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Super-Colossal Wind Turbines May Be on the Horizon

5 days ago from MSNBC: Science

If wind power is going to displace inexpensive fossil fuels, wind turbines need to get bigger — much bigger

Houston Texans sign wide receiver Germone Hopper

1 week ago from UPI

The Houston Texans continued a revolving door of wide receiver signings with the addition of Germone Hopper.

AP Exclusive: Inside a nerve-rattling trip to pay pot taxes

2 weeks ago from AP Health

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jerred Kiloh's eyes narrowed as he checked his mirror again. The black Chevy SUV with tinted windows was still...

Fast, noninvasive technique for probing cells may reveal disease

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Engineers have devised a way to assess a cell's mechanical properties simply by observation. The researchers use standard confocal microscopy to zero in on the constant, jiggling motions of a...

Getting CCL technology ready for use at coal power plants

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Among second generation carbon capture technologies stands 'Calcium carbonate looping' (CCL). But even though it is considered less toxic than alternatives and proved to yield low efficiency penalties, the method...

Improving understanding of the quantum world with quantum dots

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Quantum behavior plays a crucial role in novel and emergent material properties, such as superconductivity and magnetism. Unfortunately, it is still impossible to calculate the underlying quantum behavior, let alone...

Using angles to improve the future of electronics

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Nanotechnology is a term which applied to a variety of fields from clothing and automotive paints to sporting equipment and electronics. In the end it's all referring to a size,...

Wintershall warns U.S. against playing 'geopolitical football.'

2 weeks ago from UPI

German energy company Wintershall, a European partner with Russia's Gazprom, said the European energy sector can't be used for "geopolitical football."

Lana Del Rey earns second No. 1 album with 'Lust for Life'

2 weeks ago from UPI

Lana Del Rey has scored her second No. 1 album of her career with the release of "Lust for Life."

Technique to synthesize monolayer films

2 weeks ago from Physorg

A NIMS research group has developed a novel technique to synthesize monolayer films composed of neatly tiled two-dimensional materials, such as oxide nanosheets and graphene, on substrate surfaces in as...

From greenhouse gas to 3-D surface-microporous graphene

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Tiny dents in the surface of graphene greatly enhances its potential as a supercapacitor. Even better, it can be made from carbon dioxide.

Observation of the hyperfine spectrum of antihydrogen

2 weeks ago from Physorg

A Canadian-led investigation has opened a new chapter in antimatter research. In a study published today in Nature, the ALPHA Collaboration, which includes 50 physicists from 17 institutions, reports the...

Team sets new record for magnetic tape storage—makes tape competitive for cloud storage

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Research scientists have achieved a new world record in tape storage – their fifth since 2006. The new record of 201 Gb/in2 (gigabits per square inch) in areal density was...

Activists sound alarm over Russia's whale trade

2 weeks ago from Physorg

A young beluga whale looks down as it is winched in a net onto the deck of a rusty Russian ship moored at a far-eastern port.

Big impact, tiny element—hydrogen power on the nanoscale

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Using hydrogen for energy production is nothing new. But with his research, Carnegie Mellon University Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Ph.D. candidate Ajay Pisat hopes to unlock its full potential...

Interdisciplinary team designs gas flow cell to analyze catalytic behavior

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Researchers at the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) now have access to a cutting-edge capability for studying catalysts.

Researchers designing an instrument to identify uranium, atoms at a time

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Creating a new instrument capable of detecting trace amounts of uranium and other materials will be the focus of a new research partnership spearheaded by scientists at Colorado State University.

Heat-conducting plastic could lead to lighter electronics, cars

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Advanced plastics could usher in lighter, cheaper, more energy-efficient product components, including those used in vehicles, LEDs and computers -- if only they were better at dissipating heat.

'Perfect Liquid' Quark-Gluon Plasma Is the Most Vortical Fluid

2 weeks ago from Newswise - Scinews

Particle collisions recreating the quark-gluon plasma (QGP) that filled the early universe reveal that droplets of this primordial soup swirl far faster than any other fluid. The new analysis from...

New catalysts remove 99 percent of BPA from water

2 weeks ago from UPI

Scientists have discovered a new class of catalysts that break down contaminants like BPA when combined with hydrogen peroxide.

The race to reveal antimatter’s secrets

2 weeks ago from News @ Nature

In the shadow of the Large Hadron Collider, six teams are competing to answer one of the Universe’s deepest existential questions.Nature 548 20 doi: 10.1038/548020a

Defying predictions, wind tunnels find new customers in autos, athletics—even fast food

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Wind tunnels were supposed to be put out of work by now.

Logic circuits with diamond-based transistors

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Scientists have succeeded in developing logic circuits equipped with diamond-based MOSFETs (metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect-transistors) at two different operation modes. This achievement is a first step toward the development of diamond integrated...

Catalysts efficiently and rapidly remove BPA from water

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Chemists have developed an approach that quickly and cheaply removes more than 99 percent of bisphenol A (BPA) from water. BPA, a ubiquitous and dangerous chemical used in the manufacturing...

Research and design for carbon quantum dots catalysts

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

A new study that provides a new approach for the rational design of carbon quantum dots (CQD) modified catalysts with potential applications in energy and environmental areas. The study discusses...

Barcelona's Lionel Messi says goodbye to teammate Neymar

2 weeks ago from UPI

Teammates Lionel Messi and Neymar will no longer share the field at Barcelona.

Virginia football player spends lottery jackpot on Gucci flip-flops

2 weeks ago from UPI

A Virginia football player who won a $100,000 lottery jackpot using his grandma's license plate number said all he bought was a pair of designer flip-flops.

Every sunset ends with a green flash. Why is it so hard to see?

2 weeks ago from PopSci

Head Trip Don't blink. Every sunset on Earth ends with a brief but characteristic green flash. It's the result of the varying...