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Nissan turns new Leaf with all-electric car

7 years ago from Physorg

At first glance Nissan's Oppama plant looks like any other. But a closer look reveals workers inserting lithium-ion batteries and electric motors in every sixth vehicle on the production line.

Gazprom talks gas transit with Belgium

7 years ago from UPI

MOSCOW, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Moscow sees Belgium as a potential transit country for natural gas deliveries to third countries, Russian energy giant Gazprom said during bilateral talks.

Dot Earth: The 'C-Word' Vanishes

7 years ago from NY Times Science

Obama pushes for a clean energy quest but leaves out the reasons it's needed.

Everyday Tech from Space: Out of NASA Tragedy, Better Fireproof Clothes

7 years ago from

NASA's advanced research on thermal barriers and insulation for spacesuits, space shuttles and other vehicles have found earthly applications in firefighting, the military, motor sports and other industries.

Intelligent microscopy

7 years ago from

The sight of a researcher sitting at a microscope for hours, painstakingly searching for the right cells, may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to new software created...

RAND study: No direct military benefit from use of alternative fuels by armed forces

7 years ago from Science Blog

If the U.S. military increases its use of alternative fuels, there will be no direct benefit to the nation's armed forces, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Any benefits...

Nanoscale transistors used to study single-molecule interactions

7 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have figured out a way to study single-molecule interactions on very short time scales using nanoscale transistors. Researchers show how, for the first time, transistors can be used to...

Faster early development might have its costs, study in salamanders suggests

7 years ago from Science Daily

Fast development is often perceived as an advantage, as it enables better harmony with one's environment and readiness to cope with the challenges that it poses. However new research found...

Measures for measures: how kilograms, metres and seconds keep changing

7 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Scientists are looking for a new way to precisely measure a kilogram – but it's not the only measurement that has needed revisingCooks who prefer to measure their ingredients accurately will be interested...

Virginia Tech engineers work with InterDigital to increase wireless speed, accessibility

7 years ago from Physorg

In the first phase of a more than two-year study funded by InterDigital, Virginia Tech researchers have made great strides in the development of more reliable and efficient spectrum sensing...

Physicists describe method to observe timelike entanglement

7 years ago from Physorg

( -- In "ordinary" quantum entanglement, two particles possess properties that are inherently linked with each other, even though the particles may be spatially separated by a large distance. Now,...

Cheaper heart med class would save millions: study

7 years ago from CBC: Health

A new comparison of two classes of heart drugs reveals that millions of dollars in savings could be realized if the health-care system restricted use of the more costly option.

Green: If You Build It, Will They Charge?

7 years ago from NY Times Science

Car-charging stations in Tennessee will rely on a mix of solar power and batteries, and some of the energy will flow to and from the grid.

Biophysical Society's 55th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, March 5 - 9, 2011

7 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

The Biophysical Society's 55th Annual Meeting takes place from March 5-9, 2011 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. There, more than 6,500 scientists will gather to discuss the...

Costly Euro space laser reviewed

European scientists are being asked whether they still want to go ahead with a pioneering space laser mission as costs on the project escalate.

New microscopy method opens window on previously unseen cell features

7 years ago from Science Blog

Despite the sophistication and range of contemporary microscopy techniques, many important biological phenomena still elude the precision of even the most sensitive tools. The need for refined...

Moscow taps into Azeri gas

7 years ago from UPI

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Russian gas monopoly Gazprom aims to buy more gas from Azerbaijan during a meeting in St. Petersburg, the company announced.

Dimer delivers pinpoint recognition

7 years ago from Chemistry World

Synthetic molecule pairs up to provide a novel way to mimic selective binding seen in biological systems

Surprising Superoxide

7 years ago from C&EN

Catalysis: Novel mode of end-on oxygen binding discovered in palladium complexes.

Solving the solar cell power conversion dilemma

7 years ago from Physorg

( -- "There is a lot of interest in creating more efficient solar cells that are also simpler than many of the designs common now," Wladek Walukiewicz tells "We...

Weighty mission for scientists: redefine the kilo

7 years ago from Physorg

Scientists said Monday they were moving closer to coming up with a non-physical definition of the kilo after discovering the metal artefact used as the international standard had shed a...

Split-cycle engine now more efficient than traditional combustion engine (w/ Video)

7 years ago from Physorg

( -- Split-cycle engines have been around for some time but until now have never matched the fuel efficiency of traditional internal combustion engines. That is about to change, with...

Curved carbon for electronics of the future

7 years ago from Science Blog

A new scientific discovery could have profound implications for nanoelectronic components. Researchers from the Nano-Science Center at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, in...

Nuclear cleanup plant questioned

7 years ago from UPI

SEATTLE, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A costly U.S. environmental project, meant to deal with millions of gallons of nuclear waste, is over budget and faces technical and safety issues,...

Novel nanoparticle filter

7 years ago from Chemistry World

Researchers create a recyclable membrane based on non-covalent bonds to filter nanoparticles

Green: A Carbon Storage Leak? Not So Fast, Experts Caution

7 years ago from NY Times Science

Experts dispute a contention by property owners that elevated levels of carbon dioxide on their property can be attributed to gas from a carbon-capture reservoir.

Review of Alone Together by Sherry Turkle

7 years ago from Science Blog

Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other by Sherry Turkle (Basic Books, $28.95, 378 pages, January, 2011) Reviewed by Dr. Fred Bortz This review...

Single photon management for quantum computers

7 years ago from Science Daily

The quantum computers of tomorrow might use photons, or particles of light, to move around the data they need to make calculations, but photons are tricky to work with. Two...