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Cardinals sign T Barksdale, place T Humphries on IR

1 week ago from UPI

The Arizona Cardinals signed free agent Joe Barksdale and placed fellow tackle D.J. Humphries on injured reserve, the team announced Wednesday.

Technique inspired by dolphin chirps could improve tests of soft materials

1 week ago from Science Daily

Engineers have devised a technique that vastly improves on the speed and accuracy of measuring soft materials' properties. The technique can be used to test the properties of drying cement,...

Technique inspired by dolphin chirps could improve tests of soft materials

1 week ago from Physorg

When you deform a soft material such as Silly Putty, its properties change depending on how fast you stretch and squeeze it. If you leave the putty in a small...

Bringing balance to the universe: New theory could explain missing 95 percent of the cosmos

1 week ago from Science Daily

New research could shed light on the 'missing' dark matter and dark energy that make up 95 percent of our universe and yet are wholly invisible to us.

First observation of a square lattice of merons and antimerons

1 week ago from Science Daily

Scientists have, for the first time, observed a square lattice of merons and antimerons -- tiny magnetic vortices and antivortices that form in a thin plate of the helical magnet...

Fine-tuning renewables could help Texas balance energy resources

1 week ago from Physorg

Timing and placement of wind and solar power facilities are critical factors for Texas electricity providers that juggle their output with other resources to provide a balanced flow of energy....

What Is X-Ray Spectroscopy?

1 week ago from Live Science

X-ray spectroscopy is used in many areas of science, medicine and technology, to better understand the characteristics of a material at the atomic level.

Oakland Raiders to sign RB C.J. Anderson

1 week ago from UPI

Free-agent running back C.J. Anderson is expected to sign a contract with the Oakland Raiders.

Paving the way for more efficient hydrogen cars

1 week ago from Physorg

Hydrogen-powered vehicles emit only water vapor from their tailpipes, offering a cleaner alternative to fossil-fuel-based transportation. But for hydrogen cars to become mainstream, scientists need to develop more efficient hydrogen-storage...

Cargo shipper Maersk pledges to cut carbon emissions to zero by 2050

1 week ago from UPI

Maesk, the world's largest container shipping company, announced plans to cut net carbon emissions to zero by 2050.

A controversial sighting of dark matter is looking even shakier

1 week ago from Sciencenews.org

Two dark matter experiments disagree despite using the same type of detector material.

First observation of a square lattice of merons and antimerons

1 week ago from Physorg

Scientists have, for the first time, observed a square lattice of merons and antimerons—tiny magnetic vortices and antivortices that form in a thin plate of the helical magnet Co8Zn9Mn3. By...

On the trail of the Higgs Boson

1 week ago from Physorg

For the physics community, the discovery of new particles like the Higgs Boson has paved the way for a host of exciting potential experiments. Yet, when it comes to such...

Using graphene to detect ALS, other neurodegenerative diseases

1 week ago from Physorg

The wonders of graphene are numerous—it can enable flexible electronic components, enhance solar cell capacity, filter the finest subatomic particles and revolutionize batteries. Now, the "supermaterial" may one day be...

Write with heat, cool and then repeat with rewritable paper

1 week ago from Physorg

Even in this digital age, paper is still everywhere. Often, printed materials get used once and are then discarded, creating waste and potentially pollution. Now, scientists report in ACS Applied...

Volkswagen plans to phase out gas and diesel engines by 2026

1 week ago from UPI

Volkswagen has said it expects its next generation of gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles to be the last comprised mostly of internal combustion-engine automobiles.

Wildfire ash can bind to, trap mercury

1 week ago from UPI

New research suggests the particulate matter released by wildfires can trap mercury and prevent its absorption into local waterways.

Watch: Flying trash can collides with car on freeway

1 week ago from UPI

A Texas woman's dashboard camera was rolling when an airborne trash can flew into her windshield on the highway.

Molecular adlayer produced by dissolving water-insoluble nanographene in water

1 week ago from Science Daily

Even though nanographene is insoluble in water and organic solvents, researchers have found a way to dissolve it in water. Using 'molecular containers' that encapsulate water-insoluble molecules, the researchers developed...

Science: High pressure orders electrons

1 week ago from Science Daily

High-temperature superconductors can transport electrical energy without resistance. Researchers have carried out high-resolution inelastic x-ray scattering and have found that high uniaxial pressure induces a long-range charge order competing with...

An embellished coat for bone implants

1 week ago from Physorg

Scientists from the European project Laser4Surf are currently developing a multi-beam optical module to treat the metallic surfaces of dental implants to achieve the best cell adhesion and antibacterial properties....

Researchers use a virus to speed up modern computers

1 week ago from Physorg

In a groundbreaking study, researchers have successfully developed a method that could lead to unprecedented advances in computer speed and efficiency.

New material could be the answer to infrastructure woes

1 week ago from Physorg

In the early 1990s, Victor Li, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Michigan, developed Engineered Cementitious Composites, also known as ductile or bendable concrete. More...

Reflecting antiferromagnetic arrangements

1 week ago from Physorg

A team led by Rutgers University and including scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has demonstrated an X-ray imaging technique that could enable the development...

Brief reflections from a plasma mirror

1 week ago from Physorg

When a dense sheet of electrons is accelerated to almost the speed of light, it acts as a reflective surface. Such a 'plasma mirror' can be used to manipulate light....

Heat's Bam Adebayo gets 2-handed block, dunks in transition

1 week ago from UPI

Bam Adebayo had a charged sequence in the second quarter of the Miami Heat's loss to the Orlando Magic, following a two-handed block with a transition slam.

General Atomics tapped for French MQ-9 drone support

1 week ago from UPI

The Air Force has exercised a $26.7 million contract option, awarding work for French air force MQ-9 logistics services to General Atomics Aeronatical Systems.

Plasmonic quantum size effects in silver nanoparticles are dominated by interfaces and local environments

1 week ago from Physorg

When metallic dimensions are reduced to the nanoscale, a phenomenon termed localized surface-plasmon resonance (LSPR) appears due to electron oscillations, resulting in distinct optical properties suited for advanced imaging and...