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Nissan Shows Tiny Electric Concept Vehicle

7 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Bullish On Zero-emissions, Nissan Shows Tiny Electric Car, Plans To Make 250,000 EVs A Year

Without Drivers, 4 Vans Go from Italy to China

7 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Driverless Vehicles, Equipped with Solar-Powered Laser Scanners and Video Cameras, Successfully End 8,000-Mile Test Drive

A milestone for molecular beams

7 years ago from Physorg

( -- When we think of molecular collisions, we often consider massive colliders, like the LHC, sending particles smashing into each other at very high energies. While this is interesting...

Flame retardants said hazardous to health

7 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Flame retardant chemicals found in home furniture, electronics, insulation, mattresses and other products are hazardous, U.S. environmentalists say.

Iraq's Sunnis threaten new gas fields

7 years ago from UPI

BAGHDAD, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Threats by Sunni leaders to sabotage foreign companies seeking to develop Iraq's gas production, vital to restoring electrical output and industrial development, underline the...

Winter gas supplies OK, Gazprom says

7 years ago from UPI

MOSCOW, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- The unified gas supply system in Russia is ready for peak loads during the upcoming autumn and winter period, the board of directors at...

Scientists demonstrate more efficient way to connect nanoparticles for single-electron devices

7 years ago from Physorg

( -- By connecting single nano-objects together, scientists can fabricate tiny solid-state devices through which a precisely controlled single-electron current can flow. In the past several years, scientists have been...

Bismuth for bone cement: Water-soluble cluster key to the formation of hybrid material

7 years ago from Physorg

( -- Organic–inorganic hybrid materials, uniting the advantages of their organic and inorganic parts, are used for a wide variety of applications. However, making a homogeneous composite material is only...

Physical Reality: Less Is More

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Physical reality is composed of properties like distance, duration, velocity, area, volume, mass, energy, and temperature. To quantify these properties you need to measure them. And the act of measuring...

The Math Of Baseball: Bayes Takes On The World Series

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It's playoff time in baseball and the Giants have home field advantage over the Texas Rangers starting tomorrow, October 27th.Baseball, more so than any other sport, lends itself to numerical...

DIY Guide To PCB Board Fabricators

7 years ago from

In the alchemical days of building your own circuit boards, you had to swirl hand-masked boards in noxious chemicals to burn away the layers you needed. Now, you can just...

Power to the people

7 years ago from MIT Research

Egypt is not a place that lacks sunshine. But it does lack solar energy: Renewable power accounts for less than 1 percent of the energy consumed by the country’s 75 million inhabitants....

Holometer experiment to test if the universe is a hologram

7 years ago from Physorg

( -- Many ideas in theoretical physics involve extra dimensions, but the possibility that the universe has only two dimensions could also have surprising implications. The idea is that space...

Review: New MacBook Airs Still Skinny On Power

7 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Apple's Latest Notebooks Come With Slimmed-down Price Tag, but Skimp On Power

Hard-Core Astrophysics: Massive Neutron Star Hints at How Matter Behaves at Its Densest

7 years ago from Scientific American

An extremely dense celestial object thousands of light-years away is serving as a natural nuclear physics experiment, providing clues to processes that cannot be reproduced in the lab. ...

Green: A Nano-Solution to Energy 'Vampires'

7 years ago from NY Times Science

Like a leaky faucet, today's transistors may be in the "off" position but are never fully closed, allowing small amounts of energy to be steadily siphoned. But with nanotechnology, a...

Competition Recognizes Student Inventors

7 years ago from C&EN

Awards: Tissue engineering and structural composite research projects earn top honors.

Smart traffic lights reduce fuel usage and lower emissions

7 years ago from Physorg

( -- Denso Corp. has designed the next version of 'the smart traffic light system'. By using messaging between vehicles and the traffic-light controller, better decisions about when to change...

Turbine can power home or business

7 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

A Canadian-made turbine designed to fit on roofs and help power homes and small businesses will go on sale in December.

NIST ships first programmable AC/DC 10-volt standard

7 years ago from Science Blog

Extending its 26-year tradition of innovative quantum voltage standards, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have begun shipping a new 10-volt standard to users...

Single molecule magnets line up

7 years ago from Chemistry World

Researchers encourage single molecule magnets to bind to a gold surface in a certain orientation, retaining the magnet’s properties

Avoiding CO2 capture health risks is possible, Norwegian experts say

7 years ago from Science Daily

Experts in Norway believe it is possible to develop efficient CO2 capture technologies without generating harmful emissions.

Odorant sensor fabricated from living cells

7 years ago from Physorg

Dr. Misawa and colleagues at the Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan, focused on a chemical sensor composed of living cells from frog eggs and compact fluidic devices integrated with glass...

The brain’s journey from early Internet to modern-day fiber optics — all in 1 lifetime

7 years ago from Science Blog

The brain's inner network becomes increasingly more efficient as humans mature. Now, for the first time without invasive measures, a joint study from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne...

Frozen secrets of the 'Ice Cube'

7 years ago from Physorg

There's nothing like temperatures that can reach minus 100 degrees Fahrenheit to keep you on your toes.

Innovative use of solar energy

7 years ago from Physorg

Working in collaboration with industry partners, researchers of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have successfully developed a Solar-powered Air-conditioning System for vehicles and completed a series of testing on...

Commercial jets could use shorter runways with new design

7 years ago from Physorg

Research underway at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) could enable fixed-wing jet aircraft to take off and land at steep angles on short runways, while also reducing engine noise...

Seven myths about physical security

7 years ago from Physorg

The high-tech access control device was secure, sophisticated, and complex; it was intended to protect nuclear materials and other important assets. But security experts at the U.S. Department of Energy’s...