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Nations pledge clean energy amid treaty stalemate

8 years ago from Physorg

Nations pledged Tuesday to work together to improve the efficiency of energy-guzzlers from televisions to cars, showing practical cooperation on climate change despite a deadlock on sealing a treaty.

Navy Shoots Down Robotic Aircraft with Laser Beams

8 years ago from Live Science

The navy is testing out a Laser Weapons System.

First day of Farnborough air show

8 years ago from European Space Agency

The Farnborough International Air Show opened to blue skies and trade visitors today. Highlights included innovative passenger aircraft, a supersonic car and a dedicated Space Zone showcasing space technology and...

Adaptation in mole blood aids tunnelling

8 years ago from Science Daily

'Super hemoglobin' allows moles to thrive underground. Researchers have made the first identification of an adaptation in the blood of Eastern moles which allows more efficient transport of carbon dioxide,...

Crystal clear: Eureka! moment leads to major breakthroughs in structural biology

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- Tuning out the noise of fellow passengers and the incessant hum of the turbojet engine, Lin Chen pored voraciously over the pages of James Watson's The Double Helix....

Nanomaterials Researcher Working to Improve Nuclear Efficiency

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- With renewed attention being given to nuclear power, a UT Dallas researcher has snagged an $875,000 Department of Energy (DOE) grant to explore a means to boost power...

Moving Forward On Algal Biofuels

8 years ago from C&EN

Alternative Energy: ExxonMobil, Synthetic Genomics facility will help optimize algal fuel production.

New ‘Smart’ Metal Could Mean Cool Cash for Consumers, Less CO2

8 years ago from Science Blog

If a new “smart” metal could help cool your home or refrigerate your food 175 percent more efficiently than current technology, imagine what that would do for your...

GM breaks ground on China hi-tech car lab

8 years ago from Physorg

US auto giant General Motors broke ground in Shanghai on Monday on a research facility that will develop electric cars, lightweight materials and alternative fuel technology for China and the...

New catalyst for hydrogen fuel cells resists CO contamination

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles promise faster refueling and the ability to travel longer distances before refueling than battery-powered cars, but they are susceptible to poisoning by carbon monoxide...

Scientists to make detailed map of Calif. coast

8 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Scientists will be using laser beams, computer software and airplanes to piece together what they say will be the most detailed map ever assembled of the California coastline. ...

Vibration-powered generating batteries recharge when shaken

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- Whether you're away from electricity or you don't mind expending a few of your own calories, a new generator allows you to recharge it simply by shaking it....

Novel microfluidic HIV test is quick and cheap

8 years ago from

UC Davis biomedical engineer Prof. Alexander Revzin has developed a 'lab on a chip' device for HIV testing. Revzin's microfluidic device uses antibodies to 'capture' white blood cells called T...

Chemists grow crystals with a twist - and untwist

8 years ago from

Chemists from New York University and Russia's St. Petersburg State University have created crystals that can twist and untwist, pointing to a much more varied process of crystal growth than...

Quantum simulations uncover hydrogen's phase transitions

8 years ago from Science Daily

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe and is a major component of giant planets such as Jupiter and Saturn. But not much is known about what happens...

Taking an Alternative Path in Fighting the Disease

8 years ago from NY Times Health

While most Alzheimer’s research focuses on blocking amyloid and plaque, other scientists are concentrating on another protein, tau.

Fibres form all-in-one speaker and microphone

8 years ago from Physics World

Novel materials could be woven into 'smart clothes' that pick up sound

Toyota, Tesla Team up on Electric RAV4

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

New Version of Crossover Vehicle Expected to Hit U.S. Market in 2012

ScienceShot: A Quasi-Stellar Looking Glass

8 years ago from Science NOW

The distorting power of gravity helps scientists stare down the universe's brightest objects

Clouds gathering over German solar sector: study

8 years ago from Physorg

Germany's once innovative solar energy sector seems to have lost some of its lustre and is increasingly being put in the shade by rivals in China and the United States,...

Sugar-Coated Nanotubes Deliver High-Dose Radiotherapy

8 years ago from Physorg

Starting with simple carbon nanotubes, a team of researchers from the United Kingdom and Spain has developed a sugar-coated nanocapsule that can deliver large doses of radioactivity to tumors. The...

Nearly Hard as Steel: Aluminum with Fullerenes

8 years ago from Physorg

Russian researchers with Siemens Corporate Technology (CT) are using special carbon nanoparticles to optimize materials. They are adding fullerenes -- soccer ball-shaped molecules comprising 60 carbon atoms -- to aluminum...

Dutch researchers develop anthrax sensor

8 years ago from Physorg

Nanotechnologists at University of Twente's MESA+ research institute have developed a sensor that can detect anthrax spores. The invention is more sensitive and efficient than existing detection methods. The research...

Strong Winds, and a Mist Net for Sparrows

8 years ago from NY Times Science

With winds making it hard to trap birds, Dustin Rubenstein turns to mist nets to try to catch sparrows and bulbuls.

Scientists provide an atomic view of the destruction caused by radiation in extreme environments

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- In extreme environments, some materials quickly recover from being hit by energetic ions, while other materials are permanently scarred, according to scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the...

Bayesian Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics: Everything new is actually well-forgotten old …

8 years ago from Science Blog

Some 80-90 years ago, George A. Linhart, unlike A. Einstein, P. Debye, M. Planck and W. Nernst, has managed to derive a very simple, but ultimately general mathematical formula for...

Russian Researchers Call for Better Coordination of Science

8 years ago from Science NOW

More than 2200 researchers sent an open letter to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev last...

The parts science cannot reach

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

We need to distinguish in detail all the different sorts of explaining we do in life. No one key opens every lockThe question: Can science explain everything?There has been a great deal...