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Newly upgraded laser peers further into the extreme universe at SLAC's LCLS

1 day ago from Physorg

Scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory recently upgraded a powerful optical laser system used to create shockwaves that generate high-pressure conditions like those found within planetary...

Young Minds Take the Stage at Argonne

1 day ago from Newswise - Scinews

Argonne's Learning on the Lawn celebration capped 10 weeks of intense discoveries and experimentation for 90 students, led by luminaries from across the laboratory - from nuclear engineers to biologists...

Going 'green' with plant-based resins

1 day ago from Science Daily

Airplanes, electronics and solar cells are all in demand, but the materials holding these items together -- epoxy thermosets -- are not environmentally friendly. Now, a group reports that they...

Tough, self-healing rubber developed

1 day ago from Science Daily

Imagine a tire that could heal after being punctured or a rubber band that never snapped. Researchers have developed a new type of rubber that is as tough as natural...

Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phones

1 day ago from Science Daily

Supercapacitors promise recharging of phones and other devices in seconds and minutes as opposed to hours for batteries. But current technologies are not usually flexible, have insufficient capacities, and for...

Russian company Lukoil reports slight dip in oil production

2 days ago from UPI

Russian energy company Lukoil said total oil production for the second quarter was slightly lower, in part because of a reduction from operations in Iraq.

Lab experiments show why medium-sized ants can't crawl out of antlion larvae pits

2 days ago from Physorg

A small team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in France has discovered why medium-sized ants have more trouble climbing out of sand pits than larger or smaller ants. In...

Technique for making microdroplet lenses

2 days ago from Physorg

Researchers are on the lookout for rapid, reliable and affordable switches for the opto-electronics of the future. An Empa team now presents a potential solution: dye droplets measuring just a...

"Fixed-field" accelerator transports multiple particle beams at a wide range of energies through a single beam pipe

2 days ago from Physorg

An advanced particle accelerator designed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory could reduce the cost and increase the versatility of facilities for physics research and cancer treatment....

There may be a huge flaw in UK fracking hopes – the geology

2 days ago from Physorg

Gas is hugely important to the UK. The country uses more than 65 billion cubic metres to heat most of its 25m homes and generate around a quarter of its...

New polymer allows researchers to study how proteins fold, function

2 days ago from Physorg

University of Michigan biophysicists and chemists have created a new polymer that mimics a cell membrane, allowing proteins found within cell membranes to fold and function naturally in the synthetic...

In open letter, Taliban urges Trump to withdraw from Afghanistan

2 days ago from UPI

The Taliban wrote an open letter to President Donald Trump, urging him to "be responsible" and withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan.

Scotland's largest solar farm gets green light

Elgin Energy is granted planning permission for a 20MW project near Urquhart in Moray

Fiat Chrysler joins BMW-Intel autonomous car partnership

2 days ago from Physorg

Fiat Chrysler is teaming up with BMW and Intel to develop an autonomous-driving system.

Swiss hotel criticized for signs telling Jews to shower before using pool

2 days ago from UPI

A hotel in Switzerland has been criticized for putting anti-Semitic signs with rules specifically for Jewish guests.

Print No Evil - Three-Layer Technique Helps Secure Additive Manufacturing

2 days ago from Newswise - Scinews

Researchers have developed a three-layer system to verify that components produced using additive manufacturing have not been compromised.

University of Delaware Professor Named American Society of Civil Engineers Fellow

2 days ago from Newswise - Scinews

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has named University of Delaware professor Christopher Meehan to its 2017 class of Fellows. This honor is given to ASCE members who have...

Paperthin device produces electricity from the slowest human motions

2 days ago from C&EN

The device could someday be integrated into fabric to power electronic devices

Two Scientists Receive Grants to Develop New Materials

2 days ago from Newswise - Scinews

Northwestern University's Chad A. Mirkin and Monica Olvera de la Cruz have received significant five-year grants from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation in support of their innovative materials science research.

Relativistic self-focusing gives mid-IR driven electrons a boost

2 days ago from Science Daily

For the first time, scientists have observed the production of relativistic electrons driven by low-energy, ultrashort mid-infrared laser pulses.

Anna Faris encourages 'independence' after Chris Pratt split

2 days ago from UPI

"Mom" star Anna Faris advised fans to embrace their independence following her separation from Chris Pratt.

The Mars Colony of the Future Could Be Powered by This Advanced Microgrid

2 days ago from Space.com

The industrial manufacturing giant Siemens is planning for the reality of supplying and maintaining energy for a civilization on the Red Planet.

New thruster design increases efficiency for future spaceflight

2 days ago from Science Daily

Hall thrusters are used in earth-orbiting satellites and show promise to propel robotic spacecraft long distances, and the plasma ejected from the exhaust end of the thruster can deliver great...

Look ma, no hands: Researchers use vacuum for hands-free patterning of liquid metal

2 days ago from Science Daily

Engineers have utilized vacuum to create a more efficient, hands-free method for filling complex microchannels with liquid metal.

Soft and spherical: Researchers study dynamics of drop impact

2 days ago from Physorg

For the most part, fluid dynamics researchers have focused efforts to understand the details of impacting drops on flat rigid surfaces; the effect of curved, convex or compliant surfaces on...

Buildings to generate their own power with innovative glass blocks

2 days ago from Physorg

Buildings could soon be able to convert the sun's energy into electricity without the need for solar panels, thanks to innovative new technology.

Reactions in tiny containers—towards the world's smallest coaxial cable

2 days ago from Physorg

As electronic devices continue to shrink to meet the demand for pocket sized and wearable technology, scientists are working to develop the minute components that make them work and a...

Simulation demonstrates how exposure to plasma makes carbon nanotubes grow

2 days ago from Physorg

At the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), research performed with collaborators from Princeton University and the Institute for Advanced Computational Science at the State University...