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Laser technology could be used to attract attention from aliens

1 week ago from UPI

A laser pointed out from Earth to the stars could act as a beacon light to aliens in space, a recent study suggests.

General Atomics awarded Reaper strike drone production contract

1 week ago from UPI

The U.S. Air Force has awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems a $263.4 million contract for production of the MQ-9 Reaper surveillance and strike drone.

Physicists design new antenna for next-generation super-sensitive magnetometers

1 week ago from Physorg

Scientists from ITMO University and Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences have proposed a new microwave antenna that creates a uniform magnetic field in large volume. It...

Engineers develop ultrathin, ultralight 'nanocardboard'

1 week ago from Physorg

When choosing materials to make something, trade-offs need to be made between a host of properties, such as thickness, stiffness and weight. Depending on the application in question, finding just...

Cook shaking off injury bug for Vikings

1 week ago from UPI

EAGAN, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings running Dalvin Cook shot through the opening in the offensive line created by center Pat Eflein, left guard Danny Isidora with right guard Mike Remmers...

Scientists use 'hydrogen blisters' to lower the cost of electronic devices

1 week ago from Physorg

In cooperation with French and Greek researchers, scientists from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI have found a simple way to lower the production costs of nano-electronics through controlled deformation...

How function may abruptly emerge or disappear in physical and biological systems

1 week ago from Physorg

In physical, biological and technological systems, the time that a system's components take to influence each other can affect the transition to synchronization, an important finding that improves understanding of...

Inexpensive material offers solution for ocean oil spills

1 week ago from Science Blog

A super-absorbent material developed by Penn State scientists could dramatically reduce the environmental impact of oil spills on oceans and allow recovered oil to be refined normally. The synthetic material,...

Electroanatomical mapping with non-thrombogenic, stretchable and active multielectrode arrays (MEAs)

1 week ago from Physorg

To evaluate in vivo physiological functions, electrophysiological signals must be monitored with high precision and high spatial or temporal resolution. Ultraflexible, multielectrode arrays (MEAs) were recently fabricated to establish conformal...

New antenna concept developed for cars

1 week ago from Physorg

Telecommunications is becoming ever more important for vehicles. At TU Wien, a new antenna concept has now been developed for cars.

Celtics' Kyrie Irving nets season-high, trash talks fans

1 week ago from UPI

Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving tied a season-high with 31 points against the Denver Nuggets, while getting in some trash talk aimed at fans.

New technique enables spatial separation of peptide structures

1 week ago from Physorg

A team of scientists at DESY and Universität Hamburg has reached another milestone towards the direct imaging of individual biomolecules: the group led by Jochen Küpper from the Center for...

Super-strong, bio-compatible material may make broken fillings a thing of the past

1 week ago from Physorg

Soon you may no longer have to worry about how long your dental repairs will last. A new dental reconstruction material developed in Sweden offers unprecedented improvements over existing acrylate-based...

In materials hit with light, individual atoms and vibrations take disorderly paths

1 week ago from Physorg

Hitting a material with laser light sends vibrations rippling through its latticework of atoms, and at the same time can nudge the lattice into a new configuration with potentially useful...

The rich variety in the meteorological phenomena at Jupiter's Great Red Spot revealed

1 week ago from Physorg

A study conducted by an international team of researchers led by Agustín Sánchez-Lavega, professor of Physics at the UPV/EHU, reveals the existence of a rich diversity in the atmospheric phenomena...

A new semiconductor nanofibre could greatly increase the effectiveness of solar cells

1 week ago from Physorg

A team from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) developed a novel nanostructure embedded into a semiconductor nanofibre that results in superb conductivity. The nanocomposite addresses a key inhibitor to...

Scientists Want to Use Lasers to Guide Aliens to Earth. What Could Go Wrong??

1 week ago from Live Science

Researchers at MIT just found that humanity could build a laser that could signal an extraterrestrial intelligence.

Italian Physicists Wrote a 'Perfect Pizza' Equation, Because Not All Heroes Wear Capes

1 week ago from Live Science

Italian physicists wrote a "perfect pizza" equation, because we all need this right now.

Coping with errors in the quantum age

1 week ago from Physorg

Quantum systems can be manipulated with extremely high precision, but not perfectly. Researchers in the Department of Physics at ETH Zurich have now demonstrated how to monitor and correct errors...

Fluorescent 'breathalyzer' makes optimisation of catalysts much easier

1 week ago from Physorg

A new test for industrial catalysts developed by chemists at Utrecht University uses fluorescent molecules to show which of three catalysts works better than the others. This makes it much...

Standing in for a kidney, MXene materials can be used to filter urea, could give dialysis patients the freedom to move

1 week ago from Science Daily

A type of two-dimensional layered material has emerged as a candidate to assist in replacing the body's waste filtration system in wearable kidneys.

Deconstructing crowd noise at college basketball games

1 week ago from Physorg

With thousands of fans clapping, chanting, shouting and jeering, college basketball games can be almost deafeningly loud. Some arenas have decibel meters, which, accurately or not, provide some indication of...

Laser architecture can create complex structures to probe, control matter

1 week ago from Science Daily

A new laser architecture called the universal light modulator is an intriguing new tool to probe and control matter.

Precision measurement takes it to the limit

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have demonstrated a procedure for making precise measurements of speed, acceleration, material properties and even gravity waves possible, approaching the ultimate sensitivity allowed by laws of quantum physics.

Coping with errors in the quantum age

1 week ago from Science Daily

Quantum systems can be manipulated with extremely high, but not with perfect precision. Researchers have now demonstrated how errors that occur during such operations can be monitored and corrected on...

Bell, Electric Power Systems partner on hybrid-electric aircraft engines

1 week ago from UPI

Bell Helicopter has signed an agreement with Electric Power Systems to develop energy storage systems for Bell vertical takeoff and landing aircraft.

Growing magnetic fields in deep space: Just wiggle the plasma

1 week ago from Physorg

Contrary to what many people believe, outer space is not empty. In addition to an electrically charged soup of ions and electrons known as plasma, space is permeated by magnetic...

Bengals extend LS Clark Harris, sign WR Auden Tate

1 week ago from UPI

The Cincinnati Bengals have signed long snapper Clark Harris to a contract extension and signed wide receiver Auden Tate off the practice squad.