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Crossed Fingers as the Oil Flow Stops

8 years ago from NY Times Science

Oil has stopped flowing into the gulf as a test unfolds.

And Now, Bring On the Engineers

8 years ago from NY Times Science

The National Academy of Engineering has appointed a panel to investigate the technical failures that resulted in the gulf oil spill.

Entangled Photon Pairs Get A Little Brighter

8 years ago from

Future technology such as quantum cryptography and computation, or perhaps even larger scale teleportation, requires a deeper understanding of the phenomenon known as "entanglement", the quantum non-local connection, an aspect...

Researchers use nanoparticles to shrink tumours in mice

8 years ago from

The application of nanotechnology in the field of drug delivery has attracted much attention in recent years. In cancer research, nanotechnology holds great promise for the development of targeted, localised...

Miniature energy harvesting technology could power wireless electronics

8 years ago from Science Daily

Newly published research focuses on miniature energy harvesting technologies that could potentially power wireless electronics, portable devices, stretchable electronics, and implantable biosensors.

A new spin on drug delivery

8 years ago from Science Blog

Blacksburg, Va., July 12, 2010 — Chang Lu and his chemical engineering research group at Virginia Tech have discovered how to “greatly enhance” the delivery of DNA payloads into...

Researchers apply computing power to crack egg shell problem

8 years ago from Science Blog

Researchers at the University of Warwick and the University of Sheffield have applied computing power to crack a problem in egg shell formation. The work may also give a partial...

Plasma displays from nanophosphors

8 years ago from Chemistry World

A simple method to spin-deposit layers of inorganic phosphor onto glass makes plasma displays

Tymoshenko: Kiev too cozy with Moscow

8 years ago from UPI

KIEV, Ukraine, July 9 (UPI) -- Kiev is moving closer than ever to its former patrons in the Kremlin, opposition leader and former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko said. ...

Chinese investors eyeing U.S. shale?

8 years ago from UPI

BEIJING, July 9 (UPI) -- U.S. natural gas explorer Chesapeake Energy is exploring a deal with Chinese partners to take a stake in their Texas portfolio of shale gas,...

No plans to muscle Latvia, Gazprom says

8 years ago from UPI

RIGA, Latvia, July 9 (UPI) -- There are no plans to increase the holdings of Latvia's state-run gas transmission company, the deputy chairman for Russian gas monopoly Gazprom said...

Sensing Volatiles In Color

8 years ago from C&EN

A gold-dicopper complex shifts its luminescence emission wavelength when exposed to VOCs.

Quantum non-demolition measurement allows physicists to count photons without destroying them

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- In a way, the quantum world seems to know when it's being watched. When physicists make measurements on photons and other quantum-scale particles, the measurements always disturb the...

Hydrogen distribution not an option in biomass gasification

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When using fuel cells to generate electricity from biomass, the best approach is to do so centrally, in combination with a gas turbine. The production and subsequent distribution of hydrogen...

Weekend total solar eclipse visible to lucky few

8 years ago from AP Science

By ALICIA CHANG 2010-07-09T10:05:50Z LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A total eclipse of the sun occurs Sunday, but don't be...

Magnets trump metallics

8 years ago from

Metallic carbon nanotubes show great promise for applications from microelectronics to power lines because of their ballistic transmission of electrons. But who knew magnets could stop those electrons in their...

Gadgets: Keep your laptop -- and your lap -- cool with TuneFan

8 years ago from Physorg

The TuneFan from Macally is a great accessory to cool any laptop -- regardless of whether it's used at a desk or on your lap.

Woven electronics

8 years ago from Physorg

Electrical engineers from ETH Zurich have devised intelligent textiles that already have electronic components such as sensors and conductive filaments woven into them. The advantage: the fabric can be mass-produced...

Study: Think it's hot now? Just wait a few years

8 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Within 30 years, average temperature could be 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit higher than in the mid-1800s, a Stanford study concludes. Temperature - Fahrenheit - Stanford University -...

Fincher's 'Social Network' to open NY Film Fest

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- David Fincher's "The Social Network" will be the opening night film at the New York Film Festival.

Areva, N.B. reveal nuclear plans

8 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

New Brunswick has signed a letter of intent to look at building a second reactor at NB Power's Point Lepreau nuclear plant.

Building Better Batteries for Cars and Spacecraft

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- NASA and NREL combine experience and experiments to make safer more reliable batteries for outer space and Interstates.

Sony Introduces New 3D Digital Still Cameras

8 years ago from Physorg

Sony today unveiled two new Cyber-shot digital still cameras (models DSC-TX9 and DSC-WX5) that are the world's smallest 3D cameras, capturing 3D images with a single lens system using a...

Raising the Bar on Biomass

8 years ago from NY Times Science

Based on an exhaustive review of the science on biomass power, Massachusetts regulators say they are revamping their requirements for biomass power projects hoping to take advantage of renewable energy...

Plug-in hybrid battery gets federal boost

8 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

A battery being tested for plug-in Chrysler pickup trucks was one of 18 clean technology projects across Canada that have received a federal boost this week.

New kids on the block

8 years ago from Physorg

The negotiating styles of the world`s biggest rising powers - China, India and Brazil - could offer important clues about any future challenge they may pose to international stability, a...

Vibrating Car Seats Provide Early Accident Warning

8 years ago from Live Science

A new vibrating car seat could prevent accidents.

No surprise with Alyeska move

8 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) -- The early retirement of the head of the company operating the Trans-Alaska pipeline came as no surprise, said a U.S. lawmaker investigating safety issues. ...