteries

1 day ago from C&EN

Made from a lithium salt and diglyme, the electrolyte keeps troublesome sulfur reactions in check and thwarts formation of harmful lithium dendrites

Smart fluorescent dyes

1 day ago from Science Daily

Controlling the excited electronic states in luminescent systems remains a challenge in the development of fluorescent and phosphorescent dyes. Now, scientists in Japan have developed a unique organic fluorophore that...

Scientists turn to the quantum realm to improve energy transportation

1 day ago from Science Daily

Scientists have designed a more efficient quantum transport system using a creative, yet counterintuitive solution.

Trigger, target, trigger: Scientists explore controlled carbon monoxide release

1 day ago from Science Daily

Scientists have developed flavonoid-based, organic carbon monoxide-releasing molecules that exhibit CO release only when triggered by visible light. Using fluorescence microscopy, the researchers demonstrate targeted CO delivery by the photoCORMs...

Smallest transistor switches current with a single atom in solid electrolyte

1 day ago from Science Daily

Researchers have developed a single-atom transistor, the world's smallest. This quantum electronics component switches electrical current by controlled repositioning of a single atom, now also in the solid state in...

New ultrathin optic cavities allow simultaneous color production on an electronic chip

1 day ago from Physorg

The rainbow is not just colors—each color of light has its own frequency. The more frequencies you have, the higher the bandwidth for transmitting information.

Protecting the power grid: Advanced plasma switch for more efficient transmission

1 day ago from Physorg

Inside your home and office, low-voltage alternating current (AC) powers the lights, computers and electronic devices for everyday use. But when the electricity comes from remote long-distance sources such as...

A unique combination of catalysts opens doors to making useful compounds

1 day ago from Science Daily

All organisms rely on chemical reactions in order to make various natural products. Chemical reactions can be caused by a number of catalysts, such as enzymatic or chemical catalysts. Researchers...

Most wear-resistant metal alloy in the world

1 day ago from Science Daily

A materials science team has engineered a platinum-gold alloy believed to be the most wear-resistant metal in the world. It's 100 times more durable than high-strength steel, making it the...

Reverse osmosis membranes with tunable thickness

1 day ago from Science Daily

Researchers used electrospray technology to create ultra-thin, ultra-smooth polyamide membranes for reverse osmosis. This scalable process allows for better control of a membrane's fundamental properties, avoids the use of chemical...

Twisted electronics open the door to tunable 2-D materials

1 day ago from Science Daily

Researchers report an advance that may revolutionize the field of 2-D materials such as graphene: a 'twistronic' device whose characteristics can be varied by simply varying the angle between two...

Printable tags turn everyday objects into smart, connected devices

2 days ago from Science Daily

Engineers have developed printable metal tags that could be attached to plain objects, like water bottles, walls or doors, and turn them into 'smart' Internet of Things devices. The tags...

Novel sensors could enable smarter textiles

2 days ago from Science Daily

A fabric coating with thin, lightweight and flexible pressure sensors that can be embedded into shoes and other functional garments, sensors that can measure everything from the light touch of...

Under pressure, hydrogen offers a reflection of giant planet interiors

2 days ago from Science Daily

Lab-based mimicry allowed an international team of physicists to probe hydrogen under the conditions found in the interiors of giant planets -- where experts believe it gets squeezed until it...