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Scientists examine energy trends of communications equipment

7 years ago from Science Daily

A team of scientists has examined the energy consumption trends of communications equipment in use today and determined that gains in energy efficiency are not keeping pace with traffic growth....

Gold nanoparticles that make leaves glow in the dark

8 years ago from Physorg

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers in Taiwan think they may eventually be able to replace street lamps with trees laced with gold nanoparticles that turn their leaves into bio-light-emitting diodes.

Electron billiards in nanoscale circuits

8 years ago from Science Daily

In solar cells, solar radiation boosts electrons to higher energy states, thereby releasing them from their atomic bonds as electricity begins to flow. Scientists have now developed a novel method...

Isotope near 'doubly magic' tin-100 flouts conventional wisdom

8 years ago from

Tin may seem like the most unassuming of elements, but experiments performed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are yielding surprising properties in extremely short-lived isotopes near...

Green Carbon Centre takes all-inclusive view of energy

8 years ago from

Rice University has created a Green Carbon Centre to bring the benefits offered by oil, gas, coal, wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and other energy sources together in a way that...

Intricate, curving 3-D nanostructures created using capillary action forces

8 years ago from

Twisting spires, concentric rings, and gracefully bending petals are a few of the new three-dimensional shapes that University of Michigan engineers can make from carbon nanotubes using a new manufacturing...

Conserving resources: Producing circuit boards with plasma

8 years ago from

Flexible circuits can be found in many devices where space and weight considerations are dominant in the design of electronics: in cars, in cameras and video equipment, in mini-computers for...

French police break down oil strike

8 years ago from UPI

PARIS, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- French Police Friday broke through barricades to free access to a major French oil terminal, determined to avoid further fuel shortages in the country.

Juelich researchers take a look inside molecules

8 years ago from

For their look into the nanoworld, the Juelich researchers used a scanning tunneling microscope. Its thin metal tip scans the specimen surface like the needle of a record player and...

New Nanospheres are the Stiffest Biological Materials Ever Created, Surpassing Kevlar

8 years ago from PopSci

Through Nano-Science, Better Body Armor A new material composed of nanospheres is the stiffest organic material ever reported and could lead to everything from tougher metals and composites to better, lighter body armor....

Nuclear submarine freed after running aground off Isle of Skye

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Locals amazed as £1.2bn HMS Astute gets its rudder stuck in mud as it navigates familiar watersThe Royal Navy tonight set up an urgent official inquiry into why HMS Astute, the world's...

Whole-body MRI may help detect suspected child abuse

8 years ago from

Whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which is highly accurate at detecting soft-tissue abnormalities, may serve a role in detecting suspected child abuse in infants, according to a study in the...

Dot Earth: Envisioning a Sustainable America

8 years ago from NY Times Science

A call for a shift from environmental law to better integrating environmental considerations into lawmaking.

Energy saving lamp is eco-winner

8 years ago from Physorg

In a new study, EMPA researchers have investigated the ecobalances of various household light sources. In doing so not only did they take into account energy consumption, but also the...

DNA puts Stanford chemists on scent of better artificial nose

8 years ago from

A new approach to building an 'artificial nose' - using fluorescent compounds and DNA - could accelerate the use of sniffing sensors into the realm of mass production and widespread...

London, ENI eye offshore gas storage

8 years ago from UPI

LONDON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- London announced it awarded a license to Italian energy company ENI to examine using a depleted gas field as a gas storage site, the...

Video | Murray Gell-Mann talks quarks

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

The Nobel prizewinning physicist explains his discovery that protons and neutrons are made of quarks – and the importance of abandoning 'what everybody knows'

Invisible helmet for the hair-consious cyclists (w/ Video)

8 years ago from Physorg

The latest accessory for cyclists comes in the form of an inflatable airbag -- for the head. A Stockholm-based industrial duo by the names of Terese Alstin and Anna Haupt...

Using gold particles to fight cancer

8 years ago from Physorg

Researchers at the MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine, University of Twente, The Netherlands, are developing a method of detecting and treating tumors with the help of gold...

Discovery may help scientists boost broccoli’s cancer-fighting power

8 years ago from Science Blog

URBANA -- A University of Illinois study has shown for the first time that sulforaphane, the powerful cancer-fighting agent in broccoli, can be released from its parent compound by...

Reckless betting, losing caused by gamblers' winning streaks

8 years ago from Physorg

"Know when to hold 'em and know when to fold 'em" is an adage that doesn't seem to apply to gamblers who are winning big, according to research conducted at...

Useful lessons in ventilation provided by insects' mounds

8 years ago from Physorg

While some power companies scour the globe for steady winds to drive giant turbines, a biologist is turning to lowly termites and their lofty mounds to understand how to harness...

UK carbon capture a one horse race

8 years ago from Chemistry World

E.ON pull out of the competition to develop a CCS pilot, leaving ScottishPower the sole contenders

Going nature one better: Researchers learn biology's secrets for making tough, resilient materials

8 years ago from Physorg

Nature has one very big advantage over any human research team: plenty of time. Billions of years, in fact. And over all that time, it has produced some truly amazing...

Making better biosensors with electron density waves

8 years ago from Physorg

An emerging field with the tongue-twisting name of "optofluidic plasmonics" promises a new way to detect and analyze biological molecules for drug discovery, medical diagnostics, and the detection of biochemical...

Microchip patented which separates and extracts tumor cells in the blood

8 years ago from Biology News Net

Ikerlan-IK4 and Mondragón Unibertsitatea are taking part in a project initiated by the Spanish National Research Council, CSIC, and which has developed a microchip capable of separating and extracting tumour...

Fueling up for 26.2 miles

8 years ago from MIT Research

Twenty miles into the 2005 New York Marathon, Benjamin Rapoport realized something was wrong. Up to that point, he had been on pace to finish the race in about three hours —...

The coldest chemistry

8 years ago from Science Daily

Chemical reactions tend to slow down as temperature is lowered, but this isn't always true. Researchers have shown that chemical reactions can continue even at temperatures just a fraction of...