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Nanostructures get better at harvesting sunlight for solar steam generation

1 week ago from Physorg

One way to produce clean water is to heat dirty water until it turns into steam. As the steam rises, it leaves behind the heavier contaminants and can be collected...

New Method Facilitates Study of the Effects of Chemicals on DNA

1 week ago from Science Blog

University of Arkansas physics researchers have developed a simple, cost-effective method to study the effects of chemicals on DNA which has potential to improve the development and testing of life-saving...

5000 times faster than a computer—interatomic light rectifier generates directed electric currents

1 week ago from Physorg

The absorption of light in semiconductor crystals without inversion symmetry can generate electric currents. Researchers at the Max Born Institute have now generated directed currents at terahertz (THz) frequencies, much...

Reflections from a Nobel winner: Scientists need time to make discoveries

1 week ago from Physorg

Since the announcement that I won the Nobel Prize in physics for chirped pulse amplification, or CPA, there has been a lot of attention on its practical applications.

Scientists discover new ways to twist and shift light

1 week ago from Physorg

The results from the National Physical Laboratory's (NPL) latest research in photonics could open doors to new quantum technologies and telecoms systems

Fast serves don't make sense – unless you factor in physics

1 week ago from Physorg

The serve is arguably the most important component of the modern tennis game – and the faster, the better.

Detroit show has SUVs, horsepower, but electric cars are few

1 week ago from Physorg

Automakers have promised to start selling hordes of electric cars in the next few years, but only two will be unveiled at the big Detroit auto show that kicks off...

Structural batteries lighten drones’ loads

1 week ago from C&EN

A bioinspired electrolyte material enables tough zinc-ion batteries

Chemists construct short nanotube with 40 aromatic rings

1 week ago from C&EN

Cavity-filled carbon cylinder is a first step toward novel semiconductors

Japan is a proving ground for the senior market

1 week ago from C&EN

With the world’s grayest society, the country is becoming a preferred location to test new materials addressing the needs of the elderly

Ford and Cadillac SUVs, Toyota sports car star at auto show

1 week ago from Physorg

SUVs and a big pickup truck will get top billing at Detroit's auto show this year, but there are some surprise sports cars and electric vehicles on the agenda.

Famous birthdays for Jan. 13: Liam Hemsworth, Michael Pena

1 week ago from UPI

Actor Liam Hemsworth turns 29 and actor Julia Louis-Dreyfus turns 58, among the famous birthdays for January 13.

Q&A: Clean, Abundant Energy: Fusion Dreams Never End

1 week ago from NY Times Science

In theory, hydrogen fusion may power the future. But there are substantial scientific hurdles yet to overcome.

Stratolaunch Airplane Nears First Flight

1 week ago from Space.com

The latest taxi test of the giant aircraft being developed by Stratolaunch for its air-launch system is a sign the plane’s first flight may take place soon.

AFC Playoffs: Chiefs aim to begin rare playoff run vs. rising Colts

1 week ago from UPI

Andy Reid has never won a Super Bowl as a head coach. Patrick Mahomes has never won one as a starting quarterback, though this will mark first stab at the...

Making ammonia 'greener'

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have come up with a new way to create ammonia from nitrogen and water at low temperature and low pressure. They've done it successfully so far in a laboratory...

3D printing 100 times faster with light

1 week ago from Science Daily

Rather than building up plastic filaments layer by layer, a new approach to 3D printing lifts complex shapes from a vat of liquid at up to 100 times faster than...

Fiat Chrysler, Toyota add 2.9M vehicles to Takata airbag recall

1 week ago from UPI

Toyota and Fiat Chrysler added a combined 2.9 million more vehicles to a recall for potentially faulty passenger-side front airbag inflators.

Netflix to adapt 'Shadow and Bone,' 'Six of Crows' into series

1 week ago from UPI

Netflix has announced plans to adapt Leigh Bardugo's best-selling fantasy-adventure novels "Shadow and Bone" and "Six of Crows" into a television series.

Rise of renewables creating 'new world': report

1 week ago from Physorg

The rapid growth of renewable energy sources and the demise of fossil fuels are causing major changes in global politics, a special commission said in a report Friday.

Levante knocks off Barcelona in Copa del Rey

1 week ago from UPI

Levante knocked off Barcelona on the strength of two first half goals in the first leg of the Copa del Rey in Valencia, Spain.

Graphene's spectacular performance in high-speed optical communications

1 week ago from Physorg

Integrating graphene sheets into silicon photonics could form the basis for next-generation data communications. Researchers from the Graphene Flagship initiative have pushed the technology closer to application by demonstrating the...

New dynamic probes for ions interacting with biomolecules

1 week ago from Physorg

Pairs of negatively charged phosphate groups and positive magnesium ions represent a key structural feature of DNA and RNA embedded in water. Vibrations of phosphate groups have now been established...

Next generation photonic memory devices are 'light-written,' ultrafast and energy efficient

1 week ago from Physorg

Light is the most energy-efficient way of moving information. Yet, light shows one big limitation: it is difficult to store. As a matter of fact, data centers rely primarily on...

Chemists solve persistent problem after four decades

1 week ago from Physorg

After almost four decades, Leiden and Eindhoven chemists have resolved the discussion about the correct model regarding the simplest chemical reaction in heterogeneous catalysis, which is essential for fuel cells....

Washing Our Worries Onto Others

1 week ago from Science Blog

The blushing sun conceals A dirty secret. So in our quest for BEAUTY We shield our glowing frames From its spiteful rays; Basting our bodies like Pigs in blankets Of...

Oxygen migration at the heterostructure interface

1 week ago from Physorg

NUS physicists have developed a methodology to control the electromigration of oxygen atoms in the buried interfaces of complex oxide materials for constructing high mobility oxide heterostructures.

Researchers make complex molecule that spontaneously folds like a protein

1 week ago from Physorg

A team of researchers from the Netherlands, Italy and Poland has developed a way to make complex molecules that spontaneously fold like proteins. In their paper published in the Journal...