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Why Some Evangelical Christians See This Pet Technology as the Work of the Antichrist

1 week ago from Live Science

An almost invisible electronic device used all over the world has alarmed some evangelical Christian communities, who see in this technology the work of the Antichrist.

In the battery materials world, the anode’s time has come

1 week ago from C&EN

After focusing on improving the cathode, battery material developers are turning to novel anode materials

Dutchman ends 'world's longest electric car trip' in Australia

1 week ago from Physorg

A Dutchman completed an epic 95,000 kilometre (59,000 mile) journey by electric car in Sydney Sunday in a bid to prove the viability of such vehicles in tackling climate change.

Chemists uncover rules of thumb to help with computational screening of MOF catalysts

1 week ago from C&EN

Relationship between active-site formation energy and bond-breaking energetics can be plugged into algorithms that search for efficient methane-activation catalysts

Quantum layer boosts machine-learning predictions

1 week ago from C&EN

Added algorithms reduce errors in predicting electronic properties

Polymer nanoparticles extend release of opioid overdose antidote

1 week ago from C&EN

Naloxone attached to poly(lactic acid) lasts longer in the body

Strong, adhesive polymers made via stereochemical control

1 week ago from C&EN

Using a chiral anion catalyst to prepare poly(vinyl ethers) transforms them from niche materials to practical plastics

Physicists Stuffed a Ghostly 'Skyrmion' Full of 'Antiskyrmions'

1 week ago from Space.com

The ghostly 'quasiparticles' have barely any material existence, but physicists are still managing to manipulate them into uncanny shapes.

Baltimore Ravens to sign former Oakland Raiders WR Seth Roberts

1 week ago from UPI

The Baltimore Ravens will sign former Oakland Raiders wide receiver Seth Roberts to a one-year contract, the team announced Friday.

Squeezed nanocrystals: A new model predicts their shape when blanketed under graphene

1 week ago from Science Daily

Scientists have developed a model for predicting the shape of metal nanocrystals or 'islands' sandwiched between or below two-dimensional (2D) materials such as graphene. The advance moves 2D quantum materials...

Rocket fuel that's cleaner, safer and still full of energy

1 week ago from Science Daily

Research shows that it may be possible to create rocket fuel that is much cleaner and safer than the hypergolic fuels that are commonly used today. And still just as...

Public gets to take free ride in self-driving car in Detroit

1 week ago from Physorg

Members of the public are getting the chance to take a free ride in a self-driving car as part of an effort to clear up confusion about the technology.

Spectroscopy method combines the best of Raman and fluorescence

1 week ago from C&EN

Combination technique provides simultaneous selectivity and sensitivity

Avengers Are Heading to Space in Last 'Avengers: Endgame' Trailer

1 week ago from Space.com

It's back to exploring the universe for the devastated Avengers, who appear to be heading straight back to their enemy Thanos after he destroyed many of their allies in a...

Improving 3D-printed prosthetics and integrating electronic sensors

1 week ago from Science Daily

Scientists have made inroads in integrating electronic sensors with personalized 3D-printed prosthetics.

Google Doodle Celebrates Physicist Who Escaped Nazi Germany

1 week ago from Live Science

Today's Google Doodle celebrates the 132nd birthday of physicist Hedwig Kohn, who escaped Nazi Germany and is known for, among other things, her work on flame spectroscopy, a technique that...

Rocket fuel that's cleaner, safer and still full of energy

1 week ago from Physorg

Research published this week in Science Advances shows that it may be possible to create rocket fuel that is much cleaner and safer than the hypergolic fuels that are commonly...

Power plants: Getting to the bottom of the 'boiling crisis'

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers review how a 'boiling crisis' can occur in environments such as nuclear power plants. The findings may lead to better designs of heat-transfer surfaces and might allow plants to...

VW seals 10-year lithium deal for electric cars

1 week ago from Physorg

German car behemoth Volkswagen said Friday it had secured 10 years' worth of lithium for electric car batteries from Chinese manufacturer Ganfeng, ensuring supply of a key ingredient for the...

Browns sign ex-Steelers safety Morgan Burnett, AAF quarterback

1 week ago from UPI

The Cleveland Browns are adding to their secondary by bringing in former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Morgan Burnett.

Hydrogen fuel cells: With a database of 500,000 materials, researchers zero in on best bets

1 week ago from Physorg

As researchers work toward next-generation electric vehicles, they may be hitting their heads on the ceiling of what lithium ion batteries can deliver.

New bioinspired glue bonds any surface underwater

1 week ago from Physorg

Underwater adhesion is technically challenging because of the presence of water, the worst enemy for any glue. Now, scientists from Wageningen University & Research have developed an injectable adhesive able...

Mystery of negative capacitance in perovskite solar cells solved

1 week ago from Science Daily

Scientists reveal the origin of apparently high and even negative capacitance values observed in perovskite solar cells.

Photons trained for optical fibre obstacle course will deliver stronger cyber security

1 week ago from Physorg

Beneath many cities are complex networks of optical fibres that carry data, encoded in pulses of light, to offices and homes. Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and...

Carbon dioxide to methanol conversion

1 week ago from Physorg

NUS chemists have developed a highly efficient nanostructured catalyst based on zinc and silver that can convert carbon dioxide, an environmental pollutant and greenhouse gas, to methanol for use as...

A new model predicts squeezed nanocrystal shape when blanketed under graphene

1 week ago from Physorg

In a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory and Northeastern University, scientists have developed a model for predicting the shape of metal nanocrystals or "islands" sandwiched between...

Getting a big look at tiny particles

1 week ago from Physorg

At the turn of the 20th century, scientists discovered that atoms were composed of smaller particles. They found that inside each atom, negatively charged electrons orbit a nucleus made of...

New understanding of heat transfer in boiling water could lead to efficiency improvements in power plants

1 week ago from Physorg

The simple act of boiling water is one of humankind's oldest inventions, and still central to many of today's technologies, from coffee makers to nuclear power plants. Yet this seemingly...